Majors: Trade Central: 2008

Majors: Trade Central: 2008

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

Dec. 31Cubs Trade DeRosa For Trio Of Young Arms
Indians Cubs
Acquire:2B Mark DeRosa, Chicago (NL) Acquire:RHP Jeff Stevens, Buffalo (AAA)

RHP Chris Archer, Lake County (Lo A)

LHP John Gaub, Lake County (Lo A)

Dec. 12Mets Continue To Purge Arms From Brutal Bullpen
Diamondbacks Mets
Acquire:LHP Scott Schoeneweis, New York (NL) Acquire:RHP Connor Robertson, Tucson (AAA)

Dec. 11Mets Acquire Putz In Three-Team, 12-Player Bonanza
Mets Mariners Indians
Acquire:RHP J.J. Putz,

RHP Sean Green,

OF Jeremy Reed,

Acquire:RHP Aaron Heilman, New York (NL)

OF Franklin Gutierrez, Cleveland

OF Endy Chavez, New York (NL)

LHP Jason Vargas, New Orleans (AAA)

1B Mike Carp, Binghamton (AA)

RHP Maikel Cleto, St. Luicie (Hi A)

OF Ezequiel Carrera, St. Luicie (Hi A)

Acquire:2B Luis Valbuena,

RHP Joe Smith,
New York (NL)

Dec. 10Rays Deal Jackson In Jump For Joyce
Tigers Rays
Acquire:RHP Edwin Jackson, Tampa Bay Acquire:OF Matt Joyce, Detroit

Dec. 10Phillies, Pirates Swap Backstops In Minor Deal
Phillies Pirates
Acquire:C Ronny Paulino, Pittsburgh Acquire:C Jason Jaramillo, Lehigh Valley (AAA)

Dec. 9Orioles Trade Hernandez To Reds, Make Way For Wieters
Reds Orioles
Acquire:C Ramon Hernandez, Baltimore Acquire:OF Ryan Freel, Cincinnati

2B Justin Turner, Chattanooga (AA)

3B Brandon Waring, Dayton (Lo A)

Dec. 7Tigers Trade For Laird To Fill Catching Void
Tigers Rangers
Acquire:C Gerald Laird, Texas Acquire:RHP Guillermo Moscoso, Erie (AA)

RHP Carlos Melo, DSL Tigers (R)

Dec. 4Cardinals Trade For New Shortstop Greene
Cardinals Padres
Acquire:SS Khalil Greene, San Diego Acquire:RHP Mark Worrell, Memphis (AAA)

RHP Luke Gregerson, Springfield (AA)

Dec. 4White Sox Find New Home For Vazquez
Braves White Sox
Acquire:RHP Javier Vazquez, Chicago (AL)

LHP Boone Logan, Chicago (AL)

Acquire:C Tyler Flowers, Myrtle Beach (Hi A)

SS Brent Lillibridge, Atlanta

3B Jon Gilmore, Rome (Lo A)

LHP Santos Rodriguez, GCL Braves (R)

Nov. 20Phillies, Rangers Pull Off Rare Prospect Swap
Rangers Phillies
Acquire:OF Greg Golson, Philadelphia Acquire:OF John Mayberry Jr., Oklahoma (AAA)

Nov. 19Boston Deals Crisp To KC For Reliever Ramirez
Royals Red Sox
Acquire:OF Coco Crisp, Boston Acquire:RHP Ramon Ramirez, Kansas City

Nov. 13Yankees Trade For Swisher
Yankees White Sox
Acquire:OF Nick Swisher, Chicago (AL)

RHP Kanekoa Texeira, Birmingham (AA)

Acquire:1B Wilson Betemit, New York (AL)

RHP Jhonny Nunez, Trenton (AA)

RHP Jeffrey Marquez, Trenton (AA)

Nov. 13Marlins Deal Gregg In Third Offseason Trade
Cubs Marlins
Acquire:RHP Kevin Gregg, Florida Acquire:RHP Jose Ceda, Tennessee (AA)

Nov. 10Athletics Make Surprise Deal For All-Star Holliday
Athletics Rockies
Acquire:OF Matt Holliday, Colorado Acquire:RHP Huston Street, Oakland

OF Carlos Gonzalez, Oakland

LHP Greg Smith, Oakland

Nov. 10Marlins Deal Olsen, Willingham to NL East Rivals
Nationals Marlins
Acquire:LHP Scott Olsen, Florida

OF Josh Willingham, Florida

Acquire:2B Emilio Bonifacio, Washington

RHP P.J. Dean, Vermont (SS)

2B Jake Smolinski, Vermont (SS)

Oct. 31Marlins Trade Power-Hitting Jacobs To Royals
Royals Marlins
Acquire:1B Mike Jacobs, Florida Acquire:RHP Leo Nunez, Kansas City

Aug. 31D’backs Acquire Eckstein To Play Second Base Down Stretch
Diamondbacks Blue Jays
Acquire:SS David Eckstein, Toronto Acquire:RHP Chad Beck, Visalia (HiA)

