Part II of Piazza’s whirlwind in 1998. A week after he joined the Marlins, Florida traded him to New York for a fairly undistinguished haul. The Marlins went on to finish with 108 losses a year after winning the World Series.
July 2008: Acquired CC Sabathia from Indians for Michael Brantley, Rob Bryson, Zach Jackson and Matt LaPorta.
The Brewers got everything they could have expected from Sabathia, who went 11-2 with a 1.65 ERA and seven complete games for Milwaukee. The Brewers eked out a wild card berth by one game _ their first postseason appearance in 26 years.
July 1989: Traded Frank Viola to Mets for Rick Aguilera, Tim Drummond, Jack Savage, Kevin Tapani and David West.
It couldn’t have been easy giving up the reigning Cy Young Award winner, but the move paid off for the Twins eventually. In 1991, Tapani went 16-9, Aguilera had 42 saves and Minnesota won the World Series.
NEW YORK METS
It was the end of an era in Queens when the Mets traded their future Hall of Famer amid a contract dispute. Seaver finished 1977 with 21 wins and threw a no-hitter for Cincinnati the following year. The Mets didn’t have another winning season until 1984.
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