Majors: Trade Central: 2011

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. 31 • Padres Deal Double-A Arms To Chicago For Quentin
Padres White Sox
Acquire:
OF Carlos Quentin, Chicago (AL)
Acquire:
RHP Simon Castro, San Antonio (AA)
LHP Pedro Hernandez, San Antonio (AA)


 Dec. 28 • Red Sox Send Three Players To A's For Bailey
Red Sox Athletics
Acquire:
RHP Andrew Bailey, Oakland
OF Ryan Sweeney, Oakland
Acquire:
OF Josh Reddick, Boston
1B Miles Head, Salem (Hi A)
RHP Raul Alcantara, Lowell (SS)


 Dec. 23 • Reds Acquire Marshall From Division-Rival Cubs
Reds Cubs
Acquire:
LHP Sean Marshall, Chicago (NL)
Acquire:
LHP Travis Wood, Cincinnati
OF Dave Sappelt, Cincinnati
2B Ronald Torreyes, Dayton (Lo A)


 Dec. 23 • Nats Trade Four Prospects To A's For Gio Gonzalez
Nationals Athletics
Acquire:
LHP Gio Gonzalez, Oakland
RHP Rob Gilliam, Stockton (Hi A)
Acquire:
RHP Brad Peacock, Washington
RHP A.J. Cole, Hagerstown (Lo A)
C Derek Norris, Harrisburg (AA)
LHP Tom Milone, Washington


 Dec. 17 • Reds Deal From Prospect Depth To Acquire Latos
Reds Padres
Acquire:
RHP Mat Latos, San Diego
Acquire:
1B Yonder Alonso, Cincinnati
C Yasmani Grandal, Louisville (AAA)
RHP Edinson Volquez, Cincinnati
RHP Brad Boxberger, Louisville (AAA)


 Dec. 16 • Indians Add Outfield Depth In Deal For Cunningham
Indians Padres
Acquire:
OF Aaron Cunningham, San Diego
Acquire:
RHP Cory Burns, Akron (AA)


 Dec. 14 • Astros Add Lowrie, Trade Melancon To Red Sox
Red Sox Astros
Acquire:
RHP Mark Melancon, Houston
Acquire:
SS/3B Jed Lowrie, Boston
RHP Kyle Weiland, Boston


 Dec. 12 • Florida Teams Swap Badenhop For Jefferies
Rays Marlins
Acquire:
RHP Burke Badenhop, Florida
Acquire:
C Jake Jefferies, Charlotte (Hi A)


 Dec. 12 • Phillies Swap Non-Tender Candidate To Blue Jays
Blue Jays Phillies
Acquire:
OF Ben Francisco, Philadelphia
Acquire:
LHP Frank Gailey, Dunedin (Hi A)


 Dec. 9 • D-Backs Borrow Against Future To Acquire Cahill
Diamondbacks Athletics
Acquire:
RHP Trevor Cahill, Oakland
LHP Craig Breslow, Oakland
Acquire:
RHP Jarrod Parker, Arizona
OF Collin Cowgill, Arizona
RHP Ryan Cook, Arizona


 Dec. 9 • Nationals, Tigers Exchange Unestablished Righthanders
Nationals Tigers
Acquire:
RHP Ryan Perry, Detroit
Acquire:
RHP Collin Balester, Washington


 Dec. 8 • Epstein Targets Stewart With First Trade As Cubs GM
Cubs Rockies
Acquire:
3B Ian Stewart, Colorado
RHP Casey Weathers, Tulsa (AA)
Acquire:
OF Tyler Colvin, Chicago (NL)
3B D.J. LeMahieu, Chicago (NL)


 Dec. 8 • Orioles Trade For Eveland To Bolster Rotation
Orioles Dodgers
Acquire:
LHP Dana Eveland, Los Angeles (NL)
Acquire:
LHP Jarret Martin, Delmarva (Lo A)
OF Tyler Henson, Norfolk (AAA)


 Dec. 8 • Royals Deal Navarro To Pirates, Clear 40-Man Space
Pirates Royals
Acquire:
2B/3B Yamaico Navarro, Kansas City
Acquire:
RHP Brooks Pounders, W. Virginia (Lo A)
SS Diego Goris, DSL Pirates (R)


 Dec. 7 • Padres Deal For Street To Fill Closer Vacancy
Padres Rockies
Acquire:
RHP Huston Street, Colorado
Acquire:
LHP Nick Schmidt, Lake Elsinore (Hi A)


 Dec. 6 • Mets, Giants Swap Arbitration-Eligible Veterans
Giants Mets
Acquire:
OF Angel Pagan, New York (NL)
Acquire:
OF Andres Torres, San Francisco
RHP Ramon Ramirez, San Francisco


