Gary Sheffield/Richie Sexson Trade Tree. | Disciples of Uecker

Disciples of Uecker

We'd like to go to the Playoffs, that would be cool.

If you use Tumblr (which I do), you should really be following Trade Trees, an awesome blog which posts flow charts of various MLB trades throughout history.  Today, they modeled one which is close to our hearts as Brewers fans: the Gary Sheffield trade tree, which eventually devolved into the Richie Sexson trade tree.  It spans nearly 20 years, and, as expected, we get some pretty good names out of it.


As requested yesterday, here’s Gary Sheffield being traded from Milwaukee to San Diego.  This is one of the largest trees we have featured here.  This one dovetails nicely with the Richie Sexson trade featured awhile back.

(Click to embiggen)

- Sheffield should’ve been a star for Milwaukee. Although some talent came in during this 20 year aftermath, there’s no doubt that Sheffield’s issues damaged the Brewers as a franchise.

- Even though it didn’t pan out as well as it could, the Sexson trade was a HUGE win for the Brewers. Capuano and Overbay alone were huge for Milwaukee.

- Trading Gabe Gross for Josh Butler sucked.

- Max Walla had a K-rate over 40% in the Arizona Rookie League. Possibly the worst supplemental draft pick in the club’s history.

- Marco Scutaro was a Brewer?

Share Our Posts

Share this post through social bookmarks.

  • Delicious
  • Digg
  • Newsvine
  • RSS
  • StumbleUpon
  • Technorati


Tell us what do you think.

  1. Matt Tracy says: March 22, 2011

    Sure, it looks like the Sexson Trade Tree, but look at how big a link in the chain Bob Wickman was!

  2. Trade Trees says: March 22, 2011

    Thanks for reblogging our work. It’s great to know people out there find what we do interesting.

  3. Trade Trees says: March 22, 2011

    Also, I’m sure you saw our post with Mr. Uecker himself.

  4. 6 to 4 to 3 says: March 22, 2011

    Wait a minute. Doesn’t the Brewers organization get points for just jettisoning this douchebag? He admitted to purposely throwing balls away from third because he didn’t want to be here. He was an absolute cancer in every clubhouse he ever stepped foot in and so full of himself that even when he realized he had screwed up no would get closer to him than they would Three Mile Island. This tree is great – we caught lightning in a bottle with Sexson and Overbay. More than paid for that POS, Sheffield.

    Just sayin’


Websites mentioned my entry.

There are no trackbacks on this entry

Add a Comment

Fill in the form and submit.