Earlier on Twitter, @woedoctor took a good-natured jab at us, saying, “I’m beginning to think that @tradetrees has something against Padres fans.” for featuring the Gary Sheffield and Ruben Rivera trades back-to-back. I promised him we’d find something positive for the Padres fans out there.
Goose Gossage was signed by the Padres at the beginning of 1984, and was instrumental in the Padres’ 1984 NL pennant. After 4 years, he was traded to the Cubs.
After Gossage, there are 10 generations of players for the Padres - which I’m pretty sure is the deepest tree we’ve ever done. A lot of familiar names pop up in this tree. Finley and Caminiti would be on the Padres’ only other pennant winning team in 1998. At the very end of the tree, we see Michael Barrett who was on the team as recently as 2008.
This is a very large tree, so I wouldn’t be surprised if I missed someone or incorrectly colored them. Please let us know if you see something incorrect. I hope @woedoctor and the rest of our readers who are Padres fans like this one.