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Eleven Degrees of Jerry Dybzinski

 

Edit note: Originally posted as: These Go To Eleven! Since my attempt at humor fell flat, am renaming this for historical purposes

Another year has passed and although we have had a multitude of changes from last year’s roster, we have still not surpassed 11 degrees of separation since the last post. But we have tripled the number of players who can trace their lineage through eleven transactions (welcome Luis Valbuena and Joe Smith to the club Josh!). So the odds of us proceeding to a dozen or a baker’s dozen have risen 200%. However, Jensen Lewis and John Drennen still hold the record for the longest timeframe, all the way back to Ray Fosse being drafted seventh in the first round of the 1965 amateur draft (the first one held).

I have included compensation draft picks as being more than one degree as the Indians obtained that pick based on a player they formally held rights to. Also, when I have identified a free agent year, it is the year they signed for (i.e. December 05 would be 2006). Additionally, whenever I could not find confirmation of an amateur free agent signing, the year defaults to their first appearance. [Notes: aFA = amateur free agent, mFA = minor league free agent]

First up, our beloved last place 2009 squad (all through July 6th transactions):

Cleveland Indians

One Degree

FA 2009: Carl Pavano (originally drafted 13 by Red Sox in 1994), Kerry Wood (originally drafted 1 by Cubs in 1995)

mFA 2009: Mike Gosling (originally drafted 2 by Diamondbacks in 1995), Tomo Ohka (originally purchased by Red Sox in 1998)

mFA 2003: Rafael Betancourt (originally 1993 aFA by Red Sox) - 15 day DL

aFA 2002: Rafael Perez

aFA 1999: Jhonny Peralta

aFA 1996: Victor Martinez

Draft 2004: Jeremy Sowers (1), Scott Lewis (3) - 60 day DL, Chris Gimenez (19), Tony Sipp (45)

Draft 2003: Ryan Garko (3)

Draft 2002: Ben Francisco (5)

Purchase 2009: Jose Veras (NYY - originally 1998 aFA by Devil Rays)

Two Degrees

David Huff

1. Draft 2006 (1) compensation for Bob Howry

2. Howry - FA 2004

Cliff Lee (originally drafted 4 by Expos in 2000)

1. Trade 2002 Expos with Lee Stevens, Brandon Phillips and Grady Sizemore for Bartolo Colon and Tim Drew

2.  A. Colon - aFA 1993

     B. Drew - Draft 1997 (1)

Adam Miller (injured)

1. Draft 2003 (1) supplemental for Jim Thome

2. Thome - Draft 1989 (13)

Anthony Reyes (originally drafted 15 by Cardinals in 2003) - 60 day DL

1. Trade 2008 Cardinals for Luis Perdomo

2. Perdomo - aFA 2003

Asdrubal Cabrera (originally 2002 aFA by Mariners)

1. Trade 2006 Mariners for Eduardo Perez

2. Perez - FA 2006

Jamey Carroll (originally drafted 14 by Expos in 1996)

1. Trade 2008 Rockies for Sean Smith

2. Smith - Draft 2001 (16)

Grady Sizemore (originally drafted 3 by Expos in 2000)

1 to 2: See Cliff Lee details

Travis Hafner (originally drafted 31 by Rangers in 1996)

1. Trade 2003 Rangers with Aaron Myette for Einar Diaz and Ryan Drese

2.  A. Diaz - aFA 1990

     B. Drese - Draft 1998 (5)

Three Degrees

Winston Abreu (originally 1993 aFA by Braves)

1. Trade 2009 Rays for John Meloan

2. Meloan - Trade 2008 Dodgers with Carlos Santana for Casey Blake

3. Blake - mFA 2002

Shin-Soo Choo (originally 2000 aFA by Mariners)

1. Trade 2006 Mariners with Shawn Nottingham (PTBNL) for Ben Broussard

2. Broussard - Trade 2002 Reds for Russell Branyan

3. Branyan - Draft 1994 (7)

Five Degrees

Chris Perez (originally drafted 1 by Cardinals in 2006)

1. Trade 2009 Cardinals with PTBNL for Mark DeRosa

2. DeRosa - Trade 2009 Cubs for Jeff Stevens, John Gaub, and Christopher Archer

3. A. Stevens - Trade 2006 Reds for Brandon Phillips

B. Gaub - Draft 2006 (5)

C. Archer - Draft 2006 (21)

4. Phillips - Trade with Jeff Stevens, Cliff Lee and Grady Sizemore for Bartolo Colon and Tim Drew

5.  A. Colon (aFA 1993)

     B. Drew (1997-01)

Kelly Shoppach (originally drafted 2 by Red Sox in 2001)

