BronXBombers51 wrote: davidmarver wrote: BronXBombers51 wrote: davidmarver wrote:
1993: Money plays a part in Sheffield being traded to the Florida Marlins, an expansion team. Sheff is dealt for a minor-league pitcher named Trevor Hoffman, who would become an All-Star closer for the Padres.
Sheffield helped Florida win a World Series though. What did Hoffman help San Diego do?
400+ saves with the best save % of all-time (mimimum of 175 saves) has never done anything to help his team
. Hoffman helped the Padres more than Sheffield ever could have because Shef never would have lasted here. Besides, Hoffman is a soon-to-be HOFer and a team/city icon. Chalk one up for the Pad squad on that trade
No offense, but with these trades, you have to be one of the biggest homers on these boards.
Who gives a crap how many saves Hoffman has? The point of the game of baseball is not to get saves. It's to win championships. The Florida Marlins won a championship as a result of that trade. The San Diego Padres got a tremendous player. That player didn't give them a World Series title though. In fact, he coughed up the chance to get one to the Yankees in '98.
It's fine to say you're glad you did the trade because you don't believe Sheff would've helped San Diego. To say that the trade must be chalked up for the Padres? One of the bigger homer statements I've ever seen.
The Padres traded Sheffield because of $...they couldn't pay him that much. Besides, Sheffield never lasts anywhere so there would have been very little time for the Padres to have won with Sheffield, which I'm doubting would have happened since his eventual replacement on Padres was MVP Ken Caminiti. Sheffield couldn't have helped the Padres because he wouldn't have been around for too long.
Lets face it, the Padres had no chance of winning the 1998 World Series. That Yankees team was one of the best ever and regardless of how close the Padres were to winning games 1 & 3 everyone knew it wasn't going to happen.
Hoffman has helped the Padres more than Sheffield could have helped the Padres. That, by definition, is a good trade.