With one hand, the Marlins slapped the back of jubilant new shortstop Jose Reyes.

With the other, they furiously stroked the ego of disgruntled ex-shortstop Hanley Ramirez.

Will the stars align? That is one of the questions that comes attached to the Marlins' glittering lineup. Money buys talent, but it doesn't buy chemistry.

The revamped Marlins – the talk of baseball during this week's spending binge — will have to put aside selfish desires if they want to win a World Series.