Monday, April 25, 2011
Here is the Eric Davis tree we promised way back, but then forgot about.  We apologize to the anonymous requester.  Davis was traded from Cincinnati, along with Kip Gross, after the 1991 season.  This tree spans 13 years, as Bong last pitched for Cincinatti in 2004 before being released.
John Curtice came to Cincinnati from Boston for Dante Bichette in 2000.  He missed all of 2001 with an injury, which subsequently caused him to retire.  He never appeared for any team in the Reds’ organization.
Bubba Nelson was released by the Reds in 2006.  He spent the next 3 years in the Padres’ and Phillies’ organizations before leaving baseball.

Here is the Eric Davis tree we promised way back, but then forgot about.  We apologize to the anonymous requester.  Davis was traded from Cincinnati, along with Kip Gross, after the 1991 season.  This tree spans 13 years, as Bong last pitched for Cincinatti in 2004 before being released.

John Curtice came to Cincinnati from Boston for Dante Bichette in 2000.  He missed all of 2001 with an injury, which subsequently caused him to retire.  He never appeared for any team in the Reds’ organization.

Bubba Nelson was released by the Reds in 2006.  He spent the next 3 years in the Padres’ and Phillies’ organizations before leaving baseball.

Wednesday, April 6, 2011
A reader request from @AIChief_AJM via Twitter

AIChief_AJM: RT @tradetrees @woedoctor I have nothing against the Padres; If you have any pro-Padres trades you want to see, let me know. <—Joe Randa!

This is from the same Twitter conversation spawned from the Gary Sheffield trade.  I have a friend who had “Joe Randa Fan Club” tshirts made up while he played for the Royals.  So this one goes out to Blake as well.

A reader request from @AIChief_AJM via Twitter

AIChief_AJM: RT @tradetrees @woedoctor I have nothing against the Padres; If you have any pro-Padres trades you want to see, let me know. <—Joe Randa!

This is from the same Twitter conversation spawned from the Gary Sheffield trade.  I have a friend who had “Joe Randa Fan Club” tshirts made up while he played for the Royals.  So this one goes out to Blake as well.

Thursday, March 17, 2011
Baseball in America has a very strong tradition of being played by Irish immigrants and their descendants, from Big Ed Delahanty to Troy O&#8217;Leary, with many others in between.  So today, we bring you a tree of one of the Major Leaguers born in Ireland - Tony Mullane (full list here), traded from Cincinnati to Baltimore in 1893.
Though Mullane had a very good career, was chosen to be profiled for three reasons:
He was born in Cork
His nickname was &#8220;The Apollo of the Box&#8221; due to his handsome appearance
He was traded for a man named &#8220;Piggy&#8221;
In all seriousness, Mullane is the 2nd on the all-time wins list for pitchers not in the Hall of Fame.  Only Bert Blyleven (287) has more wins for a pitcher not born in America.  Ferguson Jenkins (Canada) is tied with Mullane with 284.

Baseball in America has a very strong tradition of being played by Irish immigrants and their descendants, from Big Ed Delahanty to Troy O’Leary, with many others in between.  So today, we bring you a tree of one of the Major Leaguers born in Ireland - Tony Mullane (full list here), traded from Cincinnati to Baltimore in 1893.

Though Mullane had a very good career, was chosen to be profiled for three reasons:

  1. He was born in Cork
  2. His nickname was “The Apollo of the Box” due to his handsome appearance
  3. He was traded for a man named “Piggy”

In all seriousness, Mullane is the 2nd on the all-time wins list for pitchers not in the Hall of Fame.  Only Bert Blyleven (287) has more wins for a pitcher not born in America.  Ferguson Jenkins (Canada) is tied with Mullane with 284.

Friday, December 24, 2010
Merry Christmas to all our readers.  Here is our version of a Christmas Tree.  
Steve Christmas was traded from the Reds to the White Sox in 1983.  Fran Mullins was eventually taken in the Rule V draft by the Giants.

Merry Christmas to all our readers.  Here is our version of a Christmas Tree.  

Steve Christmas was traded from the Reds to the White Sox in 1983.  Fran Mullins was eventually taken in the Rule V draft by the Giants.

Tuesday, November 2, 2010
In what is now viewed as a lopsided trade, the Cincinnati Reds sent Frank Robinson to Baltimore.  30 years old at the time of the trade, Robinson spent another 10 years in the majors, winning 2 World Series titles, a Triple Crown, and his second MVP

In what is now viewed as a lopsided trade, the Cincinnati Reds sent Frank Robinson to Baltimore.  30 years old at the time of the trade, Robinson spent another 10 years in the majors, winning 2 World Series titles, a Triple Crown, and his second MVP