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Defining a horrific trade

How do you define the worst baseball trade ever? Jonah Keri sorts it out with a little help from the 2006 Reds.

Updated: July 14, 2006, 3:24 PM ET
By Jonah Keri | Special to Page 2

The e-mail came in from my buddy Rich about 4 p.m. Thursday.

"As a Reds fan, I have to ask: What the hell was that trade about? It has to be a joke, doesn't it? Krivsky fleeced by Jim Bowden? Say it ain't so."

Scenarios quickly flashed through my mind. All but out of the race, the Nats were known to be shopping Alfonso Soriano, their most expensive and most marketable player. What could GM Wayne Krivsky and the Reds possibly have given up for him? Austin Kearns and some ...

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