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.

Thursday, July 7, 2011
Today’s tree has four Hall of Famers in it.
Rabbit Maranville
Dave Bancroft
Billy Southworth (as manager)
Casey Stengel (as manager)
I’m pretty sure that’s the most HoF’ers in one tree so far, and if not it’s certainly the most dense.

Today’s tree has four Hall of Famers in it.

I’m pretty sure that’s the most HoF’ers in one tree so far, and if not it’s certainly the most dense.

Tuesday, May 10, 2011
Hall of Famer Early Wynn spent 23 years in the Majors with the Senators, Indians, and White Sox.  After the 1948 season, Wynn was traded from the Senators to the Indians.
This tree had some long-reaching branches.  Some of these players, like Gardner, were on the Senators when they moved to Minnesota and became the Twins after the 1960 season. 
You can see yesterday’s Giel trade in the lower center of the tree.

Hall of Famer Early Wynn spent 23 years in the Majors with the Senators, Indians, and White Sox.  After the 1948 season, Wynn was traded from the Senators to the Indians.

This tree had some long-reaching branches.  Some of these players, like Gardner, were on the Senators when they moved to Minnesota and became the Twins after the 1960 season. 

You can see yesterday’s Giel trade in the lower center of the tree.

Monday, April 4, 2011
This is the biggest tree we’ve done so far, on par the Goose Gossage tree.  This one has 11 generations and 42 resultant players from Enos Slaughter.  Gossage had 10 generations and 42 players.
Slaughter was traded from the Cardinals to the Yankees in 1954.  The last player I saw in this tree to be playing was Lou Brock in 1979 - a 25 year span.  Slaughter, himself a Hall of Famer, spawned two more in Hoyt Wilhelm and Lou Brock.  While Brock is known mostly as a Cardinal, Wilhelm only spent part of 1957 there before being claimed off of waivers by the Indians.

This is the biggest tree we’ve done so far, on par the Goose Gossage tree.  This one has 11 generations and 42 resultant players from Enos Slaughter.  Gossage had 10 generations and 42 players.

Slaughter was traded from the Cardinals to the Yankees in 1954.  The last player I saw in this tree to be playing was Lou Brock in 1979 - a 25 year span.  Slaughter, himself a Hall of Famer, spawned two more in Hoyt Wilhelm and Lou Brock.  While Brock is known mostly as a Cardinal, Wilhelm only spent part of 1957 there before being claimed off of waivers by the Indians.

Thursday, March 24, 2011
Earlier on Twitter, @woedoctor took a good-natured jab at us, saying, “I’m beginning to think that @tradetrees has something against Padres fans.” for featuring the Gary Sheffield and Ruben Rivera trades back-to-back.  I promised him we’d find something positive for the Padres fans out there.
Goose Gossage was signed by the Padres at the beginning of 1984, and was instrumental in the Padres’ 1984 NL pennant. After 4 years, he was traded to the Cubs.
After Gossage, there are 10 generations of players for the Padres - which I’m pretty sure is the deepest tree we’ve ever done.  A lot of familiar names pop up in this tree.  Finley and Caminiti would be on the Padres’ only other pennant winning team in 1998.  At the very end of the tree, we see Michael Barrett who was on the team as recently as 2008.
This is a very large tree, so I wouldn’t be surprised if I missed someone or incorrectly colored them.  Please let us know if you see something incorrect.  I hope @woedoctor and the rest of our readers who are Padres fans like this one.

Earlier on Twitter, @woedoctor took a good-natured jab at us, saying, “I’m beginning to think that @tradetrees has something against Padres fans.” for featuring the Gary Sheffield and Ruben Rivera trades back-to-back.  I promised him we’d find something positive for the Padres fans out there.

Goose Gossage was signed by the Padres at the beginning of 1984, and was instrumental in the Padres’ 1984 NL pennant. After 4 years, he was traded to the Cubs.

After Gossage, there are 10 generations of players for the Padres - which I’m pretty sure is the deepest tree we’ve ever done.  A lot of familiar names pop up in this tree.  Finley and Caminiti would be on the Padres’ only other pennant winning team in 1998.  At the very end of the tree, we see Michael Barrett who was on the team as recently as 2008.

This is a very large tree, so I wouldn’t be surprised if I missed someone or incorrectly colored them.  Please let us know if you see something incorrect.  I hope @woedoctor and the rest of our readers who are Padres fans like this one.

Thursday, February 24, 2011
Awhile back, @TMO_NYC tweeted us asking:

@tradetrees How about the infamous Tom Seaver trade to the Reds? Would like to see that from the Mets perspective. Thanks.

The name that first jumped out to me in this tree was Ellis Valentine.  My dad has an old TWIB VHS tape that I used to watch constantly.  In it was a segment about outfielders with cannons, and the list included Valentine.  If I remember, Dave Parker was on there as well for his exploits in the 1979 All-Star game.