 Dec. 6 • White Sox Kickstart Rebuild, Ship Santos To Blue Jays
Blue Jays White Sox
Acquire:
RHP Sergio Santos, Chicago (AL)
Acquire:
RHP Nestor Molina, N. Hampshire (AA)


 Dec. 6 • Rockies Add Rotation Depth With Twins' Slowey
Rockies Twins
Acquire:
RHP Kevin Slowey, Minnesota
Acquire:
RHP Dan Turpen, Tulsa (AA)


 Dec. 3 • Angels Flip Mathis To Blue Jays For Mills
Blue Jays Angels
Acquire:
C Jeff Mathis, Los Angeles (AL)
Acquire:
LHP Brad Mills, Toronto


 Dec. 1 • Orioles Trade For Teagarden To Back Up Wieters
Orioles Rangers
Acquire:
C Taylor Teagarden, Round Rock (AAA)
Acquire:
RHP Randy Henry, Frederick (Hi A)
2B Greg Miclat, Bowie (AA)


 Nov. 30 • Angels Deal Chatwood To Upgrade At Catcher
Angels Rockies
Acquire:
C Chris Iannetta, Colorado
Acquire:
RHP Tyler Chatwood, Los Angeles (AL)


 Nov. 27 • Rays Ship Jaso To Seattle, Fortify Bullpen With Lueke
Mariners Rays
Acquire:
C John Jaso, Tampa Bay
Acquire:
RHP Josh Lueke, Seattle
player to be named


 Nov. 22 • Marlins Deal John Baker To Padres For Wade LeBlanc
Padres Marlins
Acquire:
C John Baker, Florida
Acquire:
LHP Wade LeBlanc, San Diego


 Nov. 7 • Giants Swap Pitching To Royals For Outfield Help
Royals Giants
Acquire:
LHP Jonathan Sanchez, San Francisco
LHP Ryan Verdugo, Richmond (AA)
Acquire:
OF Melky Cabrera, Kansas City


 Oct. 31 • Indians Add Lowe To Groundball-Oriented Rotation
Indians Braves
Acquire:
RHP Derek Lowe, Atlanta
Acquire:
LHP Chris Jones, Kinston (Hi A)


 Sept. 27 • Marlins Exchange Prospects For Manager Ozzie Guillen
Marlins White Sox
Acquire:
MGR Ozzie Guillen, Chicago (AL)
RHP Ricardo Andres, Bristol (R)
Acquire:
RHP Jhan Marinez, Jacksonville (AA)
SS Ozzie Martinez, New Orleans (AAA)


 Aug. 31 • Red Sox Add Balance With Righthanded Jackson
Red Sox Athletics
Acquire:
1B/OF Conor Jackson, Oakland
Acquire:
RHP Jason Rice, Pawtucket (AAA)


 Aug. 31 • Rangers Add Lefty Reliever Gonzalez For Stretch Run
Rangers Orioles
Acquire:
LHP Mike Gonzalez, Baltimore
Acquire:
RHP Pedro Strop, Round Rock (AAA)


 Aug. 31 • Braves Reacquire Matt Diaz For Bench Role
Braves Pirates
Acquire:
OF Matt Diaz, Pittsburgh
Acquire:
RHP Eliecer Cardenas, Lynchburg (Hi A)


 Aug. 23 • Blue Jays, Diamondbacks Swap Second Basemen
Diamondbacks Blue Jays
Acquire:
2B Aaron Hill, Toronto
SS John McDonald, Toronto
Acquire:
2B Kelly Johnson, Arizona


 Aug. 15 • Tigers Acquire Delmon Young From Division-Rival Twins
Tigers Twins
Acquire:
OF Delmon Young, Minnesota
Acquire:
RHP Lester Oliveros, Erie (AA)
LHP Cole Nelson, Lakeland (Hi A)


 July 31 • Red Sox Get Bedard In Three-Team, Seven-Player Deal
Red Sox Mariners Dodgers
Acquire:
LHP Erik Bedard,
Seattle
RHP Josh Fields,
Tacoma (AAA)
Acquire:
OF Trayvon Robinson,
Albuquerque (AAA)
OF Chih-Hsien Chiang,
Portland (AA)
Acquire:
C Tim Federowicz,
Portland (AA)
RHP Stephen Fife,
Portland (AA)
RHP Juan Rodriguez,
Greenville (Lo A)


 July 31 • Rangers Surrender Double-A Arms In Pursuit Of Adams
Rangers Padres
Acquire:
RHP Mike Adams, Texas
Acquire:
LHP Robbie Erlin, Frisco (AA)
RHP Joe Wieland, Frisco (AA)


