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Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Transactions: John D’Acquisto on being traded

RHP John D’Acquisto looks back at the personal side of the Major League Baseball trade blotter.

djordan Posted: July 25, 2012 at 01:29 PM | 13 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
  Tags: history, trades

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   1. Esoteric Posted: July 25, 2012 at 01:47 PM (#4191987)
This is a really good article, RTFA material.
   2. RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: July 25, 2012 at 01:57 PM (#4192003)
Agree, great article. I love stuff like this that gives us a glimpse behind the curtain. And I love Jack McKeon trade stories.

I forgot Chris Speier was so good early in his career. I only saw him as a utility infielder in the 80s bouncing around the NL.

Really cool how comfortable the Expos made him upon the trade. Wonder if clubs still do that.

And can you imagine any owner shagging flyballs anymore?
   3. booond Posted: July 25, 2012 at 02:15 PM (#4192029)
Good story.
   4. NTP Nate Posted: July 25, 2012 at 02:24 PM (#4192046)
And can you imagine any owner shagging flyballs anymore?


Unfortunately, yes. Mark Lerner, one of the Nats' owners, seems to do this a few times a season. Once in uniform, IIRC. It's really not as charming and whimsical as you might hope.
   5. phredbird Posted: July 25, 2012 at 02:47 PM (#4192081)
i always had him mixed up with john montefusco.
   6. Der-K should've known better than to fly on AA. Posted: July 25, 2012 at 03:02 PM (#4192093)
Very good piece.
   7. Steve Treder Posted: July 25, 2012 at 05:26 PM (#4192210)
That's a very nice piece of writing. I wish Johnny D had written a Brosnan/Bouton-style diary book of one of his seasons.
   8. Bob Tufts Posted: July 25, 2012 at 06:06 PM (#4192238)
And this trade to Montreal was for a player to be named later - Randy Bass - who found little success in San Diego but had a fantastic six year run with the Hanshin Tigers in Japan. He is now a farmer and Democratic state senator in Oklahoma.
   9. DL from MN Posted: July 25, 2012 at 06:36 PM (#4192262)
Democratic state senator in Oklahoma


Thanks for the info. Didn't know Oklahoma had Democratic state senators.
   10. Steve Treder Posted: July 25, 2012 at 06:38 PM (#4192264)
Didn't know Oklahoma had Democratic state senators

That was my reaction. That's got to be the loneliest job in the world.
   11. Bob Tufts Posted: July 25, 2012 at 08:25 PM (#4192328)
32R's - 16 D's in the OK State Senate
   12. Justin T drives a crooked hoss Posted: July 25, 2012 at 10:12 PM (#4192385)
48 ########.
   13. Meatwad Posted: July 25, 2012 at 10:38 PM (#4192397)
Awesome article worth the time to read.

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