Majors: Trade Central: 2006

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,


Acquire:OF/SS Freddie Bynum,


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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