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The Trail of Dybzinski (and others)

Editor's Note (Ryan): Promoted from the FanPost section

AKA Acquiring the Indian Franchise 2012

As noted last year, when Jensen Lewis was released, one of the longest transaction chains in Indian history was put on full life support with the faintest pulse being John Drennen. And as expected, Drennen was released at the end of the season, thus ending the trail started back with the drafting of Ray Fosse in 1965, Jack Brohamer and Jack Heidemann in1967.

Not only was it a bad year for the oldest transaction chain, it was also a bad year for older transaction chains in general. Another six degree transaction with Mitch Talbot also ended. His transaction train went back to 1990 with the signing of Jose Cabrera and a minor league signing in 1991 of Kyle Washington. One half of the remaining longest chain was also let go, Luis Valbuena.

That now leaves Joe Smith as the holder of the longest chain, 11 degrees. He can trace himself all the way back to the drafting of Jerry Dybzinski in 1977. Cory Kluber has the second longest chain, nine degrees, but he also has the same length of time, also tracing back to Dybzinski. After those two, the longest chain belongs to Chris Perez, a mere five degrees, tracing back to Bartolo Colon’s signing in 1993 and Tim Drew’s drafting in 1997.

After the list of all the team rosters with how each player was acquired is a list of players let go in the past year. If they have joined another team, they are noted in parentheses.

Notes: 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. [aFA = amateur free agent, mFA = minor league free agent]

Cleveland Indians

One Degree

Draft 2004: Tony Sipp (45)

Draft 2006: Josh Tomlin (19), Vinnie Pestano (20)

Draft 2008: Lonnie Chisenhall (1)

Draft 2009: Jason Kipnis (2)

Draft 2011: Cody Allen (23)

aFA 2001: Roberto Hernandez (Fausto Carmona)

aFA 2002: Rafael Perez

aFA 2005: Frank Herrmann

mFA 2010: Shelley Duncan (originally drafted 2 by Yankees in 2001)

mFA 2011: Jack Hannahan (originally drafted 3 by Tigers in 2001)

mFA 2012:Chris Seddon (originally drafted 5 by Devil Rays in 2001), Casey Kotchman (originally drafted 1 by Angels in 2001)

Purchase 2012: Esmil Rogers, from Rockies (originally aFA by Rockies in 2003)

Two Degrees

Nick Hagadone (originally drafted 1 by Red Sox in 2007)

1. Trade 2009 Red Sox with Justin Masterson and Bryan Price for Victor Martinez

2. Martinez - aFA 1996

Justin Masterson (originally drafted 2 by Red Sox in 2006)

1. Trade 2009 Red Sox with Nick Hagadone and Bryan Price for Victor Martinez

2. Martinez - aFA 1996

Zach McAllister (originally drafted 3 by Yankees in 2006)

1. Trade Yankees 2010 for Austin Kearns

2. Kearns - mFA 2010

Carlos Santana (originally 2004 aFA by Dodgers)

1. Trade 2008 Dodgers with John Meloan for Casey Blake

2. Blake - mFA 2002

Asdrubal Cabrera (originally 2002 aFA by Mariners)

1. Trade 2006 Mariners for Eduardo Perez

2. Perez - FA 2006

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)

Ezequiel Carrera – (originally 2005 aFA by Mets) [Note went to Mariners in 3 team Gutierrez/Valbuena/Smith trade]

1. Trade 2010 Mariners with Juan Diaz for Russell Branyan

2. Branyan - mFA 2010

Brent Lillibridge (originally drafted 4 by Pirates in 2005)

1. Trade 2012 Red Sox for Jose De La Torre

2. De La Torre - mFA 2012

Grady Sizemore (originally drafted 3 by Expos in 2000)

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

2. A. Colon - aFA 1993

B. Drew - Draft 1997 (1)

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

Carlos Carrasco (originally aFA by Phillies in 2001)

1. Trade 2009 Phillies with Jason Donald, Lou Marson and Jason Knapp for Cliff Lee and Ben Francisco

2. A. Francisco - Draft 2002 (5)

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

3. See Grady Sizemore details 2

Ubaldo Jimenez (originally aFA by Rockies in 2001)

1. Trade 2011 Rockies for Alex White, Joseph Gardner, Matt McBride and PTBNL (Drew Pomeranz)

2. A. White - Draft 2009 (1)

B. Gardner - Draft 2009 (3)

C. McBride - Draft 2006 (2) supplemental for Scott Elarton

D. Pomeranz - Draft 2010 (1)

3. Elarton - FA 2004

Lou Marson (originally drafted 4 by Phillies in 2004)

