Majors: Trade Central: 2010

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 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 because players, in some cases, can opt for free agency after clearing waivers.

 Dec. 27 • Dodgers, Mets Complete Minor Trade
Mets Dodgers
Acquire:
SS Chin-Lung Hu, Los Angeles (NL)
Acquire:
LHP Mike Antonini, Buffalo (AAA)


 Dec. 23 • Astros Deal Lindstrom To Rockies
Rockies Astros
Acquire:
RHP Matt Lindstrom, Houston
Acquire:
RHP Jonnathan Aristil, Tulsa (AA)
LHP Wes Musick, Asheville (Lo A)


 Dec. 19 • Brewers Score Coup, Acquire Greinke From Royals
Brewers Royals
Acquire:
RHP Zack Greinke, Kansas City
SS Yuniesky Betancourt, Kansas City
Acquire:
RHP Jake Odorizzi, Wisconsin (Lo A)
SS Alcides Escobar, Milwaukee
OF Lorenzo Cain, Milwaukee
RHP Jeremy Jeffress, Milwaukee


 Dec. 17 • Padres Part With Four To Shore Up Shortstop
Padres Rays
Acquire:
SS Jason Bartlett, Tampa Bay
cash considerations
Acquire:
RHP Adam Russell, San Diego
LHP Cesar Ramos, San Diego
RHP Brandon Gomes, San Antonio (AA)
2B Cole Figueroa, Lake Elsinore (Hi A)


 Dec. 16 • Rockies Acquire Backup Catcher From Twins
Rockies Twins
Acquire:
C Jose Morales, Minnesota
Acquire:
LHP Paul Bargas, Asheville (Lo A)


 Dec. 16 • Athletics Add Willingham To Outfield Mix
Athletics Nationals
Acquire:
OF Josh Willingham, Washington
Acquire:
RHP Henry Rodriguez, Oakland
OF Corey Brown, Sacramento (AAA)


 Dec. 12 • Mariners Spread Glove Around With Ryan Pickup
Mariners Cardinals
Acquire:
SS Brendan Ryan, St. Louis
Acquire:
RHP Maikel Cleto, High Desert (Hi A)


 Dec. 9 • Orioles Complete Left Side Of Infield
Orioles Twins
Acquire:
SS J.J. Hardy, Minnesota
3B Brendan Harris, Minnesota
Acquire:
RHP Jim Hoey, Norfolk (AAA)
RHP Brett Jacobson, Frederick (Hi A)


 Dec. 6 • D-backs Trade Reynolds To Orioles
Orioles Diamondbacks
Acquire:
3B Mark Reynolds, Arizona
C John Hester, Reno (AAA)
Acquire:
RHP Kam Mickolio, Norfolk (AAA)
RHP David Hernandez, Baltimore


 Dec. 5 • Brewers Swap Top Prospect For Marcum
Brewers Blue Jays
Acquire:
RHP Shaun Marcum, Toronto
Acquire:
2B Brett Lawrie, Huntsville (AA)


 Dec. 5 • Red Sox Send Top Prospects To Padres For Gonzalez
Red Sox Padres
Acquire:
1B Adrian Gonzalez, San Diego
Acquire:
RHP Casey Kelly, Portland (AA)
1B Anthony Rizzo, Portland (AA)
OF Reymond Fuentes, Greenville (Lo A)
OF/2B Eric Patterson, Boston


 Dec. 3 • White Sox Ship Linebrink To Braves For Cofield
Braves White Sox
Acquire:
RHP Scott Linebrink, Chicago (AL)
Acquire:
RHP Kyle Cofield, Mississippi (AA)


 Dec. 2 • Rockies Bolster Infield With Trade For Jose Lopez
Rockies Mariners
Acquire:
3B Jose Lopez, Seattle
Acquire:
RHP Chaz Roe, Colo. Springs (AAA)


