Originally posted on Mets Merized Online  |  Last updated 8/28/12
By now, everybody is aware of one of the biggest waiver trades in recent memory. The Red Sox sent Adrian Gonzalez, Josh Beckett, Carl Crawford, Nick Punto and $11 milliion in cash to the LA Dodgers in exchange for James Loney, pitcher Allen Webster, infielder Ivan DeJesus Jr. and two players to be named. The two players to be named later will be Zach Lee, and Rubby De La Rosa – both did not clear waivers. In fact, I can’t think of another waiver trade that was bigger. Sure, deals like Cone, Bagwell, and Smoltz had a great long term impact. But I can’t think of another one that involved so many players, and had such a huge immediate impact on both teams. For me, this deal was incredibly intriguing on so many different levels. The most interesting aspect for this was how it involved both sides of today’s Mets fan. For starters, it proved that a big market team can rebuild – so long as they are up front with their fans and have their fans trust. Many Mets fans would appreciate how the...
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