All Stars Acquired Since 2009

So, there's been an awful lot of talk lately about how baseball's All Star Game has become a bit watered down- 84 players have been selected for this year's game given the large number of players that have bowed out of the game. With 11.2% of MLB's 750 on-roster players taking part in the game, some of noted that it's losing meaning over time, either to us or to the players.

But among all of those guys, all 84 of them, which ones have been acquired recently, and how? Let's take a look.

2009

RHP Chris Perez - Cleveland - Acquired from St. Louis through trade on 6/27/09

RHP Joel Hanrahan - Pittsburgh - Acquired from Washington through trade on 6/30/09

OF Matt Holliday - St. Louis - Acquired from Oakland through trade on 7/24/09

3B Scott Rolen - Cincinnati - Acquired from Toronto through trade on 7/31/09

RHP Aaron Crow - Kansas City - Drafted in first round (12th overall) in Rule 4 Draft; Signed contract on 9/17/09

3B Placido Polanco - Philadelphia - Signed to three-year, $18 million contract on 12/4/09

OF Curtis Granderson - New York (AL) - Acquired from Detroit through trade on 12/8/09

RHP Roy Halladay - Philadelphia - Acquired from Toronto through trade on 12/16/09

RHP Brandon League - Seattle - Acquired from Toronto through trade on 12/23/09

2010

RHP Jose Valverde - Detroit - Signed to two-year, $14 million contract on 1/19/10

SS Jhonny Peralta - Detroit - Acquired from Cleveland through trade on 7/28/10

OF Lance Berkman - St. Louis - Signed to one-year, $8 million contract on 12/4/10

1B Adrian Gonzalez - Boston - Acquired from San Diego through trade on 12/6/10

C Russell Martin - New York (AL) - Signed to one-year, $4 million contract on 12/14/10

LHP Cliff Lee - Philadelphia - Signed to five-year, $120 million contract on 12/15/10

RHP Kevin Correia - Pittsburgh - Signed to two-year, $8 million contract on 12/17/10

2011

3B Adrian Beltre - Texas - Signed to five-year, $80 million contract on 1/5/11

RHP Ryan Vogelsong - San Francisco - Signed to minor league contract on 1/11/11

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