Tuesday, July 5, 2011
The answer to this morning’s clue*, and today’s tree, is Al “The Mad Hungarian” Hrabosky.  The tree itself isn’t too interesting, though it does include future MLB manager Buck Martinez.  This tree was mostly posted because of Hrabosky’s awesome nickname.
Can you imagine someone being nicknamed that today?  Manny “The Daffy Dominican” Ramierez? Jason “The Crazy Canuck” Bay?
Hrabosky can be heard these days on FSN Midwest broadcasts of Cardinals games.
*Congrats to Obit Of The Day for being the only correct answer.

The answer to this morning’s clue*, and today’s tree, is Al “The Mad Hungarian” Hrabosky.  The tree itself isn’t too interesting, though it does include future MLB manager Buck Martinez.  This tree was mostly posted because of Hrabosky’s awesome nickname.

Can you imagine someone being nicknamed that today?  Manny “The Daffy Dominican” Ramierez? Jason “The Crazy Canuck” Bay?

Hrabosky can be heard these days on FSN Midwest broadcasts of Cardinals games.

*Congrats to Obit Of The Day for being the only correct answer.

Thursday, June 30, 2011
As we ease back into posting, what better way than with a guy named Peanuts?  In 1949, Peanuts Lowery was traded from the Cubs to the Reds.
As for other players in the tree, Hank Sauer was 1952 NL MVP and Dick Littlefield shows up on the massive Enos Slaughter tree.

As we ease back into posting, what better way than with a guy named Peanuts?  In 1949, Peanuts Lowery was traded from the Cubs to the Reds.

As for other players in the tree, Hank Sauer was 1952 NL MVP and Dick Littlefield shows up on the massive Enos Slaughter tree.

Tuesday, April 12, 2011
Termel Sledge is an old request we recently re-discovered, mostly for his awesome name.*  This is actually a reverse tree of part of the A-Rod Tree posted here way back.
*A new tag has been added - Awesome Names.  This is now my second favorite tag, behind the ever-popular “Players Traded For Themselves”

Termel Sledge is an old request we recently re-discovered, mostly for his awesome name.*  This is actually a reverse tree of part of the A-Rod Tree posted here way back.

*A new tag has been added - Awesome Names.  This is now my second favorite tag, behind the ever-popular “Players Traded For Themselves

Tuesday, April 5, 2011
There are baseball names, and then there are baseball names.  These trees aren’t much in the way of interesting results, so I went ahead and made this post a twofer.  But let’s be honest, these weren’t posted because there were any interesting results.  They were posted because I’m chuckling like a 12-year-old as I type this.
Somewhat interestingly, Kuntz was on the roster of 3 AL Central teams within 3 months of each other.  And the first trade was on the day that would eventually be my birthday, but I suspect that’s less interesting to most other people.

There are baseball names, and then there are baseball names.  These trees aren’t much in the way of interesting results, so I went ahead and made this post a twofer.  But let’s be honest, these weren’t posted because there were any interesting results.  They were posted because I’m chuckling like a 12-year-old as I type this.

Somewhat interestingly, Kuntz was on the roster of 3 AL Central teams within 3 months of each other.  And the first trade was on the day that would eventually be my birthday, but I suspect that’s less interesting to most other people.

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.

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.