Baseball America

2014 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.

Feb. 13 • Nats Acquire Lobaton From Rays In Four-Player Swap
Rays Trade Analysis Nationals Trade Analysis
Acquire:
RHP Nate Karns, Washington
Acquire:
C Jose Lobaton, Tampa Bay
LHP Felipe Rivero Charlotte (Hi A)
OF Drew Vettleson Charlotte (Hi A)
Jan. 22 • Rays Land Forsythe In Seven-Player Deal
Rays Trade Analysis Padres Trade Analysis
Acquire:
2B/3B Logan Forsythe, San Diego
RHP Brad Boxberger, San Diego
RHP Matt Andriese, Tucson (AAA)
RHP Matt Lollis, San Antonio (AA)
2B Maxx Tissenbaum, Fort Wayne (Low A)
Acquire:
LHP Alex Torres, Tampa Bay
RHP Jesse Hahn, Charlotte (Hi A)

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