A twitter request from Official Friend of Trade Trees™ @albolte:
Do a tree for the trade that destroyed my baseball innocence: Bret Saberhagen from KC to New York (NL).
Saberhagen joined the Royals in 1984, was a member of the ‘85 WS Champion team (Including starting and winning Game 7), and won 2 Cy Youngs (‘85 and ‘89). In 8 years in KC, Saberhagen won 110 games and struck out 1093 batter. In December 1991, he was traded to the Mets, along with PECOTA!, for three players.
You’ll never believe this, but the Royals didn’t get much in return for Saberhagen. Coleman hit .259/.311/.364 with 76 SB in 179 games over a season and a half for KC. That’s about all worth note in this tree. The other players were spectacularly average, and not near appropriate return for a pitcher of Saberhagen’s caliber. We’d like to extend our condolances to OFoTT™ albolte for this crushing his baseball innocence.
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