Originally written on Redlegs Review  |  Last updated 11/19/14
December 26, 1995 - The Reds deal southpaw David "Boomer" Wells to Baltimore less than five months after acquiring him at the trade deadline from Detroit. Cincinnati receives outfielder Curtis Goodwin and prospect Trovin Valdez in return. Needless to say, the Reds end up getting stuck with the short end of the stick. Goodwin plays just two seasons with the Reds and never amounts to anything more than a part-time player. Valdez never makes it to the majors at all. Wells, however, goes on to win 160 more games after posting a 6-5 record and 3.59 ERA in his short stint in Cincinnati. Wells helped the Reds capture the National League Central Division title and a berth in the NLCS after sweeping the Los Angeles Dodgers in the NLDS. The veteran pitcher had gained a solid track record of success before arriving in the Queen City. He broke into the majors in 1987 with the Toronto Blue Jays and later signed as a free agent with the Tigers. Cincinnati acquired him with the knowledge th...
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