A half-hearted attempt at a baseball card blog, and occasionally other baseball musings
I never paid any attention to trades as a kid, but do remember hearing my friends dad and a couple of his older cousins talking about this one when it happened. I think it was the first trade that I ever heard anyone discussing too. It's also worth mentioning that I distinctly recall all of them thinking it was a terrible move on the Mariners part. I'm sure that they weren't the only ones who thought so, but obviously history tells us that it worked out okay for the Mariners in the end.