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1998 Florida Marlins

Trades and Transactions

Franchise Encyclopedia: 1997 / 1999

54-108, Finished 5th in NL East (Schedule and Results)
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Manager: Jim Leyland (54-108)
GM: David Dombrowski, Farm Dir: Dan Lunetta, Scouting Dir: Orrin Freeman
Scored 667 runs, Allowed 923 runs. Pythagorean W-L: 58-104

Ballparks: Pro Player Stadium · Attendance: 1,730,384 (13th of 16)
Park Factors  Over 100 favors batters, under 100 favors pitchers.
  multi-year:
Batting - 94, Pitching - 95 · one-year: Batting - 92, Pitching - 95

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1997 / 1999 Trades and Transactions

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

October 14, 1997

Bryan Ward selected by the Chicago White Sox off waivers.

October 15, 1997

Russ Morman granted Free Agency.

Kirt Ojala granted Free Agency.

Donn Pall granted Free Agency.

October 17, 1997

Reid Cornelius granted Free Agency.

Brian Daubach granted Free Agency.

Alex Delgado granted Free Agency.

Chris Seelbach granted Free Agency.

October 31, 1997

Darren Daulton granted Free Agency.

November 11, 1997

Traded Moises Alou to the Houston Astros. Received a player to be named later, Manuel Barrios and Oscar Henriquez. The Houston Astros sent Mark Johnson (December 16, 1997) to the Florida Marlins to complete the trade.

November 18, 1997

Sent Kurt Miller to the Chicago Cubs as part of a conditional deal.

Traded Devon White to the Arizona Diamondbacks. Received Jesus Martinez (minors).

Traded Robb Nen to the San Francisco Giants. Received Mick Pageler (minors), Mike Villano (minors) and Joe Fontenot.

Tony Saunders selected by the Tampa Bay Devil Rays as the 1st pick in the 1997 expansion draft.

Mike Duvall selected by the Tampa Bay Devil Rays as the 32nd pick in the 1997 expansion draft.

Randy Winn selected by the Tampa Bay Devil Rays as the 58th pick in the 1997 expansion draft.

November 20, 1997

Released Rob Natal.

Released John Wehner.

Traded Jeff Conine to the Kansas City Royals. Received Blaine Mull (minors).

Traded Ed Vosberg to the San Diego Padres. Received Chris Clark (minors).

December 12, 1997

Released Alex Arias.

December 15, 1997

Hector Mercado drafted by the Philadelphia Phillies in the 1997 rule 5 draft.

Scott Podsednik drafted by the Texas Rangers in the 1997 rule 5 draft.

Roosevelt Brown selected by the Chicago Cubs in the 1997 minor league draft.

Traded Kevin Brown to the San Diego Padres. Received Steve Hoff (minors), Derrek Lee and Rafael Medina.

December 18, 1997

Traded Dennis Cook to the New York Mets. Received Fletcher Bates (minors) and Scott Comer (minors).

December 19, 1997

Traded Kurt Abbott to the Oakland Athletics. Received Eric Ludwick.

December 21, 1997

Matt Mantei granted Free Agency.

Kevin Millar granted Free Agency.

John Roskos granted Free Agency.

Signed Matt Mantei as a free agent.

Signed Kevin Millar as a free agent.

Signed John Roskos as a free agent.

December 22, 1997

Signed Randy Knorr as a free agent.

January 6, 1998

Signed Brian Daubach as a free agent.

February 4, 1998

Received Hector Ramirez from the Baltimore Orioles as part of a conditional deal.

February 6, 1998

Traded Al Leiter and Ralph Milliard to the New York Mets. Received Rob Stratton (minors), A.J. Burnett and Jesus Sanchez.

February 19, 1998

Signed Donn Pall as a free agent.

February 20, 1998

Selected Kirt Ojala off waivers from the Arizona Diamondbacks.

March 4, 1998

Signed John Wehner as a free agent.

March 20, 1998

Traded Don Stratton (minors) to the New York Mets. Received a player to be named later and Brandon Villafuerte. The New York Mets sent Cesar Crespo (September 12, 1998) to the Florida Marlins to complete the trade.

March 21, 1998

Traded a player to be named later to the Cincinnati Reds. Received Eric Owens. The Florida Marlins sent Jesus Martinez (minors) (March 26, 1998) to the Cincinnati Reds to complete the trade.

March 25, 1998

Sold Eric Owens to the Milwaukee Brewers.

March 27, 1998

Signed Chris Hammond as a free agent.

