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MLB Trade Central 2002



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

Dec. 20 • Pirates pick up Herges
     
Pirates get RHP Matt Herges, Montreal
Expos get RHP Chris Young, Hickory (A)
RHP Jon Searles, Hickory (A)
Dec. 20 • Braves give Millwood to Phillies
     
Phillies get RHP Kevin Millwood, Atlanta
Braves get C Johnny Estrada, Philadelphia
Dec. 17 • Braves continue rotation makeover
     
Braves get RHP Russ Ortiz, San Francisco
Giants get LHP Damian Moss, Atlanta
RHP Manuel Mateo, GCL Braves (R)
Dec. 16 • Braves replace Remlinger with King
     
Braves get LHP Ray King, Milwaukee
Brewers get 1B Wes Helms, Atlanta
LHP John Foster, Atlanta
Dec. 16 • Red Sox keep dealing, add Crespo
     
Red Sox get OF/INF Cesar Crespo, San Diego
Padres get SS Luis Cruz, Augusta (A)
Dec. 15 • Cardinals bolster rotation with Tomko
     
Cardinals get RHP Brett Tomko, San Diego
Padres get RHP Luther Hackman, St. Louis
RHP Mike Wodnicki, Peoria (A)
Dec. 15 • Mets dump Ordonez on Devil Rays
     
Devil Rays get SS Rey Ordonez, New York (NL)
Mets get 3B Russ Johnson, Tampa Bay
1B Josh Pressley, Durham (AAA)
Dec. 15 • Red Sox get their own Giambi
     
Red Sox get OF/1B Jeremy Giambi, Philadelphia
Phillies get RHP Josh Hancock, Boston
Dec. 15 • A's finally land Durazo in four-club deal
     
Athletics get 1B Erubiel Durazo, Arizona
Reds get SS Felipe Lopez, Toronto
Diamondbacks get RHP Elmer Dessens, Cincinnati
Blue Jays get RHP Jason Arnold, Midland (AA)
Dec. 12 • Red Sox get Walker, Reds get savings
     
Red Sox get 2B Todd Walker, Cincinnati
Reds get RHP Josh Thigpen, Augusta (A)
3B Tony Blanco, Sarasota (A)
Dec. 6 • Indians do it again, steal Hafner
     
Indians get 1B Travis Hafner, Texas
RHP Aaron Myette, Texas
Rangers get C Einar Diaz, Cleveland
RHP Ryan Drese, Cleveland
Dec. 4 • Cubs, Dodgers exchange bad contracts
     
Cubs get 1B Eric Karros, Los Angeles
2B Mark Grudzielanek, Los Angeles
Dodgers get C Todd Hundley, Chicago (NL)
OF Chad Hermansen, Chicago (NL)
Dec. 3 • A's, White Sox switch closers
     
White Sox get RHP Billy Koch, Oakland
LHP Neal Cotts, Modesto (A)
OF Daylan Holt, Midland (AA)
Athletics get RHP Keith Foulke, Chicago (AL)
RHP Joe Valentine, Birmingham (AA)
C Mark Johnson, Chicago (AL)
Nov. 26 • Cubs swing another deal for catcher
     
Cubs get C Paul Bako, Milwaukee
Brewers get 3B Ryan Gripp, West Tenn (AA)
Nov. 25 • Simon says: Go to Pittsburgh
     
Pirates get 1B Randall Simon, Detroit
Tigers get LHP Adrian Burnside, Altoona (AA)
RHP Roberto Novoa, Williamsport (A)
3B Kody Kirkland, GCL Pirates (R)
Nov. 18 • Hampton moves on to Atlanta
     
Braves get LHP Mike Hampton, Florida
Marlins get RHP Tim Spooneybarger, Atlanta
RHP Ryan Baker, Greenville (AA)
Nov. 16 • Rockies manage to unload Hampton
     
Marlins get LHP Mike Hampton, Colorado
OF Juan Pierre, Colorado
Rockies get OF Preston Wilson, Florida
C Charles Johnson, Florida
LHP Vic Darensbourg, Florida
2B/OF Pablo Ozuna, Florida
Nov. 16 • Blue Jays get solid starter in Lidle
     
Blue Jays get RHP Cory Lidle, Oakland
Athletics get SS Mike Rouse, Tennessee (AA)
RHP Chris Mowday, Charleston (A)
Nov. 15 • Tigers, Padres add possible regulars
     
Tigers get OF Gene Kingsale, San Diego
Padres get C Mike Rivera, Detroit
Nov. 15 • Brewers deal for Twins' surplus
     
Brewers get RHP Matt Kinney, Edmonton (AAA)
C Javier Valentin, Minnesota
Twins get RHP Matt Yeatman, Beloit (A)
RHP Gerry Oakes, Beloit (A)
Nov. 13 • Cubs find all-star answer at catcher
     
