Friday, July 8, 2011
There are quite a few re-appearances in this tree.  Tito Francona and Minnie Minoso have both been on Trade Trees before.  Tommie Agee was a part of the Tommy Davis tree.
Larry Doby is of course famous for being the first black player in the American League, making his debut with the Cleveland Indians about 3 months after Jackie Robinson played for the Dodgers.
You’ll also notice Lou Pinella there at the bottom of the tree.

There are quite a few re-appearances in this tree.  Tito Francona and Minnie Minoso have both been on Trade Trees before.  Tommie Agee was a part of the Tommy Davis tree.

Larry Doby is of course famous for being the first black player in the American League, making his debut with the Cleveland Indians about 3 months after Jackie Robinson played for the Dodgers.

You’ll also notice Lou Pinella there at the bottom of the tree.

Tuesday, June 21, 2011
Happy birthday to me (and Rick Sutcliffe).  Since we share a birthday, I thought I’d put up his tree.  This is actually a larger tree of the Joe Carter tree we featured awhile back.  Here Rick is traded from Cleveland to the Cubs.
Denis Boucher was selected by the Rockies in the ‘92 Expansion Draft.
Glenallen Hill is best known (to me at least) for this mammoth home run at Wrigley.  It actually landed on the roof of the building across Waveland.  Hittracker has pegged the flight path at over 500’ if unobstructed.  Over the years I’ve convinced myself I was watching WGN that day, but I think I might have only seen it on BBTN.

Happy birthday to me (and Rick Sutcliffe).  Since we share a birthday, I thought I’d put up his tree.  This is actually a larger tree of the Joe Carter tree we featured awhile back.  Here Rick is traded from Cleveland to the Cubs.

Denis Boucher was selected by the Rockies in the ‘92 Expansion Draft.

Glenallen Hill is best known (to me at least) for this mammoth home run at Wrigley.  It actually landed on the roof of the building across Waveland.  Hittracker has pegged the flight path at over 500’ if unobstructed.  Over the years I’ve convinced myself I was watching WGN that day, but I think I might have only seen it on BBTN.

Friday, June 10, 2011
Tito Francona is father of current Boston manager Terry.  He wasn’t a particularly noteworthy player, but this one of the largest trees I’ve ever come across and thought I’d share.  I’ll see how much work it is to do an expanded version of this, but at 12 generations that seems like it’ll be a lot of work.

Tito Francona is father of current Boston manager Terry.  He wasn’t a particularly noteworthy player, but this one of the largest trees I’ve ever come across and thought I’d share.  I’ll see how much work it is to do an expanded version of this, but at 12 generations that seems like it’ll be a lot of work.

Wednesday, April 20, 2011
If you’ve ever wondered how John Rocker ended up in Cleveland, here you go.  This last Grissom trade comes from 1997.
Villone pitched two seasons in Cleveland before being released.  Watson was selected off of waivers by Seattle.  He would return to the Indians’ organization as a free agent the next year, but spent it in the minors.

If you’ve ever wondered how John Rocker ended up in Cleveland, here you go.  This last Grissom trade comes from 1997.

Villone pitched two seasons in Cleveland before being released.  Watson was selected off of waivers by Seattle.  He would return to the Indians’ organization as a free agent the next year, but spent it in the minors.

Friday, April 15, 2011
Here is the last tree in tylerhalterman's request, this one being CC Sabathia from the Indians to the Brewers.  The Indians got a fair bit in return for CC - two MLBer and Bryson who is in AA Akron.  Zach Jackson was sent to Toronto for a player to be named later.  No info was readily available as to whom the Indians have received for him.

Here is the last tree in tylerhalterman's request, this one being CC Sabathia from the Indians to the Brewers.  The Indians got a fair bit in return for CC - two MLBer and Bryson who is in AA Akron.  Zach Jackson was sent to Toronto for a player to be named later.  No info was readily available as to whom the Indians have received for him.

Thursday, April 14, 2011
Here is the second trade of Lee’s career.   This is from Cleveland to Philadelphia, and is a sub-tree of the Colon tree.  The Indians look to have gotten decent return for their part - three major leaguers and a player still in the system.  Knapp is still at A Ball Lake County.  Baseball America has him listed as the Indians’ #6 prospect, as does John Sickles.  Jason Donald is currently rehabing in AA Akron

Here is the second trade of Lee’s career.   This is from Cleveland to Philadelphia, and is a sub-tree of the Colon tree.  The Indians look to have gotten decent return for their part - three major leaguers and a player still in the system.  Knapp is still at A Ball Lake County.  Baseball America has him listed as the Indians’ #6 prospect, as does John Sickles.  Jason Donald is currently rehabing in AA Akron

Monday, April 4, 2011
@stern_daniel tweeted us, asking:

how about Jeff Kent? He had some good trades early in his career between the Mets, Blue Jays, Indians & Giants

Kent has been traded three times in his career.  He was traded from the Blue Jays to the Mets straight up for David Cone.  That’s the entire tree, pretty uninteresting.  His trade from the Indians to the Giants is a sub-tree in the Joe Carter Tree from last week.  That just leaves his trade from the Mets to the Indians.
The interesting part of this tree is Kent and Vizcaino were traded together from the Mets to the Indians, and then were again traded together from the Indians to Giants.  From 1994 to 1997, Kent and Vizcaino were teammates on three separate teams.

