Apr 18, 2013
San Diego Padres: Ranking the Best/Worst Blockbuster Trades of the Past 5 Years
If you're a San Diego Padres fan like I am, you're well aware that the team's front office is no stranger to trading the club's bigger names at the peak of their popularity for prospects.
Lone Star Ball
A's acquire SS Jed Lowie, RHP Fernando Rodriguez
According to multiple reports, the Oakland A's have acquired shortstop Jed Lowrie and RHP Fernando Rodriguez from the Houston Astros in exchange for first baseman Chris Carter, RHP Brad Peacock, and catcher Max Stassi.
The Japan Times
New faces should have opportunity to shine for Japan in WBC
Seattle Mariners star Ichiro Suzuki and Texas Rangers reliever Akinori Otsuka were the lone major leaguers on the roster when Japan won the 2006 World Baseball Classic.