How All Of The Red Sox Hitters Were Acquired: 2014 Roster Tree – Updated For Cespedes + Craig + Johnson Deals
How All Of The Red Sox Hitters Were Acquired:
By Chuck Booth (Lead Baseball Analyst/Website Owner): Follow @chuckbooth3024
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The Boston Red Sox are smart enough to realize a retool was in order.
To kickstart the festivities, the club made a pair of moves that includes Jon Lester and Jonny Gomes to Oakland for Cuban OF Yoenis Cespedes, followed by dealing Jon Lackey to the Cardinals for 1B/OF Allen Craig and SP Joe Kelly.
These deals have helped the Red Sox be better balanced on offense, and has freed up roster spots for their young prospects to thrive.
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.
The Hitters In 2014 (Age) (Pos) Roster Tree
Yoenis Cespedes (28) OF: July 31, 2014: Traded By Oakland to Boston for Jon Lester and Jonny Gomes.
Jonny Gomes (33) OF: December 1, 2012: Signed as a Free Agent with the Boston Red Sox. 2 YRs/$6.2 MIL
Joel Hanrahan (32) RP: October 31, 2013: Granted Free Agency.
Ivan De Jesus (27) PH/2B/3B: August 25, 2012: Traded by the Los Angeles Dodgers with players to be named later, James Loney and Allen Webster to the Boston Red Sox for Josh Beckett, Carl Crawford, Adrian Gonzalez, Nick Punto and cash. The Los Angeles Dodgers sent Rubby De La Rosa (October 4, 2012) and Jerry Sands (October 4, 2012) to the Boston Red Sox to complete the trade.
Jerry Sands (26) OF/1B: same as De Jesus.
James Loney (30) 1B; October 31, 2013: Granted Free Agency.
Allen Webster (24) SP: Is currently in the starting rotation for the Red Sox.
Rubby De La Rosa (25): Is starting currently for the Boston Red Sox staff.
Mike Lowell (40) 3B: November 1, 2010: Granted Free Agency.
Guillermo Mota (41) RP: January 27, 2006: Traded by the Boston Red Sox with a player to be named later, Andy Marte, Kelly Shoppach and cash to the Cleveland Indians for Josh Bard, Coco Crisp and David Riske. The Boston Red Sox sent Randy Newsom (minors) (July 21, 2006) to the Cleveland Indians to complete the trade.
Doug Mirabelli (43) C: October 30, 2007: Granted Free Agency.
Randy Newsom (32) P: Signed as a non drafted Free Agent, June.21, 2004.
Josh Bard (36) C: October 6, 2008: Granted Free Agency.
Javier Lopez (37) RP: October 5, 2009: Granted Free Agency.
Adrian Gonzalez (32) 1B: December 6, 2010: Traded by the San Diego Padres to the Boston Red Sox for a player to be named later, Reymond Fuentes, Casey Kelly and Anthony Rizzo. The Boston Red Sox sent Eric Patterson (December 16, 2010) to the San Diego Padres to complete the trade.
Willy Mota (28) CF: He has not played organized baseball since 2008. He was originally signed as a 16 Year Old from the Dominican in 2012.
Stephen Drew (31) SS/3B: December 26, 2012: Signed as a Free Agent with the Boston Red Sox. 1 YR/$9.1 MIL in 2013, 1 YR/$10.5 MIL in 2015.
Allen Craig (30) 1B/OF: July 31, 2014: Traded by St. Louis with Joe Kelly to Boston for Jon Lackey and Corey Littrell.
Joe Kelly (26) SP: will come to Boston and be in the Starting Rotation.
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