Majors: Trade Central: 2007

Majors: Trade Central: 2007

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

Dec. 21Reds Deal Hamilton For Pitching Help
Rangers Reds
Acquire:OF Josh Hamilton, Cincinnati Acquire:RHP Edinson Volquez, Texas

LHP Danny Ray Herrera, Frisco (AA)


Dec. 14Edmonds Joins San Diego, Returns To SoCal Roots
Padres Cardinals
Acquire:OF Jim Edmonds, St. Louis Acquire:3B David Freese, Lake Elsinore (Hi A)


Dec. 14Closer Valverde Dealt To Active Astros
Astros Diamondbacks
Acquire:RHP Jose Valverde, Arizona Acquire:RHP Chad Qualls, Houston

2B/OF Chris Burke, Houston

RHP Juan Gutierrez, Houston


Dec. 14Diamondbacks Land Haren For Boatload Of Prospects
Diamondbacks Athletics
Acquire:RHP Dan Haren, Oakland

RHP Connor Robertson, Oakland

Acquire:OF Carlos Gonzalez, Tucson (AAA)

LHP Brett Anderson, Visalia (Hi A)

OF Aaron Cunningham, Mobile (AA)

1B Chris Carter, Kannapolis (Lo A)

LHP Dana Eveland, Arizona

LHP Greg Smith, Tucson (AAA)


Dec. 14Royals Trade Buckner To Get Callaspo
Diamondbacks Royals
Acquire:RHP Billy Buckner, Kansas City Acquire:3B/2B Alberto Callaspo, Arizona


Dec. 12Rangers Acquire Another First-Base Option In Broussard
Rangers Mariners
Acquire:1B/OF Ben Broussard, Seattle Acquire:2B Tug Hulett, Oklahoma (AAA)


Dec. 12Tejada Heads To Houston In Six-Player Deal
Astros Orioles
Acquire:SS Miguel Tejada, Baltimore Acquire:RHP Matt Albers, Houston

LHP Troy Patton, Houston

OF Luke Scott, Houston

3B Mike Costanzo, Reading (AA)

RHP Dennis Sarfate, Houston


Dec. 7Brewers’ Bullpen Gets Another Reinforcement In Torres
Brewers Pirates
Acquire:RHP Salomon Torres, Pittsburgh Acquire:RHP Marino Salas, Nashville (AAA)

RHP Kevin Roberts, Brevard County (Hi A)


Dec. 5Rangers Get Shelton On The Cheap
Rangers Tigers
Acquire:1B Chris Shelton, Detroit Acquire:OF Freddy Guzman, Texas


Dec. 5Blue Jays Add Coats At Winter Meetings
Blue Jays Reds
Acquire:OF Buck Coats, Cincinnati Acquire:RHP Justin James, Syracuse (AAA)


Dec. 4Tigers Land Cabrera, Willis In Eight-Player Trade
Tigers Marlins
Acquire:3B Miguel Cabrera, Florida

LHP Dontrelle Willis, Florida

Acquire:OF Cameron Maybin, Detroit

LHP Andrew Miller, Detroit

C Mike Rabelo, Detroit

RHP Eulogio de la Cruz, Detroit

RHP Dallas Trahern, Toledo (AAA)

RHP Burke Badenhop, Erie (AA)


Dec. 4Braves Add Depth In Infante, Ohman
Braves Cubs
Acquire:IF Omar Infante, Detroit

LHP Will Ohman, Chicago (NL)

Acquire:RHP Jose Ascanio, Atlanta


Dec. 4Hard-Throwing Bautista, Capellan On The Move . . . Again
Tigers Rockies
Acquire:RHP Denny Bautista, Colorado Acquire:RHP Jose Capellan, Detroit


Dec. 4Nationals, Yankees Swap Young Arms
Nationals Yankees
Acquire:RHP Tyler Clippard, New York (AL) Acquire:RHP Jonathan Albaladejo, Washington


Dec. 3Rays Find a Taker For Embattled Dukes
Nationals Devil Rays
Acquire:OF Elijah Dukes, Tampa Bay Acquire:LHP Glenn Gibson, Vermont (SS)


