Looking back on this deal, the Marlins would have loved to have had the opportunity to keep Adrian Gonzalez, especially with how he has performed in recent years.
However, in 2003 they needed desperate help for their bullpen.
Thus, on July 11th, 2003, they seized a great opportunity in obtaining one of the premier closers in the MLB at the time in Ugueth Urbina. In exchange, they traded Adrian Gonzalez, Will Smith and Ryan Snare to the Texas Rangers.
Despite sharing closer duties with Braden Looper, he proved to be very valuable during the regular season for the Marlins, posting a 3-0 record with a 1.41 ERA.
In addition, he came up big throughout the postseason and, despite blowing a crucial save in Game 4 of the 2003 World Series against the New York Yankees, he did obtain two saves during the World Series in Games 1 and 5.