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Sandberg Trade Comes Full Circle

Dealing Ryne Sandberg to the Chicago Cubs still lingers as one of the worst deals the Phillies have ever made. This winter, they could have easily repeated the mistake if other GMs had their way.

It was June of 1978 and the Phillies were 1 1/2 games out of first in the National League East. The amateur draft was going on and the Phillies had drafted future "greats" such as Ed Hearn, Dwight Taylor and of course, first rounder Rip Rollins. As the draft hit the 20th round and only the most avid of fans were still paying any attention, the Phillies called out the name of a young infielder from...

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