@stern_daniel tweeted us, asking:

how about Jeff Kent? He had some good trades early in his career between the Mets, Blue Jays, Indians & Giants

Kent has been traded three times in his career.  He was traded from the Blue Jays to the Mets straight up for David Cone.  That’s the entire tree, pretty uninteresting.  His trade from the Indians to the Giants is a sub-tree in the Joe Carter Tree from last week.  That just leaves his trade from the Mets to the Indians.

The interesting part of this tree is Kent and Vizcaino were traded together from the Mets to the Indians, and then were again traded together from the Indians to Giants.  From 1994 to 1997, Kent and Vizcaino were teammates on three separate teams.

Wednesday, March 30, 2011
Here is the Joe Carter trade from Cleveland to San Diego.  I always like when there is a reconvergence of the tree, seen here in Kent and Vizcaino arriving together, then being traded away together.  Alan Horne was drafted by the Indians when they lost Sandy Alomar, but he did not sign with the team.

Here is the Joe Carter trade from Cleveland to San Diego.  I always like when there is a reconvergence of the tree, seen here in Kent and Vizcaino arriving together, then being traded away together.  Alan Horne was drafted by the Indians when they lost Sandy Alomar, but he did not sign with the team.

Wednesday, February 16, 2011
Things are slowly getting back to normal here after our vacation.  Thanks for being patient through the delay.  To get things going again, here is the ultimate Player Traded For Himself - Harry Chiti.
In April, 1962 the Mets acquired Chiti from the Indians for a player to be named later.  Two months later, Chiti was sent from the Mets to the Indians to complete the deal.  However, Chiti never played for the Indians.  He spent two more years at AAA before retiring.

Things are slowly getting back to normal here after our vacation.  Thanks for being patient through the delay.  To get things going again, here is the ultimate Player Traded For Himself - Harry Chiti.

In April, 1962 the Mets acquired Chiti from the Indians for a player to be named later.  Two months later, Chiti was sent from the Mets to the Indians to complete the deal.  However, Chiti never played for the Indians.  He spent two more years at AAA before retiring.

Monday, January 24, 2011
Today’s trade tree is a reader-submitted request.  You, yes you, can submit requests either via the link in the left-hand sidebar or by doing it to me on the Twitter @tradetrees.  Our request comes from @bje79 who writes:
@tradetrees i’d like to see a Von Hayes tree (from Indians perspective), starting with Hayes => Baller/Franco/Trillo/Vukovich/Willard => etc…
@tradetrees great! I’m a phillies fan, and the 5 for 1 is infamous, but doesn’t look like CLE turned those 5 into much
bje79 is right, the Indians did not turn Von Hayes into too much for their organization.  This is an example of quantity over quality.  The only two names I knew before researching this tree were Julio Franco and Oddibe McDowell, and I think I only knew McDowell from Chris Berman calling him Oddibe “Young Again” McDowell not any baseball accomplishments.
Hayes would go on to have a fairly successful 9 years in Philadelphia.  He was a member of the (losing) 1983 World Series team, made an All-Star game and led the leage in doubles and runs scored in 1986.  As a Phillie (Philly?) he hit .272/.363/.427.
The most interesting thing about this tree, to me anyway, is George Vukovich.  He was purchased by the Seibu Lions of the Japanese Pacific League.  He played there for two years - 1986-1987 - and won the Japanese Series both years.

Today’s trade tree is a reader-submitted request.  You, yes you, can submit requests either via the link in the left-hand sidebar or by doing it to me on the Twitter @tradetrees.  Our request comes from @bje79 who writes:

@tradetrees i’d like to see a Von Hayes tree (from Indians perspective), starting with Hayes => Baller/Franco/Trillo/Vukovich/Willard => etc…
@tradetrees great! I’m a phillies fan, and the 5 for 1 is infamous, but doesn’t look like CLE turned those 5 into much

bje79 is right, the Indians did not turn Von Hayes into too much for their organization.  This is an example of quantity over quality.  The only two names I knew before researching this tree were Julio Franco and Oddibe McDowell, and I think I only knew McDowell from Chris Berman calling him Oddibe “Young Again” McDowell not any baseball accomplishments.

Hayes would go on to have a fairly successful 9 years in Philadelphia.  He was a member of the (losing) 1983 World Series team, made an All-Star game and led the leage in doubles and runs scored in 1986.  As a Phillie (Philly?) he hit .272/.363/.427.

The most interesting thing about this tree, to me anyway, is George Vukovich.  He was purchased by the Seibu Lions of the Japanese Pacific League.  He played there for two years - 1986-1987 - and won the Japanese Series both years.