Majors: Trade Central: 2006

Whenever there's a trade involving a major leaguer or a Prospect Handbook-caliber minor leaguer, we'll provide in-depth analysis.

 Dec. 23Rangers, White Sox Swap Young Pitchers
Rangers White Sox
Acquire:
RHP Brandon McCarthy, Chicago (AL)
OF David Paisano, VSL White Sox (R)
Acquire:
LHP John Danks, Oklahoma (AAA)
RHP Nick Masset, Texas
RHP Jacob Rasner, Clinton (Lo A)

 Dec. 21Reds Add Conine To Bench
Reds Phillies
Acquire:
OF/1B Jeff Conine, Philadelphia
Acquire:
OF Javon Moran, Chattanooga (AA)
3B Brad Key, Dayton (Lo A)

 Dec. 18M's Continue To Collect DHs, Pay Dearly For Vidro
Mariners Nationals
Acquire:
2B Jose Vidro, Washington
Acquire:
OF Chris Snelling, Seattle
RHP Emiliano Fruto, Seattle

 Dec. 16Chisox Continue To Stockpile Pitching, Add Sisco
White Sox Royals
Acquire:
LHP Andy Sisco, Kansas City
Acquire:
1B/OF Ross Gload, Chicago (AL)

 Dec. 15Red Sox Grab Donnelly For Bullpen
Red Sox Angels
Acquire:
RHP Brendan Donnelly, Los Angeles (AL)
Acquire:
LHP Phil Seibel, Pawtucket (AAA)

 Dec. 12Astros Replace Pettitte With Jennings
Astros Rockies
Acquire:
RHP Jason Jennings, Colorado
RHP Miguel Asencio, Colo. Springs (AAA)
Acquire:
RHP Jason Hirsh, Houston
OF Willy Taveras, Houston
RHP Taylor Buchholz, Houston

 Dec. 7Phillies, Orioles Pull Rule 5 Swap
Phillies Orioles
Acquire:
RHP Alfredo Simon, Fresno (AAA)
Acquire:
C Adam Donachie, Wichita (AA)

 Dec. 7Braves Bulk Up Bullpen With Live-Armed Soriano
Braves Mariners
Acquire:
RHP Rafael Soriano, Seattle
Acquire:
LHP Horacio Ramirez, Atlanta

 Dec. 6Orioles Grab Utilityman Bynum
Orioles Cubs
Acquire:
OF/2B Freddie Bynum, Chicago (NL)
Acquire:
RHP Kevin Hart, Frederick (Hi A)

 Dec. 6Phillies Fill Rotation Hole With Garcia
Phillies White Sox
Acquire:
RHP Freddy Garcia, Chicago (AL)
Acquire:
RHP Gavin Floyd, Scranton (AAA)
LHP Gio Gonzalez, Reading (AA)

 Dec. 6Mets Deal Solid Bannister For Burgos' Upside
Mets Royals
Acquire:
RHP Ambiorix Burgos, Kansas City
Acquire:
RHP Brian Bannister, New York (NL)

 Nov. 25Brewers Deal Davis To Add Catcher With Estrada
Brewers Diamondbacks
Acquire:
C Johnny Estrada, Arizona
RHP Claudio Vargas, Arizona
RHP Greg Aquino, Arizona
Acquire:
RHP Doug Davis, Milwaukee
LHP Dana Eveland, Nashville (AAA)
OF David Krynzel, Nashville (AAA)

 Nov. 20Marlins Add Another Bullpen Arm
Marlins Angels
Acquire:
RHP Kevin Gregg, Los Angeles (AL)
Acquire:
RHP Chris Resop, Florida

 Nov. 20Royals Bolster Catching With LaRue
Royals Reds
Acquire:
C Jason LaRue, Cincinnati
Acquire:
cash considerations

 Nov. 20Mets, Marlins Swap Pitchers
Mets Marlins
Acquire:
LHP Jason Vargas, Albuquerque (AAA)
LHP Adam Bostick, Albuquerque (AAA)
Acquire:
RHP Henry Owens, Binghamton (AA)
RHP Matt Lindstrom, Binghamton (AA)

