Matt Eddy

Braves Land Vazquez

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The White Sox finally dealt righthander Javier Vazquez and lefty reliever Boone Logan to the Braves for a package of four prospects: catcher Tyler Flowers, shortstop Brent Lillibridge, third baseman Jon Gilmore and lefthander Santos Rodriguez.

Majors | #2008#Trade Central

Packing Them In

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It's a tried and true recipe for success: Take a town hungry for baseball, give it a consistent winner in a beautiful, new ballpark and then sit back and watch the turnstiles spin. The Greeneville Astros have followed the plan to a tee in their five seasons in the Rookie-level Appalachian League, consistently providing a high-quality product while annually leading the league in attendance, two key reasons why they are the 2008 short-season winners of the Freitas Award.

Minors | #2008#Awards#Freitas Awards

Freitas Award: Short-Season

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In their five seasons in the Rookie-level Appalachian League, the Greeneville Astros have consistently provided a high-quality product while annually leading the league in attendance, two key reasons why they are the 2008 short-season winners of the Freitas Award.

Minors | #2008#Awards#Freitas Awards

The Rare Prospect Swap

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Philadelphia sent Greg Golson, its first-round pick (21st overall) in 2004, to Texas for John Mayberry Jr., the Rangers' first-rounder (19th overall) in 2005. Both players are on their new clubs' 40-man rosters, making them exempt from December's Rule 5 draft.

Majors | #2008#Trade Central