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2002 New York Mets

Trades and Transactions

Franchise Encyclopedia: 2001 / 2003

75-86, Finished 5th in NL East (Schedule and Results)
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Manager: Bobby Valentine (75-86)
GM: Steve Phillips, Farm Dir: Kevin Morgan, Scouting Dir: Jack Bowen, Jack Bowen
Scored 690 runs, Allowed 703 runs. Pythagorean W-L: 79-82

Ballparks: Shea Stadium · Attendance: 2,804,838 (5th of 16)
Park Factors  Over 100 favors batters, under 100 favors pitchers.
  multi-year:
Batting - 96, Pitching - 97 · one-year: Batting - 96, Pitching - 96

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2001 / 2003 Trades and Transactions

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

October 10, 2001

Tom Martin granted Free Agency.

October 15, 2001

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.

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.

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 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.

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.

April 2, 2002 (Standings)

Released Darren Bragg.

April 3, 2002 (Standings)

Traded Gary Matthews to the Baltimore Orioles. Received John Bale.

Selected McKay Christensen off waivers from the Los Angeles Dodgers.

April 5, 2002 (Standings)

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

Selected Marco Scutaro off waivers from the Milwaukee Brewers.

May 3, 2002 (Standings)

Pete Walker selected by the Toronto Blue Jays off waivers.

June 4, 2002 (Standings)

Drafted Scott Kazmir in the 1st round (15th pick) of the 2002 amateur draft. Player signed August 2, 2002.

Drafted Matt Lindstrom in the 10th round of the 2002 amateur draft. Player signed June 14, 2002.

Drafted Chris Robinson in the 30th round of the 2002 amateur draft, but did not sign the player.

July 1, 2002 (Standings)

Released Felipe Lira.

July 16, 2002 (Standings)

Purchased Nate Bland from Chico (Western).

July 22, 2002 (Standings)

Signed Bobby Munoz as a free agent.

July 27, 2002 (Standings)

Signed Carlos Gomez as an amateur free agent.

July 31, 2002 (Standings)

Traded Josh Reynolds (minors), Jason Bay and Bobby Jones to the San Diego Padres. Received Jason Middlebrook and Steve Reed.

Traded Rob Stratton (minors), Mark Corey and Jay Payton to the Colorado Rockies. Received Mark Little and John Thomson.

Selected Oscar Salazar off waivers from the Detroit Tigers.

August 12, 2002 (Standings)

Released Bobby Munoz.

August 15, 2002 (Standings)

Traded Shawn Estes and cash to the Cincinnati Reds. Received players to be named later, Elvin Beltre (minors) and Pedro Feliciano. The Cincinnati Reds sent Raul Gonzalez (August 20, 2002) and Brady Clark (September 9, 2002) to the New York Mets to complete the trade.

August 16, 2002 (Standings)

Traded Mark Little to the Arizona Diamondbacks. Received P.J. Bevis (minors).

October 1, 2002 (Standings)

Selected Doug Nickle off waivers from the San Diego Padres.

October 2, 2002 (Standings)

Released Chris Latham.

October 10, 2002 (Standings)

Selected Franklin Nunez off waivers from the Philadelphia Phillies.

October 11, 2002 (Standings)

Pedro Feliciano selected by the Detroit Tigers off waivers.

October 15, 2002 (Standings)

John Bale granted Free Agency.

Nate Bland granted Free Agency.

McKay Christensen granted Free Agency.

Kane Davis granted Free Agency.

Joe Depastino granted Free Agency.

Oscar Salazar granted Free Agency.

Jorge Velandia granted Free Agency.

October 19, 2002

Esix Snead granted Free Agency.

October 22, 2002

Signed Nate Bland as a free agent.

October 28, 2002

Edgardo Alfonzo granted Free Agency.

Jeff D'Amico granted Free Agency.

Steve Reed granted Free Agency.

Steve Trachsel granted Free Agency.

October 29, 2002

Signed Esix Snead as a free agent.

Mark Guthrie granted Free Agency.

October 31, 2002

Signed John Bale as a free agent.

November 18, 2002

Signed Bobby Munoz as a free agent.

November 25, 2002

Signed Jorge Velandia as a free agent.

December 5, 2002

Signed Tom Glavine as a free agent.

December 7, 2002

Signed Steve Trachsel as a free agent.

December 15, 2002

Traded Rey Ordonez to the Tampa Bay Devil Rays. Received players to be named later. The Tampa Bay Devil Rays sent Russ Johnson (December 16, 2002) and Josh Pressley (minors) (December 16, 2002) to the New York Mets to complete the trade.

December 16, 2002

Nate Bland drafted by the Houston Astros in the 2002 rule 5 draft.

Enrique Cruz drafted by the Milwaukee Brewers in the 2002 rule 5 draft.

Juan Cerros selected by the Cincinnati Reds in the 2002 minor league draft.

December 17, 2002

Signed Joe Depastino as a free agent.

December 19, 2002

Signed Mike Stanton as a free agent.

December 20, 2002

Doug Nickle granted Free Agency.

December 21, 2002

John Thomson granted Free Agency.

December 31, 2002

Signed Rey Sanchez as a free agent.

January 9, 2003

Signed Cliff Floyd as a free agent.

January 11, 2003

Signed Tsuyoshi Shinjo as a free agent.

January 20, 2003

Signed Tony Clark as a free agent.

January 21, 2003

Brady Clark selected by the Milwaukee Brewers off waivers.

January 24, 2003

Signed Graeme Lloyd as a free agent.

February 4, 2003

Signed Mike Glavine as a free agent.

February 6, 2003

Signed Dan Wheeler as a free agent.

February 11, 2003

Signed Jay Bell as a free agent.

February 13, 2003

Signed David Cone as a free agent.

February 14, 2003

Signed Jeff Abbott as a free agent.

February 15, 2003

Signed Lyle Mouton as a free agent.

February 20, 2003

Signed T.J. Mathews as a free agent.

February 22, 2003

Signed Donovan Osborne as a free agent.

March 6, 2003

Signed Orber Moreno as a free agent.

March 20, 2003

Released T.J. Mathews.

March 22, 2003

Released Jeff Abbott.

March 25, 2003

Released Donovan Osborne.

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2001 / 2003 Trades and Transactions