 Nov. 30 • Crowded Infield Prompts Dodgers To Deal Theriot
Cardinals Dodgers
Acquire:
2B Ryan Theriot, Los Angeles (NL)
Acquire:
RHP Blake Hawksworth, St. Louis


 Nov. 18 • Astros Acquire Barmes To Play Shortstop
Astros Rockies
Acquire:
2B/SS Clint Barmes, Colorado
Acquire:
RHP Felipe Paulino, Houston


 Nov. 18 • Yankees Send Miranda To D-backs For Teenage Arm
Diamondbacks Yankees
Acquire:
1B Juan Miranda, Scranton/W-B (AAA)
Acquire:
RHP Scottie Allen, South Bend (Lo A)


 Nov. 17 • A's Acquire Two Double-A Relievers For Davis
Blue Jays Athletics
Acquire:
OF Rajai Davis, Oakland
Acquire:
RHP Danny Farquhar, New Hamp. (AA)
RHP Trystan Magnuson, New Hamp. (AA)


 Nov. 16 • Not Done Dealing: Marlins Trade Uggla To Braves
Braves Marlins
Acquire:
2B Dan Uggla, Florida
Acquire:
2B/3B Omar Infante, Atlanta
LHP Mike Dunn, Atlanta


 Nov. 13 • Padres Hook Maybin From Busy Marlins
Padres Marlins
Acquire:
OF Cameron Maybin, Florida
Acquire:
RHP Ryan Webb, San Diego
RHP Edward Mujica, San Diego


 Nov. 12 • Marlins Cut Bait On Miller In Trade With Red Sox
Red Sox Marlins
Acquire:
LHP Andrew Miller, Florida
Acquire:
LHP Dustin Richardson, Boston


 Nov. 10 • Royals Deal DeJesus To A's For Two Young Arms
Athletics Royals
Acquire:
OF David DeJesus, Kansas City
Acquire:
RHP Vin Mazzaro, Oakland
LHP Justin Marks, Stockton (Hi A)


 Aug. 31 • Red Sox Deal Delcarmen To Rockies
Rockies Red Sox
Acquire:
RHP Manny Delcarmen, Boston
Acquire:
RHP Chris Balcom-Miller, Asheville (Lo A)


 Aug. 27 • Angels Identify Van Mil As Player To Be Named For Fuentes
Twins Angels
Acquire:
LHP Brian Fuentes, Los Angeles (AL)
Acquire:
RHP Loek Van Mil, New Britain (AA)


 Aug. 19 • Cardinals Opt For Glove-Only Feliz At Hot Corner
Cardinals Astros
Acquire:
3B Pedro Feliz, Houston
Acquire:
RHP David Carpenter, Palm Beach (Hi A)


 Aug. 18 • Cubs Continue Selling, Ship Lee To Braves
Braves Cubs
Acquire:
1B Derrek Lee, Chicago (NL)
Acquire:
RHP Robinson Lopez, Rome (Lo A)
RHP Ty'Relle Harris, Mississippi (AA)
LHP Jeff Lorick, Myrtle Beach (Hi A)


 Aug. 13 • Royals Acquire Pucetas As PTBN For Giants' Guillen
Giants Royals
Acquire:
OF Jose Guillen, Kansas City
Acquire:
RHP Kevin Pucetas, Fresno (AAA)


 Aug. 11 • Giants Fortify Infield Ranks With Cubs' Fontenot
Giants Cubs
Acquire:
2B/3B Mike Fontenot, Chicago (NL)
Acquire:
OF Evan Crawford, Augusta (Lo A)


 Aug. 9 • Reds Acquire Resurgent Edmonds From Brewers
Reds Brewers
Acquire:
OF Jim Edmonds, Milwaukee
Acquire:
OF Chris Dickerson, Louisville (AAA)


 July 31 • Giants Add Boston's Ramirez To Revamped Bullpen
Giants Red Sox
Acquire:
RHP Ramon Ramirez, Boston
Acquire:
RHP Dan Turpen, Richmond (AA)


