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2004 Atlanta Braves

Trades and Transactions

Franchise Encyclopedia: 2003 / 2005

96-66, Finished 1st in NL East (Schedule and Results)
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Manager: Bobby Cox (96-66)
GM: John Schuerholz, Scouting Dir: Roy Clark
Scored 803 runs, Allowed 668 runs. Pythagorean W-L: 95-67

Ballparks: Turner Field · Attendance: 2,327,565 (10th of 16)
Park Factors  Over 100 favors batters, under 100 favors pitchers.
  multi-year:
Batting - 101, Pitching - 99 · one-year: Batting - 101, Pitching - 100

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2003 / 2005 Trades and Transactions

Transactions listed are from November 1 of previous year to April 1 of the following year.

October 13, 2003

Henry Blanco granted Free Agency.

October 15, 2003

Ramon Castro granted Free Agency.

Joey Dawley granted Free Agency.

Chris Fussell granted Free Agency.

Mike Hubbard granted Free Agency.

Rontrez Johnson granted Free Agency.

Donzell McDonald granted Free Agency.

Travis Phelps granted Free Agency.

Mike Romano granted Free Agency.

Chuck Smith granted Free Agency.

October 25, 2003

Signed Dewayne Wise as a free agent.

October 26, 2003

Javy Lopez granted Free Agency.

October 27, 2003

Julio Franco granted Free Agency.

Gary Sheffield granted Free Agency.

October 28, 2003

Released Shane Reynolds.

October 29, 2003

Greg Maddux granted Free Agency.

October 30, 2003

Vinny Castilla granted Free Agency.

Released Stubby Clapp.

Roberto Hernandez granted Free Agency.

Darren Holmes granted Free Agency.

Kent Mercker granted Free Agency.

November 2, 2003

Darren Bragg granted Free Agency.

November 5, 2003

Released Robert Fick.

Matt Franco granted Free Agency.

November 12, 2003

Signed Ryan Jackson as a free agent.

November 14, 2003

Signed Jorge Velandia as a free agent.

November 18, 2003

Signed C.J. Nitkowski as a free agent.

November 24, 2003

Selected Gary Matthews off waivers from the San Diego Padres.

November 25, 2003

Signed Travis Smith as a free agent.

December 10, 2003

Signed John Thomson as a free agent.

December 13, 2003

Traded Ray King, Jason Marquis and Adam Wainwright to the St. Louis Cardinals. Received J.D. Drew and Eli Marrero.

December 15, 2003

Willie Collazo drafted by the Anaheim Angels in the 2003 rule 5 draft.

December 19, 2003

Signed Eddie Perez as a free agent.

December 20, 2003

Signed Joe Depastino as a free agent.

December 22, 2003

Signed Armando Almanza as a free agent.

December 23, 2003

Signed Antonio Alfonseca as a free agent.

January 6, 2004

Signed Tim Drew as a free agent.

Signed Chuck Smith as a free agent.

January 8, 2004

Signed Mike Romano as a free agent.

January 9, 2004

Signed Ryan Glynn as a free agent.

January 12, 2004

Signed Julio Franco as a free agent.

Signed Matt Whiteside as a free agent.

February 5, 2004

Signed Russell Branyan as a free agent.

February 9, 2004

Signed Dave Nilsson as a free agent.

February 17, 2004

Signed Dave Elder as a free agent.

Signed Brian Moehler as a free agent.

March 25, 2004

Traded Richard Lewis (minors) and Andy Pratt to the Chicago Cubs. Received Juan Cruz and Steve Smyth.

March 26, 2004

Traded Bubba Nelson (minors) and Jung Bong to the Cincinnati Reds. Received Chris Reitsma.

April 2, 2004 (Standings)

Released Gary Matthews.

April 14, 2004 (Standings)

Received Napoleon Calzado from the Baltimore Orioles as part of a conditional deal.

April 25, 2004 (Standings)

Traded Russell Branyan to the Cleveland Indians. Received Scott Sturkie (minors).

April 26, 2004 (Standings)

Signed Jason Tyner as a free agent.

May 3, 2004 (Standings)

Ryan Jackson granted Free Agency.

May 12, 2004 (Standings)

Signed Brent Butler as a free agent.

May 14, 2004 (Standings)

Released Steve Smyth.

May 24, 2004 (Standings)

Released Cory Aldridge.

Released Dave Elder.

May 29, 2004 (Standings)

Released Ryan Glynn.