Dec. 3White Sox Pry Quentin From Crowded Diamondbacks Outfield
White Sox Diamondbacks
Acquire:OF Carlos Quentin, Arizona Acquire:1B Chris Carter, Kannapolis (Lo A)


Nov. 30Mets Move Milledge In Play For Immediate Future
Nationals Mets
Acquire:OF Lastings Milledge, New York (NL) Acquire:OF Ryan Church, Washington

C Brian Schneider, Washington


Nov. 28Twins, Rays Exchange Top Talent In Brazen Challenge Trade
Twins Devil Rays
Acquire:OF Delmon Young, Tampa Bay

SS/2B Brendan Harris, Tampa Bay

OF Jason Pridie, Durham (AAA)

Acquire:RHP Matt Garza, Minnesota

SS Jason Bartlett, Minnesota

RHP Eduardo Morlan, New Britain (AA)


Nov. 20Mets, Brewers Swap Players In Need Of Scenery Change
Mets Brewers
Acquire:C Johnny Estrada, Milwaukee Acquire:RHP Guillermo Mota, New York (NL)


Nov. 19White Sox, Angels Swap Regulars
White Sox Angels
Acquire:SS Orlando Cabrera, Los Angeles (AL) Acquire:RHP Jon Garland, Chicago (AL)


Nov. 18Blue Jays Deal Minor Leaguers For Infield Depth
Blue Jays Athletics
Acquire:SS/3B Marco Scutaro, Oakland Acquire:RHP Graham Godfrey, Lansing (Lo A)

RHP Kristian Bell, Dunedin (Hi A)


Nov. 16Astros Find Lidge Replacement In Villarreal
Astros Braves
Acquire:RHP Oscar Villarreal, Atlanta Acquire:OF Josh Anderson, Houston


Nov. 12GM Dombrowski Gets Jones Shortly After Renteria
Tigers Cubs
Acquire:OF Jacque Jones, Chicago (NL) Acquire:IF Omar Infante, Detroit


Nov. 7Phillies Add Pitching With Lidge
Phillies Astros
Acquire:RHP Brad Lidge, Houston

SS Eric Bruntlett, Houston

Acquire:OF Michael Bourn, Philadelphia

3B Mike Costanzo, Reading (AA)

RHP Geoff Geary, Philadelphia


Oct. 29Tigers Fill Need At Shortstop
Tigers Braves
Acquire:SS Edgar Renteria, Atlanta Acquire:RHP Jair Jurrjens, Detroit

OF Gorkys Hernandez, W. Mich. (Lo A)


Sept. 24Desperate Padres Grab Lane For Outfield
Padres Astros
Acquire:OF Jason Lane, Houston Acquire:cash considerations


Sept. 4Brewers Bring King Back For Stretch Drive
Brewers Nationals
Acquire:LHP Ray King, Washington Acquire:1B Andrew Lefave, West Virginia (Lo A)


Aug. 31Cubs Welcome Trachsel Back To Rotation
Cubs Orioles
Acquire:RHP Steve Trachsel, Baltimore Acquire:3B/OF Scott Moore, Iowa (AAA)

RHP Rocky Cherry, Iowa (AAA)

RHP Jake Renshaw, Peoria (Lo A)


Aug. 31Cardinals Add Branyan As Insurance
Cardinals Phillies
Acquire:3B/OF Russell Branyan, Philadelphia Acquire:cash considerations


Aug. 20Cubs Grab Monroe For His Righty Pop
Cubs Tigers
Acquire:OF Craig Monroe, Detroit Acquire:LHP Clay Rapada, Iowa (AAA)


Aug. 20Conine Moves On For Stretch Drive Again
Mets Reds
Acquire:1B Jeff Conine, Cincinnati Acquire:OF Sean Henry, St. Lucie (Hi A)

SS Jose Castro, St. Lucie (Hi A)


Nationals Red Sox Diamondbacks
Acquire:OF Wily Mo Pena,
Acquire:1B/OF Chris Carter,
Tucson (AAA)
Acquire:RHP Emiliano Fruto,
Columbus (AAA)


