MLB Trade Deadline: Best Rental Players in History

By Andrew Petrucci
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Mark Teixeira

LA Angels (2008)

In late July, LA traded Casey Kotchman to Atlanta for Mark Teixeira

The Angels were in desperate need of a big bat at the time, and that is exactly what they got with Tex. This trade turned out to be an immediate boost to the club in 2008, catapulting them to 100 wins, which was the first for this franchise. In his time with the Angels, Tex hit .358 with 13 HRs and 43 RBIs leading them into the playoffs. Even though the Halos lost in the ALDS, Tex still performed boasting a .467 AVG in 4 games.

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