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1999 Florida Marlins

Trades and Transactions

Franchise Encyclopedia: 1998 / 2000

64-98, Finished 5th in NL East (Schedule and Results)
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Manager: John Boles (64-98)
GM: David Dombrowski, Farm Dir: Mike Parkinson, Scouting Dir: Al Avila
Scored 691 runs, Allowed 852 runs. Pythagorean W-L: 66-96

Ballparks: Pro Player Stadium · Attendance: 1,369,421 (15th of 16)
Park Factors  Over 100 favors batters, under 100 favors pitchers.
  multi-year:
Batting - 93, Pitching - 94 · one-year: Batting - 92, Pitching - 93

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1998 / 2000 Trades and Transactions

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

October 15, 1998

Jacob Brumfield granted Free Agency.

Archie Corbin granted Free Agency.

Hector Ramirez granted Free Agency.

October 16, 1998

Released Toby Borland.

Chris Clapinski granted Free Agency.

Reid Cornelius granted Free Agency.

October 28, 1998

Selected Bruce Aven off waivers from the Cleveland Indians.

October 29, 1998

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.

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 (Standings)

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.

April 2, 1999 (Standings)

Ryan Jackson selected by the Seattle Mariners off waivers.

April 5, 1999 (Standings)

Released Jason Pearson.

April 8, 1999 (Standings)

Signed Danny Bautista as a free agent.

April 9, 1999 (Standings)

Signed Reid Cornelius as a free agent.

April 16, 1999 (Standings)

The Toronto Blue Jays returned Eric Ludwick (earlier draft pick).

April 20, 1999 (Standings)

Sold Guillermo Garcia to the Cincinnati Reds.

May 31, 1999 (Standings)

Traded Rob Stanifer to the Boston Red Sox. Received Brian Partenheimer (minors).

June 2, 1999 (Standings)

Drafted Josh Beckett in the 1st round (2nd pick) of the 1999 amateur draft. Player signed September 1, 1999.

Drafted Josh Wilson in the 3rd round of the 1999 amateur draft. Player signed June 5, 1999.

Drafted Nate Robertson in the 5th round of the 1999 amateur draft. Player signed June 5, 1999.

Drafted Kevin Hooper in the 8th round of the 1999 amateur draft. Player signed June 3, 1999.

Drafted Randy Messenger in the 11th round of the 1999 amateur draft. Player signed June 6, 1999.

Drafted Angel Sanchez in the 12th round of the 1999 amateur draft, but did not sign the player.

Drafted Adam LaRoche in the 42nd round of the 1999 amateur draft, but did not sign the player.

June 15, 1999 (Standings)

Traded Craig Counsell to the Los Angeles Dodgers. Received a player to be named later. The Los Angeles Dodgers sent Ryan Moskau (minors) (July 15, 1999) to the Florida Marlins to complete the trade.

June 30, 1999 (Standings)

Signed Jose Mercedes as a free agent.

July 2, 1999 (Standings)

Signed Miguel Cabrera as an amateur free agent.

July 8, 1999 (Standings)

Traded Matt Mantei to the Arizona Diamondbacks. Received a player to be named later, Vladimir Nunez and Brad Penny. The Arizona Diamondbacks sent Abraham Nunez (December 13, 1999) to the Florida Marlins to complete the trade.

July 25, 1999 (Standings)

Traded Livan Hernandez to the San Francisco Giants. Received Nate Bump and Jason Grilli.

July 30, 1999 (Standings)

Released Jose Mercedes.

July 31, 1999 (Standings)

Traded Brandon Villafuerte to the Detroit Tigers. Received Mike Drumright (minors).

August 2, 1999 (Standings)

Signed Ronald Belisario as an amateur free agent.

August 26, 1999 (Standings)

Released Jorge Fabregas.

October 4, 1999 (Standings)

Tim Hyers granted Free Agency.

Kirt Ojala granted Free Agency.

October 5, 1999 (Standings)

John Roskos granted Free Agency.

October 6, 1999 (Standings)

Dennis Springer granted Free Agency.

October 7, 1999 (Standings)

Archie Corbin granted Free Agency.

October 12, 1999 (Standings)

Eric Ludwick granted Free Agency.

October 15, 1999 (Standings)

Benji Gil granted Free Agency.

Mike Gulan granted Free Agency.

Andy Larkin granted Free Agency.

November 2, 1999

Signed Chris Tremie as a free agent.

November 11, 1999

Signed Mike Gulan as a free agent.

November 12, 1999

Sent Kevin Orie to the Los Angeles Dodgers as part of a conditional deal.

November 15, 1999

Traded Brian Meadows to the San Diego Padres. Received Dan Miceli.

November 18, 1999

Brent Billingsley selected by the Montreal Expos off waivers.

December 6, 1999

Signed Sandy Martinez as a free agent.

Rafael Medina selected by the Atlanta Braves off waivers.

December 13, 1999

Drafted Johan Santana from the Houston Astros in the 1999 rule 5 draft.

Traded Johan Santana and cash to the Minnesota Twins. Received Jared Camp (minors).

Traded Bruce Aven to the Pittsburgh Pirates. Received Brant Brown.

December 15, 1999

Traded Todd Dunwoody to the Kansas City Royals. Received Sean McNally (minors).

December 21, 1999

Gary Knotts granted Free Agency.

Claudio Vargas granted Free Agency.

Signed Claudio Vargas as a free agent.

December 22, 1999

Signed Ricky Bones as a free agent.

Signed Gary Knotts as a free agent.

Signed Bronswell Patrick as a free agent.

Signed Mark Smith as a free agent.

January 12, 2000

Signed Mendy Lopez as a free agent.

February 1, 2000

Signed Joe Strong as a free agent.

March 24, 2000

Selected Derrick Gibson off waivers from the Colorado Rockies.

March 27, 2000

Traded Victor Rodriguez (minors) to the Cleveland Indians. Received Steve Falteisek.

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1998 / 2000 Trades and Transactions