Originally Posted by redsmetz
But Revering remained in the majors after he came up with Oakland. And any Cincinnati fan should remember him as he was the player sent to the A's for vida Blue. I look at a story about that now where Bowie Kuhn nullified the trade because we were contenders then. Can you imagine a Reds staff that would have featured Blue and Seaver? Argh!
Not only that, but according to Posnanski in The Machine
, a Brett for Perez or a Nettles for Perez deal was nearly pulled off in the '74 offseason. Of course, that means Foster never gets his chance, and his production certainly was on a par with what they would have gotten offensively from those two, but the infield D would have been mind boggling, esp. with Nettles there.