Biggest question for the Marlins in the aftermath of Monday's trade with the Tigers is this:

Now open for business, will the Fish get serious about shaking things up by dealing Hanley Ramirez?

Rival executives who have spoken with Marlins people believe they've never been more open to the idea. Halfway through a bitterly disappointing season, the Marlins aren't so much trying to blow things up (as they have in the past) as they are simply trying to change the ingredients.

It's not that they think they're that far from winning so much as the Marlins simply do not like their team. They've decided that the mix is bad, the pieces don't fit, the personalities have not coalesced.

In other words, they've come to terms with the obvious.