How All Of The Blue Jays Hitters Were Acquired (2014 Roster Tree)

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How All Of The Blue Jays Hitters Were Acquired:

By Chuck Booth (Lead Baseball Analyst/Website Owner):

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For those that have never seen one of our Roster Trees, we go over how all of the players were acquired.

It works like 6 degrees of separation. By searching back to the origin of all the way back until a player is signed, drafted or purchased.

It totally gives you an idea on how the franchise has fared.

Toronto absolutely stole Jose Bautista from Pittsburgh, and then saw Edwin Encarnacion selected off of waivers by the A’s, only to see him return as a Free Agent 6 weeks later.

The Blue Jays have seen EE bash out several seasons worth of awesome since then.

You can track back some of the player to as far as Orlando Hudson and Roy Halladay.

Alex.Anthopoulos

Of course the blockbuster deals the franchise in the winter of 2012 are still roaming rampant for the rosters.

So far there is no incredible star given the other way, in which the team has suffered drastically.

As much as it hurt to lose ‘Doc’, you now have Anthony Gose, Kyle Drabek and in a roundabout way, R.A. Dickey to show for it, as he was brought in with the asset acquired for Halladay (in d’Arnaud).

Time will tell the toll on all deals.

Brett Lawrie and Colby Rasmus were acquired for parts that are hardly in the MLB – or severely underachieving or over priced.

Adam Lind is the only player in the everyday lineup that was drafted by the organization.

Much credit has to be given to Alex Anthopoulos for bringing in Melky Cabrera, Dioner Navarro – and this year’s steal of the year could be Juan Francisco.

Of course AA also got out from the Vernon Wells fiasco, and did let Alex Rios be plucked off waivers – essentially for what they have paid HR champ Jose Bautista.

Also nailing EE down for a 3 YR deal worth only $29 MIL was brilliant. Right now the burly 1B is in 2nd for HR since the beginning of 2012, with 98 big flies.

Only Miguel Cabrera has bashed more (100 HRs). Encarnacion leads Chris Davis 1, by posting HR totals of 42, 36, 20, compared to Davis’ 33, 53, 11.

Anthopoulos picked up Brett Lawrie for Shaun Marcum, who is not even in the Majors currently.

Out of the players that St. Louis received for Rasmus, they lost everyone. Marc Rzepczynski was traded to the Tribe for a Minor Leaguer.

The Hitters

Adam Lind (30) DH/1B/LF:  Drafted by the Toronto Blue Jays in the 3rd round of the 2004 amateur draft.

Jose Bautista (33) 3B/RF:  August 21, 2008: Traded by the Pittsburgh Pirates to the Toronto Blue Jays for a player to be named later. The Toronto Blue Jays sent Robinzon Diaz (August 25, 2008) to the Pittsburgh Pirates to complete the trade.

Robinson Diaz (30) C:  November 19, 2000: Signed by the Toronto Blue Jays as an amateur free agent.

Edwin Encarnacion (30) DH/3B/1B: December 16, 2010: Signed as a Free Agent with the Toronto Blue Jays.

Brett Lawrie (24) 3B/2B:  December 6, 2010: Traded by the Milwaukee Brewers to the Toronto Blue Jays for Shaun Marcum.

Shaun Marcum (32) SP: Drafted by the Toronto Blue Jays in the 3rd round of the 2003 amateur draft.

Melky Cabrera (29) OF:  November 19, 2012: Signed as a Free Agent with the Toronto Blue Jays.

Colby Rasmus (27) CF:  July 27, 2011: Traded by the St. Louis Cardinals with Trever Miller, Brian Tallet and P.J. Walters to the Toronto Blue Jays for Octavio Dotel, Edwin Jackson, Corey Patterson and Marc Rzepczynski.

Trever Miller (41) P: August 21, 2011: Released by the Toronto Blue Jays.

Brian Tallet (36) P:  September 5, 2011: Released by the Toronto Blue Jays.

P.J. Walters (29) P: September 29, 2011: Granted Free Agency.

Marc Rzepczynski (29) RP:  June 7, 2007: Drafted by the Toronto Blue Jays in the 5th round of the 2007 amateur draft. Player signed June 16, 2007.

Corey Patterson (34) OF:  December 21, 2010: Signed as a Free Agent with the Toronto Blue Jays.

Octavio Dotel (40) RP: January 4, 2011: Signed as a Free Agent with the Toronto Blue Jays.

