Apr 24, 2015; St. Petersburg, FL, USA; Toronto Blue Jays shortstop Jose Reyes (7) at bat against the Tampa Bay Rays at Tropicana Field. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports
One off-season after signing start short stop Jose Reyes, the Marlins completed what some people like to call a “fire sale.” They traded Jose Reyes, Josh Johnson, Mark Buehrle, Emilio Bonifacio and John Buck to the Blue Jays for Jake Marisnick, Justin Nicolino, Anthony DeSclafani, Yunel Escobar, Henderson Alvarez and Jeff Mathis.
The Marlins used this trade to make a few future moves.
The Marlins traded Yunel Escobar a few weeks after the big trade happened to the Rays for 2nd baseman Derek Dietrich.
Jake Marisnick, who played parts of two season in Miami, was then traded at the 2014 deadline. The Marlins traded Marisnick, top prospect Colin Moran, a minor leaguer and a draft pick to the Astros for Austin Wates, Jarred Cosart and Enrique Hernandez.