2013 Trade Central Index

For any trade involving a major leaguer or a Prospect Handbook-caliber minor leaguer, we summarize the players’ strengths, weaknesses and possible future roles. We slant our trade analysis toward the young players and prospects involved, letting the veterans’ track records do most of the talking.

Any player who is designated for assignment, and thus removed from his club’s 40-man roster, is not considered for Trade Central because the resulting trade is not a pure talent-for-talent exchange. Teams have much less leverage in such trades.

See also: Updated international bonus pools for all 30 clubs.

Dec. 18 • Rockies Bring Back Morales For Herrera
Rockies trade analysis Red Sox Trade Analysis
Acquire:
LHP Franklin Morales, Boston
RHP Chris Martin, Pawtucket (AAA)
Acquire:
SS Jonathan Herrera, Colorado
Dec. 18 • Twins Add Gilmartin, Send Doumit To Braves
Twins trade analysis Braves Trade Analysis
Acquire:
LHP Sean Gilmartin, Gwinnett (AAA)
Acquire:
C/OF Ryan Doumit, Minnesota
Dec. 16 • White Sox Send Reed To Arizona For 3B Davidson
White Sox trade analysis Diamondbacks Trade Analysis
Acquire:
3B Matt Davidson, Arizona
Acquire:
RHP Addison Reed, Chicago (AL)
Dec. 11 • Nats Get Blevins For Speedy Burns
Nationals Trade Analysis Athletics Trade Analysis
Acquire:
LHP Jerry Blevins, Oakland
Acquire:
OF Billy Burns, Harrisburg (AA)
Dec. 11 • Mariners Add LoMo, Send Capps To Marlins
Mariners Trade Analysis Marlins Trade Analysis
Acquire:
1B/OF Logan Morrison, Miami
Acquire:
RHP Carter Capps, Seattle
Dec. 10 • D-Backs Land Trumbo In Three-Team Swap
Diamondbacks Trade Analysis Angels Trade Analysis
Acquire:
OF Mark Trumbo, Los Angeles (AL)
OF Brandon Jacobs, Birmingham (AA)
RHP A.J. Schugel, Salt Lake (AAA)
Acquire:
LHP Tyler Skaggs, Reno (AAA)
LHP Hector Santiago, Chicago (AL)
White Sox trade analysis
Acquire:
OF Adam Eaton, Arizona
Dec. 10 • Rockies Get Anderson From A’s For Two Young Arms
Rockies Trade Analysis Athletics Trade Analysis
Acquire:
LHP Brett Anderson, Oakland
Acquire:
LHP Drew Pomeranz, Colorado
RHP Chris Jensen, Modesto (Hi A)
Dec. 5 • Royals Acquire Aoki From Brewers
Royals Trade Analysis Brewers Trade Analysis
Acquire:
OF Norichika Aoki, Milwaukee
Acquire:
LHP Will Smith, Kansas City
Dec. 3 • Phillies Go North For Relief Help
Phillies Trade Analysis Blue Jays Trade Analysis
Acquire:
RHP Brad Lincoln, Toronto
Acquire:
LHP Rob Rasmussen, Chattanooga (AA)
C Erik Kratz, Philadelphia
Dec. 3 • Rays Add Two Veterans In Three-Team Trade
Rays Trade Analysis Diamondbacks
Acquire:
C Ryan Hanigan, Cincinnati
RHP Heath Bell, Arizona
Acquire:
RHP Justin Choate, Hudson Valley (SS)
OF Todd Glaesmann, Montgomery (AA)
Reds trade analysis
Acquire:
LHP David Holmberg, Mobile (AA)
Dec. 2 • Athletics Deal 2010 First-Rounder For Big League Help
Athletics Trade Analysis Rangers Trade Analysis
Acquire:
OF Craig Gentry, Texas
RHP Josh Lindblom, Texas
Acquire:
OF Michael Choice, Oakland
2B Chris Bostick, Beloit (Lo A)
Dec. 2 • Orioles Ship Closer Johnson To Athletics
