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I can recall reading an article in the late '80s in the now-defunct Sport magazine (no link possible) that reported, almost in passing, a rumored offer by the Braves to trade Tom Glavine to the Red Sox for Wade Boggs.
For six months the Red Sox have tried to trade third baseman Wade Boggs. One of the teams they have been talking to is Atlanta, but last week two general managers from other National League teams said that if they were working for the Braves, they wouldn't trade lefthander Tom Glavine, one of the pitchers mentioned as trade bait, for Boggs. Are they serious? Last year Glavine was 7-17 with a 4.56 ERA!
Boggs, of course, is one of the premier hitters of all time. He has a .355 lifetime batting average, fourth behind Ty Cobb, Rogers Hornsby and Shoeless Joe Jackson, and he has led the American League in batting and on-base average in five of the last six years. Yet his trade value isn't what the Red Sox thought it would be; his lack of power hitting (five homers in '88) has left him, in Boggs's words, "without the respect I'd like to believe I've earned." One American League coach says, "Get Boggs out of Fenway, where he uses the short foul territory and the Wall so well, and he's a 30-year-old .320 singles hitter who can't run."
Jamie Moyer is right next to Maddux on the Mariner scout's report.
I love the one for Thomas where it just says in capital letters, "ONE HUGE PERSON."
There was also one that described him as "big as SAM HORN."
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