Monday, June 13, 2011
Today’s tree is Kevin Mitchell being trade from the Mets to the Giants.  I picked this one because I on my Dad’s old TWIB VHS tape that I watched repeatedly they showed Mitchell’s one handed grab.  
Some interesting names show up in this tree, not least of all David Wright who is still with the team.  A lot of Kevins are in the tree (and no, it’s not that Kevin Brown).  St. Louis fans will probably remember Joe McEwing, the Little Mac to mark McGwire’s Big Mac.  There’s a dude named “Gooch” in there.  And fans of The Dugout will notice PECOTA.

Today’s tree is Kevin Mitchell being trade from the Mets to the Giants.  I picked this one because I on my Dad’s old TWIB VHS tape that I watched repeatedly they showed Mitchell’s one handed grab.  

Some interesting names show up in this tree, not least of all David Wright who is still with the team.  A lot of Kevins are in the tree (and no, it’s not that Kevin Brown).  St. Louis fans will probably remember Joe McEwing, the Little Mac to mark McGwire’s Big Mac.  There’s a dude named “Gooch” in there.  And fans of The Dugout will notice PECOTA.

Wednesday, May 4, 2011
In honor of the season’s first no-hitter, here is the trade that saw Francisco Liriano land in Minnesota.  It’s not the biggest, and doesn’t go up any farther than AJ since he was a homegrown product for the Twins, but might as well keep with the times.
After 6 pretty good years with the Twins, Pierzynski was moved to make room for Joe Mauer.  In return, the Twins got 3 pitchers from the Giants - Nathan, Liriano, and Bonser.  Nathan and Liriano have been very good for the Twins, injuries aside.  Bonser pitched for 3 seasons in Minnesota, before missing all of 2009 with injuries and being DFA’d by the Twins.  He was traded to Boston for Province (who is currently at AAA Rochester for the Twins).
Pierzynski lasted one year in San Francisco, batting .272/.319/.410 and leading the NL in GIDP (27), before being released.  He’s been a professional pain-in-the-ass for with the White Sox for the last 7 seasons.

In honor of the season’s first no-hitter, here is the trade that saw Francisco Liriano land in Minnesota.  It’s not the biggest, and doesn’t go up any farther than AJ since he was a homegrown product for the Twins, but might as well keep with the times.

After 6 pretty good years with the Twins, Pierzynski was moved to make room for Joe Mauer.  In return, the Twins got 3 pitchers from the Giants - Nathan, Liriano, and Bonser.  Nathan and Liriano have been very good for the Twins, injuries aside.  Bonser pitched for 3 seasons in Minnesota, before missing all of 2009 with injuries and being DFA’d by the Twins.  He was traded to Boston for Province (who is currently at AAA Rochester for the Twins).

Pierzynski lasted one year in San Francisco, batting .272/.319/.410 and leading the NL in GIDP (27), before being released. He’s been a professional pain-in-the-ass for with the White Sox for the last 7 seasons.

Friday, December 3, 2010
Welcome to Royce Clayton Day here at Trade Trees.  Clayton played 17 major league seasons for 11 different teams.  He was traded four times.  They’ll be presented in chronological order. First is his trade from the Giants to the Cardinals.
The most significant result of this trade is the eventual acquisition of JT Snow, who would win 4 Gold Gloves at 1B during his 9 year stint with San Francisco (Snow would later play one more year for the Giants after being released by Boston).

Welcome to Royce Clayton Day here at Trade Trees.  Clayton played 17 major league seasons for 11 different teams.  He was traded four times.  They’ll be presented in chronological order. First is his trade from the Giants to the Cardinals.

The most significant result of this trade is the eventual acquisition of JT Snow, who would win 4 Gold Gloves at 1B during his 9 year stint with San Francisco (Snow would later play one more year for the Giants after being released by Boston).