2004 Trade Central

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

Dec. 20 • Red Sox say goodbye to playoff hero Roberts
Padres Red Sox
Acquire:OF Dave Roberts, Boston Acquire:OF Jay Payton, San Diego

INF Ramon Vazquez, San Diego

RHP David Pauley, Lake Elsinore (Hi A)

Dec. 20 • Mariners’ roster crunch again becomes Rockies’ gain
Rockies Mariners
Acquire:RHP Aaron Taylor, Seattle Acquire:RHP Sean Green, Tulsa (AA)

Dec. 18 • Blockbuster II: Mulder deal makes A’s rebuilding official
Braves Athletics
Acquire:LHP Mark Mulder, Oakland Acquire:RHP Dan Haren, St. Louis

C/DH Daric Barton, Peoria (Lo A)

RHP Kiko Calero, St. Louis

Dec. 16 • Blockbuster: Braves add Hudson to refortified rotation
Braves Athletics
Acquire:RHP Tim Hudson, Oakland Acquire:LHP Dan Meyer, Atlanta

RHP Juan Cruz, Atlanta

OF Charles Thomas, Atlanta

Dec. 16 • Royals get Marrero for platoon duty
Royals Braves
Acquire:OF Eli Marrero, Atlanta Acquire:RHP Jorge Vasquez, Wichita (AA)

Dec. 16 • Pirates tab Santiago as Kendall’s successor
Pirates Royals
Acquire:C Benito Santiago, Kansas City Acquire:RHP Leo Nunez, Hickory (AA)

Dec. 15 • Brewers keep dealing, send Ginter to A’s
Athletics Brewers
Acquire:2B/3B Keith Ginter, Milwaukee Acquire:OF Nelson Cruz, Sacramento (AAA)

RHP Justin Lehr, Oakland

Dec. 14 • Angels turn Ortiz into ex-first-rounder
Reds Angels
Acquire:RHP Ramon Ortiz, Anaheim Acquire:RHP Dustin Moseley, Louisville (AAA)

Dec. 13 • Brewers acquire big bat in Lee
Brewers White Sox
Acquire:OF Carlos Lee, Chicago (AL) Acquire:OF Scott Podsednik, Milwaukee

RHP Luis Vizcaino, Milwaukee

1B Travis Hinton, High Desert (Hi A)

Dec. 13 • Orioles draft Hagerty, send him to Marlins
Marlins Orioles
Acquire:LHP Luke Hagerty, Boise (SS) Acquire:cash considerations

Dec. 12 • Jays, Rays make Sunday’s only (minor) deal
Blue Jays Devil Rays
Acquire:RHP Chad Gaudin, Tampa Bay Acquire:C Kevin Cash, Toronto

Dec. 11 • Braves add Kolb to bullpen, move Smoltz to rotation
Braves Brewers
Acquire:RHP Dan Kolb, Milwaukee Acquire:RHP Jose Capellan, Atlanta

RHP Alec Zumwalt, Greenville (AA)

Dec. 11 • Rhodes changes addresses again, this time for Lawton
Pirates Indians
Acquire:OF Matt Lawton, Cleveland Acquire:LHP Arthur Rhodes, Pittsburgh

Dec. 3 • Phillies hope Lofton can fill center-field void
Phillies Yankees
Acquire:OF Kenny Lofton, New York (AL) Acquire:RHP Felix Rodriguez, Philadelphia

Dec. 3 • Yankees welcome Stanton back to bullpen
Yankees Mets
Acquire:LHP Mike Stanton, New York (NL) Acquire:LHP Felix Heredia, New York (AL)

Nov. 27 • A’s take Kendall’s contract off Pirates’ hands
Athletics Pirates
Acquire:C Jason Kendall, Pittsburgh Acquire:LHP Mark Redman, Oakland

LHP Arthur Rhodes, Oakland

Nov. 24 • Bowden stays busy, acquires Davis
Nationals Pirates
Acquire:OF J.J. Davis, Pittsburgh Acquire:OF Antonio Sucre, Savannah (Lo A)

