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MLB 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. 21 • Reds Deal Hamilton For Pitching Help
Rangers Reds
Acquire:
OF Josh Hamilton, Cincinnati
Acquire:
RHP Edinson Volquez, Texas
LHP Danny Ray Herrera, Frisco (AA)

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

 Dec. 12 • Tejada 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. 7 • Brewers' 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. 5 • Rangers Get Shelton On The Cheap
Rangers Tigers
Acquire:
1B Chris Shelton, Detroit
Acquire:
OF Freddy Guzman, Texas

 

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

 

 Dec. 4 • Tigers 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. 4 • Braves Add Depth In Infante, Ohman
Braves Cubs
Acquire:
IF Omar Infante, Detroit
LHP Will Ohman, Chicago (NL)
Acquire:
RHP Jose Ascanio, Atlanta

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

 Nov. 30 • Mets 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. 28 • Twins, 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. 20 • Mets, Brewers Swap Players In Need Of Scenery Change
Mets Brewers
Acquire:
C Johnny Estrada, Milwaukee
Acquire:
RHP Guillermo Mota, New York (NL)

 

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

 

 Nov. 18 • Blue 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. 16 • Astros Find Lidge Replacement In Villarreal
Astros Braves
Acquire:
RHP Oscar Villarreal, Atlanta
Acquire:
OF Josh Anderson, Houston

 

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

 

 Nov. 7 • Phillies 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. 29 • Tigers Fill Need At Shortstop
Tigers Braves
Acquire:
SS Edgar Renteria, Atlanta
Acquire:
RHP Jair Jurrjens, Detroit
OF Gorkys Hernandez, W. Mich. (Lo A)

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

 Aug. 20 • Conine 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,
Boston
Acquire:
1B/OF Chris Carter,
Tucson (AAA)
Acquire:
RHP Emiliano Fruto,
Columbus (AAA)

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

 July 31 • Giants Send Morris To Pirates
Pirates Giants
Acquire:
RHP Matt Morris, San Francisco
Acquire:
OF Rajai Davis, Pittsburgh
RHP Steve MacFarland, Hickory (Lo A)

 

 July 31 • Padres Turn One Lefty Into Two
Padres Braves
Acquire:
LHP Wil Ledezma, Atlanta
LHP Will Startup, Richmond (AAA)
Acquire:
LHP Royce Ring, San Diego

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

 July 30 • Braves 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)
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Top 10 Draft Bonuses For All 30 Franchises

A team-by-team listing of top 10 draft bonuses for all 30 franchises.

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

 July 25 • Padres 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 21 • Yankees Find Backup Backstop In Molina
Yankees Angels
Acquire:
C Jose Molina, Los Angeles (AL)
Acquire:
RHP Jeff Kennard, Trenton (AA)

 

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

 

 July 16 • Cubs Bank On Rebound From Kendall
Cubs Athletics
Acquire:
C Jason Kendall, Oakland
Acquire:
C Rob Bowen, Chicago (NL)
LHP Jerry Blevins, Tennessee (AA)

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

 June 20 • Embattled 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 16 • Diamondbacks, White Sox Swap Prospects
Diamondbacks White Sox
Acquire:
OF Aaron Cunningham, W.-Salem (Hi A)
Acquire:
2B Danny Richar, Tucson (AAA)

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

 April 27 • A'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 19 • Rangers, Red Sox Exchange Minor League Pitchers
Red Sox Rangers
Acquire:
LHP Daniel Haigwood, Frisco (AA)
Acquire:
RHP Scott Shoemaker, Portland (AA)

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

 Feb. 13 • Ryu 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. 7 • Tigers Add Another Power Arm In Bazardo
Tigers Mariners
Acquire:
RHP Yorman Bazardo, San Antonio (AA)
Acquire:
OF Jeff Frazier, Lakeland (Hi A)

 

 Jan. 23 • Reds 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. 19 • Pirates 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. 12 • Rockies Pick Up Lopez For Rotation
Rockies Orioles
Acquire:
RHP Rodrigo Lopez, Baltimore
Acquire:
RHP Jim Miller, Tulsa (AA)
RHP Jason Burch, Tulsa (AA)

 

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

 

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

 

 Jan. 9 • Johnson 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. 2 • Harris Joins Third Team In Seven Months
Devil Rays Reds
Acquire:
INF Brendan Harris, Cincinnati
Acquire:
cash considerations

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