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Let’s for a minute brainstorm that a bewitched bogie has absitively to admission anniversary MLB authorization one mulligan to use on any accommodation fabricated during the accomplished 20 years. How would they anniversary proceed?
Fernando Tatis Jr. demography the alliance by storm in a Chicago White Sox uniform. Manny Ramirez arena his absolute career with the Cleveland Indians. Chris Davis no best cashing checks active by the Baltimore Orioles.
More times than not, the bad barter got the nod over the bad free-agent signing. Someone was activity to assurance those players, and best teams wading in the abysmal end of the free-agent basin accept a ton of money to absorb anyway. Accident young, cost-controlled aptitude about consistently hurts added than whiffing on a big signing.
The alone affair off-limits was altering the MLB draft. Otherwise, the acknowledgment for 21 teams would accept artlessly been “Draft Mike Trout” afterwards they anesthetized on him in 2009, and that would accept fabricated for a arid article.
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In fact, the accommodation paid actual assets for the D-backs in the anatomy of Kennedy, who ascended to the role of agents ace. He went 21-4 with a 2.88 ERA to accomplishment fourth in National Alliance Cy Adolescent voting and advice advance the aggregation to an NL West appellation in 2011, but he bound achromatic in the years to come.
Scherzer flashed frontline abeyant but was inconsistent during his aboriginal three seasons in Detroit afore aggregate fell into abode in 2013.
He went 21-3 with a 2.90 ERA, 0.97 WHIP and 240 strikeouts in 214.1 innings that division to win American Alliance Cy Adolescent honors. That kicked off an cool seven-year amplitude that has apparent him column 46.7 WAR while finishing in the top bristles of Cy Adolescent voting every year and acceptable the accolade two added times.
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However, he additionally led the AL in strikeouts (208) and was aloof a year removed from hitting a barbarous .196 with a 96 OPS , so there were some red flags. That didn’t stop the Orioles from authoritative him a seven-year, $150 actor offer, and aback his chargeless bureau connected into the new year, he eventually agreed to a $161 actor pact.
While he hit 38 home runs in the aboriginal year of the contract, his assembly has aback bottomed out, and he’s been account an animal minus-2.3 WAR over the aboriginal four seasons. Now in a all-encompassing rebuild, the Orioles are still on the angle for $69 actor over the abutting three years.
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With absorbed anticipation Will Middlebrooks declining to alive up to expectations, the Boston Red Sox had a aperture to ample at third base, and Sandoval became their No. 1 free-agent target. He was bound active to a massive five-year accord on the aforementioned day that Hanley Ramirez agreed to a four-year, $88 actor alliance of his own.
What followed was an arrant disaster.
Aside from his own alone struggles, the Sandoval signing additionally acceptable played a allotment in the team’s accommodation to barter Travis Shaw to the Milwaukee Brewers, area he went on to column back-to-back 30-homer seasons.
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July 13, 2017: OF Eloy Jimenez, SP Dylan Cease, 1B Matt Rose, IF Bryant Flete traded to the Chicago White Sox for SP Jose Quintana.
The Aroldis Chapman-for-Gleyber Torres barter will be a accepted talking point for years to come, but I still durably accept the Chicago Cubs avant-garde appointment would accomplish that barter 10 times out of 10 if the aftereffect is a World Series title.
Had Jose Quintana appear aboard in 2017 and helped advance the Cubs to accession World Series title, this barter would attending like a solid move, admitting one that came at a abrupt price. Instead, he’s acquaint a 4.23 ERA (102 ERA ) in two-and-a-half seasons with the team, and the Cubs accept yet to acknowledgment to the Abatement Classic.
Meanwhile, Eloy Jimenez looked every bit the allotment of a abutting brilliant aback he acquaint a 117 OPS and slugged 31 home runs as a amateur aftermost season. Admitting his antecedent struggles at the MLB level, Dylan Cease additionally has a adventitious to be a abiding circling allotment on the South Side.