1. Trade 2009 Phillies with Jason Donald, Carlos Carrasco and Jason Knapp for Cliff Lee and Ben Francisco

2 to 3: See Carlos Carrasco details 2 thru 3

Jason Donald (originally drafted 3 by Phillies in 2006)

1. Trade 2009 Phillies with Carlos Carrasco, Lou Marson and Jason Knapp for Cliff Lee and Ben Francisco

2. A. Francisco - Draft 2002 (5)

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

3. See Grady Sizemore details 2

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 Jess Todd (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. See Grady Sizemore details 2

Nine Degrees

Cory Kluber, (originally drafted 4 by Padres in 2007)

1. Trade 2010 Padres (and Cardinals) for Jake Westbrook (to Cardinals; Cardinals sent Ryan Ludwick to the Padres and the Padres sent Nick Greenwood to the Cardinals)

2. Jake Westbrook Trade 2000 Yankees with Ricky Ledee and Zach Day for David Justice

3 to 9. Justice - See Joe Smith details 5 thru 11

Eleven Degrees

Joe Smith (originally drafted 3 by Mets in 2006) (injured)

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)

Columbus Clippers (AAA)

One Degree

Draft 2006: Jared Goedert (9)

Draft 2007: T.J. McFarland (4)

Draft 2008: Cord Phelps (3) – 40 man, Tim Fedroff (7), Eric Berger (8), Matthew Langwell (11)

Draft 2009: Tyler Sturdevant (27), Matt Packer (32)

aFA 2004: Hector Rondon

aFA 2005: Jeanmar Gomez – 40 man

aFA 2009: Chen Lee

mFA 2012: Loek Van Mil (originally aFA by Twins in 2005), Dan Wheeler (originally drafted 34 by Devil Rays in 1996), Matt Pagnozzi (originally drafted 8 by Cardinals in 2003), Gregorio Petit (originally aFA by Athletics in 2001)

Purchase 2012: Russ Canzler, from Rays – 40 man (originally drafted 30 by Cubs in 2004)

Waivers 2010: Chad Huffman from Yankees (originally drafted 2 by Padres in 2006)

Waivers 2012: Vinny Rottino from Mets – 40 man (originally aFA by Brewers in 2003)

Two Degrees

Scott Barnes – 40 man (originally drafted 8 by Giants in 2008)

1. Trade Giants 2009 for Ryan Garko

2. Garko - Draft 2003 (3)

David Huff – 40 man

1. Draft 2006 (1) compensation for Bob Howry

2. Howry - FA 2004

Bryan Price (originally drafted 1 by Red Sox in 2008)

1. Trade 2009 Red Sox with Justin Masterson and Nick Hagadone for Victor Martinez

2. Martinez - aFA 1996

Kevin Slowey – 40 man (originally drafted 2 by Twins in 2005)

1. Trade 2012 Rockies for Zach Putnam

2. Putnam - Draft 2008 (5)

Juan Diaz – 40 man (originally aFA by Mariners in 2006)

1. Trade 2010 Mariners with Ezequiel Carrera for Russell Branyan

2. Branyan - mFA 2010

Aaron Cunningham (originally drafted 6 by White Sox in 2005)

1. Trade 2012 Padres for Cory Burns

2. Burns - Draft 2009 (8)

Matt LaPorta – 40 man (originally drafted 1 by Brewers in 2007)

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

2. Sabathia - Draft 1998 (1)

Three Degrees

Luke Carlin (originally drafted 10 by Tigers in 2002)

1. Trade 2010 Pirates for PTBNL (Brian Bixler)

2. Bixler - Trade 2010 Pirates for Jesus Brito

3. Brito - aFA 2006

Lars Anderson – 40 man (originally drafted 18 by Red Sox in 2006)

1. Trade 2012 Red Sox for Stephen Wright

2. Wright - Draft 2006 (2) compensation for Kevin Millwood

3. Millwood - FA 2005

Akron Aeros (AA)

One Degree

Draft 2005: Nicholas Weglarz (3)

Draft 2006: Paolo Espino (10)

Draft 2007: Kyle Landis (18)

Draft 2008: Trey Haley (2), Jeremie Tice (6), Adam Abraham (13), T.J. House (16), Bryce Stowell (22), Roberto Perez (33)

