Friday, February 25, 2011
nupharlutea asked:
hey, if you’re working on Schilling trees, it would be great to see the 2nd half of the ‘03 deal—the massive Brewers-Diamondbacks swap (the one where De La Rosa got flipped almost immediately)
I’m happy to publish this tree.  There are a fair few players involved, but a lot of minor leaguers.
Michael Goss spent 1 year in the Arizona organization, reaching AA.  He spent the next 4 years in the Independent Leagues
Kenny Perez was released after 1 year at AAA.  He’s spent the following seasons between AA and AAA for several organizations, first the White Sox and now the Rockies since ‘08
Kyle Bono spent 2 years at High-A ball before quitting baseball after 2006.
Noochie Varner is the subject of a retrospective over at Brew Crew Ball.  For our purposes, the relevant point is his release after the 2005 season
Michael Belfiore was a compensation pick for Brandon Lyon.  He spent 2009 in Rookie Ball and last year in Low A.  He is still with the D’Backs organization
Matt Torra spent 2010 with AAA for the D’Backs.  
Belfiore and Torra both appear on the list of Top 20 prospects for the Diamondbacks from John Sickles (#19 and Honorable Mention, respectively).  This is a step down from Belfiore’s #5 ranking before 2010.  Said Sickles, “Somewhat disappointing season from ‘09 early pick, rebound is possible like Miley this year.”
If you’d like another look at this trade, I direct you to a retrospective at Jason’s Baseball Blog.

nupharlutea asked:

hey, if you’re working on Schilling trees, it would be great to see the 2nd half of the ‘03 deal—the massive Brewers-Diamondbacks swap (the one where De La Rosa got flipped almost immediately)

I’m happy to publish this tree.  There are a fair few players involved, but a lot of minor leaguers.

  • Michael Goss spent 1 year in the Arizona organization, reaching AA.  He spent the next 4 years in the Independent Leagues
  • Kenny Perez was released after 1 year at AAA.  He’s spent the following seasons between AA and AAA for several organizations, first the White Sox and now the Rockies since ‘08
  • Kyle Bono spent 2 years at High-A ball before quitting baseball after 2006.
  • Noochie Varner is the subject of a retrospective over at Brew Crew Ball.  For our purposes, the relevant point is his release after the 2005 season
  • Michael Belfiore was a compensation pick for Brandon Lyon.  He spent 2009 in Rookie Ball and last year in Low A.  He is still with the D’Backs organization
  • Matt Torra spent 2010 with AAA for the D’Backs.  

Belfiore and Torra both appear on the list of Top 20 prospects for the Diamondbacks from John Sickles (#19 and Honorable Mention, respectively).  This is a step down from Belfiore’s #5 ranking before 2010.  Said Sickles, “Somewhat disappointing season from ‘09 early pick, rebound is possible like Miley this year.”

If you’d like another look at this trade, I direct you to a retrospective at Jason’s Baseball Blog.

Tuesday, February 22, 2011
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.

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.

Friday, January 21, 2011
This is the last trade of Alomar’s career.  He was traded from Arizona to the White Sox in August of 2004.  He spent the rest of the year in Chicago, appearing in 18 games.  After the season, he signed with Tampa Bay, but retired 2 months later before the start of the 2005 season.
Brad Murray was sent to Arizona as a player to be named later.  His minor league records do not show him playing at all past 2004.  I assume he is now out of baseball, having never made it past AA ball.
Thus concludes our look at the 2011 Baseball Hall of Fame inductees.  Over the next few weeks, we’ll look at our reader-submitted requests.

This is the last trade of Alomar’s career.  He was traded from Arizona to the White Sox in August of 2004.  He spent the rest of the year in Chicago, appearing in 18 games.  After the season, he signed with Tampa Bay, but retired 2 months later before the start of the 2005 season.

Brad Murray was sent to Arizona as a player to be named later.  His minor league records do not show him playing at all past 2004.  I assume he is now out of baseball, having never made it past AA ball.

Thus concludes our look at the 2011 Baseball Hall of Fame inductees.  Over the next few weeks, we’ll look at our reader-submitted requests.