View Full Version : Is this Kenny's Highest Profile Trade to Date?

08-01-2009, 01:58 PM
This poll isn't to discuss Kenny's best trade, but rather what has been his most celebrated or highest profile trade? To be fair, you need to remove yourself from the results of the trades that have already occurred and think about each trade as you did 24-48 hours after they originally happened.

Pre-2003: Bartolo Colon had gone 20-8 with a 2.93 ERA in 2002 for the Indians and Expos before KW acquired him for Rocky Biddle, Jeff Leifer, Al Osuna and cash prior to the 2003 season. At the time, he was the prized pitcher on the market, being sought by the Yankees and Red Sox at the same time.

Mid-2004: Freddy Garcia had posted 17, 18 and 16-win seasons prior to being the top prize before the 2004 trade deadline. KW was proactive and sealed a deal with the Mariners a month before the deadline by trading Jeremy Reed, Mike Morse and Miguel Olivo to Seattle.

Post-2005: Jim Thome was acquired to take over for Carl Everett in the DH spot and provide protection for Dye and the returning Paul Konerko as the Sox would try to defend their championship. It took Aaron Rowand to get him, but Thome's resume coming to the Sox include a career 430 HRs.

Mid-2008: Ken Griffey Jr. waived his no-trade clause with the Reds to come to the Sox at the deadline last year in exchange for Nick Masset and Danny Richar. Griffey came to the Sox as maybe one of best players in the past 20 years, including an MVP award, nine Gold Gloves and numerous All-Star appearances, but definitely nearing the end of his career.

Mid-2009: Jake Peavy was acquired after finally waiving his no-trade clause, in exchange for Clayton Richard, Aaron Poreda, Adam Russell and a minor leaguer. Peavy comes to the Sox with a 2007 Cy Young Award and career 3.25 ERA.

08-01-2009, 02:00 PM
Colon was bigger. There was Yankees/Red Sox drama involved.

08-01-2009, 02:04 PM
I voted Peavy, only because it happened twice, once where it went through but then a no-trade clause was publicly invoked, and then again taking everyone by surprise at the deadline.

The Colon deal was big, too, though.

08-01-2009, 02:05 PM
National Stage Level:

For sure. Thome running second. Garcia third.

This trade actually brought the guy in here with no strings attached and actually the biggest gamble of them all because of the injury. But the Sox are sucking it up like the boys and taking in the the entire contract. Something never seen before.

Plus, you are getting a guy which IMO still isn't over the hill.

08-01-2009, 04:18 PM
The other options already had many years of Major League experience under their belts. Peavy's got a LOT of years left in him.