Aug. 27Red Sox Acquire Kotsay As Drew Fill-In
Red Sox Braves
Acquire:OF Mark Kotsay, Atlanta Acquire:OF Luis Sumoza, Lowell (SS)

Aug. 25Twins Reacquire Guardado For Rookie-Ball Closer
Twins Rangers
Acquire:LHP Eddie Guardado, Texas Acquire:RHP Mark Hamburger, Elizabethton (R)

Aug. 21Blue Jays Land Deposed Third Baseman Bautista
Blue Jays Pirates
Acquire:3B Jose Bautista, Indianapolis (AAA) Acquire:C Robinzon Diaz, Syracuse (AAA)

Aug. 19Maddux Dealt To Dodgers
Dodgers Padres
Acquire:RHP Greg Maddux, San Diego Acquire:LHP Michael Watt, Ogden (R)

RHP Eduardo Perez, Ogden (R)

Aug. 17Veteran Reliever Ayala Traded To Mets
Mets Nationals
Acquire:RHP Luis Ayala, Washington Acquire:SS Anderson Hernandez, New Orleans (AAA)

Aug. 12Red Sox Spring Byrd From Indians
Red Sox Indians
Acquire:RHP Paul Byrd, Cleveland Acquire:OF Mickey Hall, Portland (AA)

Aug. 11Dunn Adds Thump To Arizona’s Lineup After Waiver Trade
Diamondbacks Reds
Acquire:OF Adam Dunn, Cincinnati Acquire:RHP Dallas Buck, Visalia (Hi A)

C/3B Wilkin Castillo, Tucson (AAA)

RHP Micah Owings, Tucson (AAA)

Aug. 9Desperate For Innings, White Sox Acquire Ramirez
White Sox Royals
Acquire:LHP Horacio Ramirez, Kansas City Acquire:OF Paulo Orlando, Winston-Salem (Hi A)

Aug. 7Rays Add Veteran Bradford To Bullpen
Rays Orioles
Acquire:RHP Chad Bradford, Baltimore Acquire:cash considerations

July 31Ramirez, Bay On The Move In Three-Team Blockbuster
Dodgers Red Sox Pirates
Acquire:OF Manny Ramirez,
Acquire:OF Jason Bay, Pittsburgh Acquire:3B Andy LaRoche,
Las Vegas (AAA)

RHP Bryan Morris,
Great Lakes (Lo A)

RHP Craig Hansen,

OF Brandon Moss,
Pawtucket (AAA)

July 31Yankees, Nationals Make Minor Move
Yankees Nationals
Acquire:RHP Jhonny Nunez, Harrisburg (AA) Acquire:SS Alberto Gonzalez, Scranton/WB (AAA)

July 31Rhodes Provides Marlins With Veteran Lefty
Marlins Mariners
Acquire:LHP Arthur Rhodes, Seattle Acquire:RHP Gaby Hernandez, Carolina (AA)

July 31Griffey Waives No-Trade Clause To Join White Sox
White Sox Reds
Acquire:OF Ken Griffey, Cincinnati Acquire:RHP Nick Masset, Chicago (AL)

2B Danny Richar, Charlotte (AAA)

July 30Yankees Solve Catching Woes With Ivan Rodriguez
Yankees Tigers
Acquire:C Ivan Rodriguez, Detroit Acquire:RHP Kyle Farnsworth, New York (AL)

July 29Angels Trade Their Own First Baseman To Land Teixeira
Angels Braves
Acquire:1B Mark Teixeira, Atlanta Acquire:1B Casey Kotchman, Los Angeles (AL)

RHP Stephen Marek, Arkansas (AA)

July 26Cardinals Trade Reyes To Indians For Minor League Reliever
Indians Cardinals
Acquire:RHP Anthony Reyes, Memphis (AAA) Acquire:RHP Luis Perdomo, Akron (AA)

July 26Dodgers Bring Aboard Veteran Third Baseman Blake
Dodgers Indians
Acquire:3B Casey Blake, Cleveland Acquire:RHP Jon Meloan, Las Vegas (AAA)

C Carlos Santana, Inland Empire (Hi A)

July 25Six-player Trade Sends Nady, Marte to Yankees
Yankees Pirates
Acquire:OF Xavier Nady, Pittsburgh

LHP Damaso Marte, Pittsburgh

Acquire:OF Jose Tabata, Trenton (AA)

RHP Ross Ohlendorf, Scranton (AAA)

RHP Dan McCutchen, Scranton (AAA)

RHP Jeff Karstens, Scranton (AAA)

July 22Fifth-Place Astros Acquire Wolf, Try To Defy Odds
Astros Padres
Acquire:LHP Randy Wolf, San Diego Acquire:RHP Chad Reineke, Round Rock (AAA)

July 22Diamondbacks Bolster Bullpen With Rauch
Diamondbacks Nationals
Acquire:RHP Jon Rauch, Washington Acquire:2B/OF Emilio Bonifacio, Arizona