Draft 2009: Kyle Bellows (4), Jordan Henry (7), Preston Guilmet (9), Brett Brach (10)

Draft 2010: Tyler Holt (10)

Draft 2011: Shawn Armstrong (18)

aFA 2007: Jose Flores, Danny Salazar– 40 man

aFA 2008: Jesus Aguilar, Chun-Hsiu Chen

mFA 2011: Michel Hernandez (originally FA by Yankees in 1998), Matt Lawson (originally drafted 14 by Rangers in 2007)

mFA 2012: Ryan Rohlinger (originally drafted 6 by Giants in 2006), Carlos R Rojas (originally aFA by Cubs in 2001), Davis Stoneburner (originally drafted 9 by Rangers in 2007)

FA 2010: Toru Murata

Two Degrees

Rob Bryson (originally drafted 31 by Brewers in 2006)

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

2. Sabathia - Draft 1998 (1)

Giovanni Soto- inj (originally drafted 21 by Tigers in 2009)

1. Trade Tigers 2010 for Jhonny Peralta

2. Peralta - aFA 1999

Thomas Neal (originally drafted 35 by Giants in 2005)

1. Trade Giants 2011 for Orlando Cabrera

2. Cabrera - FA 2011

Carolina Mudcats (A+)

One Degree

Draft 2007: Bo Greenwell (6)

Draft 2008: Clayton Cook (9), Carlos Moncrief (14)

Draft 2009: Joseph Colon (12), Mike Rayl (15), Dwight Childs (18)

Draft 2010: Tony Wolters (3), Kyle Blair (4), Cole Cook (5), Jordan Cooper (9), Tyler Cannon (12), Michael Goodnight (13), Marcus Bradley (49)

Draft 2011: Will Roberts (5), Jeff Johnson (10), Grant Sides (12), Todd Hankins (15), Rob Nixon (46)

aFA 2007: Francisco Jimenez, Delvi Cid

aFA 2009: Alex Monsalve, Justin Toole, Giovanny Urshela

aFA 2010: J.D. Reichenbach, Anthony Gallas

aFA 2011: Ronny Rodriguez

Waivers 2012: Fabio Martinez – 40 man

Lake County Captains (A)

One Degree

Draft 2009: Daniel Jimenez (23), Antwonie Hubbard (26)

Draft 2010: Alexander Lavisky (8), Kyle Petter (34)

Draft 2011: Francisco Lindor (1), Jake Lowery (4), Bryson Myles (6), Jordan Smith (9), Zach MacPhee (13), Cody Anderson (14), Shawn Morimando (19), Mason Radeke (35), Yhoxian Medina (38)

Draft 2012: Cody Penny (16), Louis Head (18), Nicholas Pasquale (20)

aFA 2008: Elvis Araujo, Harold Guerrero

aFA 2010: Manuel Carmona, Xavier De Los Santos, Enosil Tejeda, Leonardo Castillo, Luigi Rodriguez

aFA 2011: Patrick Tolentino, Jose Ramirez, Jerrud Sabourin

Mahoning Valley Scrappers (A-)

One Degree

Draft 2010: LeVon Washington - inj (2), Robert Aviles (7), Hunter Jones (11), Aaron Siliga (17)

Draft 2011: Jake Sisco (3), Luis DeJesus (11), Ryan Merritt (16), Evan Frazar (27), Jack Wagoner (33), Geoffrey Davenport (43)

Draft 2012: Tyler Naquin (1), Joseph Wendle (6), Jacob Lee (9), Josh Martin (10), Logan Vick (11), Jeremy Lucas (12), Scott Peoples (14), Joe Sever (21), James Stokes (22), Richard Stock (23)

aFA 2009: Erik Gonzalez

aFA 2010: Luis Encarnacion, Rafael Homblert, Charlie Valerio, Robel Garcia, Jairo Kelly, Juan Romero, Luis Morel

aFA 2011: Mitch Nilsson, Andrew Campbell

Arizona Indians (Rookie League)

One Degree

Draft 2010: Mark Brown (19)

Draft 2011: Dillon Howard (2), Eric Haase (7), Brian Ruiz (41)

