So, on to Buehrle. He signed the 4 year contract to be around his longtime manager Ozzie Guillen. Guillen also signed a 4 year contract. Buehrle had spent his first 12 seasons in Chicago, so moving to another city for a small stop probably was not in the planning. And its not like Buehrle has underperformed. He is 12-11, 3.62 in 26 starts, pitching 166 2/3 IP, striking out 99. His 1.212 WHIP is the lowest its been since 2005. Its safe to say he's gotten the job done. But the sneaky Marlins refuse to put no trade clauses in their free agent contracts, giving them a chance to unload a player whenever they want.
So, while nobody would be surprised to see Buehrle traded from a team that has quit (Miami) to a team that is spending ridiculously (LA), its something that should not happen. The Marlins already made a significant trade with LA, netting Nathan Eovaldi and Scott McGough in the Ramirez deal. I doubt LA will be able to provide anything but salary relief for the Marlins, who have reduced their payroll enough to this point.