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2000 New York Yankees

Trades and Transactions

Franchise Encyclopedia: 1999 / 2001

87-74, Finished 1st in AL East (Schedule and Results)
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Manager: Joe Torre (87-74)
GM: Brian Cashman, Farm Dir: Bill Connors, Scouting Dir: Linwood Garrett
Scored 871 runs, Allowed 814 runs. Pythagorean W-L: 85-76

Ballparks: Yankee Stadium II · Attendance: 3,055,435 (3rd of 14)
Park Factors  Over 100 favors batters, under 100 favors pitchers.
  multi-year:
Batting - 99, Pitching - 98 · one-year: Batting - 102, Pitching - 101


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1999 / 2001 Trades and Transactions

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

October 4, 1999

Tony Tarasco granted Free Agency.

October 15, 1999

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.

April 2, 2000 (Standings)

Signed Lance Johnson as a free agent.

Signed Felix Jose as a free agent.

Released Ryan Thompson.

April 9, 2000 (Standings)

Signed Kerry Robinson as a free agent.

May 1, 2000 (Standings)

Signed Ryan Thompson as a free agent.

May 3, 2000 (Standings)

The Milwaukee Brewers returned Matt Williams (earlier draft pick).

May 5, 2000 (Standings)

Signed Chien-Ming Wang as an amateur free agent.

May 14, 2000 (Standings)

Signed Randall Simon as a free agent.

May 31, 2000 (Standings)

Signed Colter Bean as an amateur free agent.

June 2, 2000 (Standings)

Signed Adrian Hernandez as an amateur free agent.

June 5, 2000 (Standings)

Drafted Matt Smith in the 4th round of the 2000 amateur draft. Player signed June 21, 2000.

Drafted Mitch Jones in the 7th round of the 2000 amateur draft. Player signed June 15, 2000.

Drafted Jason Anderson in the 10th round of the 2000 amateur draft. Player signed June 13, 2000.

Drafted Brad Halsey in the 19th round of the 2000 amateur draft, but did not sign the player.

Drafted Sean Henn in the 26th round of the 2000 amateur draft. Player signed May 25, 2001.

Drafted Chris Dickerson in the 32nd round of the 2000 amateur draft, but did not sign the player.

June 6, 2000 (Standings)

Released Lance Johnson.

June 9, 2000 (Standings)

Released Mike Buddie.

June 11, 2000 (Standings)

Signed Dwight Gooden as a free agent.

June 17, 2000 (Standings)

Signed Kevin Orie as a free agent.

June 20, 2000 (Standings)

Traded Jim Leyritz to the Los Angeles Dodgers. Received Jose Vizcaino and cash.

June 29, 2000 (Standings)

Traded Zach Day, Ricky Ledee and Jake Westbrook to the Cleveland Indians. Received David Justice.

July 12, 2000 (Standings)

Traded Jackson Melian (minors), Drew Henson, Brian Reith and Ed Yarnall to the Cincinnati Reds. Received Mike Frank and Denny Neagle.

Todd Erdos selected by the San Diego Padres off waivers.

July 17, 2000 (Standings)

Purchased Mike Cervenak from Chillicothe (Frontier).

July 21, 2000 (Standings)

Traded Ben Ford and Oswaldo Mairena to the Chicago Cubs. Received Glenallen Hill.

August 3, 2000 (Standings)

Signed Luis Polonia as a free agent.

August 7, 2000 (Standings)

Traded Chris Spurling to the Pittsburgh Pirates. Received Luis Sojo.

Selected Jose Canseco off waivers from the Tampa Bay Devil Rays.

August 8, 2000 (Standings)

Signed Brian Johnson as a free agent.

August 11, 2000 (Standings)

Traded Wilson Delgado to the Kansas City Royals. Received Nick Ortiz (minors).

August 21, 2000 (Standings)

Signed Dioner Navarro as an amateur free agent.

October 2, 2000 (Standings)

Felix Jose granted Free Agency.

October 5, 2000 (Standings)

Signed Jose Valdez as an amateur free agent.

October 15, 2000 (Standings)

Jason Beverlin granted Free Agency.

Julio Mosquera granted Free Agency.

Kevin Orie granted Free Agency.

Jake Robbins granted Free Agency.

Kerry Robinson granted Free Agency.

Tom Wilson granted Free Agency.

October 18, 2000

Mike Coolbaugh granted Free Agency.

Brian Johnson granted Free Agency.

Randall Simon granted Free Agency.

Matt Williams granted Free Agency.

October 25, 2000

Signed Julio Mosquera as a free agent.

October 30, 2000

Roberto Kelly granted Free Agency.

Luis Polonia granted Free Agency.

October 31, 2000

Denny Neagle granted Free Agency.

Jeff Nelson granted Free Agency.

November 1, 2000

Jose Vizcaino granted Free Agency.

November 7, 2000

David Cone granted Free Agency.

Luis Sojo granted Free Agency.

November 10, 2000

Jose Canseco granted Free Agency.

Dwight Gooden granted Free Agency.

Paul O'Neill granted Free Agency.

November 15, 2000

Released Ryan Thompson.

November 16, 2000

Signed Damaso Marte as a free agent.

Signed Paul O'Neill as a free agent.

Signed Robert Perez as a free agent.

November 20, 2000

Released Jason Grimsley.

November 21, 2000

Signed Joe Oliver as a free agent.

Chris Turner granted Free Agency.

November 27, 2000

Signed Pascual Matos as a free agent.

December 7, 2000

Signed Dwight Gooden as a free agent.

Signed Mike Mussina as a free agent.

Signed Luis Sojo as a free agent.

December 11, 2000

Brandon Knight drafted by the Minnesota Twins in the 2000 rule 5 draft.

December 14, 2000

Signed Brian Boehringer as a free agent.

January 3, 2001

Signed Todd Williams as a free agent.

Traded Seth Taylor (minors) and Jay Tessmer to the Colorado Rockies. Received David Lee.

January 5, 2001

Signed Robinson Cano as an amateur free agent.

February 15, 2001

Signed Henry Rodriguez as a free agent.

March 21, 2001

Traded Wily Mo Pena to the Cincinnati Reds. Received Michael Coleman and Drew Henson.

March 24, 2001

Traded David Lee to the San Diego Padres. Received Carlos Almanzar.

March 28, 2001

The Minnesota Twins returned Brandon Knight (earlier draft pick).

Traded Glenallen Hill to the Anaheim Angels. Received Darren Blakely (minors).

March 30, 2001

Released Brandon Knight.

Traded Craig Dingman to the Colorado Rockies. Received a player to be named later. The Colorado Rockies sent Jorge De Paula (April 20, 2001) to the New York Yankees to complete the trade.

April 1, 2001

Signed Brandon Knight as a free agent.

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1999 / 2001 Trades and Transactions