Trade Trees Hiatus
Sorry about the lack of posts lately. Even though we’ve tried to get things restarted, two factors have been against us.
1) 1/2 of the Trade Trees team (the Tumblr half) is going through a whole bunch of personal stuff - housing, job, relationship all at the same time.
So here’s the skinny - we’re gonna take some time off. In the mean time, we are asking you readers to send in your suggestions (via the link in the sidebar or Twitter). We’ll let the suggestions stockpile for a few weeks and then hopefully we’ll start up again refreshed and with tons of new material.
Thanks for your support of the site so far, and your patience while we get things sorted for the future.
Return to Posting
We apologize for the lack of posts lately. Between a lack of ideas and a busy chuck of our calendar, Trade Trees have been a bit neglected. But not to worry, we’re ready to get going again. New tree coming soon.
We just got our 200th follower today. We’d like to thank everyone for all their support. It’s been fun, thanks to our great fans. We’re looking forward to more and better stuff for you all in the future.
Finding Old Trees
We added links to teams in the sidebar. Hopefully this will help you, our readers, navigate the old trees. Click a team name and that’ll show you the trees where a player was traded away from that tree and the return that trade generated. Not all teams have had trees done for them. Please let us know if you find one where, say, the Cubs point to the Rangers or something.
One programming note, in cleaning up the archives for the new tags, we found an old request for Eric Davis we promised, but never delivered on. That will be up Monday. Our apologies.
Trade Trees Content
I’ve been wondering what you, our followers, both on Tumblr and Twitter would like to see from Trade Trees? Do you prefer that we keep the content as it is - that is, almost 100% original content. Or would you rather we reblog other baseball* items we find interesting?
*We don’t at all plan to branch out to other sports, at least not here. Sufficient demand may lead to the creation of a sister site in the future
With regards to Twitter, do you like the feed being almost entirely just links to new posts, or would you like more personal tweets from us?
Please let us know what you think either via the answer box under the post (assuming I’ve done this correctly), the Disqus comment box, or on Twitter@tradetrees. So, what do you want to see from us at Trade Trees?
I’m brand new to Twitter, but I created an account for @tradetrees. Hopefully this will help us communicate with you all better. Also, new posts will be automatically posted to our Twitter feed (assuming I set it up correctly).
A few people have reblogged some of the trees and started following the blog. This is awesome, and I hope this continues. As such, I feel I owe our current and future fans an update.
As I mentioned earlier, sean and I are working on a project to automate and expedite the process of making these trees. sean pulled the retrosheet transaction data and formatted an Excel sheet. I’m going through and manually adding the free agent compensation draft picks, which aren’t in retrosheet’s data. After that, sean’s worked out some programming with Graphviz for the visual representation.
In the mean time, I’ll make a few new ones manually so there is some new material for you to look through. Don’t forget you can request trades you want explored via the link in the sidebar.
Again, a thanks to our rebloggers and followers. We appreciate that you are finding the work interesting and we’ll have some new stuff for you soon as possible.