Nov. 19 • Angels exile Guillen to D.C.
Expos Angels
Acquire:OF Jose Guillen, Anaheim Acquire:OF Juan Rivera, Montreal

SS/2B Maicer Izturis, Montreal

Nov. 19 • Padres get Williams as M’s clear roster space
Padres Mariners
Acquire:LHP Randy Williams, Seattle Acquire:OF Billy Hogan, Eugene (SS)

Nov. 8 • Padres, Royals fill minor needs
Royals Padres
Acquire:OF Terrence Long, San Diego

RHP Dennis Tankersley, Portland (AAA)

Acquire:LHP Darrell May, Kansas City

RHP Ryan Bukvich, Omaha (AAA)

Sept. 16 • Gonzalez moves again as Padres seek shortstop
Padres Expos
Acquire:SS Alex Gonzalez, Montreal Acquire:cash considerations

Sept. 2 • Giants find modicum of help in Burba
Giants Brewers
Acquire:RHP Dave Burba, Milwaukee Acquire:LHP Josh Habel, Norwich (AA)

Aug. 31 • Cubs strengthen bench with Grieve
Cubs Brewers
Acquire:OF Ben Grieve, Milwaukee Acquire:LHP Andy Pratt, Iowa (AAA)

Aug. 27 • Astros add Wheeler to staff
Astros Mets
Acquire:RHP Dan Wheeler, New York (NL) Acquire:OF/DH Adam Seuss, Salem (Hi A)

Aug. 19 • Dodgers find relief with Dessens
Dodgers Diamondbacks
Acquire:RHP Elmer Dessens, Arizona Acquire:OF Jereme Milons, Vero Beach (Hi A)

Aug. 9 • Phillies acquire Lidle to bolster rotation
Phillies Reds
Acquire:RHP Cory Lidle, Cincinnati Acquire:RHP Elizardo Ramirez, Reading (AA)

OF Jovan Moran, Lakewood (Lo A)

LHP Joe Wilson, Lakewood (Lo A)

Aug. 6 • Cardinals counter Garciaparra with Walker
Cardinals Rockies
Acquire:OF Larry Walker, Colorado Acquire:LHP Chris Narveson, Tennessee (AA)

LHP Luis Martinez, Memphis (AAA)

RHP Jason Burch, Peoria (Lo A)

Aug. 6 • Blue Jays cast off slumping Phelps
Indians Blue Jays
Acquire:DH/1B Josh Phelps, Toronto Acquire:1B/OF Eric Crozier, Buffalo (AAA)

Aug. 6 • Red Sox find second lefty for bullpen
Red Sox Mariners
Acquire:LHP Mike Myers, Seattle Acquire:cash considerations

Aug. 5 • Déjà vu all over again: White Sox reunite Alomars
White Sox Diamondbacks
Acquire:2B Roberto Alomar, Arizona Acquire:LHP Brad Murray, Winston-Salem (Hi A)

July 31 • Nomar no more in Boston
Cubs Red Sox
Acquire:SS Nomar Garciaparra, Boston

OF Matt Murton, Sarasota (Hi A)

Acquire:SS Orlando Cabrera, Montreal

1B Doug Mientkiewicz, Minnesota

Expos Twins
Acquire:INF Brendan Harris, Iowa (AAA)

RHP Francis Beltran, Iowa (AAA)

SS Alex Gonzalez, Chicago (NL)

Acquire:LHP Justin Jones, Lansing (Lo A)

July 31 • Red Sox add depth with Roberts
Red Sox Dodgers
Acquire:OF Dave Roberts, Los Angeles Acquire:OF Henri Stanley, Pawtucket (AAA)

July 31 • Dodgers continue makeover with Finley
Dodgers Diamondbacks
Acquire:OF Steve Finley, Arizona

C Brent Mayne, Arizona

Acquire:C Koyie Hill, Las Vegas (AAA)

