In 2015, Milwaukee Brewers General Manager, Doug Melvin thought he had a trade worked out with the Mets to send Carlos Gomez to New York in exchange for pitcher, Zach Wheeler and infielder, Wilmer Flores. As Melvin and Brewers staffers dined in a downtown Milwaukee restaurant, the social media world learned of the agreed upon deal, and things began to fall apart.
Ultimately, the trade was off, and Melvin was left scrambling for plan-B.
After a botched sign-and-trade arrangement with the Sacramento Kings, Milwaukee Bucks General Manager, Jon Horst finds himself in a similar situation.
Like the Brewers arranged deal, the Bucks plan to acquire Bogdan Bogdanovich played out on social media with one “insider” claiming the deal was done. The Bucks are no longer pursuing Bogdanovich and the NBA is working to determine if the Bucks are in violation of league tampering rules.
Bogdan Bogdanovich is not coming to Milwaukee.
Fans are understandably disappointed.
As evidenced by a flurry of free agent signings over the weekend, Horst is not done swinging.
As for Melvin’s plan-B in 2015…it was a trade deadline deal with the Houston Astros that brought to Milwaukee, Adrian Houser, Brett Phillips, Domingo Santana, and two-time National League reliever of the year, Josh Hader.
Sometimes a failed deal, ends up a blessing.