Aug. 16Desperate Rockies Land A Starter
Rockies Twins
Acquire:RHP Ramon Ortiz, Minnesota Acquire:3B Matt Macri, Colorado Springs (AAA)


Aug. 9Mariners Add Fourth Lefty To Bullpen
Mariners Orioles
Acquire:LHP John Parrish, Baltimore Acquire:OF Sebastien Boucher, Tacoma (AAA)


Aug. 9Archrivals Swing Minor Trade
Dodgers Giants
Acquire:1B/OF Mark Sweeney, San Francisco Acquire:2B Travis Denker, Inland Empire (Hi A)


July 31Giants Send Morris To Pirates
Pirates Giants
Acquire:RHP Matt Morris, San Francisco Acquire:OF Rajai Davis, Pittsburgh

RHP Steve MacFarland, Hickory (Lo A)


July 31Padres Turn One Lefty Into Two
Padres Braves
Acquire:LHP Wil Ledezma, Atlanta

LHP Will Startup, Richmond (AAA)

Acquire:LHP Royce Ring, San Diego


July 31Phillies Make Bullpen Move For Mateo
Phillies Mariners
Acquire:RHP Julio Mateo, Tacoma (AAA) Acquire:SS/2B Jesus Merchan, Reading (AA)


July 31San Diego Adds More Depth With Ensberg
Padres Astros
Acquire:3B Morgan Ensberg, Houston Acquire:cash considerations


July 31Red Sox Fortify Bullpen With Gagne
Red Sox Rangers
Acquire:RHP Eric Gagne, Texas Acquire:LHP Kason Gabbard, Boston

OF David Murphy, Pawtucket (AAA)

OF Engel Beltre, GCL Red Sox (R)


July 31Padres Add Mackowiak To Bench
Padres White Sox
Acquire:OF Rob Mackowiak, Chicago (AL) Acquire:RHP Jon Link, Lake Elsinore (Hi A)


July 31Braves Don’t Stop With Teixeira, Grab Dotel
Braves Royals
Acquire:RHP Octavio Dotel, Kansas City Acquire:RHP Kyle Davies, Richmond (AAA)


July 31Dodgers, Yankees Complete Long-Discussed Deal
Yankees Dodgers
Acquire:3B Wilson Betemit, Los Angeles (NL) Acquire:RHP Scott Proctor, New York (AL)


July 31Cardinals Hope Pineiro Can Help Staff
Cardinals Red Sox
Acquire:RHP Joel Pineiro, Boston Acquire:OF Sean Danielson, Springfield (AA)


July 30On Second Thought, Mets Acquire Castillo
Mets Twins
Acquire:2B Luis Castillo, Minnesota Acquire:OF Dustin Martin, St. Lucie (Hi A)

C Drew Butera, Binghamton (AA)


July 30Phillies Add Enigmatic Lohse For Stretch Run
Phillies Reds
Acquire:RHP Kyle Lohse, Cincinnati Acquire:LHP Matt Maloney, Reading (AA)


July 30Braves Give Up Quintet Of Prospects For Teixeira
Braves Rangers
Acquire:1B Mark Teixeira, Texas

LHP Ron Mahay, Texas

Acquire:C Jarrod Saltalamacchia, Atlanta

SS Elvis Andrus, Myrtle Beach (Hi A)

LHP Matt Harrison, Mississippi (AA)

RHP Neftali Feliz, Danville (R)

LHP Beau Jones, Rome (Lo A)


July 28Rays Trade Disgruntled Cantu For Two Relievers
Reds Devil Rays
Acquire:1B Jorge Cantu, Durham (AAA)

OF Shaun Cumberland, Montgomery (AA)

Acquire:RHP Calvin Medlock, Louisville (AAA)

LHP Brian Shackelford, Louisville (AAA)


July 28Wheeler Joins Rays In Bullpen Overhaul
Devil Rays Astros
Acquire:RHP Dan Wheeler, Houston Acquire:INF Ty Wigginton, Tampa Bay


July 27Brewers Add Another Power Arm In McClung
Devil Rays Brewers
Acquire:RHP Grant Balfour, Milwaukee Acquire:RHP Seth McClung, Durham (AAA)


