Acquiring the Cleveland Indians 2013 Franchise

Joe Smith, your oldest transaction holder - David Richard-USA TODAY Sports

Or tracking the transactions from 1977 and counting.

The transaction chains have held steady since last we met. We lost a few three degree guys, but three of them were all in the same deal, so every player received back is now a four degree guy.

Same as last year, Joe Smith is 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.

We also lost four players who had been with the franchise for ten plus seasons: Roberto (Fausto) Hernandez, Grady Sizemore, Rafael Perez and Travis Hafner.

The longest tenured draft picks are Paulo Espino, Josh Tomlin and Vinnie Pestano, all from 2006. There is only one 2007 draftee left, Bo Greenwell and I expect he will be released this offseason. The oldest amateur free agent is Frank Herrmann from 2005 and then a trio from 2007, Danny Salazar, Jose Flores and Francisco Jimenez.

The following players have also signed this year but have not appeared in any games to date and most likely will not until 2013:

Yu-Chen Chang (2012 aFA); Francisco Rodriguez (2012 aFA); Adam Plutko (2013 Draft-11); Juan Gonzalez (2013 Draft-27); Justin Garcia (2013 Draft-38); Willy Castro (2013 aFA); Junior Soto (2013 aFA); Leandro Linares (2013 aFA)

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]

Thru 8/25/13

Cleveland Indians

One Degree

Draft 2008: Lonnie Chisenhall (1)

Draft 2009: Jason Kipnis (2)

Draft 2011: Cody Allen (23)

aFA 2005: Frank Herrmann [60-day DL; 40-man roster]

aFA 2007: Danny Salazar

FA 2013: Brett Myers (originally drafted 1 by Phillies in 1999) [60-day DL; 40-man roster, on AA rehab]; Nick Swisher (originally drafted 1 by Athletics in 2002); Michael Bourn (originally drafted 4 by Phillies in 2003)

mFA 2013: Rich Hill (originally drafted 4 by Cubs in 2002); Scott Kazmir (originally drafted 1 by Mets in 2002); Jason Giambi (originally drafted 2 by Athletics in 1992); Ryan Raburn (originally drafted 5 by Tigers in 2001)

Two Degrees

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)

Yan Gomes (originally drafted 10 by Blue Jays in 2009)

1. Trade Blue Jays 2013 with Mike Aviles for Esmil Rogers

2. Rogers - Purchase 2012 from Rockies

Mike Aviles (originally drafted 7 by Royals in 2003)

1. Trade Blue Jays 2013 with Yan Gomes for Esmil Rogers

2. Rogers - Purchase 2012 from Rockies

Marc Rzepczynski (originally drafted 5 by Blue Jays in 2007)

1. Trade Cardinals 2013 for Juan Herrera

2. Herrera - aFA 2011

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. A. Colon - aFA 1993

B. Drew - Draft 1997 (1)

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) [60-day DL; 40-man roster, on AAA rehab]

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

Four Degrees

Matt Albers (originally drafted 23 by Astros in 2001)

1. Trade 2013 Diamondbacks (and Reds) with Bryan Shaw and Trevor Bauer for Tony Sipp and Lars Anderson to Diamondbacks (Shin-Shoo Choo and Jason Donald to Reds; Reds sent Didi Gregorius to the Diamondbacks)

2. A. Choo - Trade 2006 Mariners with Shawn Nottingham (PTBNL) for Ben Broussard

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

C. Sipp - Draft 2004 (45)

D. Anderson - Trade 2012 Red Sox for Stephen Wright

3. A. Broussard - Trade 2002 Reds for Russell Branyan

B. Francisco - Draft 2002 (5)

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

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

4. A. Branyan - Draft 1994 (7)

B. Colon - aFA 1993

C. Drew - Draft 1997 (1)

D. Millwood - FA 2005

Bryan Shaw (originally drafted 2 by Diamondbacks in 2008)

1. Trade 2013 Diamondbacks (and Reds) with Matt Albers and Trevor Bauer for Tony Sipp and Lars Anderson to Diamondbacks (Shin-Shoo Choo and Jason Donald to Reds; Reds sent Didi Gregorius to the Diamondbacks)

2 to 4. See Albers details 2 thru 4

Drew Stubbs (originally drafted 1 by Reds in 2006)

1. Trade 2013 Reds (and Diamondbacks) for Shin-Shoo Choo and Jason Donald (Reds sent Didi Gregorius to the Diamondbacks; Matt Albers, Bryan Shaw and Trevor Bauer for Tony Sipp and Lars Anderson to Diamondbacks)