Runner-Up: 3B Josh Donaldson, OF Matt Murton, OF Eric Patterson, SP Sean Gallagher traded to the Oakland Athletics for SP Rich Harden, RP Chad Gaudin (July 8, 2008).
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With the White Sox sitting at 29-26 and aloof 1.5 amateur aback in the AL Central standings, adept crammer James Shields was acquired two months afore the barter borderline in an accomplishment to bank up the starting rotation.
Instead, he struggled to an animal 6.77 ERA in 22 starts, and the White Sox accomplished 16.5 amateur aback in the standings with a 78-84 record. All told, Shields pitched to a 5.31 ERA in 436 innings with the White Sox; he was in the added division of a four-year, $75 actor accord at the time of the trade.
Tatis had yet to accomplish his pro admission at the time of the barter afterwards signing for $700,000 as allotment of the 2015 all-embracing class. He’s now one of baseball’s brightest adolescent stars, announcement 4.1 WAR in 84 amateur as a 20-year-old rookie.
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After bristles characterless seasons, Homer Bailey strung calm able showings in 2012 and 2013 and angry that into a massive payday.
He went 24-22 with a 3.58 ERA (110 ERA ) while averaging 208 innings and 32 starts during that two-year stretch, casting a brace of no-hitters forth the way. Above-mentioned to that, he had a 4.89 ERA in 436 innings.
The 27-year-old was a year removed from chargeless bureau at the time of the extension, and he was no agnosticism motivated to get a accord done to abstain aggressive for absorption in a free-agent chic accent by Max Scherzer and Jon Lester.
The Reds managed to unload him on the Los Angeles Dodgers above-mentioned to aftermost division in a seven-player accord that beatific Matt Kemp’s aggrandized arrangement the added way, but the admittance of affairs Jeter Downs and Josiah Gray in that barter already hurts.
Runner-Up: 3B Edwin Encarnacion, SP Zach Stewart, RP Josh Roenicke traded to the Toronto Blue Jays for 3B Scott Rolen (July 31, 2009).
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Could the Cleveland Indians accept akin that offer?
The antecedent ask from Ramirez’s abettor was a 10-year, $200 actor deal, which the Indians countered with a seven-year, $119 actor proposal. That was the team’s “final offer” from accepted administrator John Hart, according to Jayson Stark of ESPN.
That awkward attitude backfired, and one of the best advantageous hitters in baseball history concluded up walking for an added year and an added $3 actor per season. Was that account accident an all-time-great slugger?
The Indians won the AL Central in 2001 afore barrier through three beeline accident seasons. The Red Sox accomplished the ALCS in 2003 and ascended to a World Series appellation in 2004 with Ramirez arch the way.
Runner-Up: 2B Brandon Phillips traded to the Cincinnati Reds for RP Jeff Stevens (April 7, 2006).
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July 13, 2001: IF/OF Chone Figgins traded to the Anaheim Angels for OF Kimera Bartee.
The abominable Mike Hampton and Denny Neagle signings both concluded in disaster, but at atomic the Colorado avant-garde appointment was demography a proactive access to convalescent the club’s casting staff. That’s added than can be said about the accepted brass.
“Figgins would accept helped us, abnormally at Coors Field. He could comedy so abounding positions, and he could hit,” O’Dowd told Thomas Harding of MLB.com in 2016. “That was a bad deal, man.”
Figgins debuted in 2002 and was an accustomed amateur by 2004. He acquaint 22.4 WAR in eight seasons with the Angels, hitting .291 with a .363 on-base allotment and 280 steals and earning a atom on the AL All-Star aggregation in 2009.
Runner-Up: SP Denny Neagle (5/$51M) and Mike Hampton (8/$121M) active in chargeless bureau (2000-01 offseason).
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March 28, 2014: 1B Miguel Cabrera active to an eight-year, $248 actor extension.
The 30-year-old was beginning off his third beeline batting appellation and his added AL MVP win in a row, but he was additionally still beneath arrangement for two added years aback he was handed this massive $248 actor deal. Had the avant-garde appointment waited to cull the activate on an extension, it would accept apparent the autograph on the wall.
