Friday, February 15, 2008

Worst trades in history

With the idea that the Mavs will end up getting Jason Kidd for the entire franchise, $3 million cash and two 1st Round draft picks, I thought I would remind you that the Rangers corner the market on bad trades. Thanks Jon Daniels!

1989 - Sammy Sosa, Wilson Alvarez and Scott Fletcher for Harold Baines and Fred Manrique
We all know about Sosa, but Wilson Alvarez pitched a no hitter for the Sox and went 15-8, 2.55 ERA

1992 - Ruben Sierra, Bobby Witt and Jeff Russell for Jose Canseco
Canseco missed most of 1993 after blowing out his elbow pitching (!) and knocking a HR off his head, but he did introduce steroids to the Rangers, allowing them to win 3 divisional titles.

2002 - Travis Hafner and Aaron Mayette for Einar Diaz and Ryan Drese
Who is the one player you've heard of?

2005 - Alfonso Soriano for Brad Wilkerson, Armando Galarraga and Terrmel Sledge
Soriano had 40 HR, 40 steals and 40 doubles and led the league in outfield assists in 2006 while Brad Wilkerson hit .222 and .234.

2006 - Chris Young, Adrian Gonzalez and Terrmel for Adam Eaton, Akinora Otsuka and Billy Killian
So basically, Jon Daniels traded Soriano, Young and Gonzalez (three all-Stars) for Otsuka

The Mavericks get a one-time pass for the Nowitzki for Tractor Traylor deal.

The Cowboys get an all-time pass for the Hershel Walker deal.

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