Wednesday, August 1, 2007
In a trade season when deals fell through over unknown prospects being fought over, it got me thinking how often do these prospects, pried from the hands of savvy GMs, live up to their hype? Consider these few who were part of midseason deals who actually did: Randy Johnson was traded from Montreal to Seattle in 1989 for LHP Mark Langston. RHP Trevor Hoffman went from Florida to San Diego in 1993 for OF Gary Sheffield and OF Grady Sizemore went from Montreal to Cleveland in 2002 for RHP Bartolo Colon. Can anybody think of any others?