 Nov. 16Crosstown Rivals Swap Relievers
Cubs White Sox
Acquire:
LHP Neal Cotts, Chicago (AL)
Acquire:
RHP David Aardsma, Chicago (NL)
LHP Carlos Vasquez, West Tenn (AA)

 Nov. 15Mets, Padres Exchange Role Players
Padres Mets
Acquire:
RHP Heath Bell, New York (NL)
LHP Royce Ring, New York (NL)
Acquire:
OF Ben Johnson, San Diego
RHP Jon Adkins, San Diego

 Nov. 12Yankees Ship Wright To Orioles
Orioles Yankees
Acquire:
RHP Jaret Wright, New York (AL)
Acquire:
RHP Chris Britton, Baltimore

 Nov. 10Yankees Deal Sheffield For Young Arms
Tigers Yankees
Acquire:
OF Gary Sheffield, New York (AL)
Acquire:
RHP Humberto Sanchez, Toledo (AAA)
RHP Kevin Whelan, Lakeland (Hi A)
RHP Anthony Claggett, W. Mich. (Lo A)

 Nov. 8Padres Send Barfield To Indians For Prospects
Indians Padres
Acquire:
2B Josh Barfield, San Diego
Acquire:
3B Kevin Kouzmanoff, Cleveland
RHP Andrew Brown, Cleveland

 Oct. 13Diamondbacks, Reds Swap Prospects In Rare October Deal
Reds Diamondbacks
Acquire:
OF/INF Jerry Gil, Tennessee (AA)
Acquire:
RHP Abe Woody, Sarasota (Hi A)

 Aug. 31Dodgers Add Anderson To Bench
Dodgers Nationals
Acquire:
2B/OF Marlon Anderson, Washington
Acquire:
RHP Jhonny Nunez, GCL Dodgers (R)

 Aug. 31Braves Keep Striving, Deal For Ward
Braves Nationals
Acquire:
OF/1B Daryle Ward, Washington
Acquire:
RHP Luis Atilano, Myrtle Beach (Hi A)

 Aug. 31Cubs Send Nevin Back To AL
Twins Cubs
Acquire:
1B/OF Phil Nevin, Chicago (NL)
Acquire:
RHP Adam Harben, New Britain (AA)

 Aug. 31Padres Pay Dearly For Month Of Wells
Padres Red Sox
Acquire:
LHP David Wells, Boston
Acquire:
C George Kottaras, Portland (AAA)

 Aug. 30Mets, Rangers Swap Minor Leaguers
Rangers Mets
Acquire:
OF Victor Diaz, Norfolk (AAA)
Acquire:
C Mike Nickeas, Frisco (AA)

 Aug. 28Desperate Red Sox Add Burns To Bullpen
Red Sox Reds
Acquire:
RHP Mike Burns, Louisville (AAA)
Acquire:
RHP Tim Bausher, Pawtucket (AAA)

 Aug. 27Phillies Make Another Trade For Today
Phillies Orioles
Acquire:
1B/OF Jeff Conine, Baltimore
Acquire:
SS Angel Chavez, Scranton/W-B (AAA)

 Aug. 23Branyan's Power, Versatility Appeal To Padres
Padres Devil Rays
Acquire:
OF Russell Branyan, Tampa Bay
Acquire:
RHP Evan Meek, Lake Elsinore (Hi A)
RHP Dale Thayer, Portland (AAA)

 Aug. 22Playoff Shoo-In Mets Continue To Deal, Grab Green
Mets Diamondbacks
Acquire:
OF/1B Shawn Green, Arizona
Acquire:
LHP Evan MacLane, Norfolk (AAA)

 Aug. 20Tigers Replace Polanco With Perez
Tigers Cubs
Acquire:
INF Neifi Perez, Chicago (NL)
Acquire:
C Chris Robinson, Lakeland (Hi A)

 Aug. 19Phillies, Mariners Change Directions
Phillies Mariners
Acquire:
LHP Jamie Moyer, Seattle
Acquire:
RHP Andrew Baldwin, Clearwater (Hi A)
RHP Andrew Barb, Lakewood (Lo A)

 Aug. 17Red Sox Add Flexibility With Hinske
Red Sox Blue Jays
Acquire:
OF/3B Eric Hinske, Toronto
Acquire:
cash considerations

