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redsupport
09-15-2006, 01:35 AM
Alex Johnson for Dick Simpson

machineguy
09-15-2006, 01:41 AM
Roberto Kelly for Paul O Neill

redsupport
09-15-2006, 01:45 AM
Hal MacRae and Wayne Simpson for Roger nelson and Richie Scheinblum

machineguy
09-15-2006, 01:51 AM
The best trade was the Joe Morgan, Billingham, Geronimo trade for Lee May

deltachi8
09-15-2006, 03:18 AM
your not talking about communists, are you?

harangatang
09-15-2006, 04:00 AM
Wily Mo Pena for Bronson Arroyo

Sean_CaseyRules
09-15-2006, 11:49 AM
Wily Mo Pena for Bronson Arroyo

I second that!!! :wave:

cumberlandreds
09-15-2006, 11:53 AM
The best trade was the Joe Morgan, Billingham, Geronimo trade for Lee May

Bingo! In my 35+ years as a fan that is by far and away the best trade. It solidified the Big Red Machine.

Heath
09-15-2006, 12:03 PM
July 20, 1916: Traded by the New York Giants with Christy Mathewson and Bill McKechnie to the Cincinnati Reds for Buck Herzog and Red Killefer. (Edd Roush)

May 7, 1933: Traded by the St. Louis Cardinals with Sparky Adams and Allyn Stout to the Cincinnati Reds for Leo Durocher, Dutch Henry, and Jack Ogden. (Paul Derringer)

June 13, 1938: Traded by the Philadelphia Phillies to the Cincinnati Reds for Spud Davis, Al Hollingsworth, and $50,000. (Bucky Walters)

George Anderson
09-15-2006, 12:28 PM
The best trade was the Joe Morgan, Billingham, Geronimo trade for Lee May

Tommy Helms and Jimmy Stewart were part of the deal, but hands down the best trade in my lifetime!!!

redsupport
09-15-2006, 12:46 PM
How about picking up Dick Baney from the Seattle Pilots

b-gizz
09-15-2006, 01:42 PM
Dave Parker for Jose Rijo

redsinraleigh
09-15-2006, 01:46 PM
Wasn't Wily Mo Pena essentially acquired for Drew Henson?

If I remember it right, then Drew Henson landing Arroyo would be pretty good. :D

Not Joe Morgan quality, but pretty good...

Rojo
09-15-2006, 11:48 PM
On paper, its Denny Neagle for Ed Yarnell, Drew Henson, Brian Reith and Jackson Melian.

Smokin Joe
09-16-2006, 01:21 AM
Who did we pick up in the Konerko trade, was it Cameron?? At the time I saw positives on both sides but sure would be nice seeing Konerko at 1b today.

redsupport
09-16-2006, 01:49 AM
How about picking up Pedro Ramos and Camilio Pascual at the apogee of their careers

mth123
09-16-2006, 07:32 AM
Frank Duffy and Vern Geishert for George Foster.

RANDY IN INDY
09-16-2006, 12:06 PM
Alex Johnson for Dick Simpson

Alex Johnson was traded to the Angels, along with Chico Ruiz, for Jim McGlothlin, Vern Geishert and Pedro Borbon.

RANDY IN INDY
09-16-2006, 12:08 PM
Frank Robinson was traded to the Orioles for Milt Pappas, Jack Baldschun, and the immortal Dick "Suitcase" Simpson.

Heath
09-16-2006, 12:18 PM
Frank Robinson was traded to the Orioles for Milt Pappas, Jack Baldschun, and the immortal Dick "Suitcase" Simpson.


Alex Johnson was traded to the Angels, along with Chico Ruiz, for Jim McGlothlin, Vern Geishert and Pedro Borbon.

But inbetween, Dick Simpson was traded to the Cardinals FOR Alex Johnson.

Straight up, yo.

RANDY IN INDY
09-16-2006, 12:20 PM
Thanks. Missed the context. That was a pretty good trade. Sad that they ever had the availability of Simpson to trade, though.

mth123
09-16-2006, 12:23 PM
Alex Johnson was traded to the Angels, along with Chico Ruiz, for Jim McGlothlin, Vern Geishert and Pedro Borbon.

