There are no warmed-over leftovers left over to be warmed over leftover.
Barney to a hungry Fred after Wilma had kicked him out of the house on the seminal "Flintstones" ("I can't believe the Stones are still together after all these years Fred and Barney", Steven Wright).
When I was a kid, we had a rule while playing poker that allowed a player to drop every card in his hand after a deal if he had absolutely nothing of use in his hand, not even "Ace high". You just had to say, "I got nothing," show the nothingness to the dealer, and voila, you were rewarded with five new cards. It was kind of like using first or second card instead of the third in Solitaire after you reached an impasse. It was cheating within the rules.
It's kind of like what the Marlins management have done to their team this winter. With just one starting position player and two pitchers from the rotation remaining from the 2005 Marlin roster and a 70% payroll cut (which I've documented ad nauseum in the past), Florida hasn't technically broken any rules, but if you were a fan before these moves (if there are any Marlins fans), you have to feel cheated.
I just realized that the Marlins have done something that has never been done before and they haven't even played (and inevitably lost) a game yet.
Unless new third baseman Miguel Cabrera switches back to left field, the Marlins will become the first team in major-league history to replace every starting position player in one offseason. Cabrera is the only starting position player returning and he has been shifted back to his natural position, third base, with Mike Lowell leaving the team.
Throw in departed Todd Jones, who had the most appearances as a pitcher, and a new manager and you have something truly unprecedented.
Here are the only clubs with no more than one holdover from one season to the next. The Marlins make the list two other times, in two consecutive years (1997 & '98, no surprise):
Luis Gonzalez, LF
Lyle Overbay, 1B
New York Mets
Roberto Alomar, 2B
Mark Kotsay, RF
Kansas City Royals
Jermaine Dye, RF
Edgar Renteria, SS
Scott Spiezio, 2B
Kansas City Royals
Mike Macfarlane, C
The 2005 Marlins are listed with nine starters including DH, i.e., Jeff Conine (3 games at DH), who has also left.
You may notice that none of these teams is from before 1996 and that they all employed DHs in some capacity (at least in interleague games). No teams replaced all but one player in the pre-DH era2 holdovers is the least of any pre-DH team.