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2003 Montreal Expos

Trades and Transactions

Franchise Encyclopedia: 2002 / 2004

83-79, Finished 4th in NL East (Schedule and Results)
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Manager: Frank Robinson (83-79)
GM: Omar Minaya, Scouting Dir: Dana Brown
Scored 711 runs, Allowed 716 runs. Pythagorean W-L: 80-82

Ballparks: Stade Olympique & Estadio Hiram Bithorn · Attendance: 1,025,639 (16th of 16)
Park Factors  Over 100 favors batters, under 100 favors pitchers.
  multi-year:
Batting - 105, Pitching - 105 · one-year: Batting - 117, Pitching - 117

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2002 / 2004 Trades and Transactions

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

October 10, 2002

Released Wilton Guerrero.

October 15, 2002

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 (Standings)

Released Jose Offerman.

May 1, 2003 (Standings)

Sent Mario Encarnacion to the St. Louis Cardinals as part of a conditional deal.

May 3, 2003 (Standings)

Traded Ben Washburn (minors) to the San Francisco Giants. Received Joe Vitiello.

May 5, 2003 (Standings)

Released Damon Buford.

May 8, 2003 (Standings)

Signed Hansel Izquierdo as a free agent.

June 2, 2003 (Standings)

Signed Blake Stein as a free agent.

June 3, 2003 (Standings)

Drafted Chad Cordero in the 1st round (20th pick) of the 2003 amateur draft. Player signed June 27, 2003.

Drafted Jerry Owens in the 2nd round of the 2003 amateur draft. Player signed June 11, 2003.

Drafted Kory Casto in the 3rd round of the 2003 amateur draft. Player signed June 8, 2003.

Drafted Josh Whitesell in the 6th round of the 2003 amateur draft. Player signed July 9, 2003.

Drafted Daryl Thompson in the 8th round of the 2003 amateur draft. Player signed June 8, 2003.

Drafted Luke Montz in the 17th round of the 2003 amateur draft. Player signed June 9, 2003.

Drafted Joe Bisenius in the 21st round of the 2003 amateur draft, but did not sign the player.

Drafted Jim Henderson in the 26th round of the 2003 amateur draft. Player signed June 12, 2003.

June 6, 2003 (Standings)

Jeff Liefer selected by the Tampa Bay Devil Rays off waivers.

June 17, 2003 (Standings)

Signed Jose Rodriguez as a free agent.

June 18, 2003 (Standings)

Released Troy Mattes.

June 26, 2003 (Standings)

Traded NULL (minors) to the St. Louis Cardinals. Received Kevin Joseph.

July 10, 2003 (Standings)

Signed Hector Almonte as a free agent.

July 11, 2003 (Standings)

Bryan Hebson selected by the Boston Red Sox off waivers.

July 28, 2003 (Standings)

Signed Vic Darensbourg as a free agent.

August 20, 2003 (Standings)

Signed Todd Zeile as a free agent.

September 2, 2003 (Standings)

Signed Jose Mercedes as a free agent.

October 7, 2003 (Standings)

Tim Drew granted Free Agency.

Eric Knott granted Free Agency.

October 8, 2003 (Standings)

Vic Darensbourg granted Free Agency.

October 15, 2003 (Standings)

Jeff Bailey granted Free Agency.

Luis Figueroa granted Free Agency.

Edwards Guzman granted Free Agency.

Hansel Izquierdo granted Free Agency.

Randy Knorr granted Free Agency.

Jose Mercedes granted Free Agency.

Luis Ortiz granted Free Agency.

Jose Rodriguez granted Free Agency.

Blake Stein granted Free Agency.

Joe Vitiello granted Free Agency.

October 26, 2003

Wil Cordero granted Free Agency.

Todd Zeile granted Free Agency.

October 27, 2003

Vladimir Guerrero granted Free Agency.

Fernando Tatis granted Free Agency.

November 17, 2003

Signed Christian Parker as a free agent.

December 12, 2003

Sold Julio Manon to Kia Tigers (Korean).

December 15, 2003

Drafted Andy Fox from the Texas Rangers in the 2003 rule 5 draft.

Traded Michael Barrett to the Oakland Athletics. Received a player to be named later. The Oakland Athletics sent Brett Price (minors) (December 19, 2003) to the Montreal Expos to complete the trade.

December 16, 2003

Traded Javier Vazquez to the New York Yankees. Received Randy Choate, Nick Johnson and Juan Rivera.

December 19, 2003

Signed Carl Everett as a free agent.

Traded Jose Macias to the Chicago Cubs. Received Wilton Chavez (minors).

December 20, 2003

Signed Mike Judd as a free agent.

December 21, 2003

Signed Julius Matos as a free agent.

Hector Almonte granted Free Agency.

Orlando Hernandez granted Free Agency.

Britt Reames granted Free Agency.

December 26, 2003

Signed Jeremy Fikac as a free agent.

December 28, 2003

Signed Jeff Farnsworth as a free agent.

January 5, 2004

Received Melvin Dorta from the Boston Red Sox as part of a conditional deal.

Traded Scott Stewart to the Cleveland Indians. Received Ryan Church and Maicer Izturis.

January 6, 2004

Signed Tony Batista as a free agent.

January 8, 2004

Signed Paul Hoover as a free agent.

Signed Luis Lopez as a free agent.

January 13, 2004

Signed Gregg Zaun as a free agent.

January 22, 2004

Signed Randy Knorr as a free agent.

January 23, 2004

Signed Pasqual Coco as a free agent.

January 29, 2004

Signed Mike Johnson as a free agent.

February 13, 2004

Signed Atahualpa Severino as an amateur free agent.

March 1, 2004

Signed Pat Mahomes as a free agent.

Signed Joe Vitiello as a free agent.

March 8, 2004

Released Gregg Zaun.

March 27, 2004

Traded Randy Choate to the Arizona Diamondbacks. Received John Patterson.

March 29, 2004

Received Alejandro Machado from the Milwaukee Brewers as part of a conditional deal.

March 31, 2004

Released Jeff Farnsworth.

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2002 / 2004 Trades and Transactions