Sunday, July 09, 2006

Almost legendarily bad

Aneel at Trapped in LA makes the painful but excellent observation about the 2003 Pierzynski for Nathan, Liriano and Bonsor trade and contends that the swap could go down as one of the worst ever. Assuming Liriano is the real deal, the trade has the potential to be as bad as:
-- Babe Ruth for $125,000
-- Lou Brock for Ernie Broglio and Bobby Shantz
-- Milt Pappas for Frank Robinson
-- Jim Fregosi for Nolan Ryan
-- Orlando Cepeda for Ray Sadecki
-- Gaylord Perry for Sam McDowell
-- George Foster for Frank Duffy
-- Danny Cater for Sparky Lyle
-- Delino DeShields for Pedro Martinez
-- and Jason Schmidt for Armado Rios, Ryan Vogelsong and John Vanderwal.


Blogger Aneel said...

Thanks for the plug!

Two more...
-- Bagwell for Larry Anderson
-- Smoltz for Doyle Alexander

5:12 PM  
Blogger Big D said...

You're right about Doyle Alexander, except that it was a great short-term gain for the Tigers. After the trade, he went 9-0 for the Tigers and got them into the postseason in 1987. I believe that's the last time the Tigers made it into the playoffs.

12:23 AM  
Blogger PEFACommish said...

If you will allow me to mention a trade in another sport, the deal doesn't come close to:

Robert Parish and Kevin McHale (two of the NBA's top 50 all time players) for Joe Barry Carroll and Rickey Brown. Had the Warriors not made that deal, they would have been contenders every year in the 1980's.

1:16 PM  

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