Friday, March 30, 2012

Phillies Phlashback Phriday- Rader & Luzinski (Sold)

The Philadelphia Phillies we all know and love today are not the same penny-pinching cheap bastards of yesteryear. Ownership used to cut corners whenever and wherever they could. Selling players or trading them for "cash considerations" was common practice. Which leads me to today's flashback...

March 30, 1980 - Dave Rader is sent to the Boston Red Sox for a player to be named later or cash considerations. The catcher went on to hit .328/.863 in 50 games for the Red Booties. Not bad for Carlton Fisk's backup. Boston later sent Stan Papi to the Phils on May 12th to complete the trade, who was later sold to the Detroit Tigers on May 29th.


March 30, 1981 - Greg Luzinski sold to the Chicago White Sox. Fresh off the franchise's first World Series Championship the Phils decided to get rid of their starting left fielder. The Bull went on to hit .265/.841, .292/.837, and .255/.854 with 71 HR and 259 RBI over the next 3 seasons on the South Side. Meanwhile, the verbally impaired Gary "Sarge" Matthews manned LF for the Phils during that time.

3 comments:

Preserve Jon said...

Nice work gents.

GM-Carson said...

Well, you can add March 30, 2012 to this flashback, because the Phillies just sold Matt Rizzotti to the Twins.

GM-Carson said...

Wouldn't be surpised to see the Phils sign Mike Fontenot, who was just released by the Giants. He plays at 2nd, 3rd, and SS. In 6 MLB seasons, the 31 year old has hit .263/.738. Last year he dipped to .227/.681, but that's still better than Michael Martinez, Pete Orr, or Freddy Galvis will provide us.