How All Of The Diamondbacks Hitters Were Acquired (2014 Roster Tree)
How All Of The D’Backs Hitters Were Acquired:
By Chuck Booth (Lead Baseball Analyst/Website Owner): Follow @chuckbooth3024
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The Diamondbacks are having a brutal season at 30 – 44 thus far, and are now under the microscope of Tony La Russa.
This has to be done for good reason. The club’s transaction record recently is highly suspect even though they are being led by veteran GM Kevin Towers.
When covering this Roster Tree (just for the hitters) I have found a disturbing trend of 2 team and 3 way trades that may not be beneficial to the long term success for the snakes.
The 1st one coming to mind is shipping out Trevor Bauer, Bryan Shaw and Matt Albers for a fringe 1B prospect in Lars Anderson, Reliever Tony Sipp and shortstop Didi Gregorius (even though Chris Owings was already in the system).
The D’Backs also forfeited Adam Eaton to the Sox in the transaction.
While Kennedy did have a 21 game win campaign, however he was lackluster since then, and the brass decided to trade him for Reliever Joe Thatcher.
The Arizona Diamondbacks originally tailored the club to be more of players that Kirk Gibson loved, however the team gave up significant young starting pitching in Tyler Skaggs for Mark Trumbo.
No doubt the club has been bereaved by injury, but the depth has been tested because of horrible trades.
It kind of made a dent back the other way from a brilliant move the team had done, being rid of a fledgling talent in Dan Haren, in exchange for the aforementioned Skaggs, Joe Saunders and also Patrick Corbin.
This after all, made up for a brutal move in which the team gave up Carlos Gonzalez, Chris Carter and Brett Anderson – for a couple of average years for Haren.
It is still a win for the team based on Corbin (even recovering from TJ Surgery) and having the squad pick up Mark Trumbo.
Here is the problem. Arizona used to have a 1B guy with tonnes of power and many SO in Mark Reynolds.
The club also must hope that all pieces for the Justin Upton trade pan out.
It would have been great for the squad to have had Skaggs take over when Patrick Corbin when he went out for the year.
It will be interesting to see the tree of transactions with the club once the pitchers are sifted through.
Another factor to look at in the pitchers side, is the Free Agents signings. This isn’t over yet, but doesn’t look good.
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.
Arizona D’Backs 2014 Hitters Age/Position (Roster Tree)
Martin Prado (30) 3B/2B/LF: January 24, 2013: Traded by the Atlanta Braves with Nick Ahmed (minors), Brandon Drury (minors), Randall Delgado and Zeke Spruill to the Arizona Diamondbacks for Chris Johnson and Justin Upton.
Nick Ahmed (24) 2B/SS: Is Currently in Reno with the AAA affiliate for the Dbacks.
Brandon Drury (21) 1B/3B: Is Currently with A+ affiliate Visalia of the California League.
Randall Delgado (24) RP: Delgado is part of the Relief Core this year for Arizona.
Zeke Spruill (24) P: Spruill has played most of the year with Reno, other than 1 start with the big club.
Mark Trumbo (28) OF/1B/DH: December 10, 2013: Traded as part of a 3-team trade by the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim with a player to be named later to the Arizona Diamondbacks. The Chicago White Sox sent Hector Santiago to the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim. The Chicago White Sox sent a player to be named later to the Arizona Diamondbacks. The Arizona Diamondbacks sent Adam Eaton to the Chicago White Sox. The Arizona Diamondbacks sent Tyler Skaggs to the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim. The Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim sent A.J. Schugel (minors) (December 13, 2013) to the Arizona Diamondbacks to complete the trade. The Chicago White Sox sent Brandon Jacobs (minors) (December 13, 2013) to the Arizona Diamondbacks to complete the trade.
A.J. Schugel (25) P: Is Starting in AA Mobile of the Southern League for the Arizona Diamondbacks organization.
Brandon Jacobs (23) LF: Is also playing for Visalia (A+ Ball) in the California League.
Tyler Skaggs (22) SP: August 7, 2010: the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim sent Tyler Skaggs to the Arizona Diamondbacks to complete an earlier deal made on July 25, 2010. July 25, 2010: The Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim sent a player to be named later, Patrick Corbin, Rafael Rodriguez and Joe Saunders to the Arizona Diamondbacks for Dan Haren.