2 to 4. See Albers details 2 thru 4

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. A. Colon - aFA 1993

B. Drew - Draft 1997 (1)

Nine Degrees

Cory Kluber, (originally drafted 4 by Padres in 2007) [15-day DL; 40-man roster]

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 - International League)

One Degree

Draft 2006: Paolo Espino (10); Josh Tomlin (19) [40-man roster]; Vinnie Pestano (20) [40-man roster]

Draft 2008: Cord Phelps (3) [7-day DL; 40-man roster]; Tim Fedroff (7) [40-man roster]; Matthew Langwell (11) [40-man roster]; T.J. House (16) [40-man roster]; Roberto Perez (33)

Draft 2009: Preston Guilmet (9) [40-man roster]; Tyler Sturdevant (27) [7-day DL]

aFA 2008: Chun-Hsiu Chen

aFA 2009: Chen-Chang Lee [40-man roster]; Justin Toole

mFA 2012: Ryan Rohlinger (originally drafted 6 by Giants in 2006)

mFA 2013: Matt Capps (originally drafted 7 by Pirates in 2002) [7-day DL]; Jerry Gil (originally aFA by Diamondbacks in 1999) [7-day DL]; Joe Martinez (originally drafted 12 by Giants in 2005); Clay Rapada (originally aFA by Cubs in 2002); JC Romero (originally drafted 21 by Twins in 1997) [7-day DL]; Matthew Colantonio (originally drafted 22 by Padres in 2011) [7-day DL]; Omir Santos (originally drafted 21 by Yankees in 2001); Luis Hernandez (originally aFA by Braves in 2000) [7-day DL]; Nate Spears (originally drafted 5 by Orioles in 2003); Matt Carson (originally drafted 5 by Yankees in 2002); Jeremy Hermida (originally drafted 1 by Marlins in 2002); David Cooper(originally drafted 1 by Blue Jays in 2008)

Waivers 2013: Blake Wood (originally drafted 3 by Royals in 2006) [40-man roster]

Two Degrees

Nick Hagadone (originally drafted 1 by Red Sox in 2007) [40-man roster]

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

2. Martinez - aFA 1996

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

Scott Barnes (originally drafted 8 by Giants in 2008) [7-day DL; 40-man roster]

1. Trade Giants 2009 for Ryan Garko

2. Garko - Draft 2003 (3)

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

Giovanni Soto - (originally drafted 21 by Tigers in 2009) [7-day DL]

1. Trade Tigers 2010 for Jhonny Peralta

2. Peralta - aFA 1999

Juan Diaz - (originally aFA by Mariners in 2006) [40-man roster]

1. Trade 2010 Mariners with Ezequiel Carrera for Russell Branyan

2. Branyan - mFA 2010

Matt LaPorta - (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)

Four Degrees

Trevor Bauer (originally drafted 1 by Diamondbacks in 2011) [40-man roster]

1. Trade 2013 Diamondbacks (and Reds) with Matt Albers and Bryan Shaw for Tony Sipp and Lars Anderson to Diamondbacks (Shin-Shoo Choo and Jason Donald to Reds; Reds sent Didi Gregorius to the Diamondbacks)

2 to 4. See Albers details 2 thru 4

Akron Aeros (AA - Eastern League)

One Degree

Draft 2008: Trey Haley (2) [40-man roster]; Adam Abraham (13); Bryce Stowell (22)

Draft 2009: Austin Adams (5); Brett Brach (10); Carlos Moncrief (14); Mike Rayl (15) [7-day DL]; Matt Packer (32)

Draft 2010: Kyle Blair (4) [7-day DL]; Jordan Cooper (9) [7-day DL]; Tyler Holt (10)

Draft 2011: Francisco Lindor (1) [7-day DL]; Jake Lowery (4); Will Roberts (5); Jeff Johnson (10); Cody Anderson (14); Shawn Armstrong (18)

Draft 2012: Tyler Naquin (1)

Draft 2013: Kyle Crockett (4)

FA 2010: Toru Murata

aFA 2007: Jose Flores

aFA 2008: Jesus Aguilar

aFA 2009: Alex Monsalve; Giovanny Urshela

aFA 2010: Enosil Tejeda

aFA 2011: Jose Ramirez; Ronny Rodriguez

mFA 2011: Matt Lawson (originally drafted 14 by Rangers in 2007)

mFA 2013: Cedric Hunter (originally drafted 3 by Padres in 2006) [7-day DL]

Two Degrees

Rob Bryson (originally drafted 31 by Brewers in 2006) [7-day DL]

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

2. Sabathia - Draft 1998 (1)

Chris Wallace (originally drafted 16 by Astros in 2010)

