mlb trade trees

This is the biggest tree we’ve done so far, on par the Goose Gossage tree.  This one has 11 generations and 42 resultant players from Enos Slaughter.  Gossage had 10 generations and 42 players.

Slaughter was traded from the Cardinals to the Yankees in 1954.  The last player I saw in this tree to be playing was Lou Brock in 1979 - a 25 year span.  Slaughter, himself a Hall of Famer, spawned two more in Hoyt Wilhelm and Lou Brock.  While Brock is known mostly as a Cardinal, Wilhelm only spent part of 1957 there before being claimed off of waivers by the Indians.

@stern_daniel tweeted us, asking:

how about Jeff Kent? He had some good trades early in his career between the Mets, Blue Jays, Indians & Giants

Kent has been traded three times in his career.  He was traded from the Blue Jays to the Mets straight up for David Cone.  That’s the entire tree, pretty uninteresting.  His trade from the Indians to the Giants is a sub-tree in the Joe Carter Tree from last week.  That just leaves his trade from the Mets to the Indians.

The interesting part of this tree is Kent and Vizcaino were traded together from the Mets to the Indians, and then were again traded together from the Indians to Giants.  From 1994 to 1997, Kent and Vizcaino were teammates on three separate teams.