Jamey Newberg looks back with a very interesting article for MLB.com. I wasn’t aware of any of this.
Apparently back in 1999, the Rangers almost traded talented young center fielder Ruben Mateo to the Blue Jays as part of a package for Roger Clemens. Newberg examines how all the related dominoes fell for Texas; it’s a good read. The main players, Jim Bowden and Doug Melvin, are of course still wheeling and dealing today.