LHP Bill Murphy, Carolina (AA)

OF Reggie Abercrombie, V. Beach (Hi A)

July 31 • Yankees, Chisox shake up rotations
Yankees White Sox
Acquire:RHP Esteban Loaiza, Chicago (AL) Acquire:RHP Jose Contreras, New York (AL)

July 31 • Marlins replace Penny with Valdez
Marlins Padres
Acquire:RHP Ismael Valdez, San Diego Acquire:RHP Travis Chick, Greensboro (Lo A)

July 31 • Braves pick up Martin for bullpen
Braves Dodgers
Acquire:LHP Tom Martin, Los Angeles Acquire:LHP Matt Merricks, Myrtle Beach (Hi A)

July 31 • Marlins add more relief in Seanez
Marlins Royals
Acquire:RHP Rudy Seanez, Kansas City Acquire:OF Abraham Nunez, Florida

July 30 • Phillies get another bullpen reinforcement in Jones
Phillies Reds
Acquire:RHP Todd Jones, Cincinnati

OF Brad Correll, Potomac (Hi A)

Acquire:RHP Josh Hancock, Philadelphia

SS Anderson Machado, Scranton (AAA)

July 30 • Dodgers, Marlins swap six players, may not be done
Dodgers Marlins
Acquire:RHP Brad Penny, Florida

1B Hee Seop Choi, Florida

LHP Bill Murphy, Carolina (AA)

Acquire:RHP Guillermo Mota, Los Angeles

C Paul LoDuca, Los Angeles

OF Juan Encarnacion, Los Angeles

July 30 • After Fullmer deal falls through, Padres turn to Hansen
Padres Mariners
Acquire:1B/3B Dave Hansen, Seattle Acquire:RHP Jon Huber, Lake Elsinore (Hi A)

July 30 • Phillies get much-needed bullpen help with Rodriguez
Phillies Giants
Acquire:RHP Felix Rodriguez, San Francisco Acquire:OF Ricky Ledee, Philadelphia

RHP Alfredo Simon, Clearwater (Hi A)

July 30 • Mets win pursuit of Benson
Mets Pirates Royals
Acquire:RHP Kris Benson,

2B Jeff Keppinger,
Altoona (AA)

Acquire:3B Ty Wigginton,
New York (NL)

RHP Matt Peterson,
Binghamton (AA)

3B Jose Bautista,
Kansas City

Acquire:C Justin Huber,
Norfolk (AAA)

July 30 • Mets part with Kazmir to get Zambrano
Mets Devil Rays
Acquire:RHP Victor Zambrano, Tampa Bay

RHP Bartolome Fortunato, Durham (AAA)

Acquire:LHP Scott Kazmir, Binghamton (AA)

RHP Joselo Diaz, Binghamton (AA)

July 24 • Red Sox get Adams for bullpen depth
Red Sox Blue Jays
Acquire:RHP Terry Adams, Toronto Acquire:3B John Hattig, Portland (AA)

July 22 • Itinerant Oliver moves on to Houston
Astros Marlins
Acquire:LHP Darren Oliver, Florida Acquire:cash considerations

July 19 • Orioles, Mets exchange spare parts
Orioles Mets
Acquire:OF Karim Garcia, New York (NL) Acquire:RHP Mike DeJean, Baltimore

July 18 • For second straight year, Chisox turn to Everett
White Sox Expos
Acquire:OF Carl Everett, Montreal Acquire:RHP Jon Rauch, Charlotte (AAA)

RHP Gary Majewski, Charlotte (AAA)

July 2 • Red Sox make minor move for Puffer
Red Sox Padres
Acquire:RHP Brandon Puffer, San Diego Acquire:2B/1B Peter Ciofrone, Augusta (Lo A)

June 27 • Garcia fills gaping hole in Chisox rotation
White Sox Mariners
Acquire:RHP Freddy Garcia, Seattle

C Ben Davis, Tacoma (AAA)

