Hello and happy Tuesday.
Monday was the MLB trade deadline. The San Francisco Giants did a whole lot of interesting things that were really great, unless they were really horrible, unless the trades weren’t very notable, unless they didn’t do anything at all. You weren’t supposed to tell that I wrote this on Sunday, but here we are.
Anyway, this isn’t about what happened on Monday. It’s about what happened at trade deadlines in the past.
Often when the trade deadline hits, and a big move comes (or doesn’t come), we’re flooded with rather extreme emotions that often look a touch silly in hindsight. I’m still high on Jaylin Davis and Mauricio Dubón, but they probably won’t be the two best players on the next World Series-winning Giants team. I miss Matt Duffy immensely, but trading him and Lucius Fox didn’t prove to be the stupidest thing in baseball history.
Still, that doesn’t change the emotions felt when those trades went down. So what are your strongest — good and bad — memories from trade deadlines?
Did Barry Bonds hit a home run today?
September 1, 1997: Against the Oakland A’s, Bonds hit a solo home run in the 9th inning off of T.J. Mathews. It gave the Giants a 6-2 lead, and they would win 8-2. It was his 32nd homer of the year.
September 1, 1998: Against the Montreal Expos, Bonds hit a solo home run in the 1st inning off of Miguel Batista. It gave the Giants a 1-0 lead, and they would win 9-7. It was his 31st homer of the year.
Have a wonderful Tuesday, everyone.