Note: Mike’s on his honeymoon until September 28! Enjoy this auto-published post and help pray that some giant breaking news didn’t drop minutes before this fun yet otherwise fluffy post went up.
Over more than 40 years of play, the Padres & Dodgers have hooked up on trades only three times. Shocking to say, none were exactly earth-shattering:
August 19, 2008: The San Diego Padres traded Greg Maddux to the Los Angeles Dodgers for players to be named later. The Los Angeles Dodgers sent Eduardo Perez (minors) (September 30, 2008) and Michael Watt (minors) (September 30, 2008) to the San Diego Padres to complete the trade.
What, you don’t remember Widd Workman or Al McBean?
The original move for Maddux, aquiring him from the Cubs in 2006 for Cesar Izturis, worked out very well for the Dodgers, and counts as one of the positive feathers in Ned Colletti’s assuredly cowboy-shaped hat. Maddux signed in San Diego for the next two seasons and made a return engagement to Los Angeles in 2008, though without as much success, pitching to a 5.09 ERA in seven starts before retiring. I vaguely remember there being some consternation about Watt, but four years later he’s still in the Padre organization with only two games above A-ball. Still fun to think that one of the best pitchers of all time donned a Dodger uniform, if even for just a short time.