Edwin Jackson (30) SP:  July 27, 2011: Traded by the Chicago White Sox with Mark Teahen to the Toronto Blue Jays for Jason Frasor and Zach Stewart.

Mark Teahen (32) 1B/RF/3B:  January 17, 2012: Released by the Toronto Blue Jays.

Jason Frasor (36) RP:    November 30, 2010: Signed as a Free Agent with the Toronto Blue Jays.

Zach Stewart (27) RP:  July 31, 2009: Traded by the Cincinnati Reds with Edwin Encarnacion and Josh Roenicke to the Toronto Blue Jays for Scott Rolen.

Josh Roenicke (31) P:  June 2, 2011: Selected off waivers by the Colorado Rockies from the Toronto Blue Jays.

Edwin Encarnacion *1st Go Around:  November 12, 2010: Selected off waivers by the Oakland Athletics from the Toronto Blue Jays. He never signed with the A’s, was granted Free Agency, and re-signed with Toronto again.  This time to stay.

Scott Rolen (39) 3B:  January 14, 2008: Traded by the St. Louis Cardinals to the Toronto Blue Jays for Troy Glaus.

Troy Glaus (37) 3B/1B:December 27, 2005: Traded by the Arizona Diamondbacks with Sergio Santos to the Toronto Blue Jays for Miguel Batista and Orlando Hudson. ‘

Sergio Santos (30) RP:  May 16, 2008: Selected off waivers by the Minnesota Twins from the Toronto Blue Jays. He was acquired by the Jays later in 2011, but we will feature that in the pitchers Roster Tree.

Orlando Hudson (36) 2B:  June 3, 1997: Drafted by the Toronto Blue Jays in the 43rd round of the 1997 amateur draft. Player signed May 20, 1998.

Miguel Batista (43) P:  December 18, 2003: Signed as a Free Agent with the Toronto Blue Jays.

Dioner Navarro (30) C: December 2, 2013: Signed as a Free Agent with the Toronto Blue Jays.

Steven Tollesen (30) 2B/SS/3B:  December 17, 2013: Signed as a Free Agent with the Toronto Blue Jays.

Jose Reyes (31) SS: November 19, 2012: Traded by the Miami Marlins with Emilio Bonifacio, John Buck, Mark Buehrle, Josh Johnson and cash to the Toronto Blue Jays for Justin Nicolino (minors), Henderson Alvarez, Anthony DeSclafani, Yunel Escobar, Adeiny Hechavarria, Jake Marisnick and Jeff Mathis.

Emilio Bonifacio (29) OF/2B/3B:  August 14, 2013: Purchased by the Kansas City Royals from the Toronto Blue Jays.

Josh Johnson (31) SP:  Left as a Free Agent after 2013 year.

John Buck (33) C:  December 17, 2012: Traded by the Toronto Blue Jays with Wuilmer Becerra (minors), Noah Syndergaard (minors) and Travis d’Arnaud to the New York Mets for R.A. Dickey, Mike Nickeas and Josh Thole.

Mike Nickeas (31) C:  Is playing for AAA Buffalo Bisons for the Blue Jays.

Josh Thole (27) C:  Is the backup Catcher in Toronto for Navarro.

Wuilmer Becerra (19) RF: July 6, 2011 Signed  by the Toronto Blue Jays as an international free agent for $1.3 million.

Noah Syndegaard (21) SP:  Drafted by the Toronto Blue Jays in the 1st round (38th) of the 2010 MLB June Amateur Draft.

Travis d’Arnaud (25) C: December 16, 2009: Traded by the Philadelphia Phillies with Kyle Drabek and Michael Taylor to the Toronto Blue Jays for Roy Halladay and cash.

Kyle Drabek (26) SP:  Is currently starting in Buffalo as well.

Michael Taylor (28) RF:  December 16, 2009: Traded by the Toronto Blue Jays to the Oakland Athletics for Brett Wallace.

Brett Wallace (28) 1B/3B:  July 29, 2010: Traded by the Toronto Blue Jays to the Houston Astros for Anthony Gose.

Anthony Gose (23) OF:  Is currently on the roster with Toronto.

Mark Buehrle (35) SP:  Could start the ALL – Star Game in 2014 with his 10 – 3 record and a 2.28 ERA so far.

Justin Nicolino (22) P:  Drafted by the Toronto Blue Jays in the 2nd round of the 2010 MLB June Amateur Draft.

