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2002 Montreal Expos

Trades and Transactions

Franchise Encyclopedia: 2001 / 2003

83-79, Finished 2nd in NL East (Schedule and Results)
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Manager: Frank Robinson (83-79)
GM: Omar Minaya (Hired 2/13/2002), Scouting Dir: Dana Brown
Scored 735 runs, Allowed 718 runs. Pythagorean W-L: 83-79

Ballparks: Stade Olympique · Attendance: 812,045 (16th of 16)
Park Factors  Over 100 favors batters, under 100 favors pitchers.
  multi-year:
Batting - 103, Pitching - 103 · one-year: Batting - 99, Pitching - 99

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2001 / 2003 Trades and Transactions

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

October 3, 2001

Sent Tim Raines to the Baltimore Orioles as part of a conditional deal.

October 8, 2001

Fernando Seguignol granted Free Agency.

October 11, 2001

Curtis Pride granted Free Agency.

October 12, 2001

Joey Eischen granted Free Agency.

Terry Jones granted Free Agency.

Mark Smith granted Free Agency.

October 15, 2001

Sandy Martinez granted Free Agency.

Bobby Munoz granted Free Agency.

Anthony Telford granted Free Agency.

Ryan Thompson granted Free Agency.

October 22, 2001

Signed Joey Eischen as a free agent.

November 3, 2001

Signed Roger Bernadina as an amateur free agent.

November 5, 2001

Bob Scanlan granted Free Agency.

November 6, 2001

Rob Ducey granted Free Agency.

Randy Knorr granted Free Agency.

November 16, 2001

Ryan Minor selected by the Seattle Mariners off waivers.

December 7, 2001

Signed Randy Knorr as a free agent.

December 13, 2001

Drafted Joe Valentine from the Chicago White Sox in the 2001 rule 5 draft.

Sold Joe Valentine to the Detroit Tigers.

December 21, 2001

Signed Mark Smith as a free agent.

Mike Thurman granted Free Agency.

January 8, 2002

Signed Dan Smith as a free agent.

January 11, 2002

Signed Ivan Cruz as a free agent.

Signed Joe Davenport as a free agent.

Signed Lyle Mouton as a free agent.

January 17, 2002

Signed Scott Winchester as a free agent.

January 23, 2002

Signed Joe Vitiello as a free agent.

February 13, 2002

Released Mark Smith.

February 17, 2002

Signed Sandy Martinez as a free agent.

February 19, 2002

Signed Ed Vosberg as a free agent.

February 21, 2002

Signed Glen Barker as a free agent.

Signed Jose Canseco as a free agent.

February 22, 2002

Selected Endy Chavez off waivers from the New York Mets.

February 23, 2002

Signed Osvaldo Fernandez as a free agent.

February 24, 2002

Released Lyle Mouton.

March 7, 2002

Signed Andres Galarraga as a free agent.

Signed Alan Mills as a free agent.

March 12, 2002

Traded Geoff Blum to the Houston Astros. Received Chris Truby.

March 14, 2002

Signed Trace Coquillette as a free agent.

March 20, 2002

Released Ivan Cruz.

March 23, 2002

Traded Guillermo Mota and Wilkin Ruan to the Los Angeles Dodgers. Received Jorge Nunez (minors) and Matt Herges.

March 24, 2002

Traded Jason Bay and Jimmy Serrano to the New York Mets. Received Lou Collier.

March 26, 2002

Sent Trace Coquillette to the Pittsburgh Pirates as part of a conditional deal.

March 27, 2002

Signed James Mouton as a free agent.

Released Jose Canseco.

Andy Tracy selected by the New York Mets off waivers.

March 28, 2002

Signed Troy O'Leary as a free agent.

Signed Henry Rodriguez as a free agent.

Purchased Jeff Bailey from the Florida Marlins.

March 29, 2002

Wilson Valdez selected by the Florida Marlins off waivers.

March 31, 2002

Released Glen Barker.

April 5, 2002 (Standings)

Traded Phil Seibel, Scott Strickland and Matt Watson to the New York Mets. Received a player to be named later, Bruce Chen, Luis Figueroa and Dicky Gonzalez. The New York Mets sent Saul Rivera (July 16, 2002) to the Montreal Expos to complete the trade.

April 10, 2002 (Standings)

Released Alan Mills.

April 15, 2002 (Standings)

Tomas de la Rosa selected by the Pittsburgh Pirates off waivers.

