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Anonymous said: Is there anything with Nick Swisher?
Nick Swisher has made two appearances before. In one, he was a direct product of the Yankees trading Ruben Rivera. In another, he and Johnny Damon were traded for each other - a fact interesting because Swisher was actually the compensatory draft pick by the A’s for losing Johnny Damon in the first place. However, he’s the last or near the last step in each of those trees, so there’s not much to add beyond what’s already been done. Hope that answers your question.
Earlier today I posted a three-way trade and a teaser about today’s tree. Can you see what I’m getting at?
Nick Swisher was drafted by the A’s in 2002 as compensation for losing Johnny Damon to the Red Sox. Years later, they would be teammates as Yankees. I haven’t cross-checked the database at all to see if this is a unique case. I only noticed it because the lightbulb went off in my head when I entered in the data. One big shiny Internet to anyone who can come up with another example.
Also, de los Santos spent 2010 at AA in the Oakland organization. John Sickles rates him as the A’s #5 prospect coming into this spring.