 Aug. 16Reds Pick Up Fourth Southpaw Reliever Via Trade
Reds Blue Jays
Acquire:
LHP Scott Schoeneweis, Toronto
Acquire:
3B/2B Trevor Lawhorn, Sarasota (Hi A)

 Aug. 9Reds Continue Fine-Tuning, Add Hollandsworth
Reds Indians
Acquire:
OF Todd Hollandsworth, Cleveland
Acquire:
cash considerations

 Aug. 7Diamondbacks Hope Hernandez Has More Magic Remaining
Diamondbacks Nationals
Acquire:
RHP Livan Hernandez, Washington
Acquire:
RHP Garrett Mock, Tennessee (AA)
LHP Matt Chico, Tennessee (AA)

 Aug. 4Red Sox Fill In For Varitek With Lopez
Red Sox Orioles
Acquire:
C Javy Lopez, Baltimore
Acquire:
OF Adam Stern, Pawtucket (AAA)

 July 31Shealy Escapes Helton, Finds Opening In Kansas City
Royals Rockies
Acquire:
1B Ryan Shealy, Colorado
RHP Scott Dohmann, Colo. Springs (AAA)
Acquire:
RHP Jeremy Affeldt, Kansas City
RHP Denny Bautista, Omaha (AAA)

 July 31Lugo Goes To L.A. In Biggest Monday Deal
Dodgers Devil Rays
Acquire:
SS Julio Lugo, Tampa Bay
Acquire:
OF/INF Joel Guzman, Las Vegas (AAA)
OF Sergio Pedroza, Vero Beach (Hi A)

 July 31Second Maddux Stint Ends In Chicago
Dodgers Cubs
Acquire:
RHP Greg Maddux, Chicago (NL)
Acquire:
INF Cesar Izturis, Los Angeles (NL)

 July 31Rangers Find Some Pitching In Wells
Rangers Pirates
Acquire:
RHP Kip Wells, Pittsburgh
Acquire:
RHP Jesse Chavez, Oklahoma (AAA)

 July 31Yankees Pick Up Wilson For Reserve Role
Yankees Pirates
Acquire:
1B/OF Craig Wilson, Pittsburgh
Acquire:
RHP Shawn Chacon, New York (AL)

 July 31Padres Get Walker To Play Third Base
Padres Cubs
Acquire:
INF Todd Walker, Chicago (NL)
Acquire:
RHP Jose Ceda, AZL Padres (R)

 July 31Rangers Add Another Bat In Stairs
Rangers Royals
Acquire:
DH/1B Matt Stairs, Kansas City (AL)
Acquire:
RHP Joselo Diaz, Omaha (AAA)

 July 31Mets Nab Pair Of Pirates Pitchers
Mets Pirates
Acquire:
LHP Oliver Perez, Indianapolis (AAA)
RHP Roberto Hernandez, Pittsburgh
Acquire:
OF Xavier Nady, New York (NL)

 July 31Reds Get Yet More Pitching With Lohse
Reds Twins
Acquire:
RHP Kyle Lohse, Minnesota
Acquire:
RHP Zach Ward, Dayton (Lo A)

 July 31Tigers Add Casey At Low Cost
Tigers Pirates
Acquire:
1B Sean Casey, Pittsburgh
Acquire:
RHP Brian Rogers, Erie (AA)

 July 31Reds Make Another Bullpen Move, Grab Cormier
Reds Phillies
Acquire:
LHP Rheal Cormier, Philadelphia
Acquire:
RHP Justin Germano, Louisville (AAA)

 July 30Cardinals Shore Up Second Base With Belliard
Cardinals Indians
Acquire:
2B Ronnie Belliard, Cleveland
Acquire:
INF/OF Hector Luna, St. Louis

 July 30Money Drives Abreu Trade To Yankees
Yankees Phillies
Acquire:
OF Bobby Abreu, Philadelphia
RHP Cory Lidle, Philadelphia
Acquire:
SS C.J. Henry, Charleston (Lo A)
LHP Matt Smith, Columbus (AAA)
C Jesus Sanchez, GCL Yankees (R)
RHP Carlos Monasterios, GCL Yanks (R)