April 18, 2002 (Standings)

Released Ed Vosberg.

May 3, 2002 (Standings)

Signed Todd Williams as a free agent.

May 11, 2002 (Standings)

Signed Wil Cordero as a free agent.

May 16, 2002 (Standings)

Released Henry Rodriguez.

Traded Chris Truby to the Detroit Tigers. Received Jose Macias.

May 28, 2002 (Standings)

Released James Mouton.

June 4, 2002 (Standings)

Drafted Darrell Rasner in the 2nd round of the 2002 amateur draft. Player signed July 2, 2002.

Drafted Mike O'Connor in the 7th round of the 2002 amateur draft. Player signed June 15, 2002.

Drafted Jason Bergmann in the 11th round of the 2002 amateur draft. Player signed June 12, 2002.

Drafted Sean White in the 35th round of the 2002 amateur draft, but did not sign the player.

June 10, 2002 (Standings)

Released Scott Winchester.

June 14, 2002 (Standings)

Traded Bruce Chen to the Cincinnati Reds. Received Jim Brower.

June 16, 2002 (Standings)

Signed Mike Buddie as a free agent.

June 27, 2002 (Standings)

Traded Cliff Lee, Brandon Phillips, Grady Sizemore and Lee Stevens to the Cleveland Indians. Received Bartolo Colon and Tim Drew.

July 1, 2002 (Standings)

Released Osvaldo Fernandez.

July 7, 2002 (Standings)

Released Darwin Cubillan.

July 11, 2002 (Standings)

Traded a player to be named later, Graeme Lloyd, Mike Mordecai, Carl Pavano and Justin Wayne to the Florida Marlins. Received Cliff Floyd, Wilton Guerrero, Claudio Vargas and cash. The Montreal Expos sent Don Levinski (minors) (August 5, 2002) to the Florida Marlins to complete the trade.

July 19, 2002 (Standings)

Released Sean Spencer.

July 30, 2002 (Standings)

Traded Cliff Floyd to the Boston Red Sox. Received Seung Song (minors) and Sun-Woo Kim.

August 13, 2002 (Standings)

Purchased Luis Ayala from Saltillo (Mexican).

September 30, 2002 (Standings)

Released Lou Collier.

October 10, 2002 (Standings)

Released Wilton Guerrero.

October 15, 2002 (Standings)

Luis Ayala granted Free Agency.

Brent Billingsley granted Free Agency.

Mike Buddie granted Free Agency.

Randy Knorr granted Free Agency.

Sandy Martinez granted Free Agency.

Troy Mattes granted Free Agency.

Luis Ortiz granted Free Agency.

Joe Vitiello granted Free Agency.

Todd Williams granted Free Agency.

October 28, 2002

Wil Cordero granted Free Agency.

Andres Galarraga granted Free Agency.

October 29, 2002

Troy O'Leary granted Free Agency.

November 25, 2002

Signed Luis Ortiz as a free agent.

December 1, 2002

Signed Randy Knorr as a free agent.

December 7, 2002

Signed Wil Cordero as a free agent.

December 16, 2002

Drafted Luis Ayala from the Arizona Diamondbacks in the 2002 rule 5 draft.

December 20, 2002

Traded Matt Herges to the Pittsburgh Pirates. Received Jon Searles (minors) and Chris Young.

January 15, 2003

Traded Jorge Nunez (minors) and Bartolo Colon to the Chicago White Sox. Received Rocky Biddle, Orlando Hernandez, Jeff Liefer and cash.

January 23, 2003

Signed Eric Knott as a free agent.

Released Randy Knorr.

January 24, 2003

Signed Randy Knorr as a free agent.

Signed Troy Mattes as a free agent.

January 29, 2003

Signed Trace Coquillette as a free agent.

January 31, 2003

Signed Mario Encarnacion as a free agent.

February 12, 2003

Signed Wilfredo Rodriguez as a free agent.

February 18, 2003

Signed Damon Buford as a free agent.

February 26, 2003

Signed Jose Offerman as a free agent.

March 24, 2003

Traded a player to be named later and Jim Brower to the San Francisco Giants. Received Edwards Guzman, Livan Hernandez and cash. The Montreal Expos sent Matt Blank (April 30, 2003) to the San Francisco Giants to complete the trade.

March 28, 2003

Released Trace Coquillette.

Dicky Gonzalez selected by the Boston Red Sox off waivers.

April 1, 2003

Released Jose Offerman.

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2001 / 2003 Trades and Transactions