Athletics Trade Analysis Orioles Trade Analysis
Acquire:
RHP Jim Johnson, Baltimore
Acquire:
2B Jemile Weeks, Oakland
C David Freitas
Dec. 2 • Nats Acquire Fister For Three Players
Nationals Trade Analysis Tigers
Acquire:
RHP Doug Fister, Detroit
Acquire:
2B Steve Lombardozzi, Washington
LHP Ian Krol, Washington
LHP Robbie Ray, Harrisburg (AA)
Nov. 22 • Cardinals Add Bourjos, Send Freese To Angels
Cardinals trade analysis Angels trade analysis
Acquire:
OF Peter Bourjos, Los Angeles (AL)
OF Randal Grichuk, Arkansas (AA)
Acquire:
3B David Freese, St. Louis
RHP Fernando Salas, St. Louis
Nov. 22 • Red Sox Acquire Badenhop From Brewers
Red Sox Brewers trade analysis
Acquire:
RHP Burke Badenhop, Milwaukee
Acquire:
LHP Luis Ortega, GCL Red Sox (R)
Nov. 20 • Padres Can’t Make Room For Anna, Trade Him To Yankees
Yankees Trade Analysis Padres Trade Analysis
Acquire:
2B/SS Dean Anna, Tucson (AAA)
Acquire:
RHP Ben Paullus, Tampa (Hi A)
Nov. 20 • Tigers Swap Fielder To Rangers For Kinsler
Rangers Trade Analysis Tigers
Acquire:
1B Prince Fielder, Detroit
Acquire:
2B Ian Kinsler, Texas
Nov. 18 • Twins Trade Recently-Acquired Duke Welker Back To Pirates
Twins Pirates
Acquire:
LHP Kris Johnson, Pittsburgh
Acquire:
RHP Duke Welker, Indianapolis (AAA)
Aug. 31 • Phillies Send Michael Young Packing To Los Angeles
Dodgers Trade Analysis Phillies Trade Analysis
Acquire:
3B Michael Young, Philadelphia
Acquire:
LHP Rob Rasmussen, Chattanooga (AA)
Aug. 31 • Red Sox Upgrade Infield Defense In Trade With Phillies
Red Sox Phillies Trade Analysis
Acquire:
SS John McDonald, Philadelphia
Acquire:
RHP Nefi Ogando, Salem (Hi A)
Aug. 31 • Pirates Acquire Justin Morneau In Second August Deal
Pirates Twins
Acquire:
1B Justin Morneau, Minnesota
Acquire:
OF Alex Presley, Indianapolis (AAA)
RHP Duke Welker, Indianapolis (AAA)
Aug. 30 • Orioles Add Michael Morse To Majors’ Most Powerful Lineup
Orioles Trade Analysis Mariners
Acquire:
OF/1B Michael Morse, Seattle
Acquire:
OF Xavier Avery, Norfolk (AAA)
Aug. 30 • Cardinals Add To Bullpen Depth With John Axford
Cardinals trade analysis Brewers trade analysis
Acquire:
RHP John Axford, Milwaukee
Acquire:
RHP Michael Blazek, St. Louis
Aug. 27 • Pirates Ship Dilson Herrera To Mets For Veteran Reinforcements
Rays Trade Analysis Nationals Trade Analysis
Acquire:
OF Marlon Byrd, New York (NL)
C John Buck, New York (NL)
Acquire:
2B Dilson Herrera, West Virginia (Lo A)
RHP Vic Black, Indianapolis (AAA)
Aug. 23 • DeJesus Bounces From Cubs To Nats To Rays In Waiver Trades
Rays Trade Analysis Nationals Trade Analysis
Acquire:
OF David DeJesus, Washington
Acquire:
LHP Matt Spann, Bowling Green (Lo A)
Aug. 23 • Athletics Reacquire Kurt Suzuki From Nationals
Athletics Trade Analysis Nationals Trade Analysis
Acquire:
C Kurt Suzuki, Washington
Acquire:
RHP Dakota Bacus, Beloit (Lo A)
Aug. 9 • Rangers Acquire Alex Rios To Sub For Suspended Nelson Cruz
Rangers Trade Analysis White Sox trade analysis
Acquire:
OF Alex Rios, Chicago (AL)
Acquire:
SS/2B Leury Garcia, Round Rock (AAA)
