I was just looking at Jimmie Foxx and wondering how he's any different from some of the guys in the top 10, I noticed his trade from Philadelphia to Boston had to be one of the worst trades of all time.
Traded along with Johnny Marcum for George Savino, Gordon Rhodes and cash. Rhodes pitched one season for the A's, lost 20 games with a 5.74 ernie and then retired. It's not like that was a huge drop off, he went 2 and 10 with an ERA of 5.41 with the Red Sox the year before. Marcum was as good or better than Rhodes ever was. Savino was a career minor league journeyman who never made the majors and didn't even reach AAA until age 36, some ten years later.
A bad idea is better than no idea at all- Hawk