Cubs get C Damian Miller, Arizona
Diamondbacks get OF Gary Johnson, West Tenn (AA)
LHP David Noyce, West Tenn (AA)
LHP Mark Freed, West Tenn (AA)mill
Oct. 28 • Piniella heads home with prospect
     
Devil Rays get MGR Lou Piniella, Seattle
2B Antonio Perez, San Antonio (AA)
Mariners get OF Randy Winn, Tampa Bay
Sept. 3 • Cubs send Mueller back to Giants
     
Giants get 3B Bill Mueller, Chicago (NL)
Cubs get RHP Jeff Verplancke, Fresno (AAA)
August 31 • Astros gain infield depth with Loretta
     
Astros get INF Mark Loretta, Milwaukee
Brewers get 2B/3B Keith Ginter, New Orleans (AAA)
LHP Wayne Franklin, New Orleans (AAA)
August 29 • Possible strike doesn't deter Cards
     
Cardinals get RHP Jamey Wright, Milwaukee
Brewers get LHP Mike Matthews, St. Louis
OF Chris Morris, Potomac (A)
August 25 • Cubs find taker for another reliever
     
Cardinals get LHP Jeff Fassero, Chicago (NL)
Cubs get RHP Jared Blasdell, Peoria (A)
RHP Jason Karnuth, New Haven (AA)
August 22 • Astros add Gordon to bullpen
     
Astros get RHP Tom Gordon, Chicago (NL)
Cubs get LHP Russ Rohlicek, Michigan (A)
RHP Mike Nannini, Round Rock (AA)
RHP Travis Anderson, Lexington (A)
August 20 • Mets swing Little deal for Bevis
     
Mets get RHP P.J. Bevis, El Paso (AA)
Diamondbacks get OF Mark Little, Norfolk (AAA)
August 18 • Mariners bolster rotation with Valdes
     
Mariners get RHP Ismael Valdes, Texas
Rangers get LHP Derrick Van Dusen, San Bernardino (A)
2B Jermaine Clark, Tacoma (AAA)
August 15 • Reds make late push, add Estes
     
Reds get LHP Shawn Estes, New York (NL)
Mets get LHP Pedro Feliciano, Louisville (AAA)
OF Elvin Andujar, Billings (R)
OF Raul Gonzalez, Louisville (AAA)
OF Brady Clark, Louisville (AAA)
July 31 • Pirates finally bid Hermansen goodbye
     
Cubs get OF Chad Hermansen, Pittsburgh
OF Aron Weston, Hickory (A)
Pirates get LHP Rick Palma, Iowa (AAA)
LHP Tim Lavery, Daytona (A)
July 31 • Rangers, Rockies beat clock with trade
     
Rockies get OF Gabe Kapler, Texas
OF/2B Jason Romano, Oklahoma (AAA)
Rangers get OF Todd Hollandsworth, Colorado
LHP Dennys Reyes, Colorado
July 31 • Mets get cream of deadline crop
     
Mets get RHP John Thomson, Colorado
OF Mark Little, Colorado
Rockies get OF Jay Payton, New York (NL)
RHP Mark Corey, New York (NL)
OF Robert Stratton, Norfolk (AAA)
July 31 • Howry changes Sox from White to Red
     
Red Sox get RHP Bobby Howry, Chicago (AL)
White Sox get RHP Franklin Francisco, Sarasota (A)
LHP Byeong An, Sarasota (A)
July 31 • Ochoa gives Angels outfield depth
     
Angels get OF Alex Ochoa, Milwaukee
C Sal Fasano, Indianapolis (AAA)
Brewers get C Jorge Fabregas, Anaheim
SS/2B Johnny Raburn, R. Cucamonga (A)
RHP Pedro Liriano, R. Cucamonga (A)
July 31 • Reed joins Mets in five-player deal
     
Mets get RHP Steve Reed, San Diego
RHP Jason Middlebrook, Portland (AAA)
Padres get OF Jason Bay, Binghamton (AA)
RHP Josh Reynolds, St. Lucie (A)
LHP Bobby M. Jones, New York (NL)

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July 30 • Floyd moves on to Red Sox
     
Red Sox get OF Cliff Floyd, Montreal
Expos get RHP Seung Song, Trenton (AA)
RHP Sun-Woo Kim, Pawtucket (AAA)
July 30 • A's add to bullpen with Rincon
     
Athletics get LHP Ricardo Rincon, Cleveland
Indians get INF Marshall McDougall, Midland (AA)
July 29 • Cardinals finally pull off Rolen deal
     
Cardinals get 3B Scott Rolen, Philadelphia
RHP Doug Nickle, Scranton (AAA)
Phillies get LHP Bud Smith, Memphis (AAA)
3B Placido Polanco, St. Louis
RHP Mike Timlin, St. Louis
July 29 • Sox continue revamping, deal Alomar
     
Rockies get C Sandy Alomar Jr., Chicago (AL)
White Sox get RHP Enemencio Pacheco, Salem (A)
July 28 • Giants find an outfielder in Lofton
     
