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What a bad transaction really looks like



July 25, 2001: Kansas City Royals trade OF Jermaine Dye to the Colorado Rockies for INF Neifi Perez.

This isn't a measuring stick to say "Anything better than this is a good transaction."  Or even an argument that anything Moore has done WAS a good transaction, but I think it provides us some perspective.  This was an epicly boneheaded trade and not even in a John Smoltz/'Curt Schilling type of thing where a prospect ends up being good.  This was trading a 27 y/o outflieder who had already hit over 100 HRs for Neifi-f'ing-Perez.

NEIFI PEREZ, people.

Perez was no prospect himself.  In fact, he was older than Dye at 28, in his fifth major-league season which included two season in which he played a full 162 games, and had never turned in an OPS+ higher than 86.

In the two years preceding the trade, Jermaine Dye had a 119 and a 135 OPS+ season.

Perez had 805 PAs for the Royals and never got his OBP above .300.

Dye would finish the trade-year out with a 109 OPS+ and turn in only one sub-100 OPS+ season the rest of his career, and even that was a season cut short by a horrific injury that damn near ended his career.

So, when you're filling out your "brackets" (which advances, the better deal or the worse deal?), just remember that not a single one of those 64 transactions (what, no play-in games?) can hold a candle to Neifi Perez for Jermaine Dye.

This FanPost was written by a member of the Royals Review community. It does not necessarily reflect the views of the editors and writers of this site.

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