Generations of A's update

By Jason Wojciechowski on January 31, 2015 at 4:54 PM

The trade of Yunel Escobar for Tyler Clippard necessitates a Generations of A's update.

First generation

  1. Billy Butler (FA, 2015)
  2. Mark Canha (Rule 5, 2015)
  3. Jesse Chavez (Cash trade, 2012)
  4. Coco Crisp (FA, 2010)
  5. Ike Davis (Int'l draft slot trade, 2015)
  6. Nate Freiman (Rule 5, 2013)
  7. Sonny Gray (1st round, 2011)
  8. A.J. Griffin (13th round, 2010)
  9. Scott Kazmir (FA, 2014)
  10. Arnold Leon (FA, 2008)
  11. Renato Nunez (FA, 2010)
  12. Eric O'Flaherty (FA, 2014)
  13. Dan Otero (Waivers, 2013)
  14. Eury de la Rosa (Cash trade, 2015)
  15. Evan Scribner (Waivers, 2012)
  16. Taylor Thompson (Waivers, 2015)
  17. Stephen Vogt (Trade for no player, 2013)

Second generation

  1. Fernando Abad < John Wooten (37th round, 2012)
  2. Raul Alcantara < Andrew Bailey (6th round, 2006)
  3. Ryan Cook < Trevor Cahill (2nd round, 2006)
  4. Sean Doolittle < Barry Zito (1st round, 1999)
  5. Craig Gentry < Michael Choice (1st round, 2010)
  6. Tyler Ladendorf < Orlando Cabrera (FA, 2009)
  7. Jarrod Parker < Trevor Cahill (2nd round, 2006)
  8. Josh Reddick < Andrew Bailey (6th round, 2006)

Third generation

  1. Chris Bassitt < Jeff Samardzija < Addison Russell (1st round, 2012)
  2. Kendall Graveman < Josh Donaldson < Rich Harden (17th round, 2000)
  3. Brett Lawrie < Josh Donaldson < Rich Harden (17th round, 2000)
  4. Sean Nolin < Josh Donaldson < Rich Harden (17th round, 2000)
  5. Josh Phegley < Jeff Samardzija < Addison Russell (1st round, 2012)
  6. Rangel Ravelo < Jeff Samardzija < Addison Russell (1st round, 2012)
  7. Marcus Semien < Jeff Samardzija < Addison Russell (1st round, 2012)

Fourth generation

  1. Billy Burns < Jerry Blevins < Jason Kendall < Mark Redman (FA, 2004)
  2. Drew Pomeranz < Brett Anderson < Dan Haren < Mark Mulder (1st round, 1998)

Fifth generation

  1. Ben Zobrist < Daniel Robertson1 < Josh Willingham < Corey Brown < Frank Thomas (FA, 2006)

Sixth generation (last time: 1)

  1. R.J. Alvarez < Derek Norris < Gio Gonzalez < Nick Swisher < Johnny Damon < Ben Grieve (1st round, 1994)
  2. Tyler Clippard < Yunel Escobar < Daniel Robertson < Josh Willingham < Corey Brown < Frank Thomas (FA, 2006)
  3. Sam Fuld < Tom Milone < Gio Gonzalez < Nick Swisher < Johnny Damon < Ben Grieve (1st round, 1994)
  4. Jesse Hahn < Derek Norris < Gio Gonzalez < Nick Swisher < Johnny Damon < Ben Grieve (1st round, 1994)
  5. Eric Sogard < Scott Hairston < Craig Italiano < Damian Miller < Michael Barrett < Brett Price (14th round, 2001)

  1. I would listen to an argument that John Jaso is actually the main piece of this trade from Tampa Bay's perspective, but Robertson's an easy top-100 prospect; for a team doing what Tampa has been doing this offseason, that seems more important than a platoon designated hitter, even one as good as Jaso.