5.27: Alderson on blockbusters at the trade deadline
Former A's GM Sandy Alderson says the 80's A's were at the forefront in making blockbuster trades at the deadline.
If you go back prior to actually in the mid eighties. I actually think one of the things that Oakland did. -- start the trend toward the Blockbuster's. Just before the trade deadline if you if you go back to you know the early eighties maybe late seventies. The real little deals were made at the trip down you know get a bench player here gets somebody is gonna help you out the bullpen so. We may blockbusters -- and we went after her Baines and ninety. Willie McGee when we got him. Was leading the National League hit an important that the that the people on how the National League batting title -- -- -- -- -- it's amazing so. Mueller I think there was a shift there in terms of how how clubs viewed. Late season acquisitions before it was just putting the icing on the cake but. You know we we went for we. Took a shot and.