It has been a short history of intra-trades between the I-5 divisional rivals. Thursday was the biggest trade of all between Los Angeles and San Diego, probably the biggest for the Padres in franchise history. So let’s take a look back at some of the trades that have happened before between the Dodgers and Padres.
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Dodgers acquire RHP Al McBean from Padres for Tommy Dean and Leon Everitt
McBean played for the inaugural 1969 National League addition Padres for one game and was traded to the Dodgers. The Padres were probably thinking they were getting the 13-3 pitcher from Pittsburgh in 1963, guess they thought otherwise. McBean didn’t pan out so well in L.A. either, with a 2-6 record in 1969 and was released in 1970. Tommy Dean appeared in 101 games in 1969 for San Diego but only batted .176 and Leon Everitt appeared in five games with an 0-1 record and an ERA at 8.04.
Padres acquire RHP Jim Bruske for Widd Workman
Bruske lasted only a month in 1998 with the Padres after being traded from L.A. Bruske then went from San Diego to the Yankees that year and was released in 1999. Widd Workman was just a career minor leaguer, never made it to the big show.
Dodgers acquire RHP Greg Maddux for Eduardo Perez (Not the ESPN Perez) and Mike Watt
The Mad Dog was a great pitcher for San Diego, when they were competitive. 2008 was not a great year at all for the Padres and packed it in by trading Maddux for a bag of peanuts. The Dodgers did make the playoffs that year before falling to the eventual World Champion Phillies. 42-year-old Maddux was used in more of a backup role with a 2-4 record and 5.09 ERA. Maddux retired following the 2008 season.
Padres acquire Matt Kemp, Tim Federowicz for Yasmani Grandal, Joe Wieland and Zach Eflin.
Pending physical, the homegrown Dodgers talent excelled into near MVP status with his power. The Padres no doubt will acquire one of the biggest players in the game when healthy.
Time will tell how this trade will shake out, but it certainly has added some TNT to the trading history between these two nearby neighbors in Southern California.