July 31 • Astros Agree To Orioles’ Players-Plus-Pick Offer For Bud Norris
Orioles Trade Analysis Astros trade analysis
Acquire:
RHP Bud Norris, Houston
international bonus slot four
Acquire:
OF L.J. Hoes, Baltimore
LHP Josh Hader, Delmarva (Lo A)
2014 supplemental first-round pick
July 31 • Justin Maxwell Boosts Royals Lineup Versus Southpaws
Royals Trade Analysis Astros trade analysis
Acquire:
OF Justin Maxwell, Houston
Acquire:
RHP Kyle Smith, Wilmington (Hi A)
July 31 • D-Backs Deal Ian Kennedy To Padres For Relief Help
Padres Trade Analysis Diamondbacks trade analysis
Acquire:
RHP Ian Kennedy, Arizona
Acquire:
LHP Joe Thatcher, San Diego
RHP Matt Stites, San Antonio (AA)
2014 supplemental second-round pick
July 30 • Red Sox Snare Jake Peavy In Three-Team Deal
Red Sox Tigers
Acquire:
RHP Jake Peavy, Chicago (AL)
RHP Brayan Villarreal, Toledo (AAA)
Acquire:
SS Jose Iglesias, Boston
White Sox trade analysis
Acquire:
OF Avisail Garcia, Toledo (AAA)
RHP Francellis Montas, G’ville (Lo A)
RHP J.B. Wendelken, Greenville (Lo A)
SS Cleuluis Rondon, Lowell (SS)
July 30 • AL West Rivals Swap Second Basemen
Athletics Trade Analysis Angels trade analysis
Acquire:
3B/2B Alberto Callaspo, Los Angeles (AL)
Acquire:
2B Grant Green, Sacramento (AAA)
July 30 • Indians Add Second Lefty To Bullpen Mix
Indians Trade Analysis Cardinals trade analysis
Acquire:
LHP Marc Rzepczynski, St. Louis
Acquire:
SS Juan Herrera, Mahoning Valley (SS)
July 29 • Rays Tap Into Reliever Market To Acquire Jesse Crain
Rays Trade Analysis White Sox trade analysis
Acquire:
RHP Jesse Crain, Chicago (AL)
Acquire:
LHP Sean Bierman, Charlotte (Hi A)
3B Ben Kline, Hudson Valley (SS)
July 29 • Scott Downs Fills Braves’ Lefty-Reliever Void
Braves Trade Analysis Angels trade analysis
Acquire:
LHP Scott Downs, Los Angeles (AL)
Acquire:
RHP Cory Rasmus, Gwinnett (AAA)
July 29 • Tigers Add Bullpen Depth In Trade For Jose Veras
Tigers Trade Analysis Astros trade analysis
Acquire:
RHP Jose Veras, Houston
Acquire:
OF Danry Vasquez, W. Michigan (Lo A)
RHP David Paulino, GCL Tigers (R)
July 26 • Power-Starved Yankees Acquire Alfonso Soriano From Cubs
Yankees Trade Analysis Cubs trade analysis
Acquire:
OF Alfonso Soriano, Chicago (NL)
Acquire:
RHP Corey Black, Tampa (Hi A)
July 23 • Brewers Ship Francisco Rodriguez To Orioles
Orioles Trade Analysis Brewers trade analysis
Acquire:
RHP Francisco Rodriguez, Milwaukee
Acquire:
3B Nick Delmonico, Frederick (Hi A)
July 22 • Rangers Complete Rumored Trade For Matt Garza
Rangers Trade Analysis Cubs trade analysis
Acquire:
RHP Matt Garza, Chicago (NL)
Acquire:
3B Mike Olt, Round Rock (AAA)
RHP Justin Grimm, Texas
RHP C.J. Edwards, Hickory (Lo A)
RHP Neil Ramirez, Frisco (AA)
July 15 • Reds Acquire Parker Frazier In Minor Trade With Rockies
Rockies Trade Analysis Reds trade analysis
Acquire:
RHP Armando Galarraga, Louisville (AAA)
Acquire:
RHP Parker Frazier, Tulsa (AA)
July 13 • Red Sox Add Reliever Matt Thornton From White Sox
Red Sox Trade Analysis White Sox trade analysis
Acquire:
