May 24, 2008

Minor leaguer traded for 10 baseball bats.: “They just wanted some bats, good bats—maple bats,” Broncos general manager Jose Melendez said.

posted by BoKnows to baseball at 11:23 AM - 5 comments

At least he's got a good attitude about it... “I don’t really care,” he said Friday. “It’ll make a better story if I make it to the big leagues.” Yeah it will.

posted by captaincavegirl at 01:06 PM on May 24, 2008

Most interesting trade since the Hansen brothers were traded to the Charlestown Chiefs for a used puck bag. Or was that just speculation on the part of Ned Braden?

posted by tahoemoj at 01:16 PM on May 24, 2008

I think this was a better trade. Leon does not agree with me, though.

posted by Bonkers at 02:01 PM on May 24, 2008

I wish the Dodgers could trade Andruw Jones for 10 bat's. Great trade; I would even provide the bat's!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

posted by dman at 06:10 PM on May 24, 2008

My late lamented Victoria Cougars once traded a used bus for a player: In January of 1983 the Breakers made what is undoubtedly the strangest trade in the history of hockey. Seattle owned the rights to forward Tom Martin, who was playing with the University of Denver. They traded his rights to the Victoria Cougars "for a used bus and future considerations" (quote from Total Hockey, 2nd ed.). When asked about the trade years later, Breakers owner John Hamilton stated "It may have been the best deal I ever made." What did Martin have to say about the deal? "I heard the bus was a really nice one."

posted by rumple at 11:15 PM on May 24, 2008

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