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August 2009: Traded Scott Kazmir to Angels for Sean Rodriguez, Matt Sweeney and Alexander Torres.

There will probably be bigger deals in the future for this young franchise, but Kazmir had been a solid left-hander for the Rays for a few seasons before they cut ties with him when his performance took a downward turn.



July 2007: Traded Mark Teixeira and Ron Mahay to Braves for Beau Jones, Elvis Andrus, Neftali Feliz, Matt Harrison and Jarrod Saltalamacchia.

The Rangers might be reaping the benefits of this one for a while. Andrus, Feliz and Harrison are key players for the two-time defending AL champions _ and at 26, Harrison is the oldest of the trio.



July 1993: Acquired Rickey Henderson from Athletics for Jose Herrera and Steve Karsay.

Henderson was actually part of two big deals that might have swung championships. First he went from the Yankees to Oakland in 1989 and led the A’s to a World Series title. Then he was sent to the Blue Jays and helped them win the World Series for the second year in a row. Toronto’s first World Series title in 1992 came after they acquired David Cone in a deal that sent Jeff Kent to the Mets.



June 2002: Acquired Bartolo Colon and Tim Drew from Indians for Cliff Lee, Brandon Phillips, Grady Sizemore and Lee Stevens.

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