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2001 New York Mets

Trades and Transactions

Franchise Encyclopedia: 2000 / 2002

82-80, Finished 3rd in NL East (Schedule and Results)
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Manager: Bobby Valentine (82-80)
GM: Steve Phillips, Farm Dir: Kevin Morgan, Scouting Dir: Carmen Fusco
Scored 642 runs, Allowed 713 runs. Pythagorean W-L: 73-89

Ballparks: Shea Stadium · Attendance: 2,658,330 (10th of 16)
Park Factors  Over 100 favors batters, under 100 favors pitchers.
  multi-year:
Batting - 95, Pitching - 95 · one-year: Batting - 95, Pitching - 96

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2000 / 2002 Trades and Transactions

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

October 3, 2000

David Lamb granted Free Agency.

Ryan McGuire granted Free Agency.

October 5, 2000

Selected Jason Middlebrook off waivers from the San Diego Padres.

October 12, 2000

Selected Desi Relaford off waivers from the San Diego Padres.

October 15, 2000

Oscar Henriquez granted Free Agency.

Scott Stewart granted Free Agency.

October 18, 2000

Willie Banks granted Free Agency.

Mark Johnson granted Free Agency.

Jim Mann granted Free Agency.

Dennis Springer granted Free Agency.

October 27, 2000

Mike Bordick granted Free Agency.

October 31, 2000

Derek Bell granted Free Agency.

John Franco granted Free Agency.

November 3, 2000

Kurt Abbott granted Free Agency.

Turk Wendell granted Free Agency.

November 4, 2000

Mike Hampton granted Free Agency.

Bobby Jones granted Free Agency.

November 8, 2000

Rick Reed granted Free Agency.

November 22, 2000

Jason Middlebrook selected by the San Diego Padres off waivers.

November 25, 2000

Signed John Franco as a free agent.

December 5, 2000

Signed Brett Hinchliffe as a free agent.

December 6, 2000

Signed Rick Reed as a free agent.

Signed Turk Wendell as a free agent.

December 8, 2000

Signed Bubba Carpenter as a free agent.

Signed Nerio Rodriguez as a free agent.

December 11, 2000

Endy Chavez drafted by the Kansas City Royals in the 2000 rule 5 draft.

Jose Nunez drafted by the Los Angeles Dodgers in the 2000 rule 5 draft.

Drafted Julio Santana from the San Francisco Giants in the 2000 rule 5 draft.

Tim Corcoran selected by the Baltimore Orioles in the 2000 minor league draft.

Signed Kevin Appier as a free agent.

Purchased Tsuyoshi Shinjo from Hanshin Tigers (Japan Central).

Traded Bubba Trammell to the San Diego Padres. Received Donne Wall.

December 13, 2000

Signed Scott Forster as a free agent.

December 14, 2000

Signed Steve Trachsel as a free agent.

December 21, 2000

Matt Franco granted Free Agency.

Pat Mahomes granted Free Agency.

Jorge Velandia granted Free Agency.

December 23, 2000

Signed Oscar Henriquez as a free agent.

December 26, 2000

Signed Pete Walker as a free agent.

December 28, 2000

Signed Mark Johnson as a free agent.

January 5, 2001

Signed Steve Ontiveros as a free agent.

Signed Jorge Velandia as a free agent.

January 9, 2001

Signed Darren Bragg as a free agent.

Signed Mark Leiter as a free agent.

January 11, 2001

Signed Joe Depastino as a free agent.

Traded Javier Ochoa (minors) to the Cleveland Indians. Received Tom Martin.

January 18, 2001

Traded Frank Graham (minors) to the Boston Red Sox. Received Rich Croushore.

February 2, 2001

Signed Matt Franco as a free agent.

March 2, 2001

Released Joe Depastino.

March 6, 2001

Signed Tony Tarasco as a free agent.

March 26, 2001

Traded Mark Leiter to the Colorado Rockies. Received Brian Rose.

March 29, 2001

Released Rich Rodriguez.

March 30, 2001

The Kansas City Royals returned Endy Chavez (earlier draft pick).

Returned Julio Santana (earlier draft pick) to the San Francisco Giants.

Released Scott Forster.

Traded Endy Chavez to the Kansas City Royals. Received Mike Curry (minors).

April 19, 2001 (Standings)

Released Nerio Rodriguez.

April 24, 2001 (Standings)

Brian Rose selected by the Tampa Bay Devil Rays off waivers.

May 8, 2001 (Standings)

Signed Dan Serafini as a free agent.

May 9, 2001 (Standings)

Signed Doug Linton as a free agent.

May 19, 2001 (Standings)

Traded a player to be named later to the Cleveland Indians. Received Justin Speier. The New York Mets sent Brian Jenkins (minors) (May 21, 2001) to the Cleveland Indians to complete the trade.

May 29, 2001 (Standings)

Justin Speier selected by the Colorado Rockies off waivers.

June 5, 2001 (Standings)

Drafted Aaron Heilman in the 1st round (18th pick) of the 2001 amateur draft. Player signed July 17, 2001.

Drafted David Wright in the 1st round (38th pick) of the 2001 amateur draft. Player signed July 12, 2001.

Drafted Lenny DiNardo in the 3rd round of the 2001 amateur draft. Player signed July 14, 2001.

Drafted Daniel Garcia in the 5th round of the 2001 amateur draft. Player signed June 22, 2001.

Drafted Joe Hietpas in the 16th round of the 2001 amateur draft. Player signed June 7, 2001.

