June 10, 1992 |
According to 76ers general manager Jim Lynam, the team has not had "one single word of conversation with the Golden State Warriors regarding a trade for Charles Barkley. " That should, but probably won't, put to rest the recurring rumors that the Sixers are involved in blockbuster negotiations to trade Barkley for a Warriors package that would include forward Billy Owens. The Sixers are actively seeking trades, with Barkley one of the possible tradees, but Lynam said there was nothing currently in the works.
December 2, 1997 |
The Cleveland Indians sent Matt Williams home to Arizona yesterday, acquiring third baseman Travis Fryman and lefthander Tom Martin from the Diamondbacks in a trade brought about by a player's divorce. Williams, a power-hitting third baseman who wanted desperately to play in Phoenix to be with his children, agreed to a $45 million, five-year extension with the Diamondbacks as part of the trade - then essentially gave his new team $2.5 million to get the deal done. "This is the most important decision of the rest of my life," said the recently divorced Williams, who agreed to reduce his '98 salary from $7 million to $4.5 million.
August 22, 2000 |
It appears a mammoth trade involving four NBA teams has fallen apart. The deal, which would have been the largest in NBA history, would have sent Patrick Ewing from New York to Seattle, Glen Rice and Vin Baker from the Sonics to the Knicks, and Christian Laettner and Chris Dudley to the Los Angeles Lakers. The Detroit Pistons would have gotten several lesser-caliber players, draft picks and cash. Although ESPN.com had reported yesterday that the deal had been agreed to, by late last night it looked dead.
December 1, 1989 |
Juan Samuel privately has asked the New York Mets to trade him next week at the winter meetings. Although Samuel stopped short of formally demanding a deal, he sent a message to Mets vice president Joe McIlvaine from the Dominican Republic indicating he has no desire to continue playing in New York. "I know Juan would like to be somewhere else. We'll try to accommodate him," McIlvaine said. McIlvaine was hoping a quiet November at home would soften Samuel's bitterness. But the Mets learned otherwise last week, when a contingent of their scouts visited the Dominican Republic.
September 1, 2009 |
The Los Angeles Dodgers bolstered their roster for a playoff push late last night, acquiring slugger Jim Thome from the Chicago White Sox and righthander Jon Garland from Arizona. The deals were announced by Los Angeles in the top of the eighth inning of the Dodgers' game against Arizona. Both trades were for players to be named and were completed before the midnight EDT deadline required for postseason eligibility. Thome, 39, who also has played for Cleveland and the Phillies, is hitting .249 this season with 23 homers and 74 RBI. Also, multiple media reports indicated that the White Sox traded righthander Jose Contreras to Colorado.
May 11, 1995 |
Mark Langston doesn't like the rumors he keeps hearing that the New York Yankees are trying to obtain him from the California Angels. "The bottom line is I don't want to get traded," Langston said yesterday. "I feel this team has an opportunity to win and I would really like to finish my career here. " Had last season been played to its completion, the lefthander would have entered this season with 10 full seasons in the majors and five full seasons with the same team - giving him the power to veto any trade.
March 24, 1994 |
The Indianapolis Colts have decided to trade Jeff George, according to a published report. The Indianapolis Star reported today that Bill Tobin, the team's vice president of football operations, made the decision to grant George's wish to be traded. "We have made the determination we will trade Jeff," Tobin told the newspaper from Orlando, Fla., where the NFL owners are meeting. Tobin said he was meeting with the Atlanta Falcons to discuss a trade of George, who boycotted the team's training camp for 36 days last summer for reasons he has never publically explained.
September 8, 1987 |
Those familiar names from the Dick Vermeil-Marion Campbell eras keep disappearing from the Eagles' roster. Yesterday, it was defensive lineman Greg Brown cleaning out his locker and heading for Atlanta, where he will be reunited with Campbell, now head coach of the Falcons. The Eagles traded Brown, who has spent six years in Philadelphia, to Atlanta for defensive end Mike Pitts, the Falcons' top draft pick in 1983. Apparently, the trade was sought by both players. Lloyd Remick, the Philadelphia-based agent for Brown, said he had been talking with Campbell and Jim Hay, the Falcons' vice president and chief financial officer, for more than three weeks, trying to work out contractual details that would pave the way for a trade.
July 2, 1986 |
Seattle SuperSonics center Jack Sikma was traded yesterday to the Milwaukee Bucks in exchange for center Alton Lister. As part of the deal, the Sonics also will receive Milwaukee's first-round choices in the 1987 and 1989 NBA drafts, while the Bucks will receive Seattle's second-round draft picks during those two years. According to Sonics president Bob Whitsitt, the trade assures the Sonics of five first-round draft picks during the next three years. Whitsitt called the trade for the 7-foot, 240-pound Lister "the first move in rebuilding the team.
June 7, 2003 |
The New York Yankees acquired Ruben Sierra in a trade yesterday with Texas, getting a much-needed lefthanded bat but also a player who once called manager Joe Torre "a liar. " The Yankees sent minor-league outfielder Marcus Thames to the Rangers. The 37-year-old Sierra, a switch-hitter, is batting .258 with three home runs and 12 RBIs. Torre said he and Sierra sat down at spring training a couple of years ago and mended their differences. Montreal Expos slugger Vladimir Guerrero was placed on the 15-day disabled list with a herniated disk in his back.