What do Scott Cooper, Phil Plantier, Kevin Morton, and David Owen have in common?
"Who are four people who have never been in my kitchen."
Actually Cliff, the Astros asked for each of the players in return for Larry Andersen, and the Red Sox GM Lou Gorman rejected them each time. Lou finally did say yes to the Astros when they settled for Jeff Bagwell. Rob Neyer explains in this painful reminder.