July 27Padres Add Bench Depth In Hairston
Padres Diamondbacks
Acquire:OF Scott Hairston, Arizona Acquire:RHP Leo Rosales, Portland (AAA)


July 27Phillies Get A Fill-In For Utley
Phillies White Sox
Acquire:2B Tadahito Iguchi, Chicago (AL) Acquire:RHP Michael Dubee, Lakewood (Lo A)


July 27Lofton Comes Running Back To Cleveland
Indians Rangers
Acquire:OF Kenny Lofton, Texas Acquire:C Max Ramirez, Kinston (Hi A)


July 25Padres Cash In Linebrink For Three Prospects
Brewers Padres
Acquire:RHP Scott Linebrink, San Diego Acquire:RHP Will Inman, Huntsville (AA)

LHP Joe Thatcher, Nashville (AAA)

LHP Steve Garrison, Brevard Cty. (Hi A)


July 21Yankees Find Backup Backstop In Molina
Yankees Angels
Acquire:C Jose Molina, Los Angeles (AL) Acquire:RHP Jeff Kennard, Trenton (AA)


July 19Cubs Dump Izturis On Pirates
Pirates Cubs
Acquire:SS Cesar Izturis, Chicago (NL) Acquire:cash considerations


July 16Cubs Bank On Rebound From Kendall
Cubs Athletics
Acquire:C Jason Kendall, Oakland Acquire:C Rob Bowen, Chicago (NL)

LHP Jerry Blevins, Tennessee (AA)


July 13Tigers Get Enigmatic Lefty For Pugilistic Colon
Royals Tigers
Acquire:RHP Roman Colon, Toledo (AAA) Acquire:LHP Danny Christensen, Wichita (AA)


July 1Tigers Hope To Harness Capellan’s Arm
Tigers Brewers
Acquire:RHP Jose Capellan, Milwaukee Acquire:LHP Chris Cody, Lakeland (Hi A)


June 29Padres Risk Little, Take Chance On Bradley
Padres Athletics
Acquire:OF Milton Bradley, Oakland Acquire:RHP Andrew Brown, Portland (AAA)


June 24Nats Trade For Rule 5 Pick Speigner’s Rights
Nationals Twins
Acquire:RHP Levale Speigner, Washington Acquire:OF Darnell McDonald, Durham (AAA)


June 22Cardinals Acquire Rotation Help In Maroth
Cardinals Tigers
Acquire:LHP Mike Maroth, Detroit Acquire:RHP Chris Lambert, Memphis (AAA)


June 20Braves, Tigers Lefthanders Trade Places
Braves Tigers
Acquire:LHP Wil Ledezma, Detroit Acquire:LHP Macay McBride, Atlanta


June 20Embattled Barrett Shipped To San Diego
Padres Cubs
Acquire:C Michael Barrett, Chicago (NL) Acquire:C Rob Bowen, San Diego

OF Kyler Burke, Fort Wayne (Lo A)


June 16Diamondbacks, White Sox Swap Prospects
Diamondbacks White Sox
Acquire:OF Aaron Cunningham, W.-Salem (Hi A) Acquire:2B Danny Richar, Tucson (AAA)


May 31Marlins Hope Benitez Can Recapture 2004 Magic
Marlins Giants
Acquire:RHP Armando Benitez, San Francisco Acquire:RHP Randy Messenger, Florida


May 13Marlins, Rockies Trade Disappointing Pitchers
Marlins Rockies
Acquire:RHP Byung-Hyun Kim, Colorado Acquire:RHP Jorge Julio, Florida


May 3Cust Joins Growing Oakland Outfield Corps
Athletics Padres
Acquire:OF Jack Cust, Portland (AAA) Acquire:cash considerations


May 2A’s Make Yet Another Outfield Trade
Athletics Nationals
Acquire:OF Chris Snelling, Washington Acquire:OF Ryan Langerhans, Oakland


April 29A’s Pick Up Another Outfielder
Athletics Braves
Acquire:OF Ryan Langerhans, Atlanta Acquire:cash considerations


