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2002 Oakland Athletics

Trades and Transactions

Franchise Encyclopedia: 2001 / 2003

103-59, Finished 1st in AL West (Schedule and Results)
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Manager: Art Howe (103-59)
GM: Billy Beane, Farm Dir: Ted Polakowski, Scouting Dir: Eric Kubota
Scored 800 runs, Allowed 654 runs. Pythagorean W-L: 96-66

Ballparks: Network Associates Coliseum · Attendance: 2,169,811 (8th of 14)
Park Factors  Over 100 favors batters, under 100 favors pitchers.
  multi-year:
Batting - 98, Pitching - 97 · one-year: Batting - 105, Pitching - 104

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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 15, 2001

Andy Abad granted Free Agency.

Dave Maurer granted Free Agency.

Mandy Romero granted Free Agency.

October 26, 2001

Signed Jose Flores as a free agent.

November 2, 2001

Traded Mark Bellhorn to the Chicago Cubs. Received Adam Morrissey (minors).

November 5, 2001

Johnny Damon granted Free Agency.

Ron Gant granted Free Agency.

Jason Giambi granted Free Agency.

Gil Heredia granted Free Agency.

Jason Isringhausen granted Free Agency.

Greg Myers granted Free Agency.

November 6, 2001

Released F.P. Santangelo.

November 7, 2001

Signed Rocky Coppinger as a free agent.

November 12, 2001

Released Billy McMillon.

November 15, 2001

Signed Mike Colangelo as a free agent.

Signed Greg Myers as a free agent.

November 19, 2001

Signed Chad Meyers as a free agent.

Signed Matt Miller as a free agent.

December 7, 2001

Traded Eric Hinske and Justin Miller to the Toronto Blue Jays. Received Billy Koch.

December 13, 2001

Drafted Jason Grabowski from the Seattle Mariners in the 2001 rule 5 draft.

Drafted Graham Koonce from the San Diego Padres in the 2001 rule 5 draft.

December 14, 2001

Traded Mark Guthrie and Tyler Yates to the New York Mets. Received David Justice.

December 22, 2001

Selected Luis Lopez off waivers from the Toronto Blue Jays.

January 2, 2002

Signed Scott Hatteberg as a free agent.

Signed Mike Holtz as a free agent.

Traded Tom Wilson to the Toronto Blue Jays. Received Mike Kremblas (minors).

January 11, 2002

Signed Randy Velarde as a free agent.

January 14, 2002

Traded Jason Hart, Gerald Laird, Ryan Ludwick and Mario Ramos to the Texas Rangers. Received Carlos Pena and Mike Venafro.

January 16, 2002

Signed Bryce Florie as a free agent.

January 24, 2002

Oscar Salazar selected by the Detroit Tigers off waivers.

January 29, 2002

Signed Carlos Mendez as a free agent.

Signed Larry Sutton as a free agent.

February 1, 2002

Signed Robinson Cancel as a free agent.

Selected Allen Levrault off waivers from the Milwaukee Brewers.

March 19, 2002

Traded Luis Vizcaino to the Texas Rangers. Received Justin Duchscherer.

March 26, 2002

Signed Alexi Ogando as an amateur free agent.

April 28, 2002 (Standings)

Released Chad Meyers.

May 16, 2002 (Standings)

Signed F.P. Santangelo as a free agent.

May 22, 2002 (Standings)

Traded Jeremy Giambi to the Philadelphia Phillies. Received John Mabry.

May 30, 2002 (Standings)

Released Rocky Coppinger.

June 3, 2002 (Standings)

Released Mike Holtz.

June 4, 2002 (Standings)

Drafted Nick Swisher in the 1st round (16th pick) of the 2002 amateur draft. Player signed June 14, 2002.

Drafted Joe Blanton in the 1st round (24th pick) of the 2002 amateur draft. Player signed July 20, 2002.

Drafted Jeremy Brown in the 1st round (35th pick) of the 2002 amateur draft. Player signed June 7, 2002.

Drafted Mark Teahen in the 1st round (39th pick) of the 2002 amateur draft. Player signed June 9, 2002.

Drafted Bill Murphy in the 3rd round of the 2002 amateur draft. Player signed June 26, 2002.

Drafted John Baker in the 4th round of the 2002 amateur draft. Player signed June 28, 2002.

Drafted Mark Kiger in the 5th round of the 2002 amateur draft. Player signed June 13, 2002.

Drafted Jared Burton in the 8th round of the 2002 amateur draft. Player signed June 12, 2002.

Drafted Shane Komine in the 9th round of the 2002 amateur draft. Player signed June 27, 2002.

Drafted Trevor Crowe in the 20th round of the 2002 amateur draft, but did not sign the player.

Drafted Brad Ziegler in the 31st round of the 2002 amateur draft, but did not sign the player.

