Originally Posted by Benihana
Mike Hill and the Cabrera/Willis trade says
Dontrelle Willis had a 5.17 ERA and 1.60 WHIP in the year preceding his trade. That wasn't exactly a hard sell to make. A lot of scouts didn't buy into Willis even prior to that year.
Even so, outside of the Marlins with that deal and the one that included Mike Lowell to Boston with Josh Beckett because of finances, very, very few trades include multiple players like that.
It's still not realistic, even if there are a few outliers.