 July 31 • Red Sox Pry Saltalamacchia Loose From Rangers
Red Sox Rangers
Acquire:
C Jarrod Saltalamacchia, Okla. City (AAA)
Acquire:
1B Chris McGuiness, Greenville (Lo A)
RHP Roman Mendez, Lowell (SS)
C Michael Thomas, Greenville (Lo A)


 July 31 • Braves Add Ankiel, Farnsworth For Stretch Drive
Braves Royals
Acquire:
OF Rick Ankiel, Kansas City
RHP Kyle Farnsworth, Kansas City
Acquire:
RHP Jesse Chavez, Atlanta
LHP Tim Collins, Mississippi (AA)
OF Gregor Blanco, Gwinnett (AAA)


 July 31 • Wood Provides Yankees With Bullpen Bargain
Yankees Indians
Acquire:
RHP Kerry Wood, Cleveland
Acquire:
3B Matt Cusick, Trenton (AA)
RHP Andrew Shive, Staten Island (SS)


 July 31 • Marlins Turn To Orioles' Ohman For Lefty Relief
Marlins Orioles
Acquire:
LHP Will Ohman, Baltimore
Acquire:
RHP Rick VandenHurk, New Orleans (AAA)


 July 31 • Dodgers Surrender Out-Of-Favor Duo For Pirates' Dotel
Dodgers Pirates
Acquire:
RHP Octavio Dotel, Pittsburgh
Acquire:
RHP James McDonald, Los Angeles (NL)
OF Andrew Lambo, Chattanooga (AA)


 July 31 • Giants Acquire Situational Lefty Javier Lopez
Giants Pirates
Acquire:
LHP Javier Lopez, Pittsburgh
Acquire:
RHP Joe Martinez, San Francisco
OF John Bowker, Fresno (AAA)


 July 31 • Tigers Give Up On Ramirez, Send Him To Braves
Braves Tigers
Acquire:
OF Wilkin Ramirez, Toledo (AAA)
Acquire:
cash considerations


 July 31 • Dodgers Nab Lilly, Surrender Three Players To Cubs
Dodgers Cubs
Acquire:
LHP Ted Lilly, Chicago (NL)
2B/SS Ryan Theriot, Chicago (NL)
Acquire:
2B Blake DeWitt, Los Angeles (NL)
RHP Brett Wallach, Great Lakes (Lo A)
RHP Kyle Smit, Chattanooga (AA)


 July 31 • Ludwick, Westbrook On The Move In Three-Team Deal
Padres Cardinals Indians
Acquire:
OF Ryan Ludwick, St. Louis
Acquire:
RHP Jake Westbrook, Cleveland
LHP Nick Greenwood, Fort Wayne (Lo A)
Acquire:
RHP Corey Kluber, San Antonio (AA)


 July 31 • Five-Player Exchange Sends Catcher Snyder To Pirates
Pirates Diamondbacks
Acquire:
C Chris Snyder, Arizona
SS Pedro Ciriaco, Reno (AAA)
Acquire:
RHP D.J. Carrasco, Pittsburgh
SS/2B Bobby Crosby, Pittsburgh
OF Ryan Church, Pittsburgh


 July 31 • D-backs Get Gorgen As Player To Be Named For Qualls
Rays Diamondbacks
Acquire:
RHP Chad Qualls, Arizona
Acquire:
RHP Matt Gorgen, Montgomery (AA)


 July 31 • Yankees Add Berkman's Bat To Already-Potent Lineup
Yankees Astros
Acquire:
1B Lance Berkman, Houston
Acquire:
2B Jimmy Paredes, Charleston (Lo A)
RHP Mark Melancon, Scranton/W-B (AAA)


 July 30 • Yankees Surrender McAllister To Get Veteran Kearns
Yankees Indians
Acquire:
OF Austin Kearns, Cleveland
Acquire:
RHP Zach McAllister, Scranton/W-B (AAA)


