From the day the Milwaukee Brewers selected Brett Lawrie in the first round of the 2008 draft, his goal was to get to the major leagues on the bullet train.

"He wanted to be on the fast track to the big leagues," said Brewers general manager Doug Melvin. "Every player would like to do that."

We'll never know if that would have happened with the Brewers because Melvin dealt the native of Canada to the Toronto Blue Jays on Dec. 6, 2010, for right-hander Shaun Marcum. It was one of those now-for-later deals, with the Brewers looking to win right away and the Blue Jays restocking their shelves.