Mar 29, 2014; Montreal, Quebec, CAN; Fans with banners supporting the return of the Montreal Expos during the game between the New York Mets and the Toronto Blue Jays at Olympic Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Eric Bolte-USA TODAY Sports
A trade that really put a damper on things in the late 80’s early 90’s was fan-favorite Mike Aldrete going to the Montreal Expos for Tracy Jones in December of 1988. Jones had hit .295 the year before, and was seen as someone on the rise. Aldrete was seen as having hit his ceiling. Even if his ceiling at that time was a .280-.290 average and very little pop, they got good use in a player like that years later with Bill Mueller.
It hurt Aldrete’s career as he was never given ample playing time after leaving the Giants. His uniform number was 25. Jones took over the number 25, and ended up playing in 40 games, hitting .186 before being traded to the Detroit Tigers for…..