Dealing with prospects isn't easy 

August, 10, 2007
08/10/07
2:25
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Someday, Engel Beltre may turn out to be the new thing, and Elvis Andrus may end up as the toast of Arlington. And some names that have clicked across your transactions column in the last week could turn out to be part of a deal like a Asdrubal Cabrera-for-Eduardo Perez a year later.

Sometimes, these deals work. In separate trades, the Indians got Grady Sizemore, Cliff Lee, Brandon Phillips, Travis Hafner and Cabrera for Bartolo Colon, Einar Diaz, Ryan Drese and Perez.

In separate deals, the Twins got Jason Bartlett, Francisco Liriano, Joe Nathan, Boof Bonser and Alexi Casilla for Brian Buchanan, A.J. Pierzynski and J.C. Romero, and once got David Ortiz for Dave Hollins.

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