 July 31 • D-backs Add Reliever Ziegler In Trade With Athletics
Diamondbacks Athletics
Acquire:
RHP Brad Ziegler, Oakland
Acquire:
1B Brandon Allen, Arizona
LHP Jordan Norberto, Reno (AAA)


 July 31 • Braves Send Four Young Players To Astros For Bourn
Braves Astros
Acquire:
OF Michael Bourn, Houston
Acquire:
LHP Brett Oberholtzer, Mississippi (AA)
RHP Paul Clemens, Mississippi (AA)
RHP Juan Abreu, Gwinnett (AAA)
OF Jordan Schafer, Atlanta


 July 31 • Cardinals Solidify Shortstop With Deal For Furcal
Cardinals Dodgers
Acquire:
SS Rafael Furcal, Los Angeles (NL)
Acquire:
OF Alex Castellanos, Springfield (AA)


 July 30 • Pirates Upgrade At First Base In Trade For Derrek Lee
Pirates Orioles
Acquire:
1B Derrek Lee, Baltimore
Acquire:
1B Aaron Baker, Bradenton (Hi A)


 July 30 • Orlando Cabrera Joins Giants In Club's Third Deadline Deal
Giants Indians
Acquire:
2B Orlando Cabrera, Cleveland
Acquire:
OF Thomas Neal, Fresno (AAA)


 July 30 • Indians Package Top Pitching Prospects In Deal For Ubaldo
Indians Rockies
Acquire:
RHP Ubaldo Jimenez, Colorado
Acquire:
LHP Drew Pomeranz, Akron (AA)
RHP Alex White, Cleveland
RHP Joe Gardner, Akron (AA)
1B/OF Matt McBride, Akron (AA)


 July 30 • Rangers Deal From Excess To Add Uehara To Bullpen
Rangers Orioles
Acquire:
RHP Koji Uehara, Baltimore
Acquire:
RHP Tommy Hunter, Texas
1B Chris Davis, Texas


 July 30 • D-backs Add Dependable Innings-Eater Marquis
Diamondbacks Nationals
Acquire:
RHP Jason Marquis, Washington
Acquire:
SS Zach Walters, South Bend (Lo A)


 July 30 • Red Sox Acquire Aviles From Royals In Surprising Move
Red Sox Royals
Acquire:
2B Mike Aviles, Kansas City
Acquire:
3B Yamaico Navarro, Boston
RHP Kendal Volz, Salem (Hi A)


 July 30 • Brewers Acquire Hairston Jr. To Replace Injured Weeks
Brewers Nationals
Acquire:
INF Jerry Hairston Jr., Washington
Acquire:
OF Erik Komatsu, Huntsville (AA)


 July 30 • Tigers Bolster Pitching Staff In Trade With Mariners
Tigers Mariners
Acquire:
RHP Doug Fister, Seattle
RHP David Pauley, Seattle
Acquire:
3B Francisco Martinez, Erie (AA)
OF Casper Wells, Toledo (AAA)
LHP Charlie Furbush, Detroit
RHP Chance Ruffin, Toledo (AAA)


 July 29 • Phillies Answer Giants, Acquire Pence From Astros
Phillies Astros
Acquire:
OF Hunter Pence, Houston
Acquire:
1B Jonathan Singleton, Clearwater (Hi A)
RHP Jarred Cosart, Clearwater (Hi A)
RHP Josh Zeid, Reading (AA)
OF Domingo Santana, Lakewood (Lo A)


 July 28 • Indians Acquire Cubs' Fukudome In Rare Deadline Buy
Indians Cubs
Acquire:
OF Kosuke Fukudome, Chicago (NL)
Acquire:
RHP Carlton Smith, Columbus (AAA)
OF Abner Abreu, Kinston (Hi A)


 July 27 • Mets Ship Beltran To Giants For Top Pitching Prospect
Giants Mets
Acquire:
OF Carlos Beltran, New York (NL)
Acquire:
RHP Zack Wheeler, San Jose (Hi A)


 July 27 • Blue Jays Snare Rasmus To Complete Three-Team Deal
Cardinals Blue Jays
Acquire:
RHP Edwin Jackson, Chicago (AL)
RHP Octavio Dotel, Toronto
LHP Marc Rzepczynski, Toronto
OF Corey Patterson, Toronto
cash considerations
Acquire:
OF Colby Rasmus, St. Louis
LHP Trever Miller, St. Louis
LHP Brian Tallet, St. Louis
RHP P.J. Walters, Memphis (AAA)


