Originally Posted by Matt700wlw
Is it safe to say Tom Seaver was his best move?
If you are meaning Tom Seaver coming to Cincinnati, Bob Howsam pulled the trigger on that deal. Actually, Howsam cleaned house on that day.
Seaver was very unhappy with the Mets (owner/team prez/GM ????) M. Donald Grant and there was a rumor making its way around the newspapers that Seaver could be traded by the Mets to the Dodgers. I've always wondered if Howsam was afraid of the NL West rival Dodgers acquiring Seaver and so he quickly pulled the trigger on that deal.
Wagner eventually sent Seaver back to the Mets.