The Marlins on Monday parted ways with their last – and arguably most productive — piece of the pre-2008 season Miguel Cabrera/Dontrelle Willis trade with the Tigers. They sent right-hander Burke Badenhop to the Rays for minor leaguer catcher Jake Jefferies.
Badenhop, who was arbitration eligible, in parts of four seasons with the Marlins was 13-15 with a 4.34 ERA. He pitched mostly out of the bullpen as a long man. Badenhop outlasted blue chip prospects Cameron Maybin and Andrew Miller, as well as pitchers Frankie De La Cruz and Dallas Trahern, and catcher Mike Rabelo – all of whom came back for Cabrera and Willis. Trahern is a minor league free agent and could still re-sign with the Marlins.
Let’s revisit what the Marlins got from that sextuplet:
Maybin: The Marlins hoped he would be their center fielder for many years. He never got a foothold on the position. In parts of three seasons, Maybin batted .257-12-43 with a .714 OPS. The Marlins before last season traded him to the Padr...