Re: John Sickels' Prospect Retro for Harang
Originally Posted by MattyMo4Life
I didn't even know that Valentine was a part of this deal. At the time of the trade, and ever since, I thought it was a straight up deal for Harang. He was more than just a throw in.
30-Jul-03 Oakland Athletics traded Aaron Harang, Jeff Bruksch and Joe Valentine
to the Cincinnati Reds for Jose Guillen.
12-Dec-00 Texas Rangers traded Aaron Harang and Ryan Cullen to the Oakland Athletics for Randy Velarde.
02-Jun-99 Drafted by the Texas Rangers in the 6th round in 1999.
If you asked Billy Beane, I doubt he regrets the trade on his end. They needed a bat like Guillen for the stretch run. But the Rangers? Not sure they really NEEDED Randy Velarde during the Chan Ho Park years. But they could sure use another arm now.
How, then, are those people of the future—who are taking steroids every day—going to look back on baseball players who used steroids? They're going to look back on them as pioneers. They're going to look back at it and say "So what?" - Bill James, Cooperstown and the 'Roids