Here's a potentially fun discussion point based on a Web factoid. According to today's update from the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum ...
Today's Date in Baseball History: March 28, 1976 - Media sources report a potential blockbuster between the Mets and Dodgers involving two future Hall of Famers. The deal would send Tom Seaver to LA in exchange for Don Sutton. Mets fans respond negatively and perhaps influence the deal. The trade is called off and Seaver will remain in New York until 1977 when he is sent to Cincinnati.
Oddly, I have no recollection of this rumor from the time -- then again, I was only nine! Sutton (155 wins at the time, 169 more yet to come) for Seaver (178 wins at the time, 132 more yet to come)? It would have made the earlier-in-the-decade "$100,000 Bobby Swap" (Bonds for Murcer) pale in comparison!
So, given that, what are the biggest trades -- that never happened -- that you remember hearing about?
For me, it's easy ...
I remember in college, living just 45 minutes from Detrroit, hearing that Wade Boggs was headed to the Tigers to join Dave Collins atop the lineup for the 1985 season. Yeah, that didn't happen. I don't even remember what was rumored headed back to Boston in the deal, but BOY do I remember celebrating the inevitable title(s) that Collins-Boggs-Trammell-Evans-Parrish-Whitaker-Lemom was going to coast to!
Over to you, fellow Bauxites? Who, what, where. when?