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MLB Trade Central 2004



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,
Pittsburgh
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

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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,
Houston
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)
March 30 • Giants shore up pitching with Franklin, Estrella
Giants Brewers
Acquire:
LHP Wayne Franklin, Milwaukee
RHP Leo Estrella, Milwaukee
Acquire:
RHP Glenn Woolard, Hagerstown (Lo A)
RHP Carlos Villanueva, AZL Giants (R)
March 30 • Dodgers find Werth more worthwhile than Jays
Dodgers Blue Jays
Acquire:
OF Jayson Werth, Syracuse (AAA)
Acquire:
RHP Jason Frasor, Jacksonville (AA)
March 29 • Padres obtain Robinson as possible fill-in
Padres Cardinals
Acquire:
OF Kerry Robinson, St. Louis
Acquire:
OF Brian Hunter, San Diego
March 28 • Mets add Gutierrez for infield depth
Mets Indians
Acquire:
INF Ricky Gutierrez, Cleveland
Acquire:
cash considerations
March 27 • White Sox get center-field insurance with Perez
White Sox Mets
Acquire:
OF Timo Perez, New York (NL)
Acquire:
RHP Matt Ginter, Charlotte (AAA)
March 26 • Braves make another pitching move, add Reitsma
Braves Reds
Acquire:
RHP Chris Reitsma, Cincinnati
Acquire:
RHP Bubba Nelson, Richmond (AAA)
LHP Jung Bong, Atlanta
March 25 • Cubs give up on Cruz, send him to Braves
Braves Cubs
Acquire:
RHP Juan Cruz, Chicago (NL)
LHP Steve Smyth, Iowa (AAA)
Acquire:
LHP Andy Pratt, Richmond (AAA)
2B Richard Lewis, Greenville (AA)
March 25 • Expos finally get their hands on Patterson
Expos Diamondbacks
Acquire:
RHP John Patterson, Arizona
Acquire:
LHP Randy Choate, Columbus (AAA)
March 25 • Redundant Lamb gets sent packing again
Astros Yankees
Acquire:
3B Mike Lamb, Texas
Acquire:
RHP Juan DeLeon, Lexington (Lo A)
Feb. 16 • Yankees get A-Rod, Rangers get financial relief
Yankees Rangers
Acquire:
SS Alex Rodriguez, Texas
Acquire:
2B Alfonso Soriano, New York (AL)
SS Joaquin Arias, Battle Creek (Lo A)
Feb. 4 • Desperate for third-base help, Yankees acquire Lamb
Yankees Rangers
Acquire:
3B Mike Lamb, Texas
Acquire:
RHP Jose Garcia, Tampa (Hi A)
Jan. 26 • Mets, Royals exchange relievers
Royals Mets
Acquire:
LHP Jaime Cerda, New York (NL)
Acquire:
RHP Shawn Sedlacek, Wichita (AA)
Jan. 8 • Expendable Guillen heads to Detroit
Tigers Mariners
Acquire:
SS/3B Carlos Guillen, Seattle
Acquire:
SS/2B Ramon Santiago, Detroit
SS/3B Juan Gonzalez, W. Michigan (Lo A)
Jan. 6 • Mariners, Padres dump bad contracts
Padres Mariners
Acquire:
3B Jeff Cirillo, Seattle
RHP Brian Sweeney, Seattle
Acquire:
RHP Kevin Jarvis, San Diego
1B/3B Dave Hansen, San Diego
C Wiki Gonzalez, Portland (AAA)
OF Vince Faison, Mobile (AA)
Jan. 5 • Indians use outfield depth to obtain Stewart
Indians Expos
Acquire:
LHP Scott Stewart, Montreal
Acquire:
OF Ryan Church, Akron (AA)
SS/2B Maicer Izturis, Buffalo (AAA)

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