Bowa requested a three-year deal, but team president Bill Giles had no intention on handing out a multi-year deal to an aging shortstop. When the team flat refused to grant Bowa the contract he desired, Bowa went on a tirade, accusing the organization of lacking class. Bowa was still under his old contract, though, so the Phillies either had to keep a disgruntled player on their team or trade him to another organization.
With a trade, however, the Phillies would not have any leverage as their dispute with Bowa was in the public eye.
Later speaking about the trade, Green said, "We knew we had them over a barrel. On January 27, the two teams had reached an agreement. While Sandberg went on to enjoy a highly-successful career with the Cubs that would lead to enshrinement in the Hall of Fame, DeJesus had three very lackluster years with the Phillies, hitting just. From to , Sandberg made 10 consecutive All-Star teams. Sandberg finished his career with 62 Wins Above Replacement WAR , a sabermetric statistic that factors in a player's contributions on both offense and defense, then accounts for the position he plays and compares him to the expected production of a replacement-level player a theoretical player who would be freely available to play for the league minimum salary.
There is no doubt that, if Sandberg had stayed in the Phillies organization, he would have retired as the greatest second baseman in Phillies history.
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Unfortunately, the Phillies were forced into action by an ugly contract dispute with one of the team's most recognizable players in Larry Bowa. Bowa, of course, would later return to the Phillies as a manager in , but left at the end of the season after many clashes with his players, including third baseman Scott Rolen.
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Bowa's fiery personality was one reason why he was and still is such a controversial figure in Philadelphia sports history, but the Sandberg trade is as big a part of it. Who knows just how good the Phillies would have been with Sandberg -- they may not have had to wait 10 years to reach the postseason.
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