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J.P. Ricciardi: Looking Back On The Best (and Worst) Moves of His Career

Anthony EmersonAnalyst IOctober 3, 2009

J.P. Ricciardi: Looking Back On The Best (and Worst) Moves of His Career

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Good Move No. 1: Traded Billy Koch to the Oakland Athletics for Eric Hinske and Justin Miller

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Good Move No. 2: Traded Mike Rouse and a minor leaguer Chris Mowday to the Athletics for Cory Lidle

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Good Move No. 3: Signed FA Josh Towers

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Good Move No. 4: Signed FA Frank Catalanotto

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Good Move No. 5: Traded Bobby Kielty to the Athletics for Ted Lilly

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Good Move No. 6: Acquired Justin Speier from the Colorado Rockies

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Good Move No. 7: Signed FA Gregg Zaun

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Good Move No. 8: Traded a player to be named later to the Cleveland Indians for John McDonald

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Good Move No. 9: Traded Adam Peterson to the Arizona Diamondbacks for Shea Hillenbrand

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Good Move No. 10: Traded Dave Bush, Gabe Gross and Zach Jackson to the Milwaukee Brewers for Lyle Overbay and Ty Taubenhein

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Good Move No. 11: Signed FA AJ Burnett

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Good Move No. 12: Traded Orlando Hudson and Miguel Batista to the Diamondbacks for Troy Glaus and minor leaguer Sergio Santos

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Good Move No. 13: Claimed Joe Inglett off waivers from the Cleveland Indians

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Good Move No. 14: Released Armando Benitez

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Good Move No. 15: Traded Scott Rolen to the Cincinatti Reds for Edwin Encarnacion and Josh Roenicke

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Bad Move No. 1: Traded Paul Quantrill and Cesar Izturis to the Los Angeles Dodgers for minor leaguer Chad Ricketts and Luke Propkopec

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Bad Move No. 2: Traded Raul Mondesi to the New York Yankees for Scott Wiggins

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Bad Move No. 3: Claimed Jason Kershner of waivers from the San Diego Padres

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Bad Move No. 4: Released Chris Carpenter

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Bad Move No. 5: Traded Shannon Stewart and a player to be named later to the Minnesota Twins for Bobby Kielty

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Bad Move No. 6: Traded Jayson Werth to the Los Angeles Dodgers for Jason Frasor

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Bad Move No. 7: Traded Josh Phelps to the Cleveland Indians for Eric Crozier

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Bad Move No. 8: Signed FA Corey Koskie

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Bad Move No. 9: Traded Scott Schoeneweis to the Cincinatti Reds for a player to be named later (Trevor Lawhorn)

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Bad Move #10: Signed FA BJ Ryan

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Bad Move No. 11: Signed FA Frank Thomas

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Bad Move #12: Resigned Vernon Wells to a 7-year, $126 million contract

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Bad Move No. 13: Signed FA Victor Zambrano

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Bad Move No. 14: Traded Troy Glaus to the St. Louis Cardinals for Scott Rolen

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Bad Move No. 15: Not trading Roy Halladay

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