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1998 Philadelphia Phillies

Trades and Transactions

Franchise Encyclopedia: 1997 / 1999

75-87, Finished 3rd in NL East (Schedule and Results)
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Manager: Terry Francona (75-87)
GM: Ed Wade (Promoted 12/9/1997), Scouting Dir: Mike Arbuckle
Scored 713 runs, Allowed 808 runs. Pythagorean W-L: 72