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1999 New York Yankees

Trades and Transactions

Franchise Encyclopedia: 1998 / 2000

98-64, Finished 1st in AL East (Schedule and Results)
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Manager: Joe Torre (98-64)
GM: Brian Cashman, Farm Dir: Bill Connors, Scouting Dir: Linwood Garrett
Scored 900 runs, Allowed 731 runs. Pythagorean W-L: 96-66

Ballparks: Yankee Stadium II · Attendance: 3,292,736 (3rd of 14)
Park Factors  Over 100 favors batters, under 100 favors pitchers.
  multi-year:
Batting - 98, Pitching - 96 · one-year: Batting - 93, Pitching - 91


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1998 / 2000 Trades and Transactions

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

October 3, 1998

Ivan Cruz granted Free Agency.

October 15, 1998

Scott Brow granted Free Agency.

Joe Grahe granted Free Agency.

Ricardo Jordan granted Free Agency.

Scott Pose granted Free Agency.

October 16, 1998

Bubba Carpenter granted Free Agency.

Ken Huckaby granted Free Agency.

October 26, 1998

Tim Raines granted Free Agency.

Bernie Williams granted Free Agency.

October 27, 1998

Scott Brosius granted Free Agency.

November 5, 1998

David Cone granted Free Agency.

November 10, 1998

Signed Scott Brosius as a free agent.

November 11, 1998

Signed David Cone as a free agent.

November 16, 1998

Traded Allen Butler (minors) to the Minnesota Twins. Received Dan Naulty.

November 17, 1998

Signed Mike Coolbaugh as a free agent.

November 25, 1998

Signed Bernie Williams as a free agent.

December 8, 1998

Traded Chris Singleton to the Chicago White Sox. Received a player to be named later. The Chicago White Sox sent Rich Pratt (minors) (January 10, 1999) to the New York Yankees to complete the trade.

December 15, 1998

Signed Chris Nichting as a free agent.

December 16, 1998

Signed Bubba Carpenter as a free agent.

December 21, 1998

Darryl Strawberry granted Free Agency.

January 26, 1999

Signed Jason Grimsley as a free agent.

Released Alberto Castillo.

February 1, 1999

Traded Mike Lowell to the Florida Marlins. Received Todd Noel (minors), Mark Johnson and Ed Yarnall.

February 5, 1999

Signed Jeff Juden as a free agent.

February 18, 1999

Traded Homer Bush, Graeme Lloyd and David Wells to the Toronto Blue Jays. Received Roger Clemens.

March 1, 1999

Signed B.J. Waszgis as a free agent.

March 25, 1999

Signed Tony Fossas as a free agent.

March 26, 1999

Signed Tony Tarasco as a free agent.

March 30, 1999

Traded Darren Holmes and cash to the Arizona Diamondbacks. Received Ben Ford and Izzy Molina.

March 31, 1999

Released Jim Bruske.

April 1, 1999 (Standings)

Released Tony Fossas.

April 3, 1999 (Standings)

Signed Tony Fossas as a free agent.

April 5, 1999 (Standings)

Signed Wily Mo Pena as a free agent.

Signed Darryl Strawberry as a free agent.

June 2, 1999 (Standings)

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

Drafted Andy Phillips in the 7th round of the 1999 amateur draft. Player signed June 25, 1999.

Drafted Kevin Thompson in the 31st round of the 1999 amateur draft. Player signed June 7, 2000.

Drafted Chad Bentz in the 34th round of the 1999 amateur draft, but did not sign the player.

June 3, 1999 (Standings)

Mike Figga selected by the Baltimore Orioles off waivers.

July 2, 1999 (Standings)

Selected Jeff Manto off waivers from the Cleveland Indians.

July 3, 1999 (Standings)

Signed Allen Watson as a free agent.

July 27, 1999 (Standings)

Signed Don Wengert as a free agent.

July 31, 1999 (Standings)

Traded Geraldo Padua (minors) to the San Diego Padres. Received Jim Leyritz.

August 10, 1999 (Standings)

Released Jeff Manto.

August 27, 1999 (Standings)

Released Don Wengert.

October 4, 1999 (Standings)

Tony Tarasco granted Free Agency.

October 15, 1999 (Standings)

Joe Borowski granted Free Agency.

Bubba Carpenter granted Free Agency.

Mike Coolbaugh granted Free Agency.

Darwin Cubillan granted Free Agency.

Izzy Molina granted Free Agency.

Chris Nichting granted Free Agency.

B.J. Waszgis granted Free Agency.

October 22, 1999

Signed Mike Coolbaugh as a free agent.

November 3, 1999

Signed Tom Wilson as a free agent.

David Cone granted Free Agency.

November 5, 1999

Joe Girardi granted Free Agency.

Mike Stanton granted Free Agency.

Allen Watson granted Free Agency.

November 10, 1999

Luis Sojo granted Free Agency.

November 29, 1999

Signed Mike Stanton as a free agent.

December 1, 1999

Released Chili Davis.

December 6, 1999

Signed David Cone as a free agent.

December 7, 1999

Signed Allen Watson as a free agent.

December 13, 1999

Mark Johnson drafted by the Detroit Tigers in the 1999 rule 5 draft.

Matt Williams drafted by the Milwaukee Brewers in the 1999 rule 5 draft.

Traded Chad Curtis to the Texas Rangers. Received Brandon Knight and Sam Marsonek.

December 14, 1999

Traded Dan Naulty to the Los Angeles Dodgers. Received Nick Leach (minors).

December 15, 1999

Signed Ryan Thompson as a free agent.

December 17, 1999

Signed Julio Mosquera as a free agent.

Signed Chris Turner as a free agent.

December 22, 1999

Traded Hideki Irabu to the Montreal Expos. Received players to be named later and Jake Westbrook. The Montreal Expos sent Ted Lilly (March 17, 2000) and Christian Parker (March 22, 2000) to the New York Yankees to complete the trade.

January 6, 2000

Received Terry Jones from the Los Angeles Dodgers as part of a conditional deal.

January 20, 2000

Signed Juan Melo as a free agent.

January 26, 2000

Signed Roberto Kelly as a free agent.

February 1, 2000

Signed Tim Raines as a free agent.

March 23, 2000

Released Tim Raines.

Traded Juan Melo to the San Francisco Giants. Received Wilson Delgado.

March 31, 2000

Terry Jones selected by the Montreal Expos off waivers.

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1998 / 2000 Trades and Transactions