Trade Trees is back after a small holiday break. Over the next few days, we’ll be showcasing the 2011 Hall of Fame inductees Bert Blyleven and Roberto Alomar.
Blyleven was drafted by the Twins in 1969. He was traded from Minnesota to the Rangers in 1976. This would be the first of 5 times Blyleven would be traded throughout his career (Enough to take up this entire week).
Eventually, Blyleven would return to the Twins through this trade, allowing me to use my favorite site tag - “Players Traded For Themselves”.
Bill Singer was drafted by the Blue Jays in the 1976 Expansion Draft. Curt Leskanic was drafted by the Rockies in the 1992 Expansion draft.