June 7, 2004 (Standings)

Drafted James Parr in the 4th round of the 2004 amateur draft. Player signed June 16, 2004.

Drafted Clint Sammons in the 6th round of the 2004 amateur draft. Player signed July 12, 2004.

Drafted Brad Emaus in the 18th round of the 2004 amateur draft, but did not sign the player.

Drafted Sean Doolittle in the 39th round of the 2004 amateur draft, but did not sign the player.

Drafted Eric Farris in the 42nd round of the 2004 amateur draft, but did not sign the player.

June 15, 2004 (Standings)

Signed Luis Lopez as a free agent.

June 29, 2004 (Standings)

Released Trey Hodges.

Released C.J. Nitkowski.

July 25, 2004 (Standings)

Released Jason Tyner.

July 31, 2004 (Standings)

Traded Matt Merricks (minors) to the Los Angeles Dodgers. Received Tom Martin.

August 23, 2004 (Standings)

Signed Matt Young as an amateur free agent.

August 27, 2004 (Standings)

Released Jesse Garcia.

September 20, 2004 (Standings)

Released Chuck Smith.

October 4, 2004 (Standings)

Armando Almanza granted Free Agency.

Will Cunnane granted Free Agency.

Damon Hollins granted Free Agency.

October 15, 2004 (Standings)

Brent Butler granted Free Agency.

Napoleon Calzado granted Free Agency.

Joe Depastino granted Free Agency.

Tim Drew granted Free Agency.

Luis Lopez granted Free Agency.

Sam McConnell granted Free Agency.

Brian Moehler granted Free Agency.

Dave Nilsson granted Free Agency.

Mike Romano granted Free Agency.

Travis Smith granted Free Agency.

Jorge Velandia granted Free Agency.

Matt Whiteside granted Free Agency.

Dewayne Wise selected by the Detroit Tigers off waivers.

October 28, 2004

Paul Byrd granted Free Agency.

J.D. Drew granted Free Agency.

Jaret Wright granted Free Agency.

October 29, 2004

Julio Franco granted Free Agency.

Russ Ortiz granted Free Agency.

November 2, 2004

Antonio Alfonseca granted Free Agency.

November 10, 2004

Signed Esix Snead as a free agent.

November 16, 2004

Signed Brian O'Connor as a free agent.

November 18, 2004

Signed Chris Mears as a free agent.

November 30, 2004

Signed Sam McConnell as a free agent.

December 1, 2004

Signed Alex Herrera as a free agent.

December 9, 2004

Signed Julio Franco as a free agent.

December 11, 2004

Traded a player to be named later and Jose Capellan to the Milwaukee Brewers. Received Danny Kolb. The Atlanta Braves sent Alec Zumwalt (minors) (December 14, 2004) to the Milwaukee Brewers to complete the trade.

December 13, 2004

Adam Stern drafted by the Boston Red Sox in the 2004 rule 5 draft.

December 16, 2004

Traded Eli Marrero and cash to the Kansas City Royals. Received Jorge Vasquez.

Traded Juan Cruz, Dan Meyer and Charles Thomas to the Oakland Athletics. Received Tim Hudson.

December 21, 2004

Mark DeRosa granted Free Agency.

Mike Hessman granted Free Agency.

December 26, 2004

Signed Andy Van Hekken as a free agent.

December 28, 2004

Signed Matt Childers as a free agent.

January 6, 2005

Signed John Barnes as a free agent.

January 7, 2005

Signed Gabe White as a free agent.

January 8, 2005

Signed Adam Bernero as a free agent.

January 14, 2005

Signed Raul Mondesi as a free agent.

January 18, 2005

Signed Roosevelt Brown as a free agent.

January 19, 2005

Signed Brian Jordan as a free agent.

Signed Carlos Mendez as a free agent.

January 25, 2005

Signed Elvis Andrus as an amateur free agent.

January 27, 2005

Signed Jay Powell as a free agent.

February 1, 2005

Signed Derrick Gibson as a free agent.

February 2, 2005

Signed Hector Almonte as a free agent.

March 23, 2005

Selected Jason Bourgeois off waivers from the Texas Rangers.

March 24, 2005

Received Seth Greisinger from the Washington Nationals as part of a conditional deal.

March 29, 2005

Released Roosevelt Brown.

March 30, 2005

Released Gabe White.

March 31, 2005

Traded Nick Green to the Tampa Bay Devil Rays. Received Jorge Sosa.

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2003 / 2005 Trades and Transactions