• 2015 NL Central

    Tm W L W-L% GB Strk
    STL 80 45 .640 --- W 3
    PIT 75 49 .605 4.5 L 1
    CHC 73 51 .589 6.5 W 6
    MIL 53 73 .421 27.5 L 3
    CIN 52 72 .419 27.5 L 1

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    Generated 8/3/2015.

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Jed Lowrie Trade Tree: Part 2

Also known as: Billy Beane makes a ton of trades.

Remember the Mike Morse/John Jaso three-way trade from a few weeks ago? I had a trade tree all drawn up but didn’t take the time to write anything or post it. Here’s the Athletics part of it:

John  Jaso Athletics

Pretty sweet, huh? Fits on one page and is easily legible at a regular zoom. Plus it’s nearly symmetrical so it’s got a nice aesthetic quality too.

Apparently Billy Beane hates all of those fine qualities and only cares about trying to make his team better. What other reason could he have for including Brad Peacock in the Jed Lowrie deal, which linked it to the Dan Haren deal through Chris Carter, which linked it to basically every other trade he’s made since he became GM. (click to embiggen)

Jed Lowrie Athletics Start with 14 draft picks, make 23 trades that cycle through 47 players and you end up with 13-15 players still in the organization. My favorite part is the direct path from Mark Mulder to Dan Haren to Brett Anderson. Other teams dream of getting back an ace when they trade an ace. Billy Beane does it.