Originally Posted by 757690
Spilman starts one of my favorite Reds transaction threads. The Reds got plenty of value over the years from Spilman via smart trades.
Spilman was traded to the Astros for Rafael Landestoy, who was a few years later traded to the Dodgers for pitching prospect John Franco. Franco became an All-Star closer, and was eventually traded to the Mets for Randy Myers, the head Nasty Boy for the 1990 World Series team. He was traded to the Padres for Bib Roberts, who had a great, All-Star year as the Reds leadoff hitter in 1992.
Not a bad return for Spilman over the years.
That's great! I love seeing how trades branch out years and years later.