The 20 worst A-Braves pitchers: #5, Jeff Parrett
Bobby’s last major move as Braves GM was his worst, though strangely it worked out for the best. Murph had been on the trading block for a year, and at one point Bobby was near a deal with the Mets that would’ve brought Lenny Dykstra, Howard Johnson and Rick Aguilera to Atlanta. It would’ve been a fantastic haul but, had it happened, TP and Otis would’ve likely never been Braves.
Instead JS’ predecessor sent Murph and Tommy Greene to the Phils for Jeff Parrett, Victor Rosario and Jim Vatcher. Murph was pretty much done but Greene had two above-average seasons as a Phils starter.
Parrett, a decent set-up reliever with the Expos and Phils, wasn’t even competent in Atlanta, allowing 58 hits and walking 31 in 48-1/3 IP. He started the ’91 season with the eventual NL champs but spent most of the year in Richmond. He was released in December of that year and resurfaced in Oakland, where he won 9 games with a 3.02 ERA.