1. White Sox trade Brandon McCarthy to the Texas Rangers for John Danks and Nick Masset
Dec. 23, 2006; +13.9 WAR
McCarthy’s fleeting discipline already had disappointed the White Sox, but to have turned him into Danks (15.6 WAR and rising). Masset and McCarthy is a wash, so in essence Danks’s 41 wins, four seasons, and sub-4.00 ERA arrived in Chicago for free.
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