NorthernMarlin is doing some excellent work analyzing the trades of the Marlins 1997 payroll purge.
His series will be featured today as FishStripes main page catches up on his fine work. Also, my day job is, at the moment, interfering with the job I love to do.
Some things of interest you may or may not have seen:
First, Damion Easley is now a Diamondback.
Enjoy the links and especially NorthernMarlin's articles as there are lessons to be learned.