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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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)
SS Jose Rondon, Inland Empire (Hi A)
RHP R.J. Alvarez, Arkansas (AA)
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)
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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)