This one has to rate right up there. McGlothlin was a good starter who died too young, Borbon was a mainstay on the Reds great teams. Geishert was included in the deal to get George Foster. All for "bench me or trade me" Chico (who also died too young) and "play in the shade" Alex.

Heath
09-16-2006, 12:25 PM
Thanks. Missed the context. That was a pretty good trade. Sad that they ever had the availability of Simpson to trade, though.

Three organizations took him based on previous Minor League experience.

How can three teams miss out on the can't miss-can miss prospect?

RANDY IN INDY
09-16-2006, 12:30 PM
Maybe the numbers lied, as well as the scouts. Remember reading that he was a very highly billed player at one time. Never panned out.

Before 1961 Season: Signed by the Los Angeles Angels as an amateur free agent.

December 2, 1965: Traded by the California Angels to the Baltimore Orioles for Norm Siebern.

December 9, 1965: Traded by the Baltimore Orioles with Jack Baldschun and Milt Pappas to the Cincinnati Reds for Frank Robinson.

January 11, 1968: Traded by the Cincinnati Reds to the St. Louis Cardinals for Alex Johnson.

June 15, 1968: Traded by the St. Louis Cardinals with Hal Gilson to the Houston Astros for Ron Davis.

December 4, 1968: Traded by the Houston Astros to the New York Yankees for Dooley Womack.

May 19, 1969: Traded by the New York Yankees to the Seattle Pilots for Jose Vidal.

December 12, 1969: Traded by the Milwaukee Brewers with Steve Whitaker to the San Francisco Giants for Bobby Bolin.

redsupport
09-16-2006, 12:59 PM
picking up clay carroll from milwaukee was gargantuan

mth123
09-16-2006, 01:57 PM
picking up clay carroll from milwaukee was gargantuan

It was actually from Atlanta with Woody Woodward and some one else (Tony Cloninger?) for Milt Pappas and not sure what else. I remember it because we hated Pappas in our family because the Reds traded Robinson for him. I am doing this from memory so I could be wrong but it sure seems right.

redsupport
09-16-2006, 02:16 PM
do you think the epic transaction of acquiring Jay Ritchie reverberated on the Richter scale or do you think that purlopinging the great Bob Barton from the Giants was more insidious?

Donder
09-16-2006, 02:33 PM
July 20, 1916: Traded by the New York Giants with Christy Mathewson and Bill McKechnie to the Cincinnati Reds for Buck Herzog and Red Killefer. (Edd Roush)

The Reds acquiring Mathewson, Roush, and McKechnie from the Giants for Herzog and Killefer is the only trade in baseball history where three future hall of famers were involved. The three future hall of famers were of course the three guys the Reds got.

RANDY IN INDY
09-16-2006, 03:01 PM
It was actually from Atlanta with Woody Woodward and some one else (Tony Cloninger?) for Milt Pappas and not sure what else. I remember it because we hated Pappas in our family because the Reds traded Robinson for him. I am doing this from memory so I could be wrong but it sure seems right.

Pappas, Ted Davidson and Bob Johnson to the Braves for Woodward, Cloninger and Clay Carroll.

redsupport
09-16-2006, 03:11 PM
Bob Johnson was an eminent pinch hitter, we jettisoned the great Art Shamsky for this flotsam

RedsBaron
09-16-2006, 04:52 PM
The Reds trade on 3/14/32 with Brooklyn netted the Reds Ernie Lombardi. The other great trades which came to mind, including the acquisitions of Mathewson, Roush and McKecknie, the trades for Derringer and for Walters, Bob Howsam's moves that netted at various times Carroll, Borbon, Foster, Tolan, Alex Johnson, and Seaver, and the more recent trades that gave the Reds Rijo, Arroyo, and Phillips have all been mentioned. All were great, but the previously mentioned Lee May, et al, for Joe Morgan, et al, is IMO the greatest trade by the Reds ever. It was an imaginative trade questioned by many Reds fans and the Cincinnati media at the time. Howsam ignored the critics and made a deal that produced a peak Big Red Machine that would win four of the next five NL West titles and two world championships.

