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No Randy Johnson vs. Ken Griffey, but Seattle Finally Says Goodbye to the Unit

Published by on May 23, 2009
Article Source: Bleacher Report - MLB

Eleven years ago, Randy Johnson was traded to the Houston Astros for Freddy Garcia, Carlos Guillen and John Halama. He was bitter that he couldn’t get a new contract worked out in Seattle.

Three years after the trade, Johnson was a World Series MVP and getting paid what he deserved in Arizona.

Should have he gotten paid in Seattle during the 1998 season? Some say that having Garcia and Halama was good enough; it got the team to a couple playoff appearances and a couple division titles.

The ace of the time was Jaime Moyer; Garcia made pushes for it, but could never really hold on to that position.


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