San Francisco Giants: 15 greatest MLB trade deadline deals of all time

By Joel Reuter
Marco Scutaro, San Francisco Giants. (Photo by Tony Medina/Getty Images)
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Ramon Ramirez, San Francisco Giants
Ramon Ramirez, San Francisco Giants. (Photo by Donald Miralle/Getty Images) /

13. Ramon Ramirez becomes a bullpen staple

Date: July 31, 2010
To Giants: RHP Ramon Ramirez
To Red Sox: RHP Daniel Turpen

Ramon Ramirez posted a combined 2.74 ERA in 141 appearances during the 2008 and 2009 MLB seasons before scuffling a bit to begin the 2010 campaign with a 4.46 ERA in 44 appearances.

The Giants rolled the dice on his recent track record and acquired him from the Boston Red Sox at the deadline, and he rewarded them with a pristine 0.67 ERA in 25 appearances to earn a spot on the playoff roster during the 2010 World Series run.

He was excellent once again the following season, posting a 2.62 ERA with four saves and 11 holds in 66 appearances.

Following that stellar performance, the Giants packaged him with outfielder Andres Torres in a trade with the New York Mets that brought center fielder Angel Pagan to San Francisco. That turned out to be another terrific move by the front office.

As for the return price, right-hander Daniel Turpen had a 4.09 ERA with 42 strikeouts in 50.2 innings as a reliever at the Double-A level at the time of the trade, so it was a small fee. He never ended up reaching the majors and his pro career ended after the 2014 MLB season.