Draft 2012: Mitch Brown (2), Kieran Lovegrove (3), D’vone McClure (4), Dylan Baker (5), Joshua McAdams (7), Caleb Hamrick (8), Tyler Booth (13). Nelson Rodriguez (15), Thomas White (24), Nick Hamilton (35), Benny Suarez (36), Joshua Nervis (38)

aFA 2010: Jeffry Cleto, Alexis Paredes, Alexis Paredes, Juan Santana, Felix Sterling, Ryan Battaglia, Manuel Boscan, Jorge Martinez

aFA 2011: Estevenson Encarnacion, Luis Lugo, Anderson Polanco, Breily Puerta, Martin Cervenka, Claudio Bautista, Juan Herrera, Chia-Ching Lin, Felix Lora

aFA 2012: Shao-Ching Chiang, Dorssys Paulino, Anthony Santander

Dominican Republic Indians (Rookie League)

One Degree

aFA 2010: Alejandro Rivas, Juan De La Cruz, Joel Mejia

aFA 2011: Martin Alcantara, Edward Estrella, Juan Garcia, Juan Marte, Juan Nivar, Jose Zapata, Kevin Calderon, Amauri Castillo, Yonathan Mendonza, Ordomar Valdez, Fidias Soto

mFA 2012: Anderson Ramirez

aFA 2012: Luis Aquino, Jesus Arias, Jesus Beras, Carlos Diaz, Luis Gomez, Cristian Manzueta, Edgar Pineda, Anderson Placido, Johan Puello, Ramon Rodriguez, Junior Vincent, Anthony Vizcaya, Rainel Diaz, Henry Lunar, Ivan Castillo, Juan Carlos Moncion, Wilkin Acosta, Victor Cabral, Michael Depen, Francisco Miguel, Omar Sanchez, Andri Santana

Players who have moved on

Draft 2003: Adam Miller (1-supp) (NYY)

Draft 2004: Jeremy Sowers (1), Carlton Smith (21) (CHC)

Draft 2005: Trevor Crowe (LAA) (1), John Drennen (1-supp) (IND)

Draft 2006: Matt McBride (2-supp) – traded to Rockies, Steven Wright (2-supp) – traded to Red Sox

Draft 2007: Beau Mills (1) (CIN), Christopher Jones (15) (ATL), Joseph Mahalic (32), Josh Judy (34) (CIN), Douglas Pickens (50)

Draft 2008: Zach Putnam (5) – traded to Rockies, Donnie Webb (10) (MIA), Marty Popham (20) (MIN), Kevin Fontanez (24), Moises Montero (26)

Draft 2009: Alex White (1) – traded to Rockies, Joseph Gardner (3) – traded to Rockies, Austin Adams (5), Cory Burns (8) (SDP), Kirk Wetmore (11) (IND), Dale Dickerson (16), Casey Frawley (17) (COL), Nickolas Sarianides (28) (IND)

Draft 2010: Drew Pomeranz (1) – traded to Rockies, Nick Bartolone (6), Chase Burnette (18), Owen Dew (21), Nathan Striz (22) (BOS), Tony Dischler (23), Logan Thompson (33), Jordan Casas (40), Brian Heere (41) (IND), Aaron Fields (42), Henry Dunn (50)

Draft 2011: Cody Elliott (21), John Barr (39), KC Serna (42)

aFA 2004: Cristo Arnal

aFA 2005: Jerad Head (DET), Kelvin De La Cruz (DET)

aFA 2007: Abner Abreu (ATL)

aFA 2008: Argenis Martinez, Ramon Cespedes, Francisco Valera

aFA 2009: Isaias Encarnacion, Moisses Ramirez

aFA 2010: Clayton Ehlert, Jose A. Lopez, Victor De Jesus, Luis Cabrera, Fermin Galvez, Angel Hernandez

aFA 2011: Will Krasne (IND), Matt Curtis, Josh McKeon, Drew Rucinski (IND), Yeiker Lovera, Yunior De La Cruz (MIL), Joel Caraballo, David Matos, Carlos Acevedo, Felix Lora, Luis Rincones

mFA 2010: Justin Germano (BOS), Juan Apodaca (CHC)

mFA 2011: Travis Buck (HOU), Chad Durbin (ATL), Austin Kearns (MIA), Paul Phillips (MIL/TOR), Nick Johnson,(BAL), Raul Padron (MEX), Ben Copeland

FA 2011: Orlando Cabrera – traded to Giants

Rule 5 2009: Hector Ambriz, (HOU) from Diamondbacks

Purchase 2011: Joe Martinez, (AZ) from Pirates

Trade 2008 Cardinals: Anthony Reyes (SDP)

Trade 2009 Mariners: Luis Valbuena (CHC)

Trade 2009 Rockies: Connor Graham (IND)

Trade 2010 Rays: Mitch Talbot

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