Acquire:OF Jeremy Reed, Charlotte (AAA)

C Miguel Olivo, Chicago (AL)

SS Michael Morse, Birmingham (AA)

June 25 • Beltran goes to Astros in three-way deal
Astros Athletics Royals
Acquire:OF Carlos Beltran,
Kansas City
Acquire:RHP Octavio Dotel,
Acquire:C John Buck,
New Orleans (AAA)

3B Mark Teahen,
Sacramento (AAA)

RHP Mike Wood,
Sacramento (AAA)

June 22 • Royals get Bautista as housecleaning begins
Orioles Royals
Acquire:RHP Jason Grimsley, Kansas City Acquire:RHP Denny Bautista, Bowie (AA)

June 18 • White returns to Reds
Reds Yankees
Acquire:LHP Gabe White, New York (AL) Acquire:LHP Charlie Manning, Chattanooga (AA)

June 17 • White Sox bid adieu to failed closer Koch
Marlins White Sox
Acquire:RHP Billy Koch, Chicago (AL) Acquire:SS Wilson Valdez, Albuquerque (AAA)

June 17 • Astros find taker for Hidalgo in Mets
Mets Astros
Acquire:OF Richard Hidalgo, Houston Acquire:RHP David Weathers, New York (NL)

RHP Jeremy Griffiths, Norfolk (AAA)

June 7 • Expos finally get their fill of Bergeron
Brewers Expos
Acquire:OF Peter Bergeron, Edmonton (AAA)

RHP Saul Rivera, Harrisburg (AA)

Acquire:RHP Jason Childers, Indianapolis (AAA)

OF Jason Belcher, Huntsville (AA)

April 29 • Tigers add another power lefty for bullpen
Tigers Cubs
Acquire:LHP Felix Sanchez, West Tenn (AA) Acquire:LHP Jon Connolly, Lakeland (Hi A)

LHP Eric Eckenstahler, Toledo (AAA)

April 16 • Astros, A’s swap interesting pitchers
Athletics Astros
Acquire:RHP Kirk Saarloos, New Orleans (AAA) Acquire:RHP Chad Harville, Oakland

April 12 • Looper sets sail back to Mariners
Mariners Dodgers
Acquire:RHP Aaron Looper, Las Vegas (AAA) Acquire:LHP Glenn Bott, San Antonio (AA)

April 9 • Huisman could help Royals bullpen
Royals Rockies
Acquire:RHP Justin Huisman, Tulsa (AA) Acquire:RHP Zach McClellan, Wichita (AA)

1B Chris Fallon, Wilmington (Hi A)

April 4 • Dodgers win Bradley sweepstakes
Dodgers Indians
Acquire:OF Milton Bradley, Cleveland Acquire:OF Franklin Gutierrez, Jacksonville (AA)

RHP Andrew Brown, Jacksonville (AA)

April 3 • Mariners get Cabrera as hedge against Spiezio injury
Mariners Dodgers
Acquire:2B/OF Jolbert Cabrera, Los Angeles Acquire:LHP Ryan Ketchner, Inland Empire (Hi A)

RHP Aaron Looper, Seattle

April 3 • Dodgers, Rays swap former hot prospects
Devil Rays Dodgers
Acquire:2B/SS Antonio Perez, Tampa Bay Acquire:OF Jason Romano, Los Angeles

April 3 • After bad trade for Diaz, Rangers deal him a year later
Expos Rangers
Acquire:C Einar Diaz, Texas

RHP Justin Echols, Frisco (AA)

Acquire:RHP Chris Young, Harrisburg (AA)

2B/C Josh McKinley, Harrisburg (AA)

April 3 • Mets finally rid themselves of Cedeno
Cardinals Mets
Acquire:OF Roger Cedeno, New York (NL) Acquire:C Chris Widger, St. Louis

INF Wilson Delgado, St. Louis

April 3 • Marlins, Padres exchange live arms
Padres Marlins
Acquire:RHP Blaine Neal, Florida Acquire:RHP Ben Howard, San Diego

