WHAT THEY NEEDED: A really, really rich owner who wants to win. Players over the age of six. Fans who don't mind paying major league prices for minor league players.
WHAT THEY GOT: Slugging prospect Derrek Lee from San Diego and eight or nine other guys you don't have to worry about for three or four years.
WHAT IT ALL MEANS: A one-year dynasty is vaporized. O.K., for the final time: Kurt Abbott, Moises Alou, Kevin Brown, Jeff Conine, Dennis Cook, Al Leiter, Robb Nen, Devon White—sold to the highest bidder. Florida can still probably be respectable in the wobbly NL East, but gutting a World Series winner and restocking with prospects represents all that's bad in baseball.