The Marlins are absolutely thrilled to have Gordon and his 64 stolen bases at the top of a lineup that includes Giancarlo Stanton.
The Red Sox have rounded out their rotation with Miley, Porcello and Masterson sliding in alongside Clay Buchholz and Joe Kelly.
The Tigers now have a dynamic offensive presence in the outfield in Cespedes.
Stay tuned. There could be more deals on the way.
Why is all this happening? After years of quiet Winter Meetings, things got crazy.
"A lot of clubs are open-minded," Dombrowski said.
Dombrowski thought that having six new GMs in the game was a factor. He also guessed that having free agency begin so soon after the World Series forces people to be prepared to do business by the time they get to the Winter Meetings.
And competitive balance has to be part of it. Baseball's new landscape has maybe two dozen teams close in terms of talent. Payroll no longer dictates the standings.
So GMs see how the A's and Rays have succeeded by being unafraid to take chances, and they seem willing to do more, too.
Beane is perhaps the most aggressive GM in the game. Andrew Friedman, the new man in charge of the Dodgers, wanted to reshape his club.
Also, players like Porcello, a year from free agency, were on the block for weeks. It simply came down to Dombrowski getting a deal he was comfortable with.
Meanwhile, the Padres wanted to make a splash and upgrade their offense. Kemp should do that.
After missing 185 games in 2012-13, Kemp had a nice comeback season, and down the stretch, as the Dodgers sprinted to the National League West championship, he looked like his old self, homering 17 times in the final 64 games.
So now Kemp will call Petco Park home. Because he's still in the NL West, he'll surely be extra motivated to show the Dodgers they made a mistake in trading him.
In the end, it was the Hot Stove League at its best. It was teams being unafraid of change, attempting to seize what they saw as an opportunity.
Surely there's more to come.
Richard Justice is a columnist for MLB.com. Read his blog, Justice4U. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.