Trade deadline had some winners … and losers

Originally Published: July 31, 2008
By Jayson Stark | ESPN.com

Is it us, or did we just finish a trade-deadline July we'll look back on in 50 years and still find ourselves wondering: What the heck happened there?

Think about the men who got traded, in a span of 24 action-packed days in July:

A 600-homer guy (Ken Griffey Jr.). A 500-homer guy (Manny Ramirez). A 14-time All-Star catcher (Pudge Rodriguez).

An incumbent Cy Young Award winner (CC Sabathia). The starting pitcher with the best strikeout ratio in baseball this year (Rich ...

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