1. Trade 2006 Red Sox with Andy Marte, Guillermo Mota and Randy Newsom (PTBNL) for Coco Crisp, Josh Bard and David Riske

2. A. Crisp - Trade 2002 Cardinals with Luis Garcia (PTBNL) for Chuck Finley

    B. Bard - Trade 2001 Rockies with Jody Gerut for Jacob Cruz

    C. Riske - Draft 1996 (56)

3. A. Finley - FA 1999

    B. Cruz - Trade 1998 Giants with Steve Reed for Shawon Dunston, Jose Mesa and Alvin Morman

4. A. Dunston - FA 1998

    B. Mesa - Trade 1992 Orioles for Kyle Washington

    C. Morman - Trade 1997 Astros for Jose Cabrera

5. A. Washington - mFA 1991

    B. Cabrera - aFA 1990

Eight Degrees

Jake Westbrook (originally drafted 1 by Rockies in 1996) - 60 day DL

1. Trade 2000 Yankees with Ricky Ledee and Zach Day for David Justice

2 to 8: See Joe Smith 5-11 trail

Eleven Degrees

Joe Smith (originally drafted 3 by Mets in 2006)

1.  Trade 2009 Mariners/Mets with Luis Valbuena for Franklin Gutierrez

2.  Trade 2004 Dodgers with Franklin Gutierrez for Milton Bradley

3.  Bradley - Trade 2001 Expos for Zach Day

4.  Day - Trade 2000 Yankees with Jake Westbrook and Ricky Ledee for David Justice

5. Justice - Trade 1997 Braves with Marquis Grissom for Alan Embree and Kenny Lofton

6.  A. Embree - Draft 1989 (5)

     B. Lofton - Trade 1992 Astros with Dave Rohde for Willie Blair and Eddie Taubensee

7.  A. Blair - Trade 1990 Athletics for Alex Sanchez

     B. Taubensee - Waivers 1991 from Athletics

8. Sanchez - Trade 1990 Blue Jays (PTBNL) with Mauro Gozzo and Steve Cummings for Bud Black

9. Black - Trade 1988 Royals for Pat Tabler

10. Tabler - Trade 1983 White Sox for Jerry Dybzinski

11. Dybzinski - Draft 1977 (15)

Luis Valbuena (originally 2002 aFA by Mariners)

1 to 11: See Joe Smith details

Columbus Clippers (AAA)

One Degree

FA 2008: Masa Kobayashi (Japan)

mFA 2009: Greg Aquino (originally 1995 aFA by Diamondbacks), Jack Cassel (originally drafted 25 by Padres in 2001), Vinnie Chulk (originally drafted 12 by Blue Jays in 2000), Blaine Neal (originally drafted 4 by Marlins in 2001) - 7 day DL, Ken Ray (originally drafted 18 by Royals in 1993), Kirk Saarloos (originally drafted 3 by Astros in 2001), Rob Mackowiak (originally drafted 53 by Pirates in 1996) - 7 day DL

mFA: 2008: Andy Cannizaro (originally drafted 7 by Yankees in 2001) - 7 day DL, Tony Graffanino (originally drafted 10 by Braves in 1990)

mFA 2007: Rich Rundles (originally drafted 3 by Red Sox in 1999) - 40 Man

Purchase 2008: Damaso Espino (Royals - originally 2000 aFA by Reds)

aFA 2005: Frank Herrmann

aFA 2004: Hector Rondon - 40 Man

aFA 2003: Niuman Romero

aFA 2001: Fausto Carmona - 40 Man

Draft 2006: Wes Hodges (2)

Draft 2005: Trevor Crowe (1) - 40 Man, Stephen Head (2), Jordan Brown (4), Kevin Dixon (5) - Restricted List

Draft 2004: Chuck Lofgren (4), Wyatt Toregas (24) - 40 Man

Draft 2003: Aaron Laffey (16) - 40 Man, Rehab Assignment

Two Degrees

Zach Jackson (originally drafted 1 by Blue Jays in 2004) - 40 Man

1. Trade Brewers 2008 with Matt Laporta, Rob Bryson and Michael Brantley (PTBNL) for  CC Sabathia

2. Sabathia - Draft 1998 (1)

Michael Brantley (originally drafted 7 by Brewers in 2005)