1. Trade Astros 2013 for Eric Berger

2. Berger - Draft 2008 (8)

Carolina Mudcats (A+ - Carolina League)

One Degree

Draft 2007: Bo Greenwell (6) [7-day DL]

Draft 2009: Joseph Colon (12)

Draft 2010: Tony Wolters (3); Cole Cook (5); Alexander Lavisky (8); Owen Dew (21)

Draft 2011: Bryson Myles (6); Jordan Smith (9); Todd Hankins (15); Ryan Merritt (16); Shawn Morimando (19); Mason Radeke (35) [7-day DL]; Rob Nixon (46)

Draft 2012: Joe Wendle (6); Jacob Lee (9) [7-day DL]; Josh Martin (10); Logan Vick (11); Scott Michael Peoples (14) [7-day DL]; Louis Head (18); Nicholas Pasquale (20); Benny Suarez (36);

aFA 2007: Francisco Jimenez

aFA 2008: Elvis Araujo[7-day DL]; Francisco Valera

aFA 2009: Erik Gonzalez

aFA 2010: J.D. Reichenbach; Ryan Battaglia; Charlie Valerio [7-day DL]; Anthony Gallas [7-day DL]; Luigi Rodriguez [7-day DL]

aFA 2011: Jerrud Sabourin

mFA 2013: Robert Whitenack (originally drafted 8 by Cubs in 2009); Paddy Matera (originally independent league in 2010)

Lake County Captains (A - Midwest League)

One Degree

Draft 2010: LeVon Washington (2); Robert Aviles (7)

Draft 2011: Jake Sisco (3); Eric Haase (7); Luis DeJesus (11); Grant Sides (12); Zach MacPhee (13); Jack Wagoner (33); Yhoxian Medina (38); Geoffrey Davenport (43)

Draft 2012: Dylan Baker (5); Jeremy Lucas (12); Cody Penny (16); Joe Sever (21); James Stokes (22); Richard Stock (23); Nick Hamilton (35); DJ Brown (39)

aFA 2010: Luis Morel; Felix Sterling [7-day DL]; Leo Castillo; Jorge Martinez

aFA 2011: Luis Lugo; Anderson Polanco

aFA 2012: Dorssys Paulino; Anthony Santander [7-day DL]

aFA 2013: Cody Ferrell

Mahoning Valley Scrappers (A- - New York-Penn League)

One Degree

Draft 2010: Michael Goodnight (13)

Draft 2011: Brian Ruiz (41)

Draft 2012: Josh McAdams (7); Caleb Hamrick (8); Nellie Rodriguez (15)

Draft 2013: Dace Kime (3); Kenny Mathews (7); Trevor Frank (8); Sicnarf Loopstok (13); James Roberts (15); Paul Hendrix (18); Matt Whitehouse (19); Ben Heller (22); Kerry Doane (24) [7-day DL]; Cole Sulser (25); Garrett Smith (37)

aFA 2008: Harold Guerrero

aFA 2010: Manuel Carmona; Rafael Homblert; Alexis Paredes; Manuel Boscan; Robel Garcia; Joel Mejia; Juan Romero

aFA 2011: Breily Puerta; Martin Cervenka; Claudio Bautista

aFA 2012: Luis Gomez

mFA 2013: Carlos Melo (originally aFA by Tigers in 2008)

AZL Indians (Rk - Arizona League)

One Degree

Draft 2009: Kyle Bellows (4)

Draft 2011: Dillon Howard (2) [Restricted List]

Draft 2012: Mitch Brown (2); Kieran Lovegrove (3); D'vone McClure (4); Thomas White (24) [7-day DL]

Draft 2013: Clint Frazier (1); Sean Brady (5); Casey Shane (6); Thomas Pannone (9); Silento Sayles(14); Shane Rowland (20); Grant Fink (23); Cortland Cox (32); Jordan Milbrath (35); Mike Giuffre (36) [7-day DL]

aFA 2010: Juan Santana; Juan De La Cruz; Victor De Jesus

aFA 2011: Martin Alcantara; Jose Zapata; Yonathan Mendonza; Ordomar Valdez

aFA 2012: Shao-Ching Chiang [7-day DL]; Carlos Diaz; Ramon Rodriguez; Anthony Vizcaya; Ivan Castillo; Victor Cabral

aFA 2013: Ping-Hseuh Chen [7-day DL]; Naoki Hashimoto; Francisco Mejia; Gerald Bautista; Takuya Tsuchida

mFA 2013: Wander Beras (originally aFA by Dodgers in 2008)

DSL Indians (Rk - Dominican Summer League)

