|Waive Them Bye-Bye|
Impact waiver-wire deals since the 1987 Doyle Alexander-for-John Smoltz swap.
|| Storm Davis (Padres) for Rob Nelson and Dave Leiper (A's)
||Davis won 42 games over the next three seasons for the pennant-winning A's.
|| Pedro Guerrero (Dodgers) for John Tudor (Cardinals)
||Tudor (4-3, 2.41 ERA) helped Dodgers win NL West; Guerrero hit only 44 home runs in the next five years.
|| Fred Lynn (Orioles) for Chris Hoiles , Cesar Mejia and Robinson Garcia (Tigers)
||Lynn hit .222 with 7 HR and 19 RBI in 27 games as the Tigers fell one game short of the AL East title. Hoiles, a catcher, hit 151 HR from 1989-1998, including 29 in 1993 and 25 in 1996.
|| Francisco Cabrera (Blue Jays) for Tony Castillo and Jim Acker (Braves)
||Cabrera won Game 7 of the 1992 NLCS with a two-out, two-RBI single in the bottom of the ninth. Otherwise he didn't do much. Acker helped the Blue Jays win the AL East with a 2-1 record and 1.59 ERA in 14 games.
|| Zane Smith (Expos) for Moises Alou , Scott Ruskin , and Willie Greene (Pirates)
||Smith keyed the Pirates' NL East pennant run by going 6-2 with a 1.30 ERA. Alou had two 20-plus HR seasons and hit .339 in 1994 before moving on to the Marlins and then Astros.
|| Harold Baines (Rangers) for Scott Chiamparino and Joe Bitker (A's)
||Baines hit .266 with 3 HR and 21 RBI in 32 games, then hit .357 with 3 RBI in ALCS.
|| Willie McGee (Cardinals) for Felix Jose , IF Stan Royer and RHP Daryl Green (A's)
||McGee hit .274, with 15 RBI in 21 games after qualifying and winning the NL batting title the same season.
|| Larry Andersen (Astros) for Jeff Bagwell (Red Sox)
||Andersen posted 1.23 ERA in 15 games, with one save for division-winning Boston. Bagwell has hit nearly 300 HR for Astros.
|| Candy Maldonado (Brewers) for IF William Suero , P Rob Wishnevski (Blue Jays)
||This was a great deal for the Blue Jays, who got a .277 average, 7 HR, and 28 RBI from Maldonado on their way to the 1991 AL East crown and then a 20 HR season from him in 1992, when they won the World Series.
|| David Cone (Mets) for Jeff Kent , Ryan Thompson (Blue Jays)
||Cone went 4-3 with a 2.55 ERA for world champion Jays. Kent didn't blossom until 1997 with the Giants.
|| Jeff Reardon (Red Sox) for Nathan Minchey and Sean Ross (Braves)
||Reardon solidified the Braves' bullpen, going 3-0 with 3 saves and a 1.15 ERA in 14 games. He also tossed three scoreless innings with a win and a save in the NLCS.
|| Vince Coleman (Royals) for Jim Converse (Mariners)
||Coleman hit .290 with 16 SB for the M's, who won the AL West by a game.
|| John Burkett (Marlins) for Ryan Dempster and Rick Helling (Rangers)
||Burkett went 5-2 with 4.06 ERA for Rangers, who won the AL West by 4.5 games. Dempster is an All-Star now with the Marlins. The Rangers got Helling back for Ed Vosberg in another waiver-wire deal on Aug. 12, 1997, and he has won 46 games since the start of 1998.
|| Denny Neagle (Pirates) for Jason Schmidt and Ron Wright (Braves)
||Neagle went 2-3 with a 5.59 ERA in '96 but followed that up with a 36 wins over the next two years.
|| Pete Incaviglia and Todd Zeile (Phillies) for Calvin Maduro and Garrett Stephenson (Orioles)
||This deal helped the O's win the wild card as Zeile hit .239 with 5 HR, 19 RBI and Incaviglia hit .303 with 2 HR, 8 RBI in spot duty. Stephenson is coming into his own now as a member of the Cardinals.
|| Kent Mercker (Cardinals) for Mike Matthews and David Benham (Red Sox)
||Mercker gave the Red Sox a boost in winning the AL wild card, going 2-0 with a 3.51 ERA in five starts.
|| Baines (Orioles) for Jimmy Hamilton (Indians)
||This was made to help the Indians in the playoffs, and Baines did that by hitting .357 with a homer and 4 RBI in the division series loss to Boston.
|| Rod Beck (Cubs) for Mark Guthrie and Cole Liniak (Red Sox)
||Beck was part of the Red Sox wild card team, saving three games and posting a 1.93 ERA in 14 games.