Everyone down here is astonished that Loria is spending. At least on this one, he spent wisely. Marlins had Volstad and Hand as their #4 and #5 before he signed Buehrle.
I wasn't all that thrilled with Reyes coming in to play 60% of the time, though he should contribute nicely when he's available. I would feel much better about Hanley moving to 3B if infield coach Perry Hill hadn't quit.
Pujols was a crazy idea, gaining about 2 WAR over Gaby and leaving Volstad and Hand in the rotation. Loria admitted that Pujols was only to put butts in seats, not to add to the W column. Even clearing an average of $30 per ticket per game, Pujols would have to bring over 10,000 more fans to a game than would attend without him to break even. It's a small stadium, so I guess Loria is realizing the demographic studies are true, and it will still be empty. And, with the atrocity that pops up in CF, the last thing fans in the stadium will want to see is a Marlins home run. It make you wonder if Loria will have shag carpeting in the concourse.
Buehrle, competing every 5th day, should provide more W's than Pujols playing every day. For the Marlins fan, compared to acquiring Pujols, this was a good move even if for the wrong reason.
As for Loria and company, their respect for the team and its history are exemplified in the following picture. Even some non-Marlins fans will likely notice something wrong.