Suppose that the Yankees had hired Dombrowski when he was available last August and fired their GM Brian Cashman? Or suppose that the Yankees had simply traded Cashman for Dombrowski? The two teams would probably be in very different positions.
So, what about trading executives? Obviously, trading the traders would have to be done my their bosses, the owners. In the past field managers have been traded. Cleveland manager Joe Gordon was traded for Detroit manager Jimmy Dykes.
... on August 3, 1960, the manager swap was made. The trade was truly bizarre and one that helped neither team.
- October 28, 2002: Traded by the Seattle Mariners with Antonio Perez to the Tampa Bay Devil Rays for Randy Winn.
Sunday, May 5, 1963, , Polo Grounds V
Attendance: 53,880, Time of Game: 2:40
Second game of doubleheader
Mets 4, Giants 2
That was the final game for Hodges: 0 for 4 playing first base.
- May 23, 1963: Traded by the New York Mets to the Washington Senators for Jim Piersall.
- November 27, 1967: Traded by the Washington Senators to the New York Mets for Bill Denehy and $100,000.
Back to trading general managers. What or whom do you think your GM is worth? What or whom could the Yankees get for Brian Cashman? Would you trade him for the Dodgers GM? How about the Pirates? How about simply for Dombrowski? How much are they worth?