July 20Brewers Remain Active, Get Switch-Hitting Durham
Brewers Giants
Acquire:2B Ray Durham, San Francisco Acquire:LHP Steve Hammond, Nashville (AAA)

OF Darren Ford, Brevard Cty. (Hi A)

July 17Phillies Bolster Rotation With Blanton
Phillies Athletics
Acquire:RHP Joe Blanton, Oakland Acquire:2B Adrian Cardenas, Clearwater (Hi A)

LHP Josh Outman, Reading (AA)

OF Matt Spencer, Clearwater (Hi A)

July 17Diamondbacks Welcome Back Clark
Diamondbacks Padres
Acquire:1B Tony Clark, San Diego Acquire:RHP Evan Scribner, Visalia (Hi A)

July 8Cubs Snare Harden, Gaudin For Stretch Run
Cubs Athletics
Acquire:RHP Rich Harden, Oakland

RHP Chad Gaudin, Oakland

Acquire:RHP Sean Gallagher, Chicago (NL)

OF Matt Murton, Chicago (NL)

2B/OF Eric Patterson, Iowa (AAA)

C Josh Donaldson, Peoria (Lo A)

July 7Sabathia Headed To Surging Brewers In Five-Player Trade
Brewers Indians
Acquire:LHP C.C. Sabathia, Cleveland Acquire:OF Matt LaPorta, Huntsville (AA)

RHP Rob Bryson, West Virginia (Lo A)

LHP Zach Jackson, Nashville (AAA)

OF Michael Brantley, Huntsville (AA)

May 1Depleted Rockies Bullpen Bolstered With Grilli
Rockies Tigers
Acquire:RHP Jason Grilli, Detroit Acquire:RHP Zach Simons, Modesto (Hi A)

April 22Rays, Brewers Deal From Surpluses
Rangers Diamondbacks
Acquire:OF Gabe Gross, Milwaukee Acquire:RHP Josh Butler, Vero Beach (Hi A)

March 28Pitching-Needy Rangers Pick Up Nippert
Rangers Diamondbacks
Acquire:RHP Dustin Nippert, Tucson (AAA) Acquire:RHP Jose Marte, Bakersfield (Hi A)

March 26Braves Ease Logjam, Deal Yates To Pirates
Pirates Braves
Acquire:RHP Tyler Yates, Atlanta Acquire:RHP Todd Redmond, Lynchburg (Hi A)

March 26Padres Add Huber To Muddled Outfield Mix
Padres Royals
Acquire:OF/1B Justin Huber, Kansas City Acquire:cash

March 26Royals Bolster Bullpen With Ramirez
Royals Rockies
Acquire:RHP Ramon Ramirez, Colorado Acquire:LHP Jorge de la Rosa, Kansas City

Feb. 8Seattle Lands Bedard, Third Ace To Switch Teams This Winter
Mariners Orioles
Acquire:LHP Erik Bedard, Baltimore Acquire:OF Adam Jones, Seattle

LHP George Sherrill, Seattle

RHP Chris Tillman, High Desert (Hi A)

RHP Kam Mickolio, Tacoma (AAA)

LHP Tony Butler, Wisconsin (Lo A)

Feb. 5Rangers DFA Galarraga, Then Trade Him To Tigers
Tigers Rangers
Acquire:RHP Armando Galarraga, Texas Acquire:OF Michael Hernandez, Erie (AA)

Feb. 2Mets Land Santana For Four Prospects
Mets Twins
Acquire:LHP Johan Santana, Minnesota Acquire:OF Carlos Gomez, New York (NL)

RHP Deolis Guerra, St. Lucie (Hi A)

RHP Kevin Mulvey, New Orleans (AAA)

RHP Philip Humber, New York (NL)

Jan. 17Rays Give Aybar Another Chance
Rays Braves
Acquire:3B/2B Willy Aybar, Atlanta

INF Chase Fontaine, Myrtle Beach (Hi A)

Acquire:LHP Jeff Ridgway, Tampa Bay

Jan. 14Braves Grab Kotsay For Center Field
Braves Athletics
Acquire:OF Mark Kotsay, Oakland Acquire:RHP Joey Devine, Atlanta

RHP Jamie Richmond, Rome (Lo A)

Jan. 14Cards, Jays Swap Third Basemen
Blue Jays Cardinals
Acquire:3B Scott Rolen, St. Louis Acquire:3B Troy Glaus, Toronto

Jan. 5Mets Add Pagan To Bench
Mets Cubs
Acquire:OF Angel Pagan, Chicago (NL) Acquire:OF Corey Coles, New Orleans (AAA)

RHP Ryan Meyers, St. Lucie (Hi A)

Jan. 3Chisox Land Swisher In First Trade Of 2008
White Sox Athletics
Acquire:OF/1B Nick Swisher, Oakland Acquire:LHP Gio Gonzalez, Birmingham (AA)

RHP Fautino de los Santos, W-S (Hi A)

OF Ryan Sweeney, Charlotte (AAA)

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