JOE NGUYEN from denverpost reported that The Rockies officially traded away Silver Slugging, Gold Glove-winning, all-star third baseman Nolan Arenado to the St. Louis Cardinals on Monday.
It’s not the first time a Denver team shipped off one its biggest stars, nor will it be the last. Here’s a look at other times it happened and how it worked out for the Colorado club:
Aug. 16, 1978
What Nuggets got: George McGinnis and a 1978 first-round draft pick (Mike Evans)
What 76ers got: Bobby Jones, Ralph Simpson and a 1984 first-round draft pick (Leon Wood)
The “Secretary of Defense” was a three-time all-star in Denver before he was traded to Philadelphia. He played for eight seasons with the 76ers and finished his career with nine All-NBA defensive team honors. He is a member of the Basketball Hall of Fame.
Simpson was on the tail-end of his career, playing just one season in Philadelphia. He retired two years later after a short stint with the Nets. Wood was a journeyman in the NBA spending parts of seven seasons with six different teams.