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.

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Aug. 31 • Reds Unload Broxton On Brewers
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Acquire:
RHP Jonathan Broxton, Cincinnati
Acquire:
RHP Kevin Shackelford, Huntsville (AA)
RHP Barrett Astin, Wisconsin (A)
Aug. 31 • Jays Hope Mayberry Can Help Against Lefties
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Acquire:
OF/1B John Mayberry Jr., Lehigh Valley (AAA)
Acquire:
3B Gustavo Pierre, New Hampshire (AA)
Aug. 31 • Struggling A’s Beef Up Lineup With Dunn
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Acquire:
DH Adam Dunn, Chicago (AL)
Acquire:
RHP Nolan Sanburn, Stockton (Hi A)
Aug. 31 • Johnson Completes AL East Cycle
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Acquire:
2B Kelly Johnson, Boston
3B Michael Almanzar, Portland (AA)
Acquire:
SS Ivan De Jesus Jr., Norfolk (AAA)
2B Jemile Weeks, Norfolk (AAA)
Aug. 30 • Orioles Add De Aza As Fourth Outfielder
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Acquire:
OF Alejandro De Aza, Chicago (AL)
Acquire:
RHP Mark Blackmar, Frederick (Hi A)
RHP Miguel Chalas, Norfolk (AAA)
Aug. 11 • Royals Add Righty Thumper In Willingham
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Acquire:
OF Josh Willingham, Minnesota 
Acquire:
RHP Jason Adam, Omaha (AAA)
Aug. 8 • Cubs Buy Low On Turner
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Acquire:
RHP Jacob Turner, Miami 
Acquire:
RHP Tyler Bremer, Kane County (Lo A)
RHP Jose Arias, Kane County (Lo A)
Aug. 7 • Angels Add Another Piece To Pen
Acquire:
RHP Vinnie Pestano, Columbus (AAA)
Acquire:
RHP Mike Clevinger, Inland Empire (Hi A)
Aug. 7 • Dodgers Acquire Hernandez For Stretch Run
Acquire:
RHP Roberto Hernandez, Philadelphia 
Acquire:
2B Jesmuel Valentin, Great Lakes (Lo A)
RHP Victor Arano, Great Lakes (Lo A)
July 31 • Tigers Land Price In Three-Team Deal
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Acquire:
LHP David Price, Tampa Bay
Acquire:
OF Austin Jackson, Detroit
Acquire:
LHP Drew Smyly, Detroit
2B/SS Nick Franklin, Tacoma (AAA)
SS Willy Adames, W. Michigan (Lo A)
July 31 • Marlins Get Cosart From Astros For Moran, Marisnick
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Acquire:
RHP Jarred Cosart, Houston
SS/OF Enrique Hernandez, Houston
OF Austin Wates, Okla. City (AAA)
Acquire:
3B Colin Moran, Jupiter (Hi A)
OF Jake Marisnick, New Orleans (AAA)
RHP Francis Martes, GCL Marlins (R)
2015 supplemental first-round pick
July 31 • Braves Add Russell, Bonifacio From Cubs
Acquire:
LHP James Russell, Chicago (NL)
OF/2B Emilio Bonifacio, Chicago (NL)
Acquire:
C Victor Caratini, Rome (Lo A)
July 31 • Yankees Acquire Prado From D-backs
Acquire:
3B/OF Martin Prado, Arizona
Acquire:
C/1B Peter O’Brien, Trenton (AA)
player to be named
July 31 • Red Sox, Yankees Make First Deal Since 1997
Acquire:
SS Stephen Drew, Boston
Acquire:
3B Kelly Johnson, New York (AL)
July 31 • Nationals Pick Up Cabrera From Indians
Acquire:
SS Asdrubal Cabrera, Cleveland
Acquire:
2B/SS Zach Walters, Washington
July 31 • Red Sox Continue Selling, Send Miller To Orioles
Acquire:
LHP Andrew Miller, Boston
Acquire:
LHP Eduardo Rodriguez, Bowie (AA)
July 31 • Mariners Add Denorfia To Outfield Mix
Acquire:
OF Chris Denorfia, San Diego
Acquire:
OF Abraham Almonte, Tacoma (AAA)
RHP Stephen Kohlscheen, Tacoma (AAA)
July 31 • Brewers Add Coveted Lefty Bat
Acquire:
OF Gerardo Parra, Arizona
Acquire:
OF Mitch Haniger, Huntsville (AA)
LHP Anthony Banda, Wisconsin (Lo A)
July 31 • Cardinals Land Another Starter In Lackey
Acquire:
RHP John Lackey, Boston
LHP Corey Littrell, Salem (Hi A)
Acquire:
OF/1B Allen Craig, St. Louis
RHP Joe Kelly, St. Louis
July 31 • A’s Spin Milone To Twins For Fuld
