Wednesday, January 12, 2011
Bert Blyleven, Victor Cruz, and Nelson Norman were all involved in both the Blyleven trade from Rangers to the Pirates and the Pirates to the Indians.  They spent the late 70s - early 80s dancing around the same three teams, never becoming teammates.  For the purposes of this graph, time in the minors are still colored with the parent teams’ colors.
My inspiration for this layout comes from the always awesome Flip Flop Fly Ball - website & Tumblr

Bert Blyleven, Victor Cruz, and Nelson Norman were all involved in both the Blyleven trade from Rangers to the Pirates and the Pirates to the Indians.  They spent the late 70s - early 80s dancing around the same three teams, never becoming teammates.  For the purposes of this graph, time in the minors are still colored with the parent teams’ colors.

My inspiration for this layout comes from the always awesome Flip Flop Fly Ball - website & Tumblr

Tuesday, January 11, 2011
Part I of this trade outlined the four-way trade between the Mets, Rangers, Pirates, and Braves.  Here in Part II is outlined the Rangers’ particular return on Bert Blyleven.  Of the four players who end the tree, three were released outright by the Rangers.  The fourth, Victor Cruz, spent five years in the majors.  His last year in the majors was his one year with the Rangers, before spending the next 3 years in the minors.

Part I of this trade outlined the four-way trade between the Mets, Rangers, Pirates, and Braves.  Here in Part II is outlined the Rangers’ particular return on Bert Blyleven.  Of the four players who end the tree, three were released outright by the Rangers.  The fourth, Victor Cruz, spent five years in the majors.  His last year in the majors was his one year with the Rangers, before spending the next 3 years in the minors.

Blyleven’s second trade, from Texas to Pittsburgh, was actually a four-way trade between Atlanta, Pittsburgh, Texas, and New York Mets.  This trade will be presented in two parts.  Part I is the inital swapping of players, as pictured here.  Part II will focus solely on what Texas saw develop from Blyleven.
Texas got:
Nelson Norman (PIT)
Al Oliver (PIT)
John Matlack (NYM)
Pittsburgh got:
Bert Blyleven (TEX)
John Milner (NYM)
Atlanta got:
Tommy Boggs (TEX)
Adrian Devine (TEX)
Eddie Miller (TEX)
New York got:
Tom Grieve (TEX)
Ken Henderson (TEX) [as PTBNL]
Willie Montanez (ATL)

Blyleven’s second trade, from Texas to Pittsburgh, was actually a four-way trade between Atlanta, Pittsburgh, Texas, and New York Mets.  This trade will be presented in two parts.  Part I is the inital swapping of players, as pictured here.  Part II will focus solely on what Texas saw develop from Blyleven.

Texas got:

  • Nelson Norman (PIT)
  • Al Oliver (PIT)
  • John Matlack (NYM)

Pittsburgh got:

  • Bert Blyleven (TEX)
  • John Milner (NYM)

Atlanta got:

  • Tommy Boggs (TEX)
  • Adrian Devine (TEX)
  • Eddie Miller (TEX)

New York got:

  • Tom Grieve (TEX)
  • Ken Henderson (TEX) [as PTBNL]
  • Willie Montanez (ATL)
Friday, December 3, 2010
Royce Clayton was granted free agency after being traded to Texas, and chose to re-sign.  Not quite an unbroken chain of trades from SF, but close.  This trade intersects with the A-Rod trade that was the second post here.  Chris Young, from Clayton, and Terrmel Sledge (great baseball name, BTW) from Rodriguez, were sent to San Diego for Killian, Eaton, and Otsuka.

Royce Clayton was granted free agency after being traded to Texas, and chose to re-sign.  Not quite an unbroken chain of trades from SF, but close.  This trade intersects with the A-Rod trade that was the second post here.  Chris Young, from Clayton, and Terrmel Sledge (great baseball name, BTW) from Rodriguez, were sent to San Diego for Killian, Eaton, and Otsuka.

Tuesday, November 2, 2010
Alex Rodriguez signed a record $252 Million contract with the Texas Rangers in 2000.  Three years later, he was traded to the New York Yankees

Alex Rodriguez signed a record $252 Million contract with the Texas Rangers in 2000.  Three years later, he was traded to the New York Yankees