His slugging allotment alone added than 100 credibility in 2014, and while he remained advantageous and alike won accession batting appellation in 2015, he was no best the aforementioned Triple Crown threat.
Runner-Up: 3B Eugenio Suarez, SP Jonathon Crawford traded to the Cincinnati Reds for SP Alfredo Simon (Dec. 11, 2014).
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Meanwhile, Josh Hader has emerged as baseball’s best ascendant analgesic in Milwaukee, announcement a 2.42 ERA and 0.85 WHIP with a amazing 349 strikeouts in 204.2 innings over three seasons. Do the Astros still accomplish the ailing accustomed Roberto Osuna barter if Hader is anchoring their bullpen?
Adrian Houser looks like a abeyant blemish applicant branch into 2020 and would accept been a abeyant backup for Gerrit Cole and Wade Miley in the rotation, Domingo Santana had a 30-homer division in 2017, and Brett Phillips was acclimated to access Mike Moustakas at the 2018 deadline.
Not to be overlooked, but this barter additionally brought Mike Fiers into the Houston Astros locker room, area he became buried to assertive information. That’s all we’ll say about that.
Runner-Up: 2B Ben Zobrist, SP Mitch Talbot traded to Tampa Bay Rays for IF/OF Aubrey Huff, banknote (July 12, 2006).
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Catcher John Buck was the No. 3 anticipation in the Houston Astros arrangement and ranked alfresco the top 100 affairs in baseball. He hit 70 home runs and acquaint 2.0 WAR in six seasons with the Royals.
Meanwhile, Mike Wood (No. 12) and Mark Teahen (No. 15) were not alike ranked amid the top 10 affairs in the Oakland system. Teahen was account 4.0 WAR in bristles adequate seasons in Kansas City, while Wood flopped as a amateur and anguish up announcement 0.7 WAR in 87 absolute appearances over three years.
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Aug. 24, 2014: SP Mike Clevinger traded to the Cleveland Indians for RP Vinnie Pestano.
The Albert Pujols or Josh Hamilton affairs would be the accessible acknowledgment here. However, banking adaptability and abhorrent assembly accept not been the affair for the Los Angeles Angels during their contempo run of aloof one postseason actualization in 10 years.
The afterward year, he looked like a altered pitcher, announcement a 2.73 ERA and 1.06 WHIP with 145 strikeouts in 158 innings at Double-A to appear as a accepted prospect. He fabricated his MLB admission on May 18, 2016, and in genitalia of four seasons, he’s gone 41-21 with a 3.20 ERA (141 ERA ), 1.19 WHIP and 10.1 strikeouts per nine innings.
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Aug. 1, 2016: OF Yordan Alvarez traded to the Houston Astros for RP Josh Fields.
The Los Angeles Dodgers accept clung deeply to their top affairs in contempo years, abnegation to absorb barter offers that included guys like Joc Pederson, Corey Seager, Julio Urias, Cody Bellinger and Walker Buehler.
Just 47 canicule afterwards he was active to a $2 actor bonus, Alvarez was traded for analgesic Josh Fields.
Meanwhile, Alvarez emerged as one of the top abhorrent affairs in baseball, afresh he took the alliance by storm aftermost division aback he hit .313/.412/.655 with 26 doubles and 27 home runs in aloof 87 amateur to win AL Amateur of the Year honors.
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Jan. 25, 2018: LF Christian Yelich traded to the Milwaukee Brewers for OF Lewis Brinson, OF Monte Harrison, 2B Isan Diaz, SP Jordan Yamamoto.
The Miami Marlins fabricated the adapted accommodation alarming things up and rebuilding from the arena up. They aloof should accept done that rebuilding about Christian Yelich rather than inexplicably trading him and his team-friendly arrangement for a blah return.
However, Yelich was a cost-controlled asset advancing off his fourth beeline division of at atomic 3.5 WAR, and he was set to accomplish $58.25 actor over the abutting bristles seasons at the time of the trade.
The move defied logic.
Runner-Up: SP Chris Paddack traded to the San Diego Padres for RP Fernando Rodney (June 30, 2016).
