San Francisco Giants: What were the worst moves of the 2010s?
SF Giants’ worst moves, No. 4: Matt Duffy for Matt Moore trade, 2016 trade deadline
Honestly, this was just a bizarre trade all the way around. The other thing about this trade is that neither team really gained when all was said and done. For that reason alone, this trade is arguably one of the worst trades of the 2010s.
On one hand, you could argue that the Giants won this trade because Matt Moore was one of the biggest reasons that they made it to the NLDS in 2016. However, from there on Moore was a disaster for the team. He went 6-15 and had a 5.52 ERA in 2017 before being dealt by the Giants to the Texas Rangers the following offseason.
The weirdest part of the offseason was that the Giants for some reason picked up Moore’s $9 Million team option before dealing him elsewhere.
As for the Rays, they certainly didn’t get what they wanted out of Matt Duffy, either. In his time in Tampa Bay, he was mostly on the injured list with a bunch of different ailments. When with the Giants, Duffy was the starter at third base after Pablo Sandoval left.
Looking back on it, both teams probably have plenty of regrets when it comes to making this deal.
For more information on this trade, read Jeff Young’s breakdown from March.