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July 2011: Acquired Ubaldo Jimenez from Rockies for Joseph Gardner, Matt McBride, Drew Pomeranz and Alex White.

The jury is still somewhat out on this one, but the Indians may live to regret it if Pomeranz and White develop into stars. Jimenez has been erratic since going to Cleveland.



August 2004: Traded Larry Walker to Cardinals for Jason Burch, Luis Martinez and Chris Narveson.

Walker’s terrific run in Colorado came to an end when he joined the pennant-bound Cardinals. None of the players the Rockies received has played a game for them.



August 1987: Traded John Smoltz to Braves for Doyle Alexander.

Alexander went 9-0 with a 1.53 ERA down the stretch for Detroit, helping the Tigers edge Toronto for the AL East title in a thrilling finish. But Smoltz, a Michigan native, became a star in Atlanta.



July 1998: Acquired Randy Johnson from Mariners for Freddy Garcia, Carlos Guillen and John Halama.

The Astros gave up a lot to bring in Johnson, but he delivered, going 10-1 with a 1.28 ERA for Houston. The Astros won the NL Central in a runaway, but Johnson left via free agency after the season.

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