Drafted J.R. Towles in the 32nd round of the 2002 amateur draft, but did not sign the player.

Drafted Jonathan Papelbon in the 40th round of the 2002 amateur draft, but did not sign the player.

Drafted Ty Taubenheim in the 44th round of the 2002 amateur draft, but did not sign the player.

June 21, 2002 (Standings)

Sold Rob Ryan to the Boston Red Sox.

July 5, 2002 (Standings)

As part of a 3-team trade, traded a player to be named later, Franklyn German and Carlos Pena to the Detroit Tigers. Received Jason Arnold (minors), John-Ford Griffin and Ted Lilly from the New York Yankees and cash from the Detroit Tigers. In addition, the Detroit Tigers sent Jeff Weaver to the New York Yankees. The Oakland Athletics sent Jeremy Bonderman (August 22, 2002) to the Detroit Tigers to complete the trade.

July 25, 2002 (Standings)

Traded Jon Adkins to the Chicago White Sox. Received Ray Durham and cash.

July 30, 2002 (Standings)

Traded Marshall McDougall to the Cleveland Indians. Received Ricardo Rincon.

September 30, 2002 (Standings)

Mario Valdez granted Free Agency.

October 1, 2002 (Standings)

Mike Colangelo granted Free Agency.

October 5, 2002 (Standings)

Signed Jose Silva as a free agent.

October 7, 2002 (Standings)

Released Larry Sutton.

October 15, 2002 (Standings)

Robinson Cancel granted Free Agency.

Bryce Florie granted Free Agency.

Kevin Gregg granted Free Agency.

Allen Levrault granted Free Agency.

Cody McKay granted Free Agency.

Carlos Mendez granted Free Agency.

Matt Miller granted Free Agency.

F.P. Santangelo granted Free Agency.

Jeff Tam granted Free Agency.

October 29, 2002

Greg Myers granted Free Agency.

November 1, 2002

Ray Durham granted Free Agency.

November 4, 2002

John Mabry granted Free Agency.

November 6, 2002

Signed Adam Melhuse as a free agent.

Signed Mike Rose as a free agent.

November 8, 2002

Signed Mike Edwards as a free agent.

Signed Chris Prieto as a free agent.

November 13, 2002

Purchased Roy Smith from the Cleveland Indians.

November 16, 2002

Traded Cory Lidle to the Toronto Blue Jays. Received Chris Mowday (minors) and Mike Rouse.

November 18, 2002

Signed Mitch Meluskey as a free agent.

November 27, 2002

Signed Dave McCarty as a free agent.

December 3, 2002

Signed Billy McMillon as a free agent.

Traded players to be named later and Billy Koch to the Chicago White Sox. Received Keith Foulke, Mark Johnson, Joe Valentine and cash. The Oakland Athletics sent Neal Cotts (December 16, 2002) and Daylan Holt (minors) (December 16, 2002) to the Chicago White Sox to complete the trade.

December 15, 2002

As part of a 4-team trade, traded a player to be named later to the Toronto Blue Jays. Received Erubiel Durazo from the Arizona Diamondbacks. In addition, the Toronto Blue Jays sent Felipe Lopez to the Cincinnati Reds; and the Cincinnati Reds sent Elmer Dessens and cash to the Arizona Diamondbacks. The Oakland Athletics sent Jason Arnold (minors) (December 16, 2002) to the Toronto Blue Jays to complete the trade.

December 16, 2002

Released Mike Fyhrie.

Drafted Rontrez Johnson from the Texas Rangers in the 2002 rule 5 draft.

Drafted Michael Neu from the Cincinnati Reds in the 2002 rule 5 draft.

Traded Jose Flores to the San Diego Padres. Received Buddy Hernandez (minors).

December 21, 2002

Olmedo Saenz granted Free Agency.

Mike Venafro granted Free Agency.

December 23, 2002

Signed Chris Singleton as a free agent.

January 2, 2003

Received Jeremy Fikac from the San Diego Padres as part of a conditional deal.

January 17, 2003

Signed John Halama as a free agent.

Signed Ed Yarnall as a free agent.

January 27, 2003

Traded John-Ford Griffin to the Toronto Blue Jays. Received a player to be named later. The Toronto Blue Jays sent Jason Perry (June 23, 2003) to the Oakland Athletics to complete the trade.

February 21, 2003

Signed Ron Gant as a free agent.

March 10, 2003

Signed Paxton Crawford as a free agent.

March 13, 2003

Signed Olmedo Saenz as a free agent.

March 14, 2003

Rontrez Johnson selected by the Kansas City Royals off waivers.

March 17, 2003

Selected Jose Flores off waivers from the San Diego Padres.

March 18, 2003

Released Paxton Crawford.

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2001 / 2003 Trades and Transactions