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    Re: The ones who got away!

    Paul Konerko was a Red for about 12 minutes

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    Re: The ones who got away!

    so was John Wetteland

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    George herman ruth

    The Cincinnati Reds and New York Giants expressed interest in Ruth, but Dunn sold his contract, along with those of pitchers Ernie Shore and Ben Egan, to the Boston Red Sox on July 4. The sale price was announced as $25,000 but various later stories lower the amount to half that, or possibly $8,500 plus the cancellation of a $3,000 loan. Ruth remained with the Orioles for several days while the Red Sox completed a road trip, and reported to the team in Boston on July 11.

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    Re: The ones who got away!

    The 6 that stick out in my mind from the last 20 years consist of 3 closers and 3 sluggers:

    Trevor Hoffman
    John Wetteland
    BJ Ryan
    Paul O'Neill
    Paul Konerko
    Josh Hamilton
    Go BLUE!!!

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    Re: The ones who got away!

    I will never forget Hal MacRae for Roger Nelson and Richie Scheinblum

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    Re: The ones who got away!

    That Hoffman guy had a nice career even if it was not as a shortstop.

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    Re: The ones who got away!

    how bout milt Wilcox?

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    Re: The ones who got away!

    Losing Caldwell did hurt but the belief was he was leaving either way because he was going the free agent route.

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    Re: The ones who got away!

    Wasn't he part of the trade that got George Foster?

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    Re: The ones who got away!

    Quote Originally Posted by Flredfan View Post
    Wasn't he part of the trade that got George Foster?
    Nope.

    Caldwell was traded to the Brewers for two minor leaguers who never made it to the big show.

    Also, right around that same time, Howsam, under the belief that Jack Billingham was through, dealt him to Detroit for virtually nothing -- only to see Billingham enjoy two bounceback years in Detroit.

    Dealing Champ Summers to Detroit in '79 didn't work out, either.
    "I have just been more than a little suspect of all the trades since the Willy (Scott Williamson) cash grab. That one left such a bad taste in my mouth that even a 1985 Dom Pérignon couldn't cleanse it." -- Creek14

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    Re: The ones who got away!

    Hal McRae
    "Boys, I'm one of those umpires that misses 'em every once in a while so if it's close, you'd better hit it." Cal Hubbard

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    Re: The ones who got away!

    Here's one the Reds almost picked up Robin Roberts after the Phillys cut him loose in 61'. Fred Hutchinson was ready to sign him, but Bill DeWitt screwed it up when Roberts would not take a $15,000.00 deal instead of the $30,000.00 he was asking. I know that this was near the end of his career, but he still managed 3 winning years for Baltimore with a avg ERA of 3.01

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    Re: The ones who got away!

    Quote Originally Posted by RedsBrick View Post
    Paul Konerko was a Red for about 12 minutes
    He played in 26 games. He was only 22 at the time.

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    Re: The ones who got away!

    Quote Originally Posted by RedsBrick View Post
    Paul Konerko was a Red for about 12 minutes
    Cody Ross less than that.
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    Re: The ones who got away!

    Quote Originally Posted by Flredfan View Post
    Wasn't he part of the trade that got George Foster?

    Here's the Foster trade. Nice haul.

    Traded by Cincinnati Reds to New York Mets in exchange for Alex Trevino, Jim Kern
    and Greg Harris (February 10, 1982).
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