On January 30, 1978, Commissioner Bowie Kuhn cancels the recent trade that sent Vida Blue from the Oakland A’s to the Cincinnati Reds for first baseman Dave Revering and $1.75 million in cash. Believing that the A’s did not receive adequate compensation, Kuhn recommends that the trade be restructured. On February 25, the A’s will acquire Revering in a different trade, this time for pitcher Doug Bair. On March 15, the A’s will once again trade Blue, this time to the San Francisco Giants for seven players and $400,000. The seven include catcher Gary Alexander, infielder Mario Guerrero, outfielder Gary Thomasson, and pitchers Dave Heaverlo, Phil Huffman, John Henry Johnson and Alan Wirth. None of the seven will have much impact, while Blue will win 18 games in 1978.
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