The Miami Marlins continued their fire sale Wednesday, reportedly agreeing to trade Marcell Ozuna to the St. Louis Cardinals for a prospect package. Ozuna joins NL MVP Giancarlo Stanton and second baseman Dee Gordon as quality players the Marlins have dealt this offseason. With every move, the comparisons between these Marlins and last winter's Chicago White Sox grow more frequent. Those White Sox, after all, traded Chris Sale and Adam Eaton for prospects. In-season, the White Sox continued their rebuild by moving Jose Quintana, Todd Frazier and David Robertson (among others) for even more prospects. (In the interest of not singling anyone out, we're not going to post tweets of the comparisons. Just know they're out there.) It is true that the White Sox and Marlins each overhauled rosters that, though blessed with good cores, had been unable to reach the postseason. But that's where the comparisons run off the rails and prove unjust. That the Marlins' reset appears motivated by finances cannot be ignored -- in large part because that concern has led to worse execution.
Why you should not compare the Marlins' latest fire sale to the White Sox's rebuild
CBS Sports | Dec 13