Huge trade between Toronto and Miami. The Marlins essentially dumped every large contract they made last offseason. Think I saw where they finished 2011 with a payroll of $57MM, they went into last season with $118MM, after this trade they are now committed to only $25MM (excluding arb eligible players) heading into next year.
Cashman needs to look at this trade and wonder why he can't pull something like this off. A trade like this would not impact the $189 threshold for 2014. I feel like Cashman is using that as an excuse as to not actively pursuing players, either by trade or free agency. I know the hot stove is just starting so let's see how he improves the club.