From: Cross Lanes WV USA
So, being given full control of the rosters, I actively started trading off players who, while popular with the fans, were, IMHO, past their prime.
Also, I wanted to rid myself of the disgruntled players who supported the union and were actively looking to jump to the Mexican League. I wanted to improve the roster, and also improve the team's morale. I wanted guys who were committed to what we were trying to do, so no one was considered inexpendable.
Before the season started, I conducted a number of trades:
2B Frankie Gustine and SP Rip Sewell went to the Cardinals in exchange for 2B Red Schoendienst and OF Enos Slaughter. In my opinion, that was a steal.
Next, I sent SP Fritz Ostermueller, SP Ken Heintzelman, and OF Chuck Workman to the White Sox for SP Ed Lopat and CF Dave Philley. Both teams can benefit from this.
To fill out my starting rotation, I also made a deal with the St Louis Browns,
sending them RPs Johnny Lanning and Ken Gables, PLUS OF Frank Colman for SP Jack Kramer and minor-league prospect Ray Shore.
< Message edited by KG Erwin -- 7/23/2006 12:12:38 AM >