Deal about to go down in World Riley:
New owner took over old and busted team with only one big asset on hand, 34 yo stud SP, easily top five in the world. New owner decides to leverage player for a rebuild.
Veteran owner, loaded on offense but needing SP and in win-now mode, trades 27 yo stud OF and spare parts for 34 yo stud SP and spare parts. Value achieved on both sides. But new owner's team is still terrible. 27 yo stud OF goes on block.
Second veteran owner trades 20 yo prospect and spare parts for 27 yo stud OF. So by now that 34 yo SP has eventually been traded for a first round pick. But you can't really protest the deal, because who else offered more at the time?