1. Trade Brewers 2008 (PTBNL) with Matt Laporta, Rob Bryson and Zach Jackson for CC Sabathia

2. Sabathia - Draft 1998 (1)

Mickey Hall (originally drafted 2 by Red Sox in 2003) - 7 day DL

1. Trade Red Sox 2008 – Paul Byrd

2. Byrd - FA 2006

Matt LaPorta (originally drafted 1 by Brewers in 2007) - 40 Man

1. Trade Brewers 2008 with Rob Bryson, Zach Jackson and Michael Brantley (PTBNL) for CC Sabathia

2. Sabathia - Draft 1998 (1)

 Five Degrees

Andy Marte (originally 2000 aFA by Braves)

1. Trade 2006 Red Sox with Kelly Shoppach, Guillermo Mota and Randy Newsom(PTBNL) for Coco Crisp, Josh Bard and David Riske

2 to 5: See Kelly Shoppach 2-5 trail

Ten Degrees

Jensen Lewis - 40 Man

1. Draft 2005 (1) supplemental for Omar Vizquel

2. Vizquel - Trade 1993 Mariners for Felix Fermin and Reggie Jefferson

3. A. Fermin - Trade 1989 Pirates (PTBNL) with Denny Gonzalez for Jay Bell

    B. Jefferson - Trade 1991 Reds for Tim Costo

4. A. Bell - Trade 1985 Twins with Curt Wardle, Jim Weaver and Rich Yett for Bert Blyleven

   B. Costo - Draft 1990 (1)

5. Blyleven - Trade 1990 Pirates with Manny Sanguillen for Gary Alexander, Victor Cruz, Rafael Vasquez, and Bob Owchinko

6. A. Alexander - Trade 1978 Athletics for Joe Wallis

    B. Cruz - Trade 1978 Blue Jays for Alfredo Griffin and Phil Lansford

    C. Vasquez - Trade 1979 Mariners with Bud Anderson and Rob Pietroburgo for Ted Cox

    D. Owchinko - Trade 1980 Padres with Jim Wilhelm for Jerry Mumphrey

7. A. Wallis - Trade 1978 White Sox for Mike Vail

    B. Griffen  - aFA 1973

    C. Lansford - Draft 1978 (1)

    D. Cox - Trade 1978 Red Sox with Bo Diaz, Mike Paxton, and Rick Wise for Dennis Eckersley and Fred Kendall

    E. Mumphrey - Trade 1979 Cardinals with John Denny for Bobby Bonds

8. A. Vail - Waiver Claim 1978 from Mets

    B. Eckersley - Draft 1972 (3)

    C. Kendall - Trade 1976 Padres with John Grubb and Hector Torres for George Hendrick

    D. Bonds - Trade 1978 Rangers with Len Barker for Jim Kern and Larvell Blanks

9. A. Hendrick - Trade 1973 Athletics with Dave Duncan for Ray Fosse and Jack Heidemann

    B. Kern - aFA 1967

    C. Blanks - Trade White Sox for Jack Brohamer

10. A. Fosse - Draft 1965 (1)

      B. Heidemann - Draft 1967 (1)

      C. Brohamer - Draft 1967 (34)

Eleven Degrees

Josh Barfield (originally drafted 4 by Padres in 2001) - 40 Man

1. Trade 2007 Padres for Kevin Kouzmanoff and Andrew Brown

2. A. Kouzmanoff - Draft 2003 (6)

    B. Brown - Trade 2004 Dodgers with Franklin Gutierrez for Milton Bradley

3 to 11: See Joe Smith 3-11 trail

Akron Aeros (AA)

One Degree

mFA 2009: Kyle Haines (originally drafted 31 by Giants in 2004), Bobby Livingston (originally drafted 4 by Mariners in 2001),

aFA 2006: Erik Stiller

aFA 2005: Jeanmar Gomez, Jerad Head, Carlos Rivero

aFA 2004: Cristo Arnal

aFA 2003: Jose Constanza

aFA 1998: Armando Camacaro

Draft 2008: Zach Putnam (5)

Draft 2007: Beau Mills (1), Josh Judy (34)

Draft 2006: Jared Goedert (9), Matt Meyer (15), Joshua Tomlin (19), Vinnie Pestano (20)

Draft 2005: Nicholas Weglarz (3), Ryan Edell (8), Neil Wagner (21)

Draft 2004: Carlton Smith (21)

