On October 28, 1988 — The Padres trade Keith Moreland and Chris Brown to the Tigers for pitcher Walt Terrell, who will be dealt, along with a player to be named [Freddie Toliver], to the Yankees in July. The midseason swap will bring Don Schulze and Mike Pagliarulo to San Diego.

How did it all work out? 

Moreland will retire after the 1989 season. He will play about half the season for the Tigers and finish up his final months as an Oriole.

Terrell will pitch poorly for the Padres, and get traded to New York and despite an ERA over 5, he was 6-5, he then went to Pittsburgh and finished his final 3 years as a Tiger, including leading the league in hits allowed in 1991.

Chris Brown after his 1986 All-Star Campaign could never put it together again, after hitting 235 for the Padres in 1988, he dropped to .193 for the Tigers and he was released and never played professional baseball again.

Mike Pagliarulo, will never hit like he once did early in his career, he will bounce around and end up as the regular third baseman and playing a key role for the 1991 World Series-winning Minnesota Twins. He will end out of baseball after the 1993 season.

Don Schulze, ended up out of baseball after a failed 1989 campaign as well.

Overall, many interesting names changed teams but this traded never moved the needle for any of the teams.

 


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Sources:
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