Last week we looked at some not-so-good trades in Arizona Diamondbacks history.
With the MLB trade deadline arriving July 31, it’s now time to break down some good ones.
Yes, the Diamondbacks would like to have some trades they have made back, but these are not among them.
TRADE HISTORY: Notable Diamondbacks deals through the years
December 28, 1998: The Tigers traded Luis Gonzalez to the Diamondbacks for Karim Garcia.
Gonzalez had 224 home runs and 774 RBIs during his eight years in a Diamondbacks uniform and hit .298 in Arizona. He also had a game-winning hit in the World Series.
He ended up playing with 5 different teams after the trade and ended his career with 66 home runs, 212 RBIs and a .241 average.
July 26, 2000: The Phillies traded Curt Schilling to the Diamondbacks for Omar Daal, Nelson Figueroa, Travis Lee and Vicente Padilla.
Schilling was a key part in the Diamondbacks’ World Series run in 2011.
He played for Arizona for four years, going 58-28 with a 3.14 ERA and 875 strikeouts.
Daal went 15-16 in two years in Philadelphia. Figueroa only made 13 appearances for the Phillies before being dealt again. Lee spent three years in Philadelphia, going .258 with 34 home runs and 174 RBIs. Padilla went 49-49 with a 3.98 ERA in six seasons with Phillies.
December 1, 1997: The Diamondbacks traded Travis Fryman, Tom Martin and cash to the Indians for Matt Williams.
Williams played for the Diamondbacks for six seasons, helping team win World Series and hitting .278 with 99 home runs and 381 RBIs in Arizona.
Fryman spent five seasons with Cleveland to end his career, hitting 74 home runs and 343 RBIs.
Martin, in three seasons with Indians, went 2-2 with a 7.06 ERA.
February 25, 1999: The Pirates traded Tony Womack to the Diamondbacks for a player to be named later and Paul Weichard (minors). The Arizona Diamondbacks sent Jason Boyd (August 25, 1999) to the Pittsburgh Pirates to complete the trade.
Womack, a key part of Diamondbacks’ World Series team, hit .269 with 21 home runs and 200 RBIs in five seasons in Arizona.
Weichard never made the major leagues. Boyd went 5-2 with a 5.74 ERA in 133.1 innings pitched in his career.
Jury still out?
January 24, 2013: The Diamondbacks traded Chris Johnson and Justin Upton to the Braves for Brandon Drury (minors), Nick Ahmed, Randall Delgado, Martin Prado and Zeke Spruill.
The Diamondbacks sent Upton, their former No. 1 overall pick to Atlanta, but they did get some key contributors in return.
Drury is hitting .280 with eight home runs and 42 RBIs this season. Ahmed, known for his defense, was hitting .251 with six home runs and 21 RBIs before landing on the DL. Delgado, also on the DL, is 23-19 with a 4.12 ERA in Arizona. Arizona traded Prado to the Yankees in 2014. Spruill played with the D-Backs for two seasons.
Upton hit .267 with 56 home runs and 172 RBIs in two seasons in Atlanta. He has since played for the Padres and Tigers. Johnson, now out of MLB, had 24 home runs and 137 RBIs (and a .283 average) in three seasons in Atlanta.
Others worth a mention
July 31, 2011: The Athletics traded Brad Ziegler to the Diamondbacks for Brandon Allen and Jordan Norberto.
July 30, 2010: The Diamondbacks traded Edwin Jackson to the White Sox for David Holmberg and Daniel Hudson.
July 25, 2010: The Diamondbacks traded Dan Haren to the Angels for a player to be named later, Patrick Corbin, Rafael Rodriguez and Joe Saunders. The Angels sent Tyler Skaggs (August 7, 2010) to the Diamondbacks to complete the trade.
December 27, 2005: The Diamondbacks traded Troy Glaus and Sergio Santos to the Blue Jays for Miguel Batista and Orlando Hudson.
What gets your vote as the best trade in Diamondbacks history? Share your thoughts in the comments.
To see our list of notable trades in the history of the Diamondbacks, click here.
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