Draft 2003: Scott Roehl (10) - 7 day DL

Two Degrees

Rob Bryson (originally drafted 31 by Brewers in 2006) - injured

1. Trade Brewers 2008 with Matt LaPorta, Zach Jackson and Michael Brantley (PTBNL) for CC Sabathia

2. Sabathia - Draft 1998 (1)

Steven Wright

1. Draft 2006 (2) compensation for Kevin Millwood

2. Millwood - FA 2005

Carlos Santana (originally 2004 aFA by Dodgers) - 40 Man

1. Trade 2008 Dodgers with John Meloan for Casey Blake

2. Blake - mFA 2002

Joshua Rodriguez

1.  Draft 2006 (2) compensation for Bob Howry

2. Howry - FA 2004

Matt McBride

1. Draft 2006 (2) supplemental for Scott Elarton

2. Elarton - FA 2004

Ten Degrees

John Drennen

1. Draft 2005 (1) supplemental for Omar Vizquel

2 to 10: See Jensen Lewis 2-10 trail

Kinston Indians (A+)

One Degree

mFA 2009: Eric Perlozzo (originally drafted 35 by Orioles in 2007), Ole Sheldon (originally drafted 4 by Astros in 2004)

aFA 2009: Chen Lee

aFA 2006: Santo Frias, Ron Rivas

aFA 2005: Kelvin De La Cruz - injured, Lucas Montero

aFA 2004: Alex Castillo, Richard Martinez

Draft 2008: Lonnie Chisenhall (1), (Robert) Cord Phelps (3), David Roberts (4), Tim Fedroff (7),  Eric Berger (8), Ryan Blair (21), Bryce Stowell (22), Russell Young (28), Michael McGuire (43)

Draft 2007: Adam Davis (3), Jonathan Holt (5), Heath Taylor (10), Garrison Campfield (12), Matthew Brown (13), Kyle Landis (18), Joseph Mahalic (32), Dallas Cawiezell (40), Douglas Pickens (50)

Draft 2006: (Judson) Ryan Morris (4), Paolo Espino (10), Mike Pontius (43) - 7 day DL

Draft 2005: Roman Pena (9)

Lake County Captains (A)

One Degree

aFA 2007: Abner Abreu - 7 day DL, Delvi Cid, Alexander Perez, Danny Salazar, Karexon Sanchez

aFA 2004: Anillins Martinez

Draft 2008: Curtis (Trey) Haley (2), Donnie Webb (10), Matthew Langwell (11), Adam Abraham (13), T.J. House (16), Kaimi Mead (18), Nate Reckangel (19), Steve Smith (25), Eddie Burns (39)

Draft 2007: T.J. McFarland (4), Bo Greenwell (6), Mark Thompson (8), Adam White (9) - 7 day DL, Christopher Jones (15), Michael Valadez (26), Walter Diaz (48), Matthew Willard (49),

Draft 2006: Jeremie Tice (6) - 7 day DL, Chris Nash (24), Ryan Miller (36), Travis Turek (48)

Mahoning Valley Scrappers (A-)

One Degree

aFA 2009: Ryan Anthony

aFA 2008: John Allman, Chun-Hsiu Chen, Rafael Vera

aFA 2007: Lurvin Basabe, Jason Smit

aFA 2006: Jose Urena

aFA 2005: Juan Aponte

Draft 2009: Kyle Bellows (4), Austin Adams (5), Ben Carlson (6), Jordan Henry (7), Cory Burns (8), Preston Guilmet (9), Brett Brach (10), Jeremy Johnson (13), Kyle Smith [SS] (14), Dwight Childs (18), Nick Kirk (19), Kyle C Smith [P] (20), Tyler Sturdevant (27), Gregory Folgia (40)Vidal Nuno (48)

Draft 2008: Clayton Cook (9), Guido Fonseca (12), Marty Popham (20), Brian Grening (38), Tim Palincsar (40)

Arizona Indians (Rookie League)

One Degree

aFA 2009: Trent Baker, Daniel DeGeorge, John Goryl, Joel Torres

aFA 2008: Jose Campos, Argenis Martinez, Rolando Petit, Francisco Valera

aFA 2007: Jose Camargo, Jose Flores, Francisco Jimenez, Alexander Morales, Franklin Soto, Sung-Wei Tseng

aFA 2006: Jesus Brito, Darling Read

aFA 1999: Juan Lara

Draft 2009: Kirk Wetmore (11), Joseph Colon (12), Mike Rayl (15), Dale Dickerson (16), Casey Frawley (17), Daniel Jimenez (23), Chris Kersten (33)

