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Friday, May 25, 2012
(involuntarily leaves out Dave McOsborne).
Star-Telegram columnist Randy Galloway brought it up this morning in an article in which he reiterated the need for re-signing Josh Hamilton. Suggested that the Rangers would be risking Frank Robinson for Milt Pappas if they did not.
Which had me dreaming up another scenario. Let’s say the Reds did not trade Frank Robinson for Milt Pappas, Jack Blaudschun and Dick Simpson at those winter meetings. Instead it happened this way.
The Reds decided they would indeed trade Robinson to the Orioles. But instead of two established pitchers, they wanted two young pitchers. They wanted two good young arms from a franchise that was well-known at the time for producing good young pitching.
They wanted a 20-year-old righthander who was 5-4 with a 3.72 ERA in six starts and 21 relief appearances as a rookie in 1965. They also wanted a 23-year-old lefthander who was 11-6 with a 2.85 ERA in 1965.
They wanted Jim Palmer and Dave McNally.
Posted: May 25, 2012 at 03:04 PM | 10 comment(s)
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