 July 28Disappointing Bell Era Ends In Philadelphia
Brewers Phillies
Acquire:
3B David Bell, Philadelphia
Acquire:
RHP Wilfrido Laureano, W. Virginia (Lo A)

 July 28Dodgers Find Third Baseman In Betemit
Dodgers Braves
Acquire:
INF Wilson Betemit, Atlanta
Acquire:
RHP Danys Baez, Los Angeles (NL)
3B/2B Willy Aybar, Los Angeles (NL)

 July 28Nationals Trade Stanton Again
Giants Nationals
Acquire:
LHP Mike Stanton, Washington
Acquire:
RHP Shairon Martis, Augusta (Lo A)

 July 28Rangers Win Lee Sweepstakes
Rangers Brewers
Acquire:
OF Carlos Lee, Milwaukee
OF Nelson Cruz, Nashville (AAA)
Acquire:
OF Kevin Mench, Texas
RHP Francisco Cordero, Texas
OF Laynce Nix, Oklahoma (AAA)
LHP Julian Cordero, Clinton (Lo A)

 July 26Mariners Deal For Another Tribe First Baseman
Mariners Indians
Acquire:
1B Ben Broussard, Cleveland
Acquire:
OF Shin-Soo Choo, Tacoma (AAA)
LHP Shawn Nottingham, I. Empire (Hi A)

 July 25Royals Use Graffanino To Get Another Arm
Brewers Royals
Acquire:
INF Tony Graffanino, Kansas City
Acquire:
LHP Jorge de la Rosa, Milwaukee

 July 25Dodgers Dump Perez On Royals
Royals Dodgers
Acquire:
LHP Odalis Perez, Los Angeles (NL)
RHP Blake Johnson, Vero Beach (Hi A)
RHP Julio Pimentel, Vero Beach (Hi A)
Acquire:
RHP Elmer Dessens, Kansas City

 July 24Chisox Acquire Former All-Star . . . But It's Not Soriano
White Sox Royals
Acquire:
RHP Mike MacDougal, Kansas City
Acquire:
LHP Tyler Lumsden, Birmingham (AA)
RHP Daniel Cortes, Kannapolis (Lo A)

 July 23White Sox Bring Alomar Back
White Sox Dodgers
Acquire:
C Sandy Alomar Jr., Los Angeles (NL)
Acquire:
RHP B.J. LaMura, Birmingham (AA)

 July 22Padres Pick Up Williamson For Bullpen
Padres Cubs
Acquire:
RHP Scott Williamson, Chicago (NL)
Acquire:
RHP Joel Santo, Fort Wayne (Lo A)
LHP Fabian Jimenez, Fort Wayne (Lo A)

 July 21Giants Get Bat After Jays Designate Hillenbrand
Giants Blue Jays
Acquire:
1B/3B Shea Hillenbrand, Toronto
RHP Vinny Chulk, Toronto
Acquire:
RHP Jeremy Accardo, San Francisco

 July 20Braves Don't Give Up, Deal For Closer
Braves Indians
Acquire:
RHP Bob Wickman, Cleveland
Acquire:
C Maximiliano Ramirez, Rome (Lo A)

 July 19Mets, Royals Swap Second Basemen
Mets Royals
Acquire:
2B Ruben Gotay, Omaha (AAA)
Acquire:
2B Jeff Keppinger, Norfolk (AAA)

 July 13Contending Reds Make Baffling Trade
Nationals Reds
Acquire:
SS Felipe Lopez, Cincinnati
OF Austin Kearns, Cincinnati
RHP Ryan Wagner, Louisville (AAA)
Acquire:
RHP Gary Majewski, Washington
LHP Bill Bray, Washington
SS Royce Clayton, Washington
INF Brendan Harris, New Orleans (AAA)
RHP Daryl Thompson, Vermont (SS)

 July 12Astros Ask Huff To Bolster Offense
Astros Devil Rays
Acquire:
3B Aubrey Huff, Tampa Bay
Acquire:
RHP Mitch Talbot, Corpus Christi (AA)
SS Ben Zobrist, Corpus Christi (AA)

