Matt Eddy

Marlins-Nats Make Trade

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The Marlins cleared further payroll by trading two more young veterans, lefthander Scott Olsen and left fielder Josh Willingham, to the Nationals for a trio of young players: second basemen Emilio Bonifacio and Jake Smolinski and righthander P.J. Dean.

Majors | #2008#Trade Central

Holliday Traded To A’s

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The defending National League-champion Rockies had been rumored to be shopping slugging left fielder Matt Holliday ever since their 2008 season officially went in the tank. They finally traded him to Oakland for outfielder Carlos Gonzalez, righthander Huston Street and lefty Greg Smith to Colorado.

Majors | #2008#Trade Central

Jacobs Traded To K.C.

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Less than 24 hours after the conclusion of the World Series, the Marlins and Royals kick-started the offseason trade market by exchanging young veterans. Kansas City acquired first baseman Mike Jacobs from Florida for righthanded reliever Leo Nunez.

Majors | #2008#Trade Central

Minor League All-Star Team

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Orioles catcher Matt Wieters headlines our annual team of top prospect performers by position. League MVPs Logan Morrison (Florida State) and Kila Ka'aihue (Texas) also check in, as does South Atlantic League pitcher of the year and minor league ERA champion Madison Bumgarner.

Minors | #2009#Awards#Minor League All-Stars