Rico Brogna for Ricardo Jordan and Toby Borland
|Date: November 27, 1996|
|Team: Philadelphia Phillies|
|Sent: Rico Brogna|
|Received: Ricardo Jordan, Toby Borland|
The Mets made a trade with the Phillies after the 1996 season. First baseman Rico Brogna was sent to Philadelphia for pitchers Ricardo Jordan and Toby Borland. Over the previous three seasons, Brogna was a productive player for the Mets with a .291 batting average in 228 games. Jordan had pitched in 41 games in two major league seasons. Borland was a Phils' reliever for three years.
Jordan appeared in 22 games for the Mets in 1997. He had a 1-2 won-lost record with no saves and a 5.33 earned run average. Ricardo joined the Cincinnati Reds to end his career in 1998. Borland had a 6.07 ERA in 13 appearances for the Mets in the first month of the '97 season. He was traded to the Red Sox on May 12.