Wednesday, May 4, 2011
Here is the second* Tommy Davis trade, this one from the Mets to White Sox.  Davis spent one year with Chicago before being selected by the Seattle Pilots in the expansion draft.
Davis would continue to bounce around baseball for 8 more seasons, never spending more than one season at a time in any one place.  Like Howarb said, teams kept trying with Davis hoping he could get back to his early career form, but it unfortunately never happened for him.
*and last (the other two trades feature a combined 4 players.  They just aren’t interesting)

Here is the second* Tommy Davis trade, this one from the Mets to White Sox.  Davis spent one year with Chicago before being selected by the Seattle Pilots in the expansion draft.

Davis would continue to bounce around baseball for 8 more seasons, never spending more than one season at a time in any one place.  Like Howarb said, teams kept trying with Davis hoping he could get back to his early career form, but it unfortunately never happened for him.

*and last (the other two trades feature a combined 4 players.  They just aren’t interesting)

Monday, May 2, 2011
We were out Friday, so our apologies for getting this up later than we first promised.
This is the trade wherein the Mets first acquired Tommy Davis.

We were out Friday, so our apologies for getting this up later than we first promised.

This is the trade wherein the Mets first acquired Tommy Davis.

Friday, March 4, 2011
This tree is another of no real significance, but involves a favorite name of mine (see also: Benny Agbayani)  ”Shinjo” is a fun name to say, and the man himself had a bit of flair, in particular his bleached blonde hair.  Shinjo and Desi Relaford were packaged by the Mets and shipped to the Giants for Shawn Estes.  Estes was later traded with some cash to Cincinnati for four players (two were PTBNL).
Feliciano was claimed by the Tigers off waivers, but released and re-signed with the Mets.  Clark was claimed by the Brewers.  Gonzalez was released by the Mets, signed a free agent deal with them a month later, then was re-released 4 months after that.
Elvin Andujar is also known as Elvin Beltre.  He spent a year at the Mets’ Low-A club in Brooklyn, then was demoted to Rookie Ball.  He was released after two years.

This tree is another of no real significance, but involves a favorite name of mine (see also: Benny Agbayani)  ”Shinjo” is a fun name to say, and the man himself had a bit of flair, in particular his bleached blonde hair.  Shinjo and Desi Relaford were packaged by the Mets and shipped to the Giants for Shawn Estes.  Estes was later traded with some cash to Cincinnati for four players (two were PTBNL).

Feliciano was claimed by the Tigers off waivers, but released and re-signed with the Mets.  Clark was claimed by the Brewers.  Gonzalez was released by the Mets, signed a free agent deal with them a month later, then was re-released 4 months after that.

Elvin Andujar is also known as Elvin Beltre.  He spent a year at the Mets’ Low-A club in Brooklyn, then was demoted to Rookie Ball.  He was released after two years.

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.

Wednesday, February 23, 2011
Earlier today I posted a three-way trade between the Mets, Rockies, and Brewers because it included Benny Agbayani.  The Rockies didn’t get much use out of Agbayani - we was selected off of waivers by the Red Sox after only appearing in 48 games for Colorado.  However, the Mets turned Agbayani (among others) into a decent return.

Earlier today I posted a three-way trade between the Mets, Rockies, and Brewers because it included Benny Agbayani.  The Rockies didn’t get much use out of Agbayani - we was selected off of waivers by the Red Sox after only appearing in 48 games for Colorado.  However, the Mets turned Agbayani (among others) into a decent return.

Here is a three-way trade between the New York Mets, Colorado Rockies, and Milwaukee Brewers.  There’s nothing particularly interesting about this trade, save for the inclusion of Benny Agbayani.  In my opinion, “Benny Agbayani” is one of the best names in awhile.  It’s so fun to say.  Go ahead, give it a try, I’ll wait.  A detailed tree for the Agbayani part to follow.

Here is a three-way trade between the New York Mets, Colorado Rockies, and Milwaukee Brewers.  There’s nothing particularly interesting about this trade, save for the inclusion of Benny Agbayani.  In my opinion, “Benny Agbayani” is one of the best names in awhile.  It’s so fun to say.  Go ahead, give it a try, I’ll wait.  A detailed tree for the Agbayani part to follow.

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.

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, November 17, 2010
In honor of our 2010 Managers of the year, Ron Gardenhire (MIN) and Buddy Black (SDG) [Trade 1, Trade 2], we’ll see how their MLB careers went.
First is Gardy (Ed. Note - I’m a Twins fan).  Ron Gardenhire played 285 games over 5 years for the NY Mets.  His last game for them was in 1985.  He spent all of 1986 in the minors, and did not get a WS ring from the Mets.  That offseason, he was traded to the Twins.  He spent 1987 in the minors as well, missing out on a WS ring from the Twins.  Gardenhire never saw the majors again after 1985.

In honor of our 2010 Managers of the year, Ron Gardenhire (MIN) and Buddy Black (SDG) [Trade 1, Trade 2], we’ll see how their MLB careers went.

First is Gardy (Ed. Note - I’m a Twins fan).  Ron Gardenhire played 285 games over 5 years for the NY Mets.  His last game for them was in 1985.  He spent all of 1986 in the minors, and did not get a WS ring from the Mets.  That offseason, he was traded to the Twins.  He spent 1987 in the minors as well, missing out on a WS ring from the Twins.  Gardenhire never saw the majors again after 1985.