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Remembering a dumb trade

PostPosted: Sat Feb 02, 2008 1:20 pm
by CadensDad


Now that the Johan Santana deal is done with the Mets, for a whopping $150 million over seven outrageous years, how does this affect the Marlins?

Obviously, they could wind up seeing the best lefty in the game five or six times a year, which can't be good. It strengthens the Mets significantly in the short term as they try to end a championship drought that has stretched into its third decade.

And, of course, it's another jab in the eye for Marlins fans who remember all too well that they had Santana for about 15 minutes on Dec. 13, 1999. That's when the Fish selected an obscure Class A lefty from the Astros organization in the Rule 5 draft, then turned around and traded him to the Twins for hard-throwing young reliever Jared Camp and a five-figure sum.

Worst trade in franchise history? Absolutely.

Now, 93 wins and two Cy Youngs later, Santana is back in the National League East. This time for good.

Are we looking at a new Mets dynasty? Or will this thing blow up in their faces as they enter the last season at decrepit Shea Stadium?


Ahh the Marlins and the one that got away

Re: Remembering a dumb trade

PostPosted: Sat Feb 02, 2008 1:30 pm
by Tavish
If you go back another step, the Astros could have kept Santana simply by putting him on their ML roster for 2000. They couldn't find a spot for him over the likes of Jose Lima, Chris Holt, Brian Powell, Marc Valdes, Jose Cabrera (their Opening Day starting rotation) or even slip into a bullpen spot. By the end of 2000 that would have been one sick bullpen with Santana, Linebrink, Wagner, and Dotel.

Re: Remembering a dumb trade

PostPosted: Sat Feb 02, 2008 1:48 pm
by LiveForever
This game can be played with one-out-of-five major league stars.

Re: Remembering a dumb trade

PostPosted: Sat Feb 02, 2008 2:30 pm
by AcidRock23
Ernie Broglio? 20 Game winner, what a potential asset, all you need to deal is your Corey Patterson-esque OF w/ speed and some pop but no discipline....

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Hall of Fame worst trade...

Re: Remembering a dumb trade

PostPosted: Sat Feb 02, 2008 2:35 pm
by bigken117
Larry Andersen anyone?

Re: Remembering a dumb trade

PostPosted: Sat Feb 02, 2008 3:20 pm
by Sticky Spice
I always think of Abreu for Stocker. Is that right?

And of course as a Mariners fan I think of Slocumb :-P

Re: Remembering a dumb trade

PostPosted: Sat Feb 02, 2008 3:35 pm
by Grounded Polo
I don't look forward to seeing how much worse Kazmir for Victor Zambrano looks as Kazmir develops. That one can definitely end up in the elite ranks of horrible trades. :~(

Re: Remembering a dumb trade

PostPosted: Sat Feb 02, 2008 3:44 pm
by The Artful Dodger
Two words that only die-hard Dodger fans will remember and cringe:

DeLino DeShields. :-P

We should've sent away Ramon Martinez instead. :~(