redsupport
09-16-2006, 04:57 PM
and of course ed armbrister who 'also interfered' with that trade

redsfanmia
09-16-2006, 05:01 PM
Rafeal Ladestoy to the Dodgers for John Franco has to rank up there for steals IMO.

fearofpopvol1
09-16-2006, 07:51 PM
The best trade was the Joe Morgan, Billingham, Geronimo trade for Lee May

It's harder for me to say one of the trades in the earlier part of the century were better, but to me, this seems like the biggest and best.

redsrule2500
09-16-2006, 09:27 PM
Hal MacRae and Wayne Simpson for Roger nelson and Richie Scheinblum

I didn't even know that was a trade, but this has to win!

redsupport
09-16-2006, 11:50 PM
what about the steal to obtain mike lum

machineguy
09-17-2006, 01:42 AM
The Foster trade was a really good one too. I think the Tom Seaver trade was a pretty good one - Pat Zachry, Doug Flynn and Steve Henderson.

mth123
09-17-2006, 06:08 AM
what about the steal to obtain mike lum

Hey they traded Darrell Chaney! The 70s version of Juan Castro.

redsupport
09-17-2006, 08:42 AM
dont forget dan norman in the seaver trade, he was huge

Falls City Beer
09-17-2006, 10:06 AM
dont forget dan norman in the seaver trade, he was huge

Norman then shoveled to Montreal along with Jeff Reardon, the latter of whom cycled back to the Reds more than a decade later to pitch with insuperable elan.

redsupport
09-17-2006, 10:51 AM
before being arrested for an attempted bank robbery, by the way reardon and dennis ribant form the nucleus of the all criminal reds pitching staff

Falls City Beer
09-17-2006, 01:25 PM
form the nucleus of the all criminal reds pitching staff

Though Majewski, Tomko, Krivda, Norton, Milton and Mays should be brought before a tribunal to face charges of on-the-field crimes against humanity.

redsupport
09-17-2006, 01:31 PM
What charges would you file against Chris Bushing?
What crimes have Mark Kroon committed?
Trespassing on a baseball diamond should be the offense brought against Andy MacGaffigan

Falls City Beer
09-17-2006, 01:36 PM
What charges would you file against Chris Bushing?
What crimes have Mark Kroon committed?
Trespassing on a baseball diamond should be the offense brought against Andy MacGaffigan

Felony graft, forgery, kidnapping, aggravated child abuse, assault and battery, obscenity.

Each pleads nolo contendere.

redsupport
09-17-2006, 01:43 PM
When Andy larkin pitches, he is caught inflagrante delicto

Falls City Beer
09-17-2006, 02:14 PM
Pat Pacillo found guilty of felony stalking and pyramid schemes on the diamond.

redsupport
09-17-2006, 02:18 PM
The jury in the Pat Pacillo case consists of
1) Greg Cadaret
2) Brad Pennington
3) Randy St. Claire
4) Bob Sebra
5) Rosario Rodriguez
6) Mike Smith
7) Roger craig
8) Bobby Locke
9) Joe Gibbon
10) Howie Nunn
11) Mike Cuellar
12) Carl Willis
The judge of course is the respected and renowned Larry leubbers
The prosecuting attorney is JOhn Noriega
The defense attorney is the notable Sheldon Burnside

westofyou
09-17-2006, 02:20 PM
Pat Pacillo found guilty of felony stalking and pyramid schemes on the diamond.

1st college player drafted #1 by the Reds in team history. Forever nothing more then a trivia answer.

Like most of the names in this thread.

redsupport
09-17-2006, 02:21 PM
The last fifteen years for this club is nothing more than a trivia answer, Al Jackson would be proud of them

Falls City Beer
09-17-2006, 02:27 PM
Doug McWeeny sparked the ignominious Reds' pastime of hooking players' last and worst seasons.