September 15, 2007
Goudey Trade-away #14: Kazmir for Top Prospects 1B
This trade comes in from Bob of Manchester Center, Vermont.
Giving: Scott Kazmir, #142 (red back)
Getting: Top Prospects 1B, 1992 Topps
Despite their randomness in pairing, Scott Kazmir and Ryan Klesko have something in common: first, their former teams gave them up for practically nothing, and second, they either played out the balance of their career (Klesko) or are playing currently (Kazmir) in relative obscurity. They are both also very, very good at what they do.
Just one other note about the Klesko card. I've always been intrigued by John Jaha. It's probably due to his uncommon last name, but I really bought into those rookies I would never have heard of if it weren't for baseball cards. Guys like Jaha, Matt Mieske, Chad Mottola, Midre Cummings. You can add Jermaine Allensworth to that list. Funny thing about Jermaine Allensworth...there was a skit on SNL about a hundred years ago with Tracey Morgan where Morgan kept repeating the words 'Jermaine Allensworth' until they had almost no meaning. It was a running joke that nobody got. I don't know why I remember that.