April 1 • Dodgers keep gathering hitters
Dodgers Tigers
Acquire:OF Cody Ross, Detroit Acquire:LHP Steve Colyer, Los Angeles

March 31 • Astros use Robertson to keep Taveras
Indians Astros
Acquire:LHP Jeriome Robertson, Houston Acquire:OF Willy Taveras, Kinston (Hi A)

OF Luke Scott, Akron (AA)


RHP Glenn Woolard, Hagerstown (Lo A)

RHP Carlos Villanueva, AZL Giants (R)

March 30 • Giants shore up pitching with Franklin, Estrella
Giants Brewers
Acquire:LHP Wayne Franklin, Milwaukee

RHP Leo Estrella, Milwaukee


RHP Jason Frasor, Jacksonville (AA)

March 30 • Dodgers find Werth more worthwhile than Jays
Dodgers Blue Jays
Acquire:OF Jayson Werth, Syracuse (AAA)


OF Brian Hunter, San Diego

March 29 • Padres obtain Robinson as possible fill-in
Padres Cardinals
Acquire:OF Kerry Robinson, St. Louis


cash considerations

March 28 • Mets add Gutierrez for infield depth
Mets Indians
Acquire:INF Ricky Gutierrez, Cleveland


RHP Matt Ginter, Charlotte (AAA)

March 27 • White Sox get center-field insurance with Perez
White Sox Mets
Acquire:OF Timo Perez, New York (NL)


RHP Bubba Nelson, Richmond (AAA)

LHP Jung Bong, Atlanta

March 26 • Braves make another pitching move, add Reitsma
Braves Reds
Acquire:RHP Chris Reitsma, Cincinnati


LHP Andy Pratt, Richmond (AAA)

2B Richard Lewis, Greenville (AA)

March 25 • Cubs give up on Cruz, send him to Braves
Braves Cubs
Acquire:RHP Juan Cruz, Chicago (NL)

LHP Steve Smyth, Iowa (AAA)


LHP Randy Choate, Columbus (AAA)

March 25 • Expos finally get their hands on Patterson
Expos Diamondbacks
Acquire:RHP John Patterson, Arizona


RHP Juan DeLeon, Lexington (Lo A)

March 25 • Redundant Lamb gets sent packing again
Astros Yankees
Acquire:3B Mike Lamb, Texas


2B Alfonso Soriano, New York (AL)

SS Joaquin Arias, Battle Creek (Lo A)

Feb. 16 • Yankees get A-Rod, Rangers get financial relief
Yankees Rangers
Acquire:SS Alex Rodriguez, Texas


RHP Jose Garcia, Tampa (Hi A)

Feb. 4 • Desperate for third-base help, Yankees acquire Lamb
Yankees Rangers
Acquire:3B Mike Lamb, Texas


RHP Shawn Sedlacek, Wichita (AA)

Jan. 26 • Mets, Royals exchange relievers
Royals Mets
Acquire:LHP Jaime Cerda, New York (NL)


SS/2B Ramon Santiago, Detroit

SS/3B Juan Gonzalez, W. Michigan (Lo A)

Jan. 8 • Expendable Guillen heads to Detroit
Tigers Mariners
Acquire:SS/3B Carlos Guillen, Seattle


RHP Kevin Jarvis, San Diego

1B/3B Dave Hansen, San Diego

C Wiki Gonzalez, Portland (AAA)

OF Vince Faison, Mobile (AA)

Jan. 6 • Mariners, Padres dump bad contracts
Padres Mariners
Acquire:3B Jeff Cirillo, Seattle

RHP Brian Sweeney, Seattle


OF Ryan Church, Akron (AA)

SS/2B Maicer Izturis, Buffalo (AAA)

Jan. 5 • Indians use outfield depth to obtain Stewart
Indians Expos
Acquire:LHP Scott Stewart, Montreal