April 27A’s Deal For Injured Denorfia
Athletics Reds
Acquire:OF Chris Denorfia, Cincinnati Acquire:RHP Marcus McBeth, Sacramento (AAA)

LHP Ben Jukich, Stockton (Hi A)


April 19Rangers, Red Sox Exchange Minor League Pitchers
Red Sox Rangers
Acquire:LHP Daniel Haigwood, Frisco (AA) Acquire:RHP Scott Shoemaker, Portland (AA)


April 1Ellison Dealt Closer To Home
Mariners Giants
Acquire:OF Jason Ellison, San Francisco Acquire:LHP Travis Blackley, Tacoma (AAA)


March 30Stokes Gets Change Of Scenery
Athletics Marlins
Acquire:1B Jason Stokes, Albuquerque (AAA) Acquire:C John Baker, Sacramento (AAA)


March 27Royals Hope Change Helps Hendrickson
Royals Brewers
Acquire:RHP Ben Hendrickson, Nashville (AAA) Acquire:C Maxim St. Pierre, Toledo (AAA)


March 26Astros, Nats Make Minor Deal
Astros Nationals
Acquire:C Danny Ardoin, Baltimore Acquire:SS/2B Wade Robinson, Corp. Christi (AA)


March 26Marlins May Have Found Closer In Julio
Marlins Diamondbacks
Acquire:RHP Jorge Julio, Arizona Acquire:RHP Yusmeiro Petit, Florida


March 26Dodgers Add Clark To Outfield
Dodgers Brewers
Acquire:OF Brady Clark, Milwaukee Acquire:RHP Elmer Dessens, Los Angeles (NL)


March 23Royals Find Shortstop Alternative With Pena
Royals Braves
Acquire:SS Tony Pena Jr., Atlanta Acquire:RHP Erik Cordier, Burlington (Lo A)


Feb. 13Ryu Gives Rays More Rotation Fodder
Devil Rays Cubs
Acquire:RHP Jae-Kuk Ryu, Chicago (NL) Acquire:RHP Greg Reinhard, SW Michigan (Lo A)

OF Andrew Lopez, Princeton (R)


Feb. 7Tigers Add Another Power Arm In Bazardo
Tigers Mariners
Acquire:RHP Yorman Bazardo, San Antonio (AA) Acquire:OF Jeff Frazier, Lakeland (Hi A)


Jan. 23Reds Add Saarloos To Staff
Reds Athletics
Acquire:RHP Kirk Saarloos, Oakland

RHP Dan Denham, Stockton (Hi A)

Acquire:RHP David Shafer, Chattanooga (AA)

RHP Julio Manon, Louisville (AAA)


Jan. 19Pirates Finally Get LaRoche For Gonzalez
Pirates Braves
Acquire:1B Adam LaRoche, Atlanta

OF Jamie Romak, Rome (Lo A)

Acquire:LHP Mike Gonzalez, Pittsburgh

SS Brent Lillibridge, Lynchburg (Hi A)


Jan. 12Rockies Pick Up Lopez For Rotation
Rockies Orioles
Acquire:RHP Rodrigo Lopez, Baltimore Acquire:RHP Jim Miller, Tulsa (AA)

RHP Jason Burch, Tulsa (AA)


Jan. 12Rangers Add Stewart To Backup Catching Mix
Rangers White Sox
Acquire:C Chris Stewart, Chicago (AL) Acquire:RHP John Lujan, Bakersfield (Hi A)


Jan. 10Keppinger Hits The Road Again
Diamondbacks Yankees
Acquire:INF/OF Jeff Keppinger, Kansas City Acquire:RHP Russell Haltiwanger, Sarasota (Hi A)


Jan. 9Johnson Returns To Diamondbacks
Diamondbacks Yankees
Acquire:LHP Randy Johnson, New York (AL) Acquire:RHP Luis Vizcaino, Arizona

RHP Ross Ohlendorf, Tucson (AAA)

SS Alberto Gonzalez, Tucson (AAA)

RHP Steven Jackson, Tennessee (AA)


Jan. 2Harris Joins Third Team In Seven Months
Devil Rays Reds
Acquire:INF Brendan Harris, Cincinnati Acquire:cash considerations

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