Best and Worst Team Decisions in PBA History

ely_tistaely_tista Member PEx Veteran ⭐⭐
Here are the lists of some worst decisions ever made by some PBA Teams in NO particular order.

1. ALASKA ACES

BEST:

Acquiring talents through trades (Lastimosa – Cabahug, Cariaso – Solomon, Devance-Mercado, etc.)

Following the salary cap in a very efficient manner.

Signing of Tim Cone in 1989.

Lending the Big Three for the National Team, inspite of eyeing a second grandslam in 1998.

WORST:

Trading Kenneth Duremdes to Sta. Lucia for Brandon Cablay

Trading Johnny Abarrientos and Poch Juinio to Coca-Cola Tigers for Ali Peek and Jon Ordonio

Letting go of Tim Cone (although Tim asked for his release but I know that there’s something else in between)


2. BARAKO BULL (formerly Air21)

BEST:

Drafting the best talents in every PBA draft (I might also include this to the worst decision)

Introducing Shawn Daniels in the PBA (one of the best import played here in the league)

WORST:

Drafting the best talents in every PBA draft and trading it after for some bags of peanuts.

Considered as the farm team of SMC and MVP teams
3. BARANGAY GINEBRA GIN KINGS

BEST:

Drafting Mark Caguioa in the 2001 PBA Draft and signing the free-agent Jayjay Helterbrand.

Acquiring Rudy Hatfield, Billy Mamaril and Rafi Reavis from Coca-Cola

Signing the free agent then, Bal David, in 1996.

WORST:

Forming a line-up of “security guards”.

Letting Rudy Hatfield to come and go for the team (whenever he likes to play ball)

Allan Caidic as coach (which lead to Sonny Jaworski leaving the team in 1998)

Drafting EJ Feihl, even Duremdes and Cariaso is still available in the 1995 PBA Draft.

Their famous “walk-out” versus Shell in 1990.

4. BMEG Llamados

BEST:

Of course, signing Tim Cone as coach.

Elevating Jojo Lastimosa, Alvin Patrimonio, Jerry Codinera and other players to form the Purefoods team in 1988.

Hiring Baby Dalupan (the winningest coach in the PBA) as their coach.

Matching the offer of Pepsi Mega in 1991 on Alvin Patrimonio for 25 million 5-year contract.

Drafting James Yap in 2005 PBA Draft.

WORST:

Trading Marc Pingris to San Miguel in 2008 for Enrico Villanueva.

Trading Jerry Codinera to Mobiline in 1999 for Andy Seigle.

Hiring the “Fil-Sham” Al Segova.

5. MERALCO BOLTS

BEST:

Buying the Sta. Lucia franchise

Acquiring talents like Asi Taulava, Marc Cardona and Sol Mercado.

WORST:

Offering a one conference contract to Marlou Aquino.

Using the name “Meralco” even the charges in our electricity is very high.

6. PETRON BLAZE BOOSTERS

BEST:

Signing Danny Seigle as “direct-hire” in 1999.

Signing the free agent, Olsen Racela, in 1997.

Drafting Danny Ildefonso during the 1998 PBA Draft.

WORST:

Trading LA Tenorio and Larry Fonacier to Alaska in exchange of Mike Cortez and Ken Bono.

Acquiring talents in Air 21 (or should I say “hoarding”)

Draft boo-boos by Jong Uichico during his stint with the team.

Drafting Sam Eman, when Ryan Reyes is still available.

Trading Seigle, Pena, Hontiveros and Artadi to Air 21

Using the name “Petron” even there’s always an oil price hike (and to stop Phoenix from entering the league).

7. POWERADE TIGERS

BEST:

Drafting JV Casio and Marcio Lassiter in the 2011 PBA Draft.

Acquiring Gary David from Air21 for Alex Cabagnot.

Acquiring Doug Kramer and Josh Vandalingham from Rain or Shine.

WORST:

Not replacing their coach Bo Perasol.

Acquiring old players through trade.

Letting Kenneth Duremdes play again this season.

8. RAIN ELASTO PAINTERS

BEST:

Drafting Paul Lee in the 2011 PBA Draft.

Drafting Gabe Norwood in the 2008 PBA Draft.

Signing Yeng Guiao as head coach.

WORST:

I can’t remember any…

9. TALK N TEXT TROPANG TEXTERS

BEST:

Signing Asi Taulava as “direct-hire” in 1999.

Good draft choices like Jimmy Alapag (2003), Harvey Carey (2003), Jason Castro (2008)

Lending players for the national team.

WORST:

Trading Asi Taulava (thanks to Derek Pumaren)
“Choosing” Petron Blaze Boosters to end their “grand slam” bid.

Allowing Jason Castro to play even he is injured.

And allowing Chot Reyes to “air” his drama about his team.


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Comments

  • paralusiparalusi Member PExer
    pare, dapat yata e mag-request ka na ng sarili mong subforum dito sa PBA.

    *okay*
  • potpot13potpot13 Member PExer
    hahaha.
    paramihan ng post ang labanan.

    Walanag laman!
    Very basic.
    Better come up with few write ups with quality informations.
  • 1995 - Ginebra trading Cariaso for Bong Solomon.... bad trip tlaga un. Tapos Ddot Jworski over Elmer Lago?
  • death_rowdeath_row Member PEx Influencer ⭐⭐⭐
    How is hiring al segova one of their worst moves? Segova was actually a good hire. Exceptfor that he is a filsham. But as a player, e is good.
  • NYfanaticNYfanatic Member PExer
    cadel mosqueda for glenn capacio...
  • bluecorner13bluecorner13 Nakakapagpabagabag PExer
    ely_tista wrote: »
    8. RAIN ELASTO PAINTERS

    BEST:

    Drafting Paul Lee in the 2011 PBA Draft.

    Drafting Gabe Norwood in the 2008 PBA Draft.

    Signing Yeng Guiao as head coach.

    WORST:

    I can’t remember any…


    hiring Caloy Garcia as head coach

    jun cabatu and jay sagad as direct hires (for a new team)

    letting alex compton leave the team
  • redick4redick4 Blue Devil PExer
    potpot13 wrote: »
    hahaha.
    paramihan ng post ang labanan.

    Walanag laman!
    Very basic.
    Better come up with few write ups with quality informations.
    +1

    Trying hard na ang dating eh. :bop:

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