Grade the Trade: Willie Randolph from the Pirates to the Yankees

On December 11, 1975, the Pittsburgh Pirates traded Willie Randolph, Ken Brett, and Dock Ellis to the New York Yankees for Doc Medich. One can certainly understand the Buc’s interest in Medich. He had just turned 27 years old two days before the trade and over the previous three seasons Medich had a record of 49-40, averaged 262 innings pitched, and an ERA+ of 110. Surely, the best was yet to come and the Pirates were willing to stake 3 players on their bet.

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