The 2012 MLB season had its share of memorable transactions. Some of these transactions had little or no bearing on the outcome of the pennant races. Others, such as the Anibal Sanchez pickup by the Detroit Tigers and the Marco Scutaro trade by the San Francisco Giants, proved to be postseason game changers.
It wasn't just trades and free-agent pickups made by clubs that proved to be beneficial. Players such as Bryce Harper, Manny Machado and Mike Trout all were promoted successfully to the big leagues this season.
As 2012 draws to a thrilling conclusion, lets take a look at 14 transactions that made a difference.