Comments on: Most similar players traded for each other http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/9498 This and that about baseball stats. Tue, 16 Jul 2013 17:01:55 +0000 hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.6 By: Jon C http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/9498/comment-page-1#comment-79398 Sat, 25 Dec 2010 02:36:54 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=9498#comment-79398 This isn't a trade, but I think it's worth noting: Prior to 1989 season, the LA Dodger's Steve Sax signed as a FA with the NY Yankees as a replacement for Willie Randolph. Randolph also was a FA, and signed with the Dodgers. Randolph was Sax's #1 most similar player and vice versa for the 1989 season.

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By: Friday Links (24 Dec 10) – Ducksnorts http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/9498/comment-page-1#comment-79363 Fri, 24 Dec 2010 14:08:43 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=9498#comment-79363 [...] Most similar players traded for each other (Baseball-Reference). Be sure to read the comments, which include a reference to the December 2001 trade that saw the Padres send Alex Arias (among others) to Seattle for Ramon Vazquez (among others). [...]

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By: Uncle Mike’s Friday BROWSing: The “And to All a Good Night” Edition | Hire Jim Essian http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/9498/comment-page-1#comment-79118 Thu, 23 Dec 2010 08:29:08 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=9498#comment-79118 [...] are the most-similar players ever traded for one another? Greg Maddux and Cesar Izturis definitely come to [...]

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By: Phil Haberkorn in Indiana http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/9498/comment-page-1#comment-78565 Mon, 20 Dec 2010 19:38:08 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=9498#comment-78565 I must file an official protest to the original post indicating that Marquis Grissom was traded for his "most similar" player, Devon White. The trade also involved a player to be named later, who turned out to be Ruddy Lugo, whose "most similar" comparisons do not include either Mr. Grissom or Mr. White. Unless a more definite protocol is provided by the sitemasters, I have invoked the long-established Kevin Bacon "Six Degrees of Separation" process in order to further define the true value of the trade. In clicking Mr. Lugo's #1 "most similar" player link, and doing so for each of the players found in five successive links, neither Mr. Grissom nor Mr. White is found in any of these lists. This would indicate the inclusion of Mr. Lugo in the trade must mandate a value of "0" be incorporated into the original Grissom-White comparison in order to determine the true trade value, thus cutting in half the original "904" value posted in Mr. Grissom's list to a more accurate "452." The fact that searches for "Kevin Bacon" on this website results in "0 searches found" does not, I believe, reduce the validity of my research. I stand corrected if Mr. Bacon ever appeared in a baseball movie in which it appears he can actually play the game, unlike the Gary Cooper/Lou Gehrig camera tricks or the Anthony Perkins/Jimmy Piersall fiasco.
See now, this is what happens when I have too much free computer time on my hands......

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By: Kahuna Tuna http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/9498/comment-page-1#comment-78556 Mon, 20 Dec 2010 18:58:34 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=9498#comment-78556 I actually found a couple of other guys who have managed someone from their most similar list.

If we're going to play it that way, how about Walt Alston and Rod Miller?

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By: Jeff Trotter http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/9498/comment-page-1#comment-78497 Mon, 20 Dec 2010 02:58:41 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=9498#comment-78497 I'm going through the current managers, and I actually found a couple of other guys who have managed someone from their most similar list.

Bruce Bochy managed Wiki Gonzalez with the Padres from 1999 to 2003. Wiki is 5th on Bochy's list.

Assuming he is on the Pirates' opening day roster, Lastings Milledge will be managed by Clint Hurdle. Right now Milledge is 4th on Hurdle's list.

There a several more managers who did play at the big league level, but didn't play long enough to generate a list of similar players.

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By: Jeff Trotter http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/9498/comment-page-1#comment-78486 Mon, 20 Dec 2010 00:42:54 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=9498#comment-78486 Found an interesting match that doesn't fit this list.

In 2009 Dave Clark managed the last 13 games for the Houston Astros. On the Stros roster was Jason Michaels.

Jason Michaels is #1 on Dave Clark's list and Clark is 3rd on Jason's.

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By: Jeff Trotter http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/9498/comment-page-1#comment-78484 Mon, 20 Dec 2010 00:26:05 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=9498#comment-78484 I read a couple of articles about Charles Johnson/Byung Hyun Kim trade. It was painted as a situation where both teams were looking to dump bad contracts.

Not sure why each team wouldn't have just released their player.

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By: dukeofflatbush http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/9498/comment-page-1#comment-78483 Mon, 20 Dec 2010 00:16:05 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=9498#comment-78483 With all due respect Mr. Autin, I believe the plural is spelled Gonzali...
bad joke, sorry.

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By: John Autin http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/9498/comment-page-1#comment-78482 Mon, 20 Dec 2010 00:06:31 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=9498#comment-78482 @37, Duke -- Bravo! Not only are the Alex Gonzalezes each other's most similar player, but:
-- Each has exactly 137 career HRs.
-- They're the only two by that name ever to play in the majors.

We'll have to enjoy their similarity while it lasts, since only one remains active.

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