 July 30 • Guzman Becomes Rangers' Fourth Trade Target In A Month
Rangers Nationals
Acquire:
2B/SS Cristian Guzman, Washington
Acquire:
RHP Ryan Tatusko, Frisco (AA)
RHP Tanner Roark, Frisco (AA)


 July 30 • White Sox Get In On Pitching Action With Jackson
White Sox Diamondbacks
Acquire:
RHP Edwin Jackson, Arizona
Acquire:
RHP Dan Hudson, Chicago (AL)
LHP David Holmberg, Great Falls (R)


 July 29 • Twins Trade A Top Prospect To Nats To Net Capps
Twins Nationals
Acquire:
RHP Matt Capps, Washington
Acquire:
C Wilson Ramos, Rochester (AAA)
LHP Joe Testa, New Britain (AA)


 July 29 • Padres Add Left-Side Offense With Veteran Tejada
Padres Orioles
Acquire:
3B Miguel Tejada, Baltimore
Acquire:
RHP Wynn Pelzer, San Antonio (AA)


 July 29 • Hyperative Rangers Keep Stockpiling With Cantu
Rangers Marlins
Acquire:
3B/1B Jorge Cantu, Florida
Acquire:
RHP Evan Reed, Frisco (AA)
RHP Omar Poveda, Texas DL


 July 29 • Astros Immediately Flip Gose For Jays' Wallace
Astros Blue Jays
Acquire:
1B Brett Wallace, Las Vegas (AAA)
Acquire:
OF Anthony Gose, Clearwater (Hi A)


 July 29 • Phillies Acquire Oswalt In Annual Deadline Deal For Pitching
Phillies Astros
Acquire:
RHP Roy Oswalt, Houston
Acquire:
LHP J.A. Happ, Philadelphia
OF Anthony Gose, Clearwater (Hi A)
SS Jonathan Villar, Lakewood (Lo A)


 July 28 • Dodgers Add Speedy Podsednik To Top Of Batting Order
Dodgers Royals
Acquire:
OF Scott Podsednik, Kansas City
Acquire:
C Lucas May, Albuquerque (AAA)
RHP Elisaul Pimentel, Great Lakes (Lo A)


 July 28 • Tigers Add Infield Depth With Peralta
Tigers Indians
Acquire:
3B Jhonny Peralta, Cleveland
Acquire:
LHP Giovanni Soto, West Michigan (Lo A)


 July 25 • Angels Part With Four Players To To Land Haren
Angels Diamondbacks
Acquire:
RHP Dan Haren, Arizona
Acquire:
LHP Joe Saunders, Los Angeles (AL)
LHP Pat Corbin, R. Cucamonga (Hi A)
RHP Rafael Rodriguez, Salt Lake (AAA)
LHP Tyler Skaggs, Cedar Rapids (Lo A)


 July 22 • Angels Deal Two Young Pitchers To Reacquire Callaspo
Angels Royals
Acquire:
3B Alberto Callaspo, Kansas City
Acquire:
RHP Sean O'Sullivan, Los Angeles (AL)
LHP Will Smith, Arkansas (AA)


 July 14 • Braves Switch Shortstops, Jays Buy Low On Escobar
Blue Jays Braves
Acquire:
SS Yunel Escobar, Atlanta
LHP Jo-Jo Reyes, Gwinnett (AAA)
Acquire:
SS Alex Gonzalez, Toronto
SS Tyler Pastornicky, Dunedin (Hi A)
LHP Tim Collins, New Hampshire (AA)


 July 9 • Rangers Swing Deal To Land Lee, The Best Pitcher Available
Rangers Mariners
Acquire:
LHP Cliff Lee, Seattle
RHP Mark Lowe, Seattle
Acquire:
1B Justin Smoak, Texas
RHP Blake Beavan, Frisco (AA)
RHP Josh Lueke, Frisco (AA)
2B Matt Lawson, Frisco (AA)