 July 6Reds Hope Guardado Can Shore Up Bullpen
Reds Mariners
Acquire:
LHP Eddie Guardado, Seattle
Acquire:
RHP Travis Chick, Chattanooga (AA)

 July 5Desperate Cardinals Turn To Weaver
Cardinals Angels
Acquire:
RHP Jeff Weaver, Los Angeles (AL)
Acquire:
OF Terry Evans, Springfield (AA)

 June 30M's Sacrifice Cabrera For Perez
Mariners Indians
Acquire:
1B Eduardo Perez, Cleveland
Acquire:
SS Asdrubal Cabrera, Tacoma (AAA)

 June 29Phillies, Rangers Swap Young Lefties
Phillies Rangers
Acquire:
LHP Fabio Castro, Texas
Acquire:
LHP Daniel Haigwood, Reading (AA)

 June 27Dodgers Add Hendrickson To Rotation
Dodgers Devil Rays
Acquire:
LHP Mark Hendrickson, Tampa Bay
C Toby Hall, Tampa Bay
Acquire:
C Dioner Navarro, Los Angeles (NL)
RHP Jae Seo, Los Angeles (NL)
OF Justin Ruggiano, Jacksonville (AA)

 June 19Royals Land Gathright
Royals Devil Rays
Acquire:
OF Joey Gathright, Durham (AAA)
2B Fernando Cortez, Durham (AAA)
Acquire:
LHP J.P. Howell, Omaha (AAA)

 June 15Reds Reacquire Castro
Reds Twins
Acquire:
SS Juan Castro, Minnesota
Acquire:
OF Brandon Roberts, Sarasota (Hi A)

 June 15Mismatched Sox Swap Relievers
White Sox Red Sox
Acquire:
RHP David Riske, Boston
Acquire:
LHP Javier Lopez, Charlotte (AAA)

 June 9Mets Give Up on Matsui
Rockies Mets
Acquire:
2B Kaz Matsui, New York (NL)
Acquire:
OF/1B Eli Marrero, Colorado

 May 31Cubs Acquire Nevin To Fill In For Injured Lee
Cubs Rangers
Acquire:
1B Phil Nevin, Texas
Acquire:
2B Jerry Hairston, Chicago (NL)

 May 24Mets Hope Hernandez Can Help Rotation
Mets Diamondbacks
Acquire:
RHP Orlando Hernandez, Arizona
Acquire:
RHP Jorge Julio, New York (NL)

 May 13Brewers Find Bullpen Lefty In Shouse
Brewers Rangers
Acquire:
LHP Brian Shouse, Texas
Acquire:
3B Enrique Cruz, Nashville

 May 11Padres Reunite Prospects With Fuson
Padres Rangers
Acquire:
1B Vincent Sinisi, Oklahoma (AAA)
RHP John Hudgins, Oklahoma (AAA)
Acquire:
OF Freddy Guzman, Portland (AAA)
RHP Cesar Rojas, extended spring

 May 1Mirabelli Returns To Red Sox
Red Sox Padres
Acquire:
C Doug Mirabelli, San Diego
Acquire:
C Josh Bard, Boston
RHP Cla Meredith, Pawtucket (AAA)

 April 28Devil Rays Add Walker To Bullpen
Devil Rays Giants
Acquire:
RHP Tyler Walker, San Francisco
Acquire:
RHP Carlos Hines, Durham (AAA)

 April 6Mariners, Devil Rays Exchange Power Relievers
Devil Rays Mariners
Acquire:
RHP Marcos Carvajal, Colorado
Acquire:
RHP Jose de la Cruz, SW Michigan (A)

 April 4Athletics Acquire Tadano From Indians
Athletics Indians
Acquire:
RHP Kazuhito Tadano, Buffalo (AAA)
Acquire:
OF Ramon Alvarado, AZL Athletics (R)

 April 1Rangers Use Dellucci To Grab Another Arm
Phillies Rangers
Acquire:
OF David Dellucci, Texas
Acquire:
RHP Robinson Tejada, Philadelphia
OF Jake Blalock, Clearwater (Hi A)

