David Cone for Jeff Kent and Ryan Thompson
|Date: August 27, 1992|
|Team: Toronto Blue Jays|
|Sent: David Cone|
|Received: Jeff Kent, Ryan Thompson|
The Mets made a trade with the Blue Jays in late August of 1992. Pitcher David Cone was sent to Toronto in exchange for infielder Jeff Kent. The Mets acquired outfielder Ryan Thompson from the Jays five days later. Cone had been a solid starter for the Mets with 80 wins over six seasons. Kent had played in 65 games with the Toronto team while Thompson had no major league experience.
The deal had some production for the Mets. Kent played in 498 games with the team, batting .279 with 67 home runs. Jeff had 267 runs batted in and 829 total bases as a Met. Thompson had 238 hits, including 39 homers, in four seasons with the Mets.
Cone had a 4-3 won-lost record for Toronto over the rest of the '92 season. In the American League Championship Series, he was the winning pitcher in Game 2 against the Athletics. David pitched two games for the Jays' in their World Series triumph over the Braves in '92. He then joined the Kansas City Royals as a free agent.