 July 1 • Rangers Look To Bengie Molina To Solve Catching Woes
Rangers Giants
Acquire:
C Bengie Molina, San Francisco
Acquire:
RHP Michael Main, Bakersfield (Hi A)
RHP Chris Ray, Texas


 June 26 • Mariners Re-Acquire Slugger Russell Branyan
Mariners Indians
Acquire:
1B Russell Branyan, Cleveland
cash considerations
Acquire:
OF Ezequiel Carrera, Tacoma (AAA)
SS Juan Diaz, High Desert (Hi A)


 June 15 • A's Deal Young Reliever To Snag Conor Jackson
Athletics Diamondbacks
Acquire:
OF Conor Jackson, Arizona
Acquire:
RHP Sam Demel, Sacramento (AAA)


 May 1 • D'backs, Royals Exchange Mid-Level Prospects
Diamondbacks Royals
Acquire:
RHP Carlos Rosa, Omaha (AAA)
Acquire:
SS Rey Navarro, Visalia (Hi A)


 April 15 • Giants Deal Deposed Veteran Fred Lewis To Toronto
Blue Jays Giants
Acquire:
OF Fred Lewis, Fresno (AAA)
Acquire:
future considerations


 April 1 • Rangers Retain Snyder In Trade With Giants
Rangers Giants
Acquire:
LHP Ben Snyder, Connecticut (AA)
Acquire:
LHP Edwin Escobar, AZL Rangers (R)


 April 1 • Lugo Helps Stabilize Orioles' Middle Infield
Orioles Cardinals
Acquire:
2B Julio Lugo, St. Louis
Acquire:
future considerations


 March 30 • Tigers Prepare To Meet New Voss In Robertson Trade
Marlins Tigers
Acquire:
LHP Nate Robertson, Detroit
Acquire:
LHP Jay Voss, Jacksonville (AA)


 March 27 • Rangers Get Defensive With Acquisition Of Blanco
Rangers Cubs
Acquire:
SS Andres Blanco, Chicago (NL)
Acquire:
future considerations


 March 26 • Red Sox Acquire Bat-First Infielder Frandsen
Red Sox Giants
Acquire:
2B Kevin Frandsen, San Francisco
Acquire:
future considerations


 March 16 • Brewers Swing Trade To Retain Rule 5 Pick Lofgren
Brewers Indians
Acquire:
LHP Chuck Lofgren, Columbus (AAA)
Acquire:
RHP Omar Aguilar, Brevard County (Hi A)


 Feb. 1 • Reds Jettison Taveras To A's, But At A Cost
Athletics Reds
Acquire:
OF Willy Taveras, Cincinnati
3B Adam Rosales, Cincinnati
Acquire:
2B Aaron Miles, Chicago (NL)


 Jan. 22 • Angels Trade Disgruntled Gary Matthews Jr. To Mets
Mets Angels
Acquire:
OF Gary Matthews Jr., Los Angeles (AL)
Acquire:
RHP Brian Stokes, New York (NL)


 Jan. 18 • Indians Add Bixler, Send Hard-Hitting Brito To Pirates
Indians Pirates
Acquire:
SS Brian Bixler, Pittsburgh
Acquire:
3B Jesus Brito, Mahoning Valley (SS)


 Jan. 16 • New Padres GM Hoyer Completes First Deal
Athletics Padres
Acquire:
3B Kevin Kouzmanoff, San Diego
2B Eric Sogard, San Antonio (AA)
Acquire:
OF Scott Hairston, Oakland
OF Aaron Cunningham, Sacramento (AAA)


 Jan. 9 • Indians Return Jackson To Toronto Roots
Blue Jays Indians
Acquire:
LHP Zach Jackson, Columbus (AAA)
Acquire:
future considerations


 Jan. 7 • Mariners, Red Sox Swap Vets In First Trade Of New Year
Mariners Red Sox
Acquire:
1B Casey Kotchman, Boston
Acquire:
3B/OF Bill Hall, Seattle
RHP Miguel Celestino, AZL Mariners (R)




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