Awhile back, @TMO_NYC tweeted us asking:

@tradetrees How about the infamous Tom Seaver trade to the Reds? Would like to see that from the Mets perspective. Thanks.

The name that first jumped out to me in this tree was Ellis Valentine.  My dad has an old TWIB VHS tape that I used to watch constantly.  In it was a segment about outfielders with cannons, and the list included Valentine.  If I remember, Dave Parker was on there as well for his exploits in the 1979 All-Star game.

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.

Thursday, January 20, 2011
Alomar spent about a season and half with the Mets before being traded to the White Sox.  There is not a lot to be said about the players the Mets got in return.  Almonte was selected off of waivers in the very next offseason.  Ring pitched 23.1 innings for the Mets over 2 years before being traded to San Diego.  Interestingly, Heath Bell was traded with Ring to the Padres.
Adkins pitched one inning for the Mets before being granted free agency and signing with the Reds.  Ben Johnson had 30 plate appearances over 9 games for the Mets in 2007.  That winter, he was granted free agency and re-signed with New York.  He was released in May 2008 and never played in the majors again. 

Alomar spent about a season and half with the Mets before being traded to the White Sox.  There is not a lot to be said about the players the Mets got in return.  Almonte was selected off of waivers in the very next offseason.  Ring pitched 23.1 innings for the Mets over 2 years before being traded to San Diego.  Interestingly, Heath Bell was traded with Ring to the Padres.

Adkins pitched one inning for the Mets before being granted free agency and signing with the Reds.  Ben Johnson had 30 plate appearances over 9 games for the Mets in 2007.  That winter, he was granted free agency and re-signed with New York.  He was released in May 2008 and never played in the majors again. 

Wednesday, January 19, 2011
Alomar left the Blue Jays after two World Series wins.  After a stint in Baltimore, he signed with the Cleveland Indians.  After three seasons in Cleveland, he was traded in 2001 to the New York Mets.
The biggest impact from a resulting player would be Matt Lawton.  Of the five players sent to Cleveland, four of them would be completely gone within 3 years - three selected off of waivers and one would be granted free agency.
Jason Michaels was DFA’ed in 2008 to make room in the Indians’ outfield for Ben Francisco.  He was traded to Pittsburgh for a PTBNL.  After a year in Pittsburgh, he was granted free agency.  Michaels signed with the Astros, where he still plays.  I couldn’t find who, if anyone, was sent back to Cleveland in return for Michaels.  If anyone knows, please comment below or tweet @tradetrees so that I can update the tree as necessary.

Alomar left the Blue Jays after two World Series wins.  After a stint in Baltimore, he signed with the Cleveland Indians.  After three seasons in Cleveland, he was traded in 2001 to the New York Mets.

The biggest impact from a resulting player would be Matt Lawton.  Of the five players sent to Cleveland, four of them would be completely gone within 3 years - three selected off of waivers and one would be granted free agency.

Jason Michaels was DFA’ed in 2008 to make room in the Indians’ outfield for Ben Francisco.  He was traded to Pittsburgh for a PTBNL.  After a year in Pittsburgh, he was granted free agency.  Michaels signed with the Astros, where he still plays.  I couldn’t find who, if anyone, was sent back to Cleveland in return for Michaels.  If anyone knows, please comment below or tweet @tradetrees so that I can update the tree as necessary.

Tuesday, January 18, 2011
After our Bert Blyleven Week, it’s time to shine the spotline on his fellow 2011 Hall of Fame inductee - Roberto Alomar.
After the 1990 season, Alomar, along with future WS hero Joe Carter, was traded from San Diego to Toronto.  San Diego got a pretty good return - Tony Fernandez and Fred McGriff.  However, both players would only spend 2+ seasons in San Diego and would spend the majority of their long careers elsewhere.
Interestingly, DJ Dozier was a two-sport athlete.  After playing football at Penn State, he played five years in the NFL for the Vikings and Lions [NFL Stats], before spending 1992 with the Mets [MLB Stats].  He would not, however, ever make the majors again and saw no time with Padres.

After our Bert Blyleven Week, it’s time to shine the spotline on his fellow 2011 Hall of Fame inductee - Roberto Alomar.

After the 1990 season, Alomar, along with future WS hero Joe Carter, was traded from San Diego to Toronto.  San Diego got a pretty good return - Tony Fernandez and Fred McGriff.  However, both players would only spend 2+ seasons in San Diego and would spend the majority of their long careers elsewhere.

Interestingly, DJ Dozier was a two-sport athlete.  After playing football at Penn State, he played five years in the NFL for the Vikings and Lions [NFL Stats], before spending 1992 with the Mets [MLB Stats].  He would not, however, ever make the majors again and saw no time with Padres.