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Marlins-Nats Make Trade

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The Marlins cleared further payroll by trading two more young veterans, lefthander Scott Olsen and left fielder Josh Willingham, to the Nationals for a trio of young players: second basemen Emilio Bonifacio and Jake Smolinski and righthander P.J. Dean.

Majors | #2008#Trade Central

Holliday Traded To A’s

Matt Eddy -

The defending National League-champion Rockies had been rumored to be shopping slugging left fielder Matt Holliday ever since their 2008 season officially went in the tank. They finally traded him to Oakland for outfielder Carlos Gonzalez, righthander Huston Street and lefty Greg Smith to Colorado.

Majors | #2008#Trade Central

Jacobs Traded To K.C.

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Less than 24 hours after the conclusion of the World Series, the Marlins and Royals kick-started the offseason trade market by exchanging young veterans. Kansas City acquired first baseman Mike Jacobs from Florida for righthanded reliever Leo Nunez.

Majors | #2008#Trade Central

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

Matt Eddy -

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