Moreno has Angels back on track
Vladimir Guerrero joins an impressive list of superstars who switched teams in the midst of their primes.
Guerrero, who will be 28 in about a month, joins an impressive list of players who switched teams in the midst of their primes. Here is a sample of some of the greatest position players (no pitchers this time out) who did the same, how it came to be and what happened as a result:
Who: Boston Red Sox to New York Yankees How: cash and money loan
When: January 3, 1920
Back story: As is well-known, Ruth was sold by Boston to the Yankees for reasons having little to do with baseball and having everything to do with the outside interests of the owner. This was just after his first eye-opening season as an everyday player.
Immediate result: two of the greatest seasons in history and the first pennant in team history in the second year of his tenure.
To continue reading this article you must be an Insider
MORE MLB HEADLINES
- Sources: Padres keep dealing, get J. Upton
- Yankees trade Prado to Miami, get P Eovaldi
- Giants fill Sandoval hole, trade for McGehee
- Report: Dodgers pass Yanks in owing most tax