Fearing losing him after the season for little compensation, the Pirates traded #2 starter John Smiley to the Twins for a pair of prospects during spring training 1992. The results were not disastrous, but perhaps could have been much better. (Click to embiggen)
Fun side notes: John Smiley wound up signing with the Reds. The Twins used the draft pick they received on Torii Hunter. I would have loved to have seen him in center for the Pirates instead of the litany of mediocrity that was trudged out after Andy Van Slyke left.
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