Drafted Randy Wells in the 44th round of the 2001 amateur draft, but did not sign the player.

June 12, 2001 (Standings)

Darren Bragg selected by the New York Yankees off waivers.

June 14, 2001 (Standings)

Selected Leo Estrella off waivers from the Cincinnati Reds.

July 11, 2001 (Standings)

Released Darryl Hamilton.

July 17, 2001 (Standings)

Leo Estrella selected by the Cincinnati Reds off waivers.

July 23, 2001 (Standings)

Traded Todd Pratt to the Philadelphia Phillies. Received Gary Bennett.

July 24, 2001 (Standings)

Released Oscar Henriquez.

July 25, 2001 (Standings)

Sold Doug Linton to LG Twins (Korean).

July 27, 2001 (Standings)

Traded Dennis Cook and Turk Wendell to the Philadelphia Phillies. Received Adam Walker (minors) and Bruce Chen.

July 30, 2001 (Standings)

Traded Rick Reed to the Minnesota Twins. Received Matt Lawton.

August 5, 2001 (Standings)

Released Dan Serafini.

August 15, 2001 (Standings)

Selected Luis Figueroa off waivers from the Pittsburgh Pirates.

August 23, 2001 (Standings)

Traded Gary Bennett to the Colorado Rockies. Received a player to be named later. The Colorado Rockies sent Ender Chavez (minors) (December 27, 2001) to the New York Mets to complete the trade.

September 2, 2001 (Standings)

Traded a player to be named later to the Detroit Tigers. Received C.J. Nitkowski and cash. The New York Mets sent Kyle Kessel (minors) (December 13, 2001) to the Detroit Tigers to complete the trade.

October 10, 2001 (Standings)

Tom Martin granted Free Agency.

October 15, 2001 (Standings)

Matt Franco granted Free Agency.

Brett Hinchliffe granted Free Agency.

Mark Johnson granted Free Agency.

C.J. Nitkowski granted Free Agency.

Tony Tarasco granted Free Agency.

Jorge Velandia granted Free Agency.

Pete Walker granted Free Agency.

Donne Wall granted Free Agency.

October 22, 2001

Signed Jorge Velandia as a free agent.

November 15, 2001

Signed Yusmeiro Petit as an amateur free agent.

November 20, 2001

Selected Saul Rivera off waivers from the Minnesota Twins.

Selected Esix Snead off waivers from the St. Louis Cardinals.

December 3, 2001

Purchased Satoru Komiyama from Yokohama Bay Stars (Japan Central).

December 7, 2001

Traded Robin Ventura to the New York Yankees. Received David Justice.

December 10, 2001

Signed Pete Walker as a free agent.

December 11, 2001

Traded players to be named later, Alex Escobar, Matt Lawton and Jerrod Riggan to the Cleveland Indians. Received Danny Peoples (minors), Roberto Alomar and Mike Bacsik. The New York Mets sent Earl Snyder (December 13, 2001) and Billy Traber (December 13, 2001) to the Cleveland Indians to complete the trade.

December 13, 2001

Signed David Weathers as a free agent.

December 14, 2001

Traded David Justice to the Oakland Athletics. Received Mark Guthrie and Tyler Yates.

December 16, 2001

Traded Desi Relaford and Tsuyoshi Shinjo to the San Francisco Giants. Received Shawn Estes.

December 17, 2001

Signed Roger Cedeno as a free agent.

December 19, 2001

Signed Mark Johnson as a free agent.

December 21, 2001

Rick White granted Free Agency.

December 27, 2001

Traded Kevin Appier to the Anaheim Angels. Received Mo Vaughn.

December 28, 2001

Signed John Frascatore as a free agent.

Purchased Gary Matthews from the Pittsburgh Pirates.

January 9, 2002

Signed Joe Depastino as a free agent.

January 15, 2002

Signed Darren Bragg as a free agent.

January 16, 2002

Signed Pedro Astacio as a free agent.

January 21, 2002

Signed Tony Tarasco as a free agent.

As part of a 3-team trade, traded Lenny Harris and Glendon Rusch to the Milwaukee Brewers and Benny Agbayani, Todd Zeile and cash to the Colorado Rockies. Received Ross Gload and Craig House from the Colorado Rockies and Jeromy Burnitz, Lou Collier, Jeff D'Amico, Mark Sweeney and cash from the Milwaukee Brewers. In addition, the Colorado Rockies sent Alex Ochoa to the Milwaukee Brewers.

January 26, 2002

Sold Ross Gload to the Colorado Rockies.

January 30, 2002

Signed John Valentin as a free agent.

February 1, 2002

Selected Endy Chavez off waivers from the Detroit Tigers.

February 5, 2002

Craig House selected by the Los Angeles Dodgers off waivers.

February 21, 2002

Traded Corey Brittan (minors) to the Colorado Rockies. Received Kane Davis.

February 22, 2002

Endy Chavez selected by the Montreal Expos off waivers.

March 8, 2002

Signed Felipe Lira as a free agent.

March 12, 2002

Signed Jesus Flores as an amateur free agent.

March 13, 2002

Released Mark Sweeney.

March 24, 2002

Released John Frascatore.

Traded Lou Collier to the Montreal Expos. Received Jason Bay and Jimmy Serrano.

March 27, 2002

Selected Chris Latham off waivers from the Toronto Blue Jays.

Selected Andy Tracy off waivers from the Montreal Expos.

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2000 / 2002 Trades and Transactions