One Degree

aFA 2011:Amauri Castillo; Edward Estrella; Juan Nivar; Kevin Calderon

aFA 2012: Jesus Arias; Cristian Manzueta; Edgar Pineda; Johan Puello; Anderson Ramirez; Juan Carlos Moncion; Francisco Miguel; Omar Sanchez

aFA 2013: Erick Algarin; Luis Araujo; Julio Arosemena; Aresante Espino; Edward Fabian; Daniel Gomez; Luis Jimenez; Francsico Lopez; Jesus Ramirez; Jose Rodriguez; Rodolfo Villasmil; Yoiber Marquina; Wagner Ramirez; Yoan Andujar; Erlin Cerda; Grofi Cruz; Alexis De Los Santos; Rubiel Martinez [Restricted List]; Jorma Rodriguez; Emmanuel Tapia; Hector Caro; Luis Montero; Yoel Sanchez

Players who have moved on

aFA 2001: Roberto Hernandez (Fausto Carmona) [TBR]

Trade 2002: MON Grady Sizemore [FA]

aFA 2002: Rafael Perez [BOS-AA]

Trade 2003: TEX Travis Hafner [NYY]

Draft 2004: Tony Sipp (45) [traded to AZ]

aFA 2004: Hector Rondon (CHC-Rule 5]

Draft 2005: Nicholas Weglarz (3) [ATL-AA; released May]

aFA 2005: Jeanmar Gomez [trade to PIT]

Draft 2006: David Huff (1) (NYY-Waivers]; Jared Goedert (9) [PIT-AAA]

Trade 2006: SEA Shin-Soo Choo [traded to CIN]

Draft 2007: T.J. McFarland (4) (BAL-Rule 5]; Kyle Landis (18) [released July]

aFA 2007: Delvi Cid [BAL-A+]

Draft 2008: Jeremie Tice (6); Eric Berger (8) [trade to HOU]; Clayton Cook (9)

Draft 2009: Jordan Henry (7); Dwight Childs (18) [Ind]; Daniel Jimenez (23) [Ind]; Antwonie Hubbard (26)

Trade 2009: PHI Jason Donald [traded to CIN]

Draft 2010: Hunter Jones (11); Tyler Cannon (12); Aaron Siliga (17) [released August}; Mark Brown (19); Kyle Petter (34); Marcus Bradley (49)

Trade 2010: PIT Luke Carlin [LAA-AAA]

aFA 2010: Xavier De Los Santos; Luis Encarnacion; Jairo Kelly [CHW-Rk]; Jeffry Cleto [released July]; Alejandro Rivas

mFA 2010: Shelley Duncan [TBR-DL]

Waivers 2010: Chad Huffman [STL-AAA]

Draft 2011: Evan Frazar (27)

Trade 2011 SFG: Thomas Neal [NYY; CHC-waivers]

aFA 2011: Patrick Tolentino; Mitch Nilsson; Andrew Campbell; Estevenson Encarnacion [released July]; Juan Herrera [traded to STL]; Chia-Ching Lin [released July]; Felix Lora [released July]; Juan Garcia; Juan Marte [released July]; Fidias Soto

mFA 2011: Jack Hannahan [CIN]; Michel Hernandez;

Draft 2012: Tyler Booth (13) [released July]; Joshua Nervis (38) [released July]

Trade 2012: BOS Brent Lillibridge [CHC/NYY]; COL Kevin Slowey [MIA]; SDP Aaron Cunningham [TEX-AAA]; BOS Lars Anderson [trade to AZ; CHW-waivers; TOR-waivers; CHW-purchase; released July]

aFA 2012: Luis Aquino [released July]; Jesus Beras [released July]; Anderson Placido [AZ-DSL]; Junior Vincent [released July]; Rainel Diaz; Henry Lunar [released July]; Wilkin Acosta [released July]; Michael Depen [released July]; Andri Santana [released July]

mFA 2012:Chris Seddon [KOR]; Casey Kotchman [MIA]; Loek Van Mil [CIN-AA]; Dan Wheeler[KCR-released]; Matt Pagnozzi [ATL-AAA]; Gregorio Petit [SDP-AAA]; Carlos R Rojas; Davis Stoneburner

Purchase 2012: Esmil Rogers [traded to TOR]; Russ Canzler [TOR/CLE/NYY/BAL/PIT-Trade-AAA]

Waivers 2012: Vinny Rottino [Orix-Japan]; Fabio Martinez [released August]

Trade 2013 PIT: Quincy Latimore [released July]

mFA 2013: Daisuke Matsuzaka [NYM]

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