Baseball’s Five Biggest Trades of the Decade

Posted: 23rd December 2009 by Peter Douglas in MLB
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According to ESPN's Keith Law, David Ortiz was the biggest free agent acquisition of the decade, and arguing otherwise would be futile and ignorant. However, Law also contends that the biggest trade of the decade occurred on February 5, 2008 when Baltimore sent ace Eric Bedard to Seattle for outfielder Adams Jones, lefties George Sherrill and Tony Butler, and righties Chris Tillman and Kam Mickolio. Clearly the Orioles virtually swindled the Mariners in this deal. Bedard spent the lion's share of 2008 and 2009 on the Mariners' disabled list and finished his Seattle stint with a paltry 11-7 record over 164 well-intentioned innings. Bedard was solid, but fragile as a Faberge egg. Back in Charm City, Adam Jones has done nothing less than make the 2009 All-Star team, drive in that game ...

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