The Doug DeCinces Trade 30 Years Ago This Weekend • Halolinks

Roid Sox Reliever Dustin Richardson tested positive for FIVE banned substances. Guess once Bahstin traded him the ability to mask the juice was tougher.

Saturday is the 30th anniversary of one of the great trades in Angels history. NEWSPAPER COVERAGE FROM BACK IN THE DAY. The Orioles made room for a young Cal Ripken Jr. by trading Doug DeCinces and a scrub pitcher to the Angels for Dan Ford. DeCinces went on to accrue 18 WAR in 5 seasons including a monster 7.4 n 1982 for the AL West division winners. Although Baltimore won the World Series with Ford in 1983, he accrued a total of 0.2 WAR for the birds. The sting of the lopsided trade is historically ameliorated by that championship and the tenure of Cal Ripken Jr. But still... 18 > 0.2 ...Wow just Wow.

Slow News Day, two articles...

A very long but detailed and amazing article destroying the credibility of PSA baseball memorabilia authentication. Absolute scum working out there.

Tests on Dustin Richardson Found 5 Banned Substances. Dustin Richardson, a former Chowd reliever, was suspended this week for 50 games after a random drug test came up positive for FIVE performance-enhancing drugs.

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