The Ruben Rivera Trade Tree


On of my new favorite sites (or Tumblrs, I think that’s what they’re called) is MLB Trade Trees, which is exactly what you think it is. They’re graphics of MLB trades, like the one you see of Ruben Rivera above. Of course that one could be continued, since Robin Ventura turned into Bubba Crosby and Scott Proctor, then Scott Proctor turned into Wilson Betemit, then Betemit and two throw-in prospects turned into Nick Swisher. The Gary Sheffield tree is pretty cool too, amazing how much it impacted the Brewers. Anyone, I recommend adding the site to your bookmarks or RSS feed or whatever, this kind of stuff is always fun.

(Just a reminder: Craig Robinson of Flip Flop Fly Ball did a killer Swisher trade graphic for us not too long ago)

Categories : Whimsy
  • king of fruitless hypotheticals

    wait–rivera got us NICK SWISHER?


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    It was noted in the comments on our site, but Ventura was a free agent who re-signed with the Yankees before being traded on for Crosby and Proctor. Our database doesn’t/can’t* make that distinction of a free agent going to another team or resigning with the same team. Thanks for featuring the tree. We’d be happy to do any other requests you have.

    *I’m not really the tech guy, so I’m not really able speak to specifics. Sean at does all the database building. He’s constantly improving our processes, so we’ll have a look at how to correct this.

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    We’ve updated our tree. Thanks again for featuring it, and for you and your readers helping make things more accurate.