Henderson Alvarez (24) SP:  Signed by the Toronto Blue Jays as an amateur free agent in 2006.

Jake Marisnick (23) CF:  Drafted by the Toronto Blue Jays in the 3rd round of the 2009 amateur draft.

Anthony Desclafini (24) SP:  Drafted by the Toronto Blue Jays in the 6th round of the 2011 amateur draft.

Adeiny Hechavarria (25) SS/3B:  Signed by the Toronto Blue Jays as an amateur free agent in 2010.

Yunel Escobar (32) SS:  July 14, 2010: Traded by the Atlanta Braves with Jo-Jo Reyes to the Toronto Blue Jays for Tim Collins, Alex Gonzalez and Tyler Pastornicky.

Jo-Jo Reyes (32) SP:  August 2, 2011: Selected off waivers by the Baltimore Orioles from the Toronto Blue Jays.

Tim Collins (24) RP:  July 27, 2007: Signed by the Toronto Blue Jays as an amateur free agent.

Alex Gonzalez (37) SS: November 26, 2009: Signed as a Free Agent with the Toronto Blue Jays.

Tyler Pastronicky (24) PH/2B/SS:  Drafted by the Toronto Blue Jays in the 5th round of the 2008 amateur draft.

Jeff Mathis (31) C:  December 3, 2011: Traded by the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim to the Toronto Blue Jays for Brad Mills.

Brad Mills (29) P:  Drafted by the Toronto Blue Jays in the 4th round of the 2007 amateur draft.

Juan Francisco (27) 3B/PH/1B:  April 2, 2014: Signed as a Free Agent with the Toronto Blue Jays.

Ryan Goins (26) INF: June 9, 2009: Drafted by the Toronto Blue Jays in the 4th round of the 2009 amateur draft. Player signed July 16, 2009.

Erik Kratz (34) C: December 3, 2013: Traded by the Philadelphia Phillies with Rob Rasmussen to the Toronto Blue Jays for Brad Lincoln.

Rob Rasmussen (25) RP:  Has played in Buffalo and Toronto this year.

Brad Lincoln (29) RP: July 30, 2012: Traded by the Pittsburgh Pirates to the Toronto Blue Jays for Travis Snider.

Travis Snider (26) OF: Drafted by the Toronto Blue Jays in the 1st round (14th pick) of the 2006 amateur draft.

Kevin Pillar (25) OF:  Drafted by the Toronto Blue Jays in the 32nd round of the 2011 amateur draft.

Jonathan Diaz (29) 2B/SS/OF: November 11, 2013: Signed as a Free Agent with the Toronto Blue Jays. Back in Buffalo.

Maicer Izturis (33) 3B/SS/2B: November 8, 2012: Signed as a Free Agent with the Toronto Blue Jays.

Munenori Kawasaki (33) INF:  March 2, 2013: Signed as a Free Agent with the Toronto Blue Jays.

Darin Mastroianni (28) CF/INF: June 7, 2007: Drafted by the Toronto Blue Jays in the 16th round of the 2007 amateur draft. Player signed June 12, 2007. February 9, 2012: Selected off waivers by the Minnesota Twins from the Toronto Blue Jays. April 22, 2014: Selected off waivers by the Toronto Blue Jays from the Minnesota Twins.

Transaction Dates Linked to that of Baseballreference.com

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In what may go down as one of the most lopsided trades of all time in the MLB, Bautista was traded by the Pirates for a player to be named (Robinzon Diaz) later in late 2009.  All Joey Bats has done is win 2 HR crowns and turn into one of the best all around hitters in the game today.

In what may go down as one of the most lopsided trades of all time in the MLB, Bautista was traded by the Pirates for a player to be named (Robinzon Diaz) later in late 2008. All Joey Bats has done is win 2 HR crowns and turn into one of the best all around hitters in the game today.

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I played competitive baseball until 18 years old and had offers to play NCAA Division 1 University Baseball at Liberty University. Post-concussion symptoms from previous football and baseball head injuries forced me to retire by age 19. After two nearly made World Record Attempts in 2008, I set a New World Record by visiting all 30 MLB Parks (from 1st to last pitch) in only 24 Calendar Days in the summer 0f 2009. In April of 2012, I established yet another new GWR by visiting all 30 Parks in only 23 Calendar Days! You can see the full schedule at the page of the www.mlbreports.com/gwr-tracker

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