Ryne Stanek was a member of the Tampa Bay Rays bullpen from 2018-19 and was used multiple times as an opener. It was a trend that was started by the Rays, and the right-hander faced the Blue Jays on multiple occasions. He was traded to the Marlins at last year’s deadline.
In the offseason, the Marlins surprised many by trading for Jonathan Villar who was on the Orioles last season. The speedy outfielder had a resurgent season in Baltimore, and will look to do the same with his new club.
Does anyone remember Jon Berti? The guy the Blue Jays called up for four games in the 2018 season? Well, he’s a member of the Marlins now and has been since last season where he actually did quite well, especially for a guy who spent nine years in the minor leagues trying to reach the big leagues.
Despite never reaching the big leagues with the Blue Jays organization, Harold Ramirez was in the minor league system and had been an option the Jays were considering for their outfield when they had him. Ramirez was acquired from the Pirates along with Reese McGuire and Francisco Liriano for Drew Hutchison, one of the best trades done by the current front office. When he became a free agent, the Blue Jays tried to bring him back offering him more money than any team but signed with the Marlins as he felt that was his best path to reach the major leagues.