Dan Haren (33) SP: December 14, 2007: Traded by the Oakland Athletics with Connor Robertson to the Arizona Diamondbacks for Brett Anderson, Chris Carter, Aaron Cunningham, Dana Eveland, Carlos Gonzalez and Greg Smith.
Scott Schoeneweis (40) RP: November 6, 2009: Granted Free Agency.
Doug Davis (38) P: November 5, 2009: Granted Free Agency.
Greg Aquino (36) RP: Signed by ARI (NL) as an amateur free agent in 1995.
Oscar Villareal (32) RP: Signed by the Arizona Diamondbacks as an amateur free agent in 1998.
Patrick Corbin, (24) SP: Is out for the year with TJ Surgery, but is one of the premiere LHP since 2014.
Matt Lindstrom (34) RP: October 31, 2012: Granted Free Agency.
Cliff Pennington (30) SS/3B: October 20, 2012: Traded as part of a 3-team trade by the Oakland Athletics to the Arizona Diamondbacks. The Oakland Athletics sent Yordy Cabrera (minors) to the Miami Marlins. The Miami Marlins sent Heath Bell and cash to the Arizona Diamondbacks. The Arizona Diamondbacks sent Chris Young and cash to the Oakland Athletics.
Heath Bell (36) RP: December 3, 2013: Traded as part of a 3-team trade by the Arizona Diamondbacks with cash to the Tampa Bay Rays. The Tampa Bay Rays sent a player to be named later and Justin Choate (minors) to the Arizona Diamondbacks. The Arizona Diamondbacks sent David Holmberg to the Cincinnati Reds. The Cincinnati Reds sent Ryan Hanigan to the Tampa Bay Rays. The Tampa Bay Rays sent Todd Glaesmann (minors) (December 13, 2013) to the Arizona Diamondbacks to complete the trade.
Todd Glaesmann (23) OF: Is playing rookie ball for the D’Backs organization in the Northwest League with Hillsboro.
Daniel Hudson (27) SP: Hudson is still signed by Arizona – and is recovering from TJ Surgery yet again.
Edwin Jackson (30) SP: December 8, 2009: Traded as part of a 3-team trade by the Detroit Tigers to the Arizona Diamondbacks. The Detroit Tigers sent Curtis Granderson to the New York Yankees. The New York Yankees sent Phil Coke and Austin Jackson to the Detroit Tigers. The New York Yankees sent Ian Kennedy to the Arizona Diamondbacks. The Arizona Diamondbacks sent Max Scherzer and Daniel Schlereth to the Detroit Tigers.
Joe Thatcher (30) P: IS in the Relief Core for the Snakes in 2014.
Matt Stites (24) RP: Is with the Reno Aces squad (AAA affiliate).
Juan Cruz (35) RP: October 30, 2008: Granted Free Agency.
William Juarez (33) P: Was signed by the Diamondbacks as an International Free Agent in 2000.
Didi Gregorius (24) SS: December 11, 2012: Traded as part of a 3-team trade by the Cincinnati Reds to the Arizona Diamondbacks. The Arizona Diamondbacks sent Matt Albers, Trevor Bauer and Bryan Shaw to the Cleveland Indians. The Cincinnati Reds sent Drew Stubbs to the Cleveland Indians. The Cleveland Indians sent Lars Anderson and Tony Sipp to the Arizona Diamondbacks. The Cleveland Indians sent Shin-Soo Choo, Jason Donald and cash to the Cincinnati Reds.
Tony Sipp (30) RP/RF (HA!): Is in the Bullpen with Arizona for 2014.
Trevor Cahill (26) P: June 12th, 2014. Cahill was Designated For Assignment.
Jesus Castillo (18) P: Signed as an International Free Agent with Arizona in 2012.
Erick Leal (19) P: Signed as an International Free Agent with Arizona in 2012.
Transaction Dates Linked to that of Baseballreference.com
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The Arizona Diamondbacks are a disgrace of an organization. They are “fake tough” and showed yesterday (June 17th, 2014) that winning is not priority number one.
In the wake of the beanball that led to a Brewers grand slam, Kirk Gibson and Kevin Towers need to go. The organization is rudderless and need to be make major changes now.
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