Fringe deal yields a .300 second baseman.
• June 3, 2009: Acquired from Pittsburgh OF Nate McLouth for RHP Charlie Morton, OF Gorkys Hernandez, LHP Jeffrey Locke.
A solid player under contractual control through ‘12
• July 28, 2008: Acquired from the Los Angeles Angels 1B Casey Kotchman and RHP Steve Marek for 1B Mark Teixeira
A very limited return, even for a contract dump
• July 10, 2009: Acquired from the New York Mets OF Ryan Church for OF Jeff Francouer
A no-win proposition but Church was just awful.
• Dec. 22, 2009: Acquired from the New York Yankees OF Melkey Cabrera, RHP Arodys Vizcaino, and LHP Michael Dunn for RHP Javier Vazquez and LHP Boone Logan
Bottom line: 15 wins for 13 homers?