Alex Trevino, Jim Kern and Greg Harris for George Foster
|Date: February 10, 1982|
|Team: Cincinnati Reds|
|Sent: Alex Trevino, Greg Harris, Jim Kern|
|Received: George Foster|
In 1982, the Mets made a deal that was an apparent sign of commitment to winning. They obtained veteran outfielder George Foster from the Cincinnati Reds for catcher Alex Trevino and pitchers Greg Harris and Jim Kern. Foster was an All-Star and a Most Valuable Player who had been part of Reds' championship teams during the 1970s. Trevino and Harris were in the early stages of their major league careers and Kern was a newly-acquired veteran reliever who had not pitched in a game for the Mets.
Foster became part of a resurgent Mets team in the 1980s. He had 99 home runs and 361 RBIs in five seasons in New York. George's time as a Met began with another last-place finish for the team in '82 and spanned until the 1986 World Championship season.
Trevino batted .239 in 200 games for the Reds before being dealt to the Braves in 1984. Harris had a 2-6 won-lost record for Cincinnati in 35 game appearances. Kern had a 3-5 record and two saves with the Reds in '82 and was traded to the Chicago White Sox during the season.