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.

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.

Wednesday, December 8, 2010
@MLB posted this Tweet today:

30 yrs ago today: Rollie Fingers traded to#stlcards who acquire Bruce Sutter 1 day later then trade Rollie to #brewers 2 days later. #HOF

I saw it an immediately thought “This is something I should look into”.  Well, there are three trades to consider here:
The trade of Rollie Fingers by San Diego to St. Louis,
The trade of Bruce Sutter by the Cubs to the Cardinals, and
The trade of Rollie Fingers out of St. Louis to Milwaukee
Interestingly enough, the acquistion and later trading of Rollie Fingers by the Cardinals can be traced backwards to Curt Flood, which was featured here previously.  That will be reposted to focus on Rollie Fingers, rather than Curt Flood.
Here is the first trade, Rollie Fingers to the Cardinals on December 8, 1980.  Bob Geren was a PTBNL and was sent on December 10th to complete the deal.  Remember, this is from the perspective of the Padres, to see what they got in return from St. Louis.

@MLB posted this Tweet today:

30 yrs ago today: Rollie Fingers traded to#stlcards who acquire Bruce Sutter 1 day later then trade Rollie to #brewers 2 days later. #HOF

I saw it an immediately thought “This is something I should look into”.  Well, there are three trades to consider here:

  1. The trade of Rollie Fingers by San Diego to St. Louis,
  2. The trade of Bruce Sutter by the Cubs to the Cardinals, and
  3. The trade of Rollie Fingers out of St. Louis to Milwaukee

Interestingly enough, the acquistion and later trading of Rollie Fingers by the Cardinals can be traced backwards to Curt Flood, which was featured here previously.  That will be reposted to focus on Rollie Fingers, rather than Curt Flood.

Here is the first trade, Rollie Fingers to the Cardinals on December 8, 1980. Bob Geren was a PTBNL and was sent on December 10th to complete the deal.  Remember, this is from the perspective of the Padres, to see what they got in return from St. Louis.

Tuesday, November 2, 2010
In 1997, Rickey was traded for the last time, from San Diego to Anaheim.

In 1997, Rickey was traded for the last time, from San Diego to Anaheim.