SAN DIEGO PADRES
June 1993: Acquired Trevor Hoffman, Andres Berumen and Jose Martinez from Marlins for Rich Rodriguez and Gary Sheffield.
The deal was part of the same fire sale that sent McGriff to the Braves, but the Padres struck gold with this move. Sheffield was a star, but Hoffman saved at least 40 games nine times for San Diego.
SAN FRANCISCO GIANTS
July 1987: Acquired Kevin Mitchell, Dave Dravecky and Craig Lefferts from Padres for Chris Brown, Keith Comstock, Mark Davis and Mark Grant.
The Giants won the NL West in 1987 with contributions from all three players they received in this deal. Mitchell won the MVP in 1989 and Davis took the Cy Young Award that year _ two seasons after the two were traded for each other.
May 1989: Traded Mark Langston and Mike Campbell to Expos for Gene Harris, Brian Holman and Randy Johnson.
Langston was in his prime when he was sent to Montreal, but the Mariners ended up with an even better left-hander in return. Johnson became one of the game’s most intimidating pitchers while with Seattle, and he helped the Mariners to a couple playoff appearances before being traded again.
ST. LOUIS CARDINALS
June 1964: Acquired Lou Brock, Jack Spring and Paul Toth from Cubs for Ernie Broglio, Doug Clemens and Bobby Shantz.
Brock had a hard time getting on base consistently while with the Cubs, but his career took off when St. Louis traded for him. The Hall of Famer hit .348 in 103 games for the Cardinals in that 1964 season. St. Louis edged the Phillies and Reds for the NL pennant with a memorable comeback, then beat the Yankees in a seven-game World Series.View Entire Story
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