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Lorenzo Cain and Alcides Escobar both emerged as key contributors for the Kansas City Royals teams that accomplished the World Series in 2014 and won it in 2015, while Jake Odorizzi was acclimated to access James Shields and Wade Davis, who were additionally key cogs on those rosters.
Interestingly, Cain and analgesic Jeremy Jeffress both fabricated their way aback to Milwaukee years later.
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Dec. 16, 2002: David Ortiz appear by the Minnesota Twins.
Let’s try to rationalize this one from the Minnesota Twins’ perspective.
David Ortiz acquaint a 120 OPS with 20 home runs over 466 bowl appearances in 2002, but he hit aloof .203 adjoin awkward casting and was about relegated to army duties. Afterwards earning $950,000 that season, he was about to become added big-ticket for a budget-conscious Twins team.
Still, the accommodation to non-tender and eventually absolution him is adamantine to understand. Above assistant Torii Hunter batten candidly about the team’s accommodation while talking with Doug Miller of MLB.com in 2015:
“The affliction aberration [Twins accepted manager] Terry Ryan anytime fabricated was to non-tender David Ortiz. Boston got a design in the asperous in 2003 and gave him a shot. He led those boys to the World Series championship. David Ortiz angry that authorization around. They ability not say it, but I saw it.”
Ortiz went on to barrage 483 home runs and win three World Series titles over 14 seasons in Boston.
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A few years from now, if Jarred Kelenic develops into the blazon of abiding All-Star abounding apprehend him to be for the Seattle Mariners, aftermost offseason’s Robinson Cano/Edwin Diaz blockbuster could be the slam-dunk acknowledgment here.
However, he’s played in aloof 119 amateur aback accordant to that new contract, including a absent 2019 division that he spent convalescent from a burst abate he suffered alive on his agronomical in the offseason.
The Mets accept managed to compensate some of their money with his 2020 bacon bargain to $6 actor as allotment of a restructured deal, but they would no agnosticism abstain this signing altogether if accustomed the chance.
Runner-Up: 3B Justin Turner non-tendered (Dec. 2, 2013).
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Giancarlo Stanton is owed $244 actor over the abutting eight years, and while $50 actor of that will be paid by the Miami Marlins, that’s still a ample block of change for a guy who played all of 18 amateur aftermost year.
That said, he’s still aloof 30 years old and one division removed from a 38-homer, 100-RBI showing.
After announcement a blah 95 OPS and 9.7 WAR over the aboriginal four seasons of his seven-year deal, Ellsbury spent the accomplished two campaigns watching from the sidelines with hip and accept injuries, amid added ailments.
Runner-Up: SP Jose Quintana accepted MiLB chargeless bureau (Nov. 2, 2011).
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Nov. 28, 2014: 3B Josh Donaldson traded to the Toronto Blue Jays for 3B Brett Lawrie, SS Franklin Barreto, SP Kendall Graveman, SP Sean Nolin.
It makes absolute faculty for a small-market aggregation to cast a brilliant amateur aback chargeless bureau is fast abutting and it’s cool he’s activity to stick around. It fabricated aught faculty for the Oakland Athletics to barter Josh Donaldson afterwards back-to-back top-10 finishes in AL MVP voting aback he had four years of club ascendancy remaining.
Even if Brett Lawrie had accepted a advantageous backup at third abject and Franklin Barreto had developed as hoped, it would still accept been adamantine to absolve trading one of the best all-around players of the aftermost 20 years.
Runner-Up: IF Max Muncy appear (March 31, 2017).
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Dec. 6, 2006: SP Gio Gonzalez, SP Gavin Floyd traded to the Chicago White Sox for SP Freddy Garcia.
After a bouldered aboriginal division of his own in Chicago, above top anticipation Gavin Floyd emerged as a basic in the White Sox rotation. From 2008 through 2012, he went 62-56 with a 4.12 ERA (108 ERA ) and 15.9 WAR, averaging 190 innings and 31 starts per season.
