Matt Eddy

Red Sox Finally Trade Ramirez

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The Red Sox and Dodgers acquired new left fielders at the trade deadline, hooking up with the Pirates to complete a three-team blockbuster. Boston finally carried through on its desire to be rid of Manny Ramirez by sending him to the Dodgers. The Red Sox, in turn, got Jason Bay from the Pirates.

Majors | #2008#Trade Central

Angels Trade For Teixeira

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The Angels made the in-season offensive upgrade they had been unwilling to make in recent years, snagging first baseman Mark Teixeira from the Braves in exchange for first baseman Casey Kotchman and Double-A righthander Stephen Marek.

Majors | #2008#Trade Central

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

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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