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2008 In Review: The Year Of The Trade, Part 1

Brett Anderson has made the Haren deal look good.

If the 2008 season will be remembered for anything around Oakland, it will be for a series of deals that gutted the team's major league roster, but filled the organization's minor league system with a number of bright talents. In the first part of a two-part series, we look at the first three of six deals the A's made leading into and during the 2008 season…

Trade #1: Marco Scutaro is dealt to the Toronto Blue Jays for Graham Godfrey and Kristian Bell What We Said At The Time "A's Acquire Two Pitchers For Scutaro" "…Scutaro's departure means that the A's are likely to carry two of the following four players next season: Hannahan, Murphy, Melillo or Petit. Hannahan and Murphy are likely to enter spring training as the favorites to make the A's 2...

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