Athletics Cubs Rangers
Acquire:
RHP Juan Dominguez,
Texas
Acquire:
OF/SS Freddie Bynum,
Oakland
Acquire:
LHP John Rheinecker,
Sacramento (AAA)
LHP John Koronka,
Iowa (AAA)
cash considerations
(from Cubs)

 March 28Cubs Deal Surplus Pitcher To Marlins
Marlins Cubs
Acquire:
RHP Todd Wellemeyer, Chicago (NL)
Acquire:
RHP Lincoln Holdzkom, Jupiter (Hi A)
LHP Zach McCormack, Jupiter (Hi A)

 March 26Cruz, Halsey Change Addresses Again
Diamondbacks Athletics
Acquire:
RHP Juan Cruz, Oakland
Acquire:
LHP Brad Halsey, Arizona

 March 21Reds Pick Up Third Backstop In Ross
Reds Padres
Acquire:
C David Ross, San Diego
Acquire:
RHP Bobby Basham, Chattanooga (AA)

 March 20Mariners, White Sox Exchange Failed First-Rounders
Mariners White Sox
Acquire:
OF Joe Borchard, Chicago (AL)
Acquire:
LHP Matt Thornton, Seattle

 March 20Reds, Red Sox Trade Depth To Fill Needs
Red Sox Reds
Acquire:
OF Wily Mo Pena, Cincinnati
Acquire:
RHP Bronson Arroyo, Boston

 March 8Champions Add Infield Depth With Cintron
White Sox Diamondbacks
Acquire:
INF Alex Cintron, Arizona
Acquire:
RHP Jeff Bajenaru, Chicago (NL)

 Feb. 28Diamondbacks Benefit From Angels' Surplus
Diamondbacks Angels
Acquire:
2B Alberto Callaspo, Salt Lake (AAA)
Acquire:
RHP Jason Bulger, Arizona

 Jan. 27Indians Trade Crisp To Red Sox . . .
Red Sox Indians
Acquire:
OF Coco Crisp, Cleveland
RHP David Riske, Cleveland
C Josh Bard, Cleveland
Acquire:
3B Andy Marte, Atlanta
C Kelly Shoppach, Boston
RHP Guillermo Mota, Florida
RHP Randy Newsom, Wilmington (Hi A)

 Jan. 27. . . And Replace Him With Michaels
Indians Phillies
Acquire:
OF Jason Michaels, Philadelphia
Acquire:
LHP Arthur Rhodes, Cleveland

 Jan. 21Orioles Bolster Rotation With Benson
Orioles Mets
Acquire:
RHP Kris Benson, New York (NL)
Acquire:
RHP Jorge Julio, Baltimore
RHP John Maine, Baltimore

 Jan. 14Baez Deal Makes Sense For Dodgers, Rays
Dodgers Devil Rays
Acquire:
RHP Danys Baez, Tampa Bay
RHP Lance Carter, Tampa Bay
1B Ryder Mathias, Hudson Valley (SS)
Acquire:
RHP Edwin Jackson, Los Angeles (NL)
LHP Chuck Tiffany, Vero Beach (Hi A)

 Jan. 9Cubs Give Up On Patterson, Deal Him To Orioles
Orioles Cubs
Acquire:
OF Corey Patterson, Chicago (NL)
Acquire:
2B Nate Spears, Frederick (Hi A)
LHP Carlos Perez, Delmarva (Lo A)

 Jan. 6Blue Jays Lessen Corner Glut By Dumping Koskie
Brewers Blue Jays
Acquire:
3B Corey Koskie, Toronto
Acquire:
RHP Brian Wolfe, Huntsville (AA)

 Jan. 4Dodgers, Mets Exchange Arms
Dodgers Mets
Acquire:
RHP Jae Seo, New York (NL)
LHP Tim Hamulack, New York (NL)
Acquire:
RHP Duaner Sanchez, Los Angeles (NL)
RHP Steven Schmoll, Los Angeles (NL)

 Jan. 4Padres, Rangers Complete Six-Player Swap
Padres Rangers
Acquire:
RHP Chris Young, Texas
1B Adrian Gonzalez, Texas
OF Terrmel Sledge, Washington
Acquire:
RHP Adam Eaton, San Diego
RHP Akinori Otsuka, San Diego
C Billy Killian, Eugene (SS)

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