Originally Posted by 102605
When did they trade for wrong guy?
From an old WSI article:
“When the Sox announced the trade of James Baldwin to the Los Angeles Dodgers Thursday afternoon, the Sox issued a press release stating that the Sox had obtained three minor league pitchers in the deal: Onan Masaoka, Gary Majewski, and Jon Berry.
Now it's bad enough that the Sox are getting Majewski back after three months or so after the player they traded him for, Antonio Osuna went on the disabled list for the rest of the season, but what made this whole thing intolerable is the press release that followed. After telling the world about how they liked Berry's arm and how he was a good young prospect, the Sox announced that they hadn't traded for the pitcher at all. Instead, the Dodgers had traded Jeff Barry, a 32-year-old outfielder who was last seen in Japan before coming to the Dodgers farm system.
Williams acknowledged that there was a mix-up. The Sox had been looking at Berry's stats and assumed that's whose name was on the table, not Barry. Williams said, "The deal stands.”