Matt Eddy

Harden, Gaudin Headed To Wrigley

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The dust had yet to settle on the C.C. Sabathia-to-the-Brewers trade when the Cubs made a trade of their own, securing the services of Athletics righthanders Rich Harden and Chad Gaudin for righthander Sean Gallagher, left fielder Matt Murton, second baseman Eric Patterson and catcher Josh Donaldson.

Majors | #2008#Trade Central

Brewers Land Sabathia

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C.C. Sabathia, the reigning AL Cy Young award winner, packed his bags for Milwaukee after the Brewers traded four players—headlined by 2007 first-round pick Matt LaPorta—to the Indians for the free-agent-to-be lefty. Cleveland also received righthander Rob Bryson, lefthander Zach Jackson and outfielder Michael Brantley.

Majors | #2008#Trade Central

Examining PCL Production

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Pacific Coast League prospects, like Memphis' Colby Rasmus, who play the majority of their games in the more neutral offensive environments of the American Conference still are viewed in the same light as their brethren in the Pacific Conference, where runs are much more plentiful.

Minors | #2008#Prospect Pulse

Finishing School

Matt Eddy -Premium Content

Scan the Twins' top prospects lists from earlier this decade and it's clear that the organization was not always the paradigm for developing young pitchers. But a lot has changed in eight years.

Minors | #2008#Prospect Pulse

Big Book Of Baseball Legends

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Like a good joke, a good story has to have an element of the unexpected to have any resonance. Baseball stories are no different. Babe Ruth instinctively knew this, playing coy whenever asked if he really did call his home run off Charlie Root in Game 3 of the 1932 World Series. Rob Neyer, in his "Big Book of Baseball Legends," attempts to get at the truth behind Ruth's infamous gesture, with the help contemporary newspaper accounts, player autobiographies and memoirs—and lots and lots of time devoted to Retrosheet research.

Majors | #2008#Book Guide

Royals Bolster Pen With Ramirez

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The Rockies had been shopping 26-year-old righthander Ramon Ramirez this spring as they attempted to make room for lefty specialist Micah Bowie. They found a taker Wednesday, sending Ramirez to the Royals for a player to be named.

Majors | #2008#Trade Central