Awhile back, some anonymous question alerted us that Randy Johnson may have been traded for himself. It turns out our tipster was correct.
Johnson was traded by the Diamondbacks to the Yankees, only to return to Arizona two years later.
Chris Owings and Eric Smith are compensation picks for the loss of Juan Cruz. Owings spent 2009 in Rookie Ball, and 2010 in Low-A. Smith split ‘09 between Rookie and Low-A, and 2010 between Low- and High-A ball.
Chris Young is still with the organization. Evan MacLean was traded to St. Louis in 2009 for future considerations. I could not find who, if anyone, was sent to Arizona in return. Updates are welcomed.