Breaking down December trades

A breakdown on the prospects involved in trades.

Originally Published: December 21, 2004
Baseball America

Red Sox say goodbye to playoff hero Roberts Dec. 21: Two months after he stole the most important base in team history, the Red Sox gave Dave Roberts the opportunity to play more regularly by trading him to his hometown Padres. In exchange for Roberts on Monday, Boston received Jay Payton, Ramon Vazquez, minor league right-hander David Pauley and $2.65 million to help pay for the remainder of Payton's contract.

Roberts, 32, was relegated to reserve duty when the Red Sox picked him ...

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