Red Sox: What if Jamie Moyer never got traded to Seattle in 1996?
Seattle ran circles around Boston in the now famous 1996 trade
Just the image how valuable Jamie Moyer was to the M’s. Moyer spent 11 seasons in Seattle. Bragg? Well he went 2+ seasons in Boston, never even close living up to the deal that sent Moyer to Seattle.
Moyer was a part of some of the most dominant Mariner squads in team history. Teaming up with Mariner legends Ken Griffey Jr., Jay Buhner, Edgar Martinez and pitching greats including the Big Unit in the 90’s and King Felix in the early 2000’s.
Jamie Moyer will never be remembered for a blazing arm with blazing speed. Moyer will be always be remembered for his longevity as a starting pitcher, his durability, and more importantly as a Mariner’s Legend.
Darren Bragg on the other hand? Well he’ll be remembered as the guy that went to Boston for one of the best in Mariners club history. If only the Red Sox could make a trade with the Mariners to get a better return. Hmm…foreshadowing perhaps?
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