Trade for a manager? It's happened five times before

Trade for a manager? It's happened five times before
October 21, 2012, 6:42 pm
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How rare is it for a team to trade for a new manager?
The Red Sox-Blue Jays "swap" of Mike Aviles for John Farrell (with David Carpenter thrown in to make it all legal) is the sixth time its happened in baseball history. The other five:
In September, 2011, the Marlins acquired manager Ozzie Guillen and right-hander Ricardo Andres from the White Sox for right-hander Jhan Marinez and infielder Ozzie Martinez.
In October, 2002, the Rays acquired manager Lou Piniella and infielder Antonio Perez from the Mariners for outfielder Randy Winn.
In November, 1976, the Pirates acquired Chuck Tanner and cash from the A'd for catcher Manny Sanguillen. (Player-for-non-player swaps were not against MLB rules then.)
In November, 1967, the Mets acquired manager Gil Hodges from the Senators for right-hander Bill Denehy and cash.
And during the 1960 season, the Tigers and Indians actually traded managers. Cleveland sent Joe Gordon to Detroit for Jimmy Dykes.