April 15, 1998 (Standings)

Signed Jacob Brumfield as a free agent.

May 11, 1998 (Standings)

Signed Archie Corbin as a free agent.

May 14, 1998 (Standings)

Traded Manuel Barrios, Bobby Bonilla, Jim Eisenreich, Charles Johnson and Gary Sheffield to the Los Angeles Dodgers. Received Mike Piazza and Todd Zeile.

May 21, 1998 (Standings)

Signed Mike Gulan as a free agent.

May 22, 1998 (Standings)

Signed Tim Hyers as a free agent.

Traded Mike Piazza to the New York Mets. Received Geoff Goetz (minors), Preston Wilson and Ed Yarnall.

June 2, 1998 (Standings)

Chris Hammond granted Free Agency.

Drafted Chip Ambres in the 1st round (27th pick) of the 1998 amateur draft. Player signed August 3, 1998.

Drafted Adam LaRoche in the 18th round of the 1998 amateur draft, but did not sign the player.

Drafted Kevin Olsen in the 26th round of the 1998 amateur draft. Player signed June 6, 1998.

June 4, 1998 (Standings)

Selected Brian Edmondson off waivers from the Atlanta Braves.

June 16, 1998 (Standings)

Signed Jason Pearson as an amateur free agent.

July 4, 1998 (Standings)

Traded Scott Makarewicz (minors) and Jay Powell to the Houston Astros. Received Ramon Castro.

July 14, 1998 (Standings)

Signed Toby Borland as a free agent.

July 24, 1998 (Standings)

Traded a player to be named later to the Arizona Diamondbacks. Received Reid Cornelius. The Florida Marlins sent Walt White (minors) (October 29, 1998) to the Arizona Diamondbacks to complete the trade.

July 31, 1998 (Standings)

Traded Steve Hoff (minors) and Felix Heredia to the Chicago Cubs. Received Todd Noel (minors), Kevin Orie and Justin Speier.

Traded Todd Zeile to the Texas Rangers. Received Dan DeYoung (minors) and Jose Santos (minors).

August 10, 1998 (Standings)

Selected Manuel Barrios off waivers from the Los Angeles Dodgers.

September 29, 1998 (Standings)

John Cangelosi granted Free Agency.

Randy Knorr granted Free Agency.

Donn Pall granted Free Agency.

John Wehner granted Free Agency.

October 15, 1998 (Standings)

Jacob Brumfield granted Free Agency.

Archie Corbin granted Free Agency.

Hector Ramirez granted Free Agency.

October 16, 1998

Chris Clapinski granted Free Agency.

Reid Cornelius granted Free Agency.

Released Toby Borland.

October 28, 1998

Selected Bruce Aven off waivers from the Cleveland Indians.

November 12, 1998

Signed DaRond Stovall as a free agent.

November 17, 1998

Signed Archie Corbin as a free agent.

November 19, 1998

Released Brian Daubach.

November 20, 1998

Traded Oscar Henriquez to the New York Mets. Received Jorge Fabregas.

December 2, 1998

Traded Manuel Barrios to the Cincinnati Reds. Received Guillermo Garcia.

December 14, 1998

Drafted Benji Gil from the Chicago White Sox in the 1998 minor league draft.

Eric Ludwick selected by the Detroit Tigers in the 1998 minor league draft.

Traded Edgar Renteria to the St. Louis Cardinals. Received Armando Almanza, Braden Looper and Pablo Ozuna.

December 18, 1998

Hector Almonte granted Free Agency.

December 19, 1998

Signed Hector Almonte as a free agent.

December 21, 1998

Signed Chris Clapinski as a free agent.

December 23, 1998

Sent Gregg Zaun to the Texas Rangers as part of a conditional deal.

January 6, 1999

Traded Pablo Minaya (minors) to the Cincinnati Reds. Received Pat Watkins.

January 29, 1999

Signed Dennis Springer as a free agent.

February 1, 1999

Traded Todd Noel (minors), Mark Johnson and Ed Yarnall to the New York Yankees. Received Mike Lowell.

March 29, 1999

Traded Pat Watkins to the Colorado Rockies. Received a player to be named later. The Colorado Rockies sent Kevin Gordon (minors) (July 16, 1999) to the Florida Marlins to complete the trade.

April 1, 1999

Traded Justin Speier to the Atlanta Braves. Received a player to be named later. The Atlanta Braves sent Matt Targac (minors) (June 11, 1999) to the Florida Marlins to complete the trade.

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1997 / 1999 Trades and Transactions