Originally Posted by PuffyPig
That may be #2 on the list, after the Morgan et al theft.
How about Granger and Tolan for Pinson? Granger was turned into Tom Hall, and Tolan for Clay Kirby for a little more value.
Granger and Tolan were great additions for a couple of seasons, 1969-70, just on their own. Take that duo away from the Reds and the 1970 NO pennant would have been more difficult to nail down. Tolan hit .316 with 16 HRs and a league leading 57 stolen bases, while Granger was the NL Fireman of the Year. Howsam then flipped them for Hall and Kirby.
Howsam's trades for Clay Carroll and for Alex Johnson were also good pickups.
Best ever trade was the acquisition of Morgan, Billingham, Geronimo, et al. Second best ever trade was acquring Foster.