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Acquire:
LHP Tommy Milone, Sacramento (AAA)
Acquire:
OF Sam Fuld, Minnesota
July 31 • A’s Add Lester, Gomes For Cespedes
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Acquire:
LHP Jon Lester, Boston
OF Jonny Gomes, Boston
Acquire:
OF Yoenis Cespedes, Oakland
2015 supplemental second-round pick
July 30 • Cardinals Acquire Masterson For Ramsey
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Acquire:
OF James Ramsey, Springfield (AA)
Acquire:
RHP Justin Masterson, Cleveland
July 28 • Royals Send Valencia To Jays For Hendriks, Kratz
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Acquire:
3B Danny Valencia, Kansas City
Acquire:
RHP Liam Hendriks, Buffalo (AAA)
C Erik Kratz, Buffalo (AAA)
July 26 • Giants Acquire Peavy For Stretch Run
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Acquire:
RHP Jake Peavy, Boston
Acquire:
LHP Edwin Escobar, Fresno (AAA)
RHP Heath Hembree, Fresno (AAA)
July 24 • Twins Return Morales To Seattle
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Acquire:
1B/DH Kendrys Morales, Minnesota
Acquire:
RHP Stephen Pryor, Tacoma (AAA)
July 24 • Rangers Trade Soria To Tigers For Two Righthanders
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Acquire:
RHP Joakim Soria, Texas
Acquire:
RHP Jake Thompson, Erie (AA)
RHP Corey Knebel, Detroit
July 22 • Padres Trade Headley To Yankees
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Acquire:
3B Chase Headley, San Diego
Acquire:
RHP Rafael De Paula, Tampa (Hi A)
3B Yangervis Solarte, New York (AL)
July 19 • Angels Empty Prospect Cupboard In Deal For Street
Acquire:
RHP Huston Street, San Diego
RHP Trevor Gott, San Antonio (AA)
Acquire:
2B Taylor Lindsey, Salt Lake (AAA)
RHP R.J. Alvarez, Arkansas (AA)
SS Jose Rondon, Inland Empire (Hi A)
RHP Elliot Morris, Inland Empire (Hi A)
July 16 • Royals Add Frasor For Pennant Drive
Acquire:
RHP Jason Frasor, Texas
Acquire:
RHP Spencer Patton, Omaha (AAA)
July 6 • Yankees Pick Up McCarthy From Arizona
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Acquire:
RHP Brandon McCarthy, Arizona
Acquire:
LHP Vidal Nuno, New York (AL)
July 5 • Angels Acquire Lefty Reliever From D-backs
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Acquire:
LHP Joe Thatcher, Arizona
OF Tony Campana, Reno (AAA)
Acquire:
OF Zach Borenstein, Arkansas (AA)
RHP Joe Krehbiel, Inland Empire (Hi A)
July 4 • A’s Deal No. 1 Prospect To Cubs For Samardzija
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Acquire:
RHP Jeff Samardzija, Chicago (NL)
RHP Jason Hammel, Chicago (NL)
Acquire:
SS Addison Russell, Midland (AA)
OF Billy McKinney, Stockton (Hi A)
RHP Dan Straily, Sacramento (AAA)
player to be named
June 27 • Pirates, Angels Swap Righthanded Relievers
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Acquire:
RHP Ernesto Frieri, Los Angeles (AL)
Acquire:
RHP Jason Grilli, Pittsburgh
May 24 • Orioles Swap Patton To Padres For Hundley
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Acquire:
C Nick Hundley, San Diego
Acquire:
LHP Troy Patton, Baltimore
May 19 • A’s Acquire Blanks, Send Goebbert To Padres
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Acquire:
1B/OF Kyle Blanks, San Diego
Acquire:
OF Jake Goebbert, Sacramento (AAA)
RHP Ronald Herrera, Beloit (Lo A)
April 19 • Mets Ship Ike Davis To Bucs
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Acquire:
1B Ike Davis, New York (NL)
Acquire:
RHP Zach Thornton, Indianapolis (AAA)
LHP Blake Taylor, GCL Pirates (DL)
Feb. 13 • Nats Acquire Lobaton From Rays In Four-Player Swap
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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
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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)