Draft 2008: Carlos Moncrief (14), Moises Montero (26), Roberto Perez (33)

Draft 2007: Kevin Rucker (47)

Dominican Republic Indians (Rookie League)

One Degree

aFA 2009: Jack Avila, Rolando Cariel, Luis Castillo, Carlos Del Carmen, Isias Encarnacion, , Erik Gonzalez, Alex Monsalve, Jose Osoria, Enriquez Pacheco, Orlando Pereira, Moisses Ramirez, Wuilmer Ramirez, Dioris Robles, Jefry Robles, Aderlin Tejeda, Phillip Valdez, Alejandro Villa, Giovanny Urshela

aFA 2008: Jesus Aguilar, Agustin Avila, Jose Cabrera, Ramon Cespedes, Joly Fermin, Yileiviu Fernandez, Fernando Flores, Harold Guerrero, Nelson Izaguirre, Henry Moreno, Oswell Munoz, Wady Pinales

aFA 2007: Francisco Montano, Jesus Quintero

Fun Fact: Tomo Ohka and Rich Rundles were once traded together for Ugueth Urbina

Sadly, for every turn of the calendar, it means we must say goodbye to former players. Since last summer we have let the following players go (not all-inclusive):

FA 2007: David Dellucci - now with Blue Jays

aFA 2002: Edward Mujica - now with Padres

aFA 2003: Cirillo Cumberbatch

aFA 2004: Jose Jimenez, Carlos Arias - now with Royals, Isaias Velasquez - traded to Rays for Juan Salas, Joanniel Montero

aFA 2005: Juan Diaz, Sandy Mendez, Denny Montero, Luis Solano, Angel Rodriguez, Ramon Hernandez, Jansy Infante

aFA 2006: Wilfredo Ramirez - now with Tigers, Cortez Armstrong, Todd Martin

aFA 2007: Candido Jesus, Franklin Soto, Brad Hinkle - now with Pirates, Mark Rodrigues

aFA 2008: Jacob Reust

Draft 2001: TJ Burton (18) - now with Astros, JD Martin (1s) - now with Nationals

Draft 2002: Reid Santos (13) - now with Twins, Matthew Whitney (1s) - now with Nationals, Brain Slocum (2) (now with Pirates), Jason Cooper (2s) - now with Mets

Draft 2003: Juan Valdes (5), Brandon Pinckney (12) - now with Orioles, Ryan Goleski (24), Michael Aubrey (1) - now with Orioles, Brad Snyder (1s) - now with Cubs

Draft 2004: Jason Denham (13), Nathan Panther (15)

Draft 2005: Mike Finocchi (14)

Draft 2006: Austin Creps (6), Robert Alcombrack (7), Dustin Realini (28)

Draft 2007: Jonathan Williams (38), Daniel Morales (14), PJ Zocchi (36), Brock Simpson (46), Garrett Rieck (29), Jeffrey Hehr (2007-20), Brian Juhl (35)

Draft 2008: Kevin Fontanez (24)

Trade 2004: Tom Mastny [Blue Jays for John McDonald] – sold to Japan

Trade 2006: Shawn Nottingham [Mariners (PTBNL) with Shin Soo Choo for Ben Broussard] - traded to Pirates for PTBNL, Randy Newsom  [Red Sox with Andy Marte, Guillermo Mota and Kelly Shoppach for Coco Crisp, Josh Bard and David Riske] - now with Pirates, Edward (Bubbie) Buchazero [Blue Jays for Brian Tallet] - now with Blue Jays

Trade 2007: Gregorio Rosario [Mariners for Jason Davis]

Trade 2008: Sal Fasano [Braves for PTBNL – I believe cash was sent instead, never saw another transaction] - now with Rockies

mFA 2007: Jeff Harris, Yamid Haad - now with Mariners,  Scott Elarton

mFA 2008: Zach Booker - now with Orioles, Brandon Chaves) - now with Rays, Bronson Sardinha, John Halama - now with Braves, Preston Larrison - now with Nationals, Jeff Weaver - now with Dodgers, Morgan Ensberg, Jorge Velandia - now with Phillies, Todd Linden - now with Yankees, Brendan Donnely - now with Astros, Matt Ginter - now with Brewers, Juan Rincon - now with Rockies, Andy Gonzalez - now with Marlins

Waivers 2008: Bryan Bullington - claimed by Blue Jays

Coming soon …. More fun with roster constructions ….

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