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 Posted: Wed Jul 18th, 2018 10:18 pm
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Over the past couple of weeks, three of the biggest names in sports (Lebron, Machado, Leonard) have changed addresses.




I thought it would be fun to go back and look at when teams WENT FOR IT and also how it all turned out

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Eagles - Terrell Owens. one very good year overall this didn't work out.


Flyers- Eric Lindros. With an assist from an arbiter. I dunno. Didn't work out.

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The Blue Jays signed free agent Roger Clemons to a 4 year deal. What the Jays 
didn't tell the fans was that he had an opt out clause after 2 years.For 2 years, he was the best pitcher in the AL, winning the CY Young award both years,
leading the league in wins, strikeouts, ERA.
The Jays didn't win diddley squat & he asked to be traded  after 2 years.



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Broncos: Neil Smith in 1997. He really was the "one player away" the team needed. Worked out well for both sides and the Donkeys won it all. Think Smith made the Pro Bowl and was an All-Pro that year, as well. He was gone by 2000, though.

Now, in the grand timeline of the NFL, Smith was just a minor blip on the radar. Yet at the time, he was arguably one of the top 3 defensive linemen in the game.

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Oh..and the Donkeys signing some guy named Manning before the 2012 season, too. That worked out pretty well.

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beejmi wrote: Over the past couple of weeks, three of the biggest names in sports (Lebron, Machado, Leonard) have changed addresses.




I thought it would be fun to go back and look at when teams WENT FOR IT and also how it all turned out
 
Don't forget John Tavares.

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Blue Jays: Roger Clemens
Maple Leafs: CuJo and now Tavares
TFC: Sebastian Giovinco
Raptors: Hakeem the Dream
Argos: The Rocket Ismail

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In 1989 the Vikings gave away more players and picks than I care to mention in order to acquire Herschel Walker. As insane as the move seems now, it should be viewed through the prism of the moment. Walker led the NFL in rushing in 1988 and had run for 3,142 yards, caught 189 passes for 2,057 yards, and scored 29 touchdowns on the ground and through the air for a Cowboys team in decline. The Vikes gave up too much without a doubt, but it ought to be noted that they refused to alter the offense to best use him, running him around the end instead of up the middle, giving him far fewer carries and rarely throwing to him by comparison. Why buy a Porsche if you're only going to drive 35 MPH? The Vikings had a Super Bowl capable defense and a good passing game. I get what they were trying to do.

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tamalie wrote: In 1989 the Vikings gave away more players and picks than I care to mention in order to acquire Herschel Walker. As insane as the move seems now, it should be viewed through the prism of the moment. Walker led the NFL in rushing in 1988 and had run for 3,142 yards, caught 189 passes for 2,057 yards, and scored 29 touchdowns on the ground and through the air for a Cowboys team in decline. The Vikes gave up too much without a doubt, but it ought to be noted that they refused to alter the offense to best use him, running him around the end instead of up the middle, giving him far fewer carries and rarely throwing to him by comparison. Why buy a Porsche if you're only going to drive 35 MPH? The Vikings had a Super Bowl capable defense and a good passing game. I get what they were trying to do.
Yep, there was an ESPN 30 for 30 on this called "The Great Trade Robbery". Thanks to this trade, the Cowboys received a ton of high draft picks that landed Emmitt Smith, Russell Maryland, Darren Woodson, and others. This trade was the cornerstone of the 1990s Dallas Cowboys dynasty. Jerry Jones should induct Herschel into the Cowboys Stadium's Ring of Honor for this trade.

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The Orioles signed Albert Belle to a five-year, $65 million contract in the 1998 offseason (Belle was previously signed to the Chicago White Sox). Belle actually had two decent years -- hitting 60 home runs in 302 games -- but he didn't play the final three years of the deal because he retired with hip osteoarthritis. So the Orioles had to pay Belle $39 million not to ever come to the ballpark. Luckily for the team, a reported $27.1 million came back to them through an insurance policy. This contract is often considered to be the worst deal ever in Baltimore Orioles baseball history.

On a related note, Belle was arrested earlier this year on charges of DUI and indecent exposure.

Credit to: http://www.baltimoresportsandlife.com/forum/index.php?/topic/2564-worst-sports-contracts-ever/

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It has only happened once in my life. January 2003, when we signed Christophe Dugarry. World Cup winner with France in 1998. He only lasted a year before retiring, but, my God, what a year.



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Sixers went out and traded for Moses Malone in 1982. Worked out well.



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Ken Griffey Jr to the Reds in 1999. The kid came home to the Queen City. Seemed as if we were on the brink but injuries plagued him and we never got the same guy who was a megastar in Seattle. Still was fun to watch the sweetest swing of all time day after day.



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