I swear that there are a million stories just like this. I don't care. They get me every time. Larry Stone:
[...] on Dec. 4, 1995, the Mariners nixed a trade that would have sent pitcher Sterling Hitchcock and [Jorge] Posada to the Mariners for [Tino] Martinez and a reliever, either Jeff Nelson, Bill Risley, or, wait for it, Bobby Ayala.
With the Yankees, Posada went on to win four World Series. Would he have done the same with the Mariners? All signs point to yes.