Originally Posted by shingo10
Of one of the greatest trades in White Sox history (just in my opinion)
Sent Rowand to Phillie and got future Hall Of Famer Jim Thome. I hated to lose Rowand but this deal was too good to pass up. I don't know if I've ever been as excited to be a fan as I was during that offseason. Coming off the WS Title our 3-4-5 was set up to be Thome, Dye, Konerko...ahh what might have been.
Nevertheless that 2006 team was super fun to watch on offense. Almost hard to believe a White Sox team could score with such ease.
That wasn't a great trade. We gave up Gio as well. Rowand signed a huge contract out of that year in Philly.
The great trade was getting Gio and Floyd for Garcia.