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Tracing The Mulder Trade

Anderson remains the prize from the trade tree.

The Oakland A's trade of Mark Mulder to the St. Louis Cardinals in December 2004 was one of the defining moments of the A's last decade. While there is only one player with the A's from that original deal, the repercussions of the deal are still resonating with the organization. Chris Biderman takes a look at the original deal and the deals that came out of it.

More than a decade ago, the Oakland A's found themselves pacing baseball with a progressive approach to scouting and data analysis leading to a unlikely run of four-straight postseason berths. And while some believe a best-selling book led to the outbreak of such information, inner circles are sure a shift to an analytics-driven approach was inevitable. Regardless, teams with bigger budgets and...

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