It was close to three years ago that the Marlins and Tigers rocked the winter meetings with their blockbuster deal that sent Miguel Cabrera and Dontrelle Willis to Detroit for a package of six prospects. Not in back to back days, the Marlins have traded the two cornerstones of at least their end of the deal on back to back days for three relief pitchers. Cameron Maybin was sent to the Padres for Ryan Webb and Edward Mujica. Andrew Miller was traded to the Red Sox for Dustin Richardson. Neither prospect has lived up to their hype yet and while the Tigers were saddled with that three year Dontrelle Willis deal, that was actually their own fault because they inked Willis to the contract extension.
The only player who remains on the Marlins from that deal is Burke Badenhop. He’s pitched in each of the last three years for the Marlins and he’s been a decent but not great long relief option for them out of the pen. Of course with the addition of three relief pitchers to the system, you wonder how long Badenhop has as well.