Thursday, June 30, 2011
As we ease back into posting, what better way than with a guy named Peanuts?  In 1949, Peanuts Lowery was traded from the Cubs to the Reds.
As for other players in the tree, Hank Sauer was 1952 NL MVP and Dick Littlefield shows up on the massive Enos Slaughter tree.

As we ease back into posting, what better way than with a guy named Peanuts?  In 1949, Peanuts Lowery was traded from the Cubs to the Reds.

As for other players in the tree, Hank Sauer was 1952 NL MVP and Dick Littlefield shows up on the massive Enos Slaughter tree.

Thursday, May 19, 2011
Today’s tree is the pr0FF3ss0r himself, Kyle Farnsworth.  This is his trade from Chicago to Detroit.  We’ve broken a bit from the Trade Trees Style Guide and included a player not directly related to Farnsworth, but if you have a chance to include Rocky Cherry in a tree, you have to take that opportunity.  Throw in Bo Flowers and that’s two great names in one fell swoop.

Today’s tree is the pr0FF3ss0r himself, Kyle Farnsworth.  This is his trade from Chicago to Detroit.  We’ve broken a bit from the Trade Trees Style Guide and included a player not directly related to Farnsworth, but if you have a chance to include Rocky Cherry in a tree, you have to take that opportunity.  Throw in Bo Flowers and that’s two great names in one fell swoop.

Wednesday, April 6, 2011
To go with yesterday’s post.  Unfortunately, Dick Pole was never traded.

To go with yesterday’s post.  Unfortunately, Dick Pole was never traded.

Monday, March 28, 2011
A while back, justinjabs wrote in asking for a little explanation regarding the layout of the trees.  He’s written in again with a request:

Not sure if it would warrant a large tree, but as a Cubs fan, I’ve never liked when Hendry sent Mark DeRosa away at the New Year. He was a great player who could field all over the diamond – I would love to see if anything actually came of that trade.

Not a whole lot has come from the trade, yet, though things are still developing  
Jeff Stevens has come out of the pen for the Cubs, throwing 30.1 innings in 29 games over 2 seasons.  His numbers aren’t that great - 10.4 Hits/9 innings, 1.8 HR/9, and a 24:18 K:BB ratio.  He’s been optioned to AAA Iowa Cubs as of this weekend.
Christopher Archer ended 2010 in AA Tennessee.  Between High-A and AA, Archer went 15-3 with 149 K, 65 BB, and 6 HR over 142.1 innings.  Baseball America rates Archer as the #1 prospect in the Cubs’ system, as well has having the best fastball and slider in the farm system.
Gaub was sent to AAA Iowa earlier in March from Cubs camp.  He’s not appeared for the Cubs yet.  From the above article,”He threw 29 innings at Iowa last year and had a 6.52 ERA. He gave up five earned runs in 1 1/3 innings this spring.”
Edit: mykalmorgan has brought it to my attention that Archer was part of the trade for the Cubs to acquire Matt Garza.  The tree has been updated accordingly.  Thanks for the assist.
Also, Stevens has been switched from “MLB Green” to “Current Minor Leaguer” green.
Perez is on the Cubs’ 40-man roster, but not the active roster.  Perez spent ‘08 and ‘09 with Tampa, and ‘10 in AAA.

A while back, justinjabs wrote in asking for a little explanation regarding the layout of the trees.  He’s written in again with a request:

Not sure if it would warrant a large tree, but as a Cubs fan, I’ve never liked when Hendry sent Mark DeRosa away at the New Year. He was a great player who could field all over the diamond – I would love to see if anything actually came of that trade.

Not a whole lot has come from the trade, yet, though things are still developing  

Jeff Stevens has come out of the pen for the Cubs, throwing 30.1 innings in 29 games over 2 seasons.  His numbers aren’t that great - 10.4 Hits/9 innings, 1.8 HR/9, and a 24:18 K:BB ratio.  He’s been optioned to AAA Iowa Cubs as of this weekend.

Christopher Archer ended 2010 in AA Tennessee.  Between High-A and AA, Archer went 15-3 with 149 K, 65 BB, and 6 HR over 142.1 innings.  Baseball America rates Archer as the #1 prospect in the Cubs’ system, as well has having the best fastball and slider in the farm system.

Gaub was sent to AAA Iowa earlier in March from Cubs camp.  He’s not appeared for the Cubs yet.  From the above article,”He threw 29 innings at Iowa last year and had a 6.52 ERA. He gave up five earned runs in 1 1/3 innings this spring.

Edit: mykalmorgan has brought it to my attention that Archer was part of the trade for the Cubs to acquire Matt Garza.  The tree has been updated accordingly.  Thanks for the assist.

Also, Stevens has been switched from “MLB Green” to “Current Minor Leaguer” green.

