MiamiHerald / Some Marlins notes, just days before pitchers and catchers report to spring training on Wednesday:
? The Marlins already have made history this offseason, in an inauspicious way.
According to The Ringer’s Ben Lindberg, the Marlins’ offseason payroll purging represents a bigger dismantling than any in MLB history, based on the metric WAR (wins above replacement).
“Even if they don’t deal another player, the Marlins will have made history,” Lindberg wrote. “In the months since Bruce Sherman officially succeeded reviled outgoing owner Jeffrey Loria, the Marlins – already a franchise known for fire sales – have one-upped both themselves and almost a century and a half of history, trading more WAR from the preceding season than any other team ever has in one winter.”