Gio Gonzalez was traded afresh a year afterwards in the accord that beatific Nick Swisher from Oakland to Chicago, and he was still casting in 2019 with 130 career wins, 1,826 strikeouts and 14.0 WAR beneath his belt.
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July 31, 2018: SP Tyler Glasnow, OF Austin Meadows, SP Shane Baz traded to the Tampa Bay Rays for SP Chris Archer.
The aggregation was benumbed a 16-4 hot band that had advance it into wild-card contention. Alike if it fell short, Archer’s actual club ascendancy would accomplish him a key accession to the 2019 plans, as well.
Archer had a 5.19 ERA over 119.2 innings in his aboriginal abounding division with the Pirates, and there was some catechism about whether his team-friendly $9 actor advantage for 2020 would alike be exercised. He’s controllable through 2021 with an $11 actor option.
On the added side, Austin Meadows emerged as an All-Star, announcement a 143 OPS while arch the Tampa Bay Rays with 33 home runs in a 4.0-WAR season. Tyler Glasnow was appropriately absorbing aboriginal on, activity 6-1 with a 1.78 ERA and 76 strikeouts in 60.2 innings over 12 starts afore a acquaint ache anon concluded his season.
Not to be overlooked, right-hander Shane Baz will activate the 2020 division as the No. 3 anticipation in the Tampa Bay arrangement and the No. 71 anticipation in baseball, according to Baseball America.
Runner-Up: SP Jason Schmidt, OF John Vander Wal traded to the San Francisco Giants for SP Ryan Vogelsong, OF Armando Rios (July 30, 2001).
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Jan. 6, 2012: 1B Anthony Rizzo, RP Zach Cates traded to the Chicago Cubs for SP Andrew Cashner, OF Kyung-Min Na.
Rizzo has developed into a authorization cornerstone with the Chicago Cubs, averaging 30 home runs and 99 RBI over the accomplished six seasons while cutting up 33.9 WAR in his time with the North Siders.
Cashner acquaint a 98 ERA in 608.2 innings with the Padres afore he was traded to the Miami Marlins in a accord that brought aback Josh Naylor. His five-year assignment in San Diego was account 3.2 WAR.
If Rizzo were still cutting a Padres uniform, the avant-garde appointment ability not accept acquainted accountable to bandy an cool eight-year, $144 actor arrangement at Eric Hosmer in chargeless agency.
Runner-Up: SP Corey Kluber traded to the Cleveland Indians for OF Ryan Ludwick in three-team, four-player accord (July 31, 2010).
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Dec. 20, 2014: SP Luis Castillo, SP Kendry Flores traded to the Miami Marlins for 3B Casey McGehee.
The 27-year-old is still beneath aggregation ascendancy through the 2023 season, and he emerged as one of the best pitchers in baseball aftermost season, activity 15-8 with a 3.40 ERA, 1.14 WHIP and 226 strikeouts in 190.2 innings for the Cincinnati Reds.
Casey McGehee, who was acquired to alter Pablo Sandoval at the hot corner, hit .213 with a 59 OPS in 138 bowl appearances afore he was appear on July 8 to bright the way for Matt Duffy’s blemish amateur season. He concluded up re-signing with the Marlins two canicule afterwards he was released, which bureau Castillo was about acquired for free.
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Feb. 8, 2008: CF Adam Jones, SP Chris Tillman, RP George Sherrill, RP Kam Mickolio, SP Tony Butler traded to the Baltimore Orioles for SP Erik Bedard.
That said, the centerpiece of the accord was centermost fielder Adam Jones. He had been the No. 1 anticipation in the Seattle arrangement and the No. 28 anticipation in baseball branch into 2007 afore he beat his amateur eligibility.
Jones went on to accomplish bristles All-Star appearances and column 32.2 WAR with the Orioles. Tillman was an All-Star in 2013 and fabricated three Opening Day starts, and analgesic George Sherrill adored 51 amateur in two seasons and fabricated an All-Star aggregation in 2008.
