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Lip Man 1
12-22-2007, 11:23 AM
December 23, 1990 - Sox fans get an early Christmas gift as new G.M. Ron Schueler makes one of his first and best deals. Schueler sends outfielder Ivan Calderon and pitcher Barry Jones to Montreal for All Star left fielder and stolen base threat Tim ‘Rock’ Raines and pitcher Jeff Carter. Raines would provide speed at the top of the order. He stole 143 bases in his five years with the Sox and he hit .444 in the 1993 ALCS against Toronto.

Brian26
12-22-2007, 11:40 AM
That was a pretty exciting time to be a Sox fan. They were moving into the new Stadium in '91, had cool new unis, coming off a 94-win season, and picked up Raines for the top of the order.

If I remember correctly, there were all kinds of rumors in the papers that Schueler was going to make a run at Bob Welch from the A's to solidify the starting pitching. Welch had gone 27-6 in 1990, along with a couple of 17-win seasons before that. Schueler knew him from his time with Oakland organization, and the A's had let Welch become a free agent. Unfortunately it never materialized and Welch re-signed with the A's.

Other than the 2005 playoffs and post-season, going into the first half of 2006, the 1990/1991 time period is probably my favorite era of Sox baseball.

Hitmen77
12-22-2007, 01:08 PM
Also on this date one year ago (12/23/06), the White Sox traded Brandon McCarthy and minor leaguer David Paisano to Texas for John Danks, Nick Masset and Jacob Rasner.

Hitmen77
12-22-2007, 01:14 PM
December 23, 1990 - Sox fans get an early Christmas gift as new G.M. Ron Schueler makes one of his first and best deals. Schueler sends outfielder Ivan Calderon and pitcher Barry Jones to Montreal for All Star left fielder and stolen base threat Tim ‘Rock’ Raines and pitcher Jeff Carter. Raines would provide speed at the top of the order. He stole 143 bases in his five years with the Sox and he hit .444 in the 1993 ALCS against Toronto.

IIRC, this trade looked like a big flop for the White Sox in the first half of 1991 as Ivan Calderon was having a career year with the Expos and even was named a starter in the All-Star game. Raines on the other hand struggled early on for the White Sox. The local media had a field day with this - many of them gloating at how badly the trade had gone for the Sox.

After that, Raines turned things around and gave the Sox several solid seasons while Calderon quickly tumbled into oblivion and was out of baseball in a couple of years.

chisox77
12-22-2007, 01:34 PM
Raines played very well for the White Sox. This was a very good deal.


:cool:

Bucky F. Dent
12-22-2007, 02:03 PM
Yes, Raines played well for the Sox, but I was always a big fan of Calderon.

TommyJohn
12-22-2007, 04:30 PM
IIRC, this trade looked like a big flop for the White Sox in the first half of 1991 as Ivan Calderon was having a career year with the Expos and even was named a starter in the All-Star game. Raines on the other hand struggled early on for the White Sox. The local media had a field day with this - many of them gloating at how badly the trade had gone for the Sox.

After that, Raines turned things around and gave the Sox several solid seasons while Calderon quickly tumbled into oblivion and was out of baseball in a couple of years.

They did the exact same thing with the LaMarr Hoyt for Ozzie Guillen trade,
and we all know how that one worked out.