Tuesday, October 14, 2008

#75T Al Nipper

IMPACT FACTOR 2/10: Nipper pitched one very nice season for the Cubs, but in order to get him and Calvin Schiraldi, they gave up Lee Smith, who pitched 10 more effective seasons after leaving Chicago.


MMayes said...

I don't think the Nip threw hard enough to break through a wet paper bag. I can't imagine who thought it was a good idea to get rid of Lee Arthur Smith to get the Nip and Calvin Schiraldi.

Andy said...

I would guess that Smith's contract status had something to do with it. Lots of players get traded whom teams would prefer to keep. See also: early 1990s Expos.