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Chisox Land Swisher In First Deal Of ’08

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The White Sox have tried to land a heavy-hitting outfielder throughout the offseason. They weren't able to corral Torii Hunter or Aaron Rowand, and it looked like the best they could do was strike a still-pending deal with Cuban Alexei Ramirez. But Chicago had more in store, pulling off the first trade of 2008 by acquiring Nick Swisher from the Athletics on Thursday in exchange for three minor leaguers: lefthander Gio Gonzalez, righthander Fautino de los Santos and outfielder Ryan Sweeney.

Majors | #2008#Trade Central

2008 College Preview Sneak Peek

The college baseball season will be here before we know it. To help get you ready, we present our first-ever college baseball conference report cards. Aaron Fitt and John Manuel graded each of the eight power conferences on specific criteria and averaged the grades to come up with a GPA to determine which are the strongest of the 64-team era.

College | #2008#Season Preview