 July 27 • White Sox Ship Jackson To Toronto In Prelude To Big Deal
Blue Jays White Sox
Acquire:
RHP Edwin Jackson, Chicago (AL)
3B Mark Teahen, Chicago (AL)
Acquire:
RHP Jason Frasor, Toronto
RHP Zach Stewart, N. Hampshire (AA)


 July 26 • Reds Trade Gomes To Nats, Make Way For Alonso
Nationals Reds
Acquire:
OF Jonny Gomes, Cincinnati
Acquire:
OF Bill Rhinehart, Harrisburg (AA)
LHP Chris Manno, Hagerstown (Lo A)


 July 20 • Tigers Add Betemit In Deal With Division Rivals
Tigers Royals
Acquire:
3B Wilson Betemit, Kansas City
Acquire:
C Julio Rodriguez, Lakeland (Hi A)
LHP Antonio Cruz, West Michigan (Lo A)


 July 19 • Giants Key In On Keppinger In Trade With Astros
Giants Astros
Acquire:
2B Jeff Keppinger, Houston
Acquire:
RHP Henry Sosa, Richmond (AA)
RHP Jason Stoffel, Richmond (AA)


 July 12 • Brewers Act Quickly To Land K-Rod From Mets
Brewers Mets
Acquire:
RHP Francisco Rodriguez, New York (NL)
Acquire:
LHP Danny Ray Herrera, Nashville (AAA)
RHP Adrian Rosario, Wisconsin (Lo A)


 June 30 • Rockies Upgrade At Keystone With Mark Ellis
Rockies Athletics
Acquire:
2B Mark Ellis, Oakland
Acquire:
RHP Bruce Billings, Colo. Springs (AAA)
OF Eliezer Mesa, Modesto (Hi A)


 May 27 • Sizemore Fits At Second Or Third Base For A's
Tigers Athletics
Acquire:
LHP David Purcey, Oakland
Acquire:
2B Scott Sizemore, Detroit


 April 22 • Blue Jays Flip Returned Rule 5 Pick Emaus To Rockies
Rockies Blue Jays
Acquire:
2B Brad Emaus, New York (NL)
Acquire:
RHP Chris Malone, Tulsa (AA)


 March 28 • Padres Add Infield Depth In Minor Trade
Padres Nationals
Acquire:
SS Alberto Gonzalez, Washington
Acquire:
RHP Erik Davis, San Antonio (AA)


 March 28 • Twins Keep Rule 5 Pick Diamond At Bullock's Expense
Brewers Yankees
Acquire:
LHP Scott Diamond, Gwinnett (AAA)
Acquire:
RHP Billy Bullock, New Britain (AA)


 March 27 • Displaced In D.C., Morgan Moves To Milwaukee
Brewers Nationals
Acquire:
OF Nyjer Morgan, Washington
Acquire:
3B Cutter Dykstra, Wisconsin (Lo A)


 March 25 • Yankees Trade Excess For Flexibility In Deal With Brewers
Brewers Yankees
Acquire:
RHP Sergio Mitre, New York (AL)
Acquire:
OF Chris Dickerson, Milwaukee


 March 2 • Laffey Lands In Seattle In Minor Trade
Mariners Indians
Acquire:
LHP Aaron Laffey, Cleveland
Acquire:
2B Matt Lawson, West Tenn (AA)


 Jan. 25 • Blue Jays Deal Just-Acquired Napoli To Rangers
Rangers Blue Jays
Acquire:
C/1B Mike Napoli, Los Angeles (AL)
Acquire:
RHP Frank Francisco, Texas


 Jan. 21 • Blue Jays Trade Wells To Angels For Napoli, Rivera
Angels Blue Jays
Acquire:
OF Vernon Wells, Toronto
Acquire:
C/1B Mike Napoli, Los Angeles (AL)
OF Juan Rivera, Los Angeles (AL)


 Jan. 17 • With Garza In Tow, Cubs Deal Gorzelanny To Nats
Nationals Cubs
Acquire:
LHP Tom Gorzelanny, Chicago (NL)
Acquire:
RHP A.J. Morris, Potomac (Hi A)
OF Michael Burgess, Harrisburg (AA)
LHP Graham Hicks, Hagerstown (Lo A)


 Jan. 8 • Cubs Pry Garza From Rays With Five-Player Package
Cubs Rays
Acquire:
RHP Matt Garza, Tampa Bay
OF Fernando Perez, Durham (AAA)
LHP Zach Rosscup, Hudson Valley (SS)
Acquire:
RHP Chris Archer, Tennessee (AA)
SS Hak-Ju Lee, Peoria (Lo A)
OF Brandon Guyer, Tennessee (AA)
C Robinson Chirinos, Iowa (AAA)
OF Sam Fuld, Chicago (NL)






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