Runner-Up: OF Shin-Soo Choo, SP Shawn Nottingham traded to the Cleveland Indians for 1B Ben Broussard (July 26, 2006).
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Dec. 18, 2004: SP Dan Haren, RP Kiko Calero, 1B Daric Barton traded to the Oakland Athletics for SP Mark Mulder.
Two canicule afterwards trading Tim Hudson for a less-than-impressive return, the Oakland Athletics beggared the St. Louis Cardinals aback they alien out accession affiliate of their once-vaunted “Big Three” starters.
Mark Mulder went 16-8 with a 3.64 ERA in 205 innings during his aboriginal division in St. Louis but concluded up authoritative aloof 23 added appearances afterwards that, disturbing to a 7.73 ERA in 106 innings while aggressive a rotator belt abrasion and consecutive setbacks.
In return, the Cardinals alien out able adolescent amateur Dan Haren, who went 43-34 with a 3.64 ERA (120 ERA ) and 11.4 WAR in three seasons with the A’s afore he was traded to the Diamondbacks in accession blockbuster deal.
Reliever Kiko Calero (179 G, 3.96 ERA, 1.8 WAR) and aboriginal baseman Daric Barton (551 G, 99 OPS , 8.9 WAR) were additionally solid contributors during their time in Oakland.
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Jan. 28, 2016: SP German Marquez, RP Jake McGee traded to the Colorado Rockies for OF Corey Dickerson, 3B Kevin Padlo.
Third baseman Kevin Padlo enters the 2020 division as the No. 17 anticipation in the Tampa Bay system, per Baseball America, afterwards he acquaint a .927 OPS with 31 doubles and 21 home runs amid Double-A and Triple-A.
Runner-Up: OF Josh Hamilton larboard caught in the Rule 5 abstract (Dec. 7, 2006).
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In the years aback the ballsy Alex Rodriguez-for-Alfonso Soriano blockbuster barter was completed, it has appear to ablaze that the Texas Rangers could accept additionally had Robinson Cano in that trade.
Let’s set the scene.
“Soriano was the featured amateur that they capital to move,” then-Rangers accepted administrator John Hart told reporters. “And we went through a laundry account of bristles or six players of which we would end up demography a adolescent shortstop, Joaquin Arias.”
Yankees accepted administrator Brian Cashman confirmed, saying, “There was accession amateur sitting on that list, thankfully, [that] they anesthetized up, which was Robbie Cano.”
Runner-Up: SP Kyle Hendricks, 3B Christian Villanueva traded to the Chicago Cubs for SP Ryan Dempster (July 31, 2012).
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He was 37 years old.
Despite his age and bound clue record, the Blue Jays traded their top two affairs in catcher Travis d’Arnaud (No. 23 MLB prospect) and right-hander Noah Syndergaard (No. 54 MLB prospect) to add him to their rotation.
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Dec. 7, 2016: SP Lucas Giolito, SP Reynaldo Lopez, SP Dane Dunning traded to the Chicago White Sox for RF Adam Eaton.
The Bartolo Colon blockbuster will consistently accept a abode in askew barter lore. However, the repercussions of trading Lucas Giolito could be acquainted by the Washington Nationals for years to come.
The 25-year-old took his chastening in 2018 and came out the added ancillary as one of the best pitchers in the American League, activity 14-9 with a 3.41 ERA, 1.06 WHIP and 228 strikeouts in 176.2 innings to accomplishment sixth in AL Cy Adolescent voting aftermost year.
If the Nationals had put their acceptance in the 2012 first-round pick, maybe they wouldn’t accept bare to bandy $140 actor at Patrick Corbin in chargeless agency, and maybe afresh they would accept had abundant money to re-sign both Stephen Strasburg and Anthony Rendon this offseason rather than accepting to let Rendon walk.
Just a thought.
Runner-Up: CF Grady Sizemore, SP Cliff Lee, 2B Brandon Phillips, 1B Lee Stevens traded to the Cleveland Indians for SP Bartolo Colon, SP Tim Drew (June 27, 2002).
All stats address of Baseball Reference and FanGraphs, unless contrarily noted.
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