LHP Matt Thornton, Chicago (AL)
Acquire:
OF Brandon Jacobs, Portland (AA)
July 8 • Nationals Acquire Scott Hairston From Cubs
Nationals Trade Analysis Cubs trade analysis
Acquire:
OF Scott Hairston, Chicago (NL)
player to be named
Acquire:
RHP Ivan Pineyro, Potomac (Hi A)
player to be named
July 6 • Dodgers Send Trio Of Righties To Marlins For Ricky Nolasco
Dodgers Trade Analysis Marlins trade analysis
Acquire:
RHP Ricky Nolasco, Miami
international bonus slot four
Acquire:
RHP Angel Sanchez, Rancho (Hi A)
RHP Josh Wall, Albuquerque (AAA)
RHP Steve Ames, Albuquerque (AAA)
July 2 • Cubs Deal For More International Funding
Astros Trade Analysis Cubs trade analysis
Acquire:
2B Ronald Torreyes, Tennessee (AA)
Acquire:
international bonus slots two and three
July 2 • Orioles Strike First On Pitching Trade Market
Orioles Trade Analysis Cubs trade analysis
Acquire:
RHP Scott Feldman, Chicago (NL)
C Steve Clevenger, Iowa (AAA)
Acquire:
RHP Jake Arrieta, Norfolk (AAA)
RHP Pedro Strop, Baltimore
international bonus slots three and four
March 26 • Desperate Yankees Take Wells Off Angels’ Hands
Yankees Trade Analysis Angels trade analysis
Acquire:
OF Vernon Wells, Los Angeles (AL)
Acquire:
OF Exicardo Cayones, S. Island (SS)
LHP Kramer Sneed, Tampa (Hi A)
March 25 • Tigers Retain Rule 5 Pick In Trade With Rays
Tigers Trade Analysis Rays trade analysis
Acquire:
LHP Kyle Lobstein, Montgomery (AA)
Acquire:
C Curt Casali, Lakeland (Hi A)
March 20 • Athletics Trade Parker To Brewers For Byrd
Brewers Trade Analysis Athletics trade analysis
Acquire:
3B Steve Parker, Sacramento (AAA)
Acquire:
RHP Darren Byrd, Huntsville (AA)
Feb. 23 • Phillies Trade Schwimer In Dual-Purpose Deal
Blue Jays Trade Analysis Phillies Trade Analysis
Acquire:
RHP Michael Schwimer, Philadelphia
Acquire:
1B Art Charles, Vancouver (SS)
Feb. 22 • Giants Flip Out-Of-Options Gillaspie To White Sox
White Sox Giants
Acquire:
3B Conor Gillaspie, Fresno (AAA)
Acquire:
RHP Jeff Soptic, Kannapolis (Lo A)
Feb. 18 • Cubs Add Two DSL Arms In Tony Campana Trade
Diamondbacks Cubs
Acquire:
OF Tony Campana, Chicago (NL)
Acquire:
RHP Jesus Castillo, DSL D-backs (R)
RHP Erick Leal, DSL D-backs (R)
Feb. 4 • Athletics Acquire Lowrie From Astros
Athletics Astros
Acquire:
SS Jed Lowrie, Houston
RHP Fernando Rodriguez, Houston
Acquire:
1B Chris Carter, Oakland
RHP Brad Peacock, Sacramento (AAA)
C Max Stassi, Stockton (Hi A)
Jan. 24 • Braves Corner Market On Uptons In Deal With D-backs
Braves Diamondbacks
Acquire:
OF Justin Upton, Arizona
3B Chris Johnson, Arizona
Acquire:
3B Martin Prado, Atlanta
RHP Randall Delgado, Atlanta
RHP Zeke Spruill, Mississippi (AA)
SS Nick Ahmed, Lynchburg (Hi A)
3B Brandon Drury, Rome (Lo A)
Jan. 16 • Mariners Acquire Morse In Three-Team Deal
Mariners Athletics
Acquire:
OF/1B Michael Morse, Washington
Acquire:
C John Jaso, Seattle
Nationals trade analysis
Acquire:
RHP A.J. Cole, Burlington (Lo A)
RHP Blake Treinen, Stockton (Hi A)
LHP Ian Krol, Midland (AA)

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