Perez is on the Cubs’ 40-man roster, but not the active roster.  Perez spent ‘08 and ‘09 with Tampa, and ‘10 in AAA.

Friday, March 25, 2011
To follow up on a reader request, here is the first trade from Moyer’s career.  Moyer was traded along with Rafael Palmeiro to the Rangers in 1988.  This tree seems to be more quantity over quality.  I think the only player I’ve heard of besides Moyer and Palmeiro is Mitch Williams.  Then again, I was two when this trade went down, so it’s not exactly in my era.  Moyer’s longevity is amazing.  He pitched his first game in the Major Leagues a few days before I was born, and I’ll be 25 this summer.

To follow up on a reader request, here is the first trade from Moyer’s career.  Moyer was traded along with Rafael Palmeiro to the Rangers in 1988.  This tree seems to be more quantity over quality.  I think the only player I’ve heard of besides Moyer and Palmeiro is Mitch Williams.  Then again, I was two when this trade went down, so it’s not exactly in my era.  Moyer’s longevity is amazing.  He pitched his first game in the Major Leagues a few days before I was born, and I’ll be 25 this summer.

Thursday, March 24, 2011
Here is a long-delayed reader request for George Bell and Sammy Sosa.  The trade going the other way, from the Cubs to the White Sox, was just Sosa-Bell, so that’s no good for us.

Here is a long-delayed reader request for George Bell and Sammy Sosa.  The trade going the other way, from the Cubs to the White Sox, was just Sosa-Bell, so that’s no good for us.

Wednesday, December 8, 2010
After acquiring Rollie Fingers from the Padres on December 8, 1980, the Cardinals acquired Bruce Sutter, another HOF pitcher, the next day.  Sutter spend 5 years in Chicago, winning the 1979 Cy Young.  The Cubs got relatively little in return.  Sound familiar? (Sorry, Cubs fans, had to do it)

After acquiring Rollie Fingers from the Padres on December 8, 1980, the Cardinals acquired Bruce Sutter, another HOF pitcher, the next day.  Sutter spend 5 years in Chicago, winning the 1979 Cy Young.  The Cubs got relatively little in return.  Sound familiar? (Sorry, Cubs fans, had to do it)

Tuesday, December 7, 2010
In one of the more infamous trades in sports history, in 1964 the Cubs sent Lou Brock, along with two other players, to the St. Louis Cardinals for Ernie Broglio, Doug Clemens, and Bobby Shantz. 
Broglio pitched 213.1 innings for the Cubs, amassing 102K, 114 BB, and allowing 33 HR.
Doug Clemens spent just over a season in Chicago, hitting .238/.319/.327 (admittedly slightly better than his career .229/.317/.321) before being traded for Wes Covington.  Covington would get 12 PA where he managed 1 H, 1 B, and 2 K before being released.  
Bobby Shantz pitched 11 innings for the Cubs, striking out 12, walking 6, and allowing 2 HR, before he was purchased by the Phillies.
Lou Brock went on to have a Hall of Fame career for the Cardinals.

In one of the more infamous trades in sports history, in 1964 the Cubs sent Lou Brock, along with two other players, to the St. Louis Cardinals for Ernie Broglio, Doug Clemens, and Bobby Shantz. 

Broglio pitched 213.1 innings for the Cubs, amassing 102K, 114 BB, and allowing 33 HR.

Doug Clemens spent just over a season in Chicago, hitting .238/.319/.327 (admittedly slightly better than his career .229/.317/.321) before being traded for Wes Covington.  Covington would get 12 PA where he managed 1 H, 1 B, and 2 K before being released.  

Bobby Shantz pitched 11 innings for the Cubs, striking out 12, walking 6, and allowing 2 HR, before he was purchased by the Phillies.

Lou Brock went on to have a Hall of Fame career for the Cardinals.

This trade has no historical significance whatsoever except for it happened on the exact day I was born happened exactly one month after I was born*.  As you can see, nothing much happened from the trade to make much of a tree.
Frank DiPino is probably most famous for being the winning pitcher in the first ever night game at Wrigley.
Davey Lopes managed the Brewers for two years, and is currently the first base coach for the Dodgers.
*I accidentally clicked July 21 instead of June 21.  Nothing actually happened on my birthday.  But this is already done, so screw it I’m posting it.

This trade has no historical significance whatsoever except for it happened on the exact day I was born happened exactly one month after I was born*.  As you can see, nothing much happened from the trade to make much of a tree.

Frank DiPino is probably most famous for being the winning pitcher in the first ever night game at Wrigley.

Davey Lopes managed the Brewers for two years, and is currently the first base coach for the Dodgers.

*I accidentally clicked July 21 instead of June 21.  Nothing actually happened on my birthday.  But this is already done, so screw it I’m posting it.