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At No. 4, we have the mass trade of three average players in the Cleveland organization, for three young and talented prospects at the time.
Josh Bard was a fill in for Victor Martinez in his time at Cleveland. He put up less than desirable numbers and did a decent job, at best, behind the plate.
Coco Crisp was the centerpiece of the trade for the Indians. Crisp was hot during the time and was being scouted out by multiple organizations.
David Riske was a nightmare. Cleveland had to be glad to trade him, as he blew numerous games for the Tribe.
On the other side, we have Andy Marte, a young third baseman currently developing in the minors. He has been up and down from AAA to the Majors since the trade, but is showing promise.
Guillermo Mota was also a rising prospect at the time of the trade, he didn't show any desire and was traded later that year.
Kelly Shoppach was the centerpiece of the trade for the Red Sox. He was a young player and had a firing desire to play baseball. Since the trade, Shoppach has been promoted to the Majors and is currently sharing time behind the plate with Victor Martinez as a decent, up-and-coming hitter.
The trade, in my opinion, went in favor of the Indians, due to the status of the players right now. This will go down as a great for the Cleveland Indians.