Tuesday, September 17, 2013
1977 Topps - Jeff Burroughs.
Continued power decline in 1976 led Texas to conclude that Jeff Burroughs was not the Rangers right-fielder of the future. Management was looking to make a move and Jeff's apparently deteriorating skills with the bat made him expendable.
On December 9, 1976 Texas traded Burroughs to the Atlanta Braves for Ken Henderson, Roger Moret, Adrian Devine, Dave May, Carl Morton, and $250,000.
The change of scenery proved beneficial for Burrroughs as he hammered 41 home runs in 1977 for the Braves. That probably turned a few faces red in the Rangers front office.