Giants get OF Kenny Lofton, Chicago (AL)
White Sox get RHP Felix Diaz, Shreveport (AA)
LHP Ryan Meaux, Hagerstown (A)
July 28 • Dodgers pay dearly for Shuey
     
Dodgers get RHP Paul Shuey, Cleveland
Indians get RHP Francisco Cruceta, South Georgia (A)
RHP Ricardo Rodriguez, Las Vegas (AAA)
LHP Terry Mulholland, Los Angeles
July 25 • A's grab Durham at little cost
     
Athletics get 2B Ray Durham, Chicago (AL)
White Sox get RHP Jon Adkins, Sacramento (AAA)
July 25 • Dodgers find taker for Bocachica
     
Tigers get OF Hiram Bocachica, Los Angeles
Dodgers get RHP Tom Farmer, Toledo (AAA)
RHP Jason Frasor, Lakeland (A)
July 23 • Dodgers add depth with Houston
     
Dodgers get 3B Tyler Houston, Milwaukee
RHP Brian Mallette, Indianapolis (AAA)
Brewers get RHP Ben Diggins, Vero Beach (A)
LHP Shane Nance, Las Vegas (AAA)
July 23 • Reds turn to Plan B, get Moehler
     
Reds get RHP Brian Moehler, Detroit
OF Matt Boone, Lakeland (A)
Tigers get 2B David Espinosa, Stockton (A)
OF Gary "Noochie" Varner, Dayton (A)
RHP Jorge Cordova, Chattanooga (AA)
July 19 • Finley addresses Cards' biggest need
     
Cardinals get LHP Chuck Finley, Cleveland
Indians get OF Luis Garcia, New Haven (AA)
OF Covelli Crisp, New Haven (AA)
July 12 • Buchanan deal eases Twins' logjam
     
Padres get OF Brian Buchanan, Minnesota
Twins get SS Jason Bartlett, Lake Elsinore (A)
July 12 • Padres ship Jimenez to White Sox
     
White Sox get INF D'Angelo Jimenez, San Diego
Padres get OF Alex Fernandez, Birmingham (AA)
C Humberto Quintero, Winston-Salem (A)
July 11 • Floyd finally returns to Montreal
     
Expos get OF Cliff Floyd, Florida
INF Wilton Guerrero, Cincinnati
RHP Claudio Vargas, Calgary (AAA)
Marlins get RHP Justin Wayne, Harrisburg (AA)
RHP Donald Levinski, Clinton (A)
RHP Carl Pavano, Ottawa (AAA)
LHP Graeme Lloyd, Montreal
INF Mike Mordecai, Montreal
July 11 • Dempster joins Reds, not Expos
     
Reds get RHP Ryan Dempster, Florida
Marlins get OF Juan Encarnacion, Cincinnati
LHP Ryan Snare, Chattanooga (AA)
INF Wilton Guerrero, Cincinnati
July 6 • Pirates get flamethrower for Fetters
     
Diamondbacks get RHP Mike Fetters, Pittsburgh
Pirates get RHP Duaner Sanchez, Tucson (AAA)
July 5 • Three-team deal nets Weaver for Yanks
     
Yankees get RHP Jeff Weaver, Detroit
Tigers get 1B Carlos Pena, Sacramento (AAA)
RHP Franklyn German, Midland (AA)
RHP Jeremy Bonderman, Modesto (A)
Athletics get LHP Ted Lilly, New York (AL)
OF John-Ford Griffin, Norwich (AA)
RHP Jason Arnold, Norwich (AA)
July 1 • Yankees fill void, Jays jettison Mondesi
     
Yankees get OF Raul Mondesi, Toronto
Blue Jays get LHP Scott Wiggins, Norwich (AA)
June 27 • Montreal shockingly nabs Colon
     
Expos get RHP Bartolo Colon, Cleveland
RHP Tim Drew, Buffalo (AAA)
Indians get SS Brandon Phillips, Ottawa (AAA)
LHP Cliff Lee, Harrisburg (AA)
OF Grady Sizemore, Brevard County (A)
1B Lee Stevens, Montreal
June 25 • Expos burn their ties to Bridges
     
Marlins get RHP Donnie Bridges, Harrisburg (AA)
Expos get OF Brett Roneberg, Calgary (AAA)
June 23 • Red Sox deal prospects for relief
     
Red Sox get LHP Alan Embree, San Diego
RHP Andy Shibilo, Mobile (AA)
Padres get RHP Brad Baker, Sarasota (A)
RHP Dan Giese, Trenton (AA)
June 9 • Brewers send Melian packing again
     
Brewers get C Robert Machado, Chicago (NL)
Cubs get OF Jackson Melian, Huntsville (AA)
June 7 • Indians part with Branyan for Broussard
     
Reds get OF Russell Branyan, Cleveland
Indians get 1B Ben Broussard, Louisville (AAA)

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