Special Sub-Topic: 2007 Baseball Season Trades
|After only three seasons with Braves, which first baseman was traded to the Pittsburgh Pirates?|
Adam LaRoche. The others listed were all Phillies. LaRoche averaged 22 home runs for Atlanta in his three seasons. Adam and a minor leaguer were traded for pitcher Mike Gonzalez and a minor leaguer. The Pirates were still looking to fill the shoes of Sean Casey, who they lost midseason 2006.
|In a January 2007 trade, the Diamondbacks traded pitcher Luis Vizcaino to the Yankees for which Major League pitcher?|
Randy Johnson. In 2006, Vizcaino had a 4-6 record with no saves for Arizona. Johnson was previously with Arizona from 1999-2004, where he won four Cy Young awards, then spent two seasons in the pinstripes.
|After sharing the 2006 season with the Orioles and Phillies, Jeff Conine was traded to which team for two minor league prospects?|
Cincinnati Reds. Conine was in his 16th season with the Phillies, and spent his time in the outfield. He came to the Reds with a .286 career average and 208 home runs. The Minor Leaguers were Brad Key and Javon Moran.
|Ross Gload took his .327 White Sox batting average in 2006, to which AL team in exchange for pitcher Andrew Sisco?|
Royals. Gload, the primary first baseman, had five seasons behind him when he donned the Kansas City uniform. Sisco pitched for the Royals in two seasons for a career 2-8 record.
|A one player for three trade involved the Yankees and Tigers. Which player did the Tigers get for pitchers Humberto Sanchez, Kevin Whelan, and Anthony Claggett?|
Gary Sheffield. The others were all Texas Rangers. After spending three seasons in the pinstripes, and a disappointing 2006 season, the Yankees dumped Sheffield's big dollar contract off to the Tigers. The three pitchers had not yet thrown a Major League pitch.
|Pitcher Jaret Wright jumped American League teams for 2007. Which team obtained him in a trade for pitcher Chris Britton?|
Orioles. The other teams were all National League teams. Wright had finished his 10th season, and gave the Yankees an 11-7 record in 2006. Britton was a rookie in 2006, appearing in 52 games with a 0-2 record for Baltimore.
|White Sox pitcher Freddy Garcia took his 17-9, 2006 record to which team that traded him for pitchers Gavin Floyd and Gio Gonzalez?|
Phillies. Garcia finished his eighth season in the Majors after being runner-up for the Rookie of the Year and a third place Cy Young finish.
|The Mariners gained a new designated hitter for the 2007 season in Jose Vidro. Which team gave him up for outfielder Chris Snelling and pitcher Emiliano Fruto?|
Nationals. The Nationals' second baseman finished his 10th season with a .289 average for Washington. Jose began his career with the Expos in 1997, and made the move with his team to become the Nationals.
|Which team lost reliever Brendan Donnelly to the Red Sox for rookie left-hander Phil Seibel?|
Angels. Donnelly spent all his five seasons with the Angels, combining for a 23-8 record in a Halos' uniform. He went 6-0 in 2006. Seibel's previous experience was with the 2004 Red Sox where he went 0-0 in two game appearances.
|The Reds traded backup catcher Jason LaRue to which AL team?|
Royals. LaRue finished off his eighth season in Cincinnati and was a backup to catcher Dave Ross. LaRue brought his .239 career average to the Royals.
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