Rank 'Em: Chicago Baseball Trades

July 31, 2012

The trade deadline has come and gone with Chicago's teams making multiple deals. The Cubs were sellers, trading away four veterans for prospects while the first-place White Sox added players to their major league roster.

They made their moves for different reasons, but which trades will have a bigger impact? Click the photos below to rank the trades.

Chicago Baseball Trades

Youkilis to White Sox

Youkilis to White Sox

The Sox acquired third baseman Kevin Youkilis from Boston for Brent Lillibridge and Zack Stewart. Youkilis has cooled off from a hot start, but has solidified third base for the Sox.

Myers to White Sox

Myers to White Sox

Former Astros closer Brett Myers was dealt to Chicago with cash for minor league pitchers Blair Walters and Matthew Heidenreich and a player to be named.

Maholm, Johnson to Braves

Maholm, Johnson to Braves

The Cubs traded pitcher Paul Maholm and outfielder Reed Johnson to Atlanta for pitchers Arodys Vizcaino, ranked as Braves' second-best prospect before the season, and 25-year-old Triple-A reliever Jaye Chapman.

Soto to Rangers

Soto to Rangers

The Cubs dealt veteran catcher Geovany Soto, who is batting .199 in the final year of his contract, for Double-A pitcher Jake Brigham (5-5, 4.28 ERA).

Liriano to White Sox

Liriano to White Sox

The White Sox acquired former Twins phenom Francisco Liriano for utility infielder Eduardo Escobar and pitcher Pedro Hernandez.

Dempster to Rangers

Dempster to Rangers

The Cubs finally worked out a deal for Ryan Dempster just before the deadline, sending the veteran pitcher to Texas for minor league 3B Christian Villanueva and RHP Kyle Hendricks.

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