Originally Posted by George Foster
I also remember Roberto Kelly for........Paul O'Neil...not that great of a deal.
And still far, far away from any subjective "10 worst trades in franchise history" list, not even Bowden's worst, which was the Wells for Goodwin debacle in 95.
Anyway, Kelly was flipped for Deon Sanders, who subsequently was packaged to the Giants--former Red's GM Bob Quinn was Giants' GM at the time--for Mark Portugal and Dave Burba--clearly illustrating Puffy's point about Bowden's ability to acquire pitching.
I'd also like to see a show of hands indicating which Redzoners--at the time--wouldn't have consummated the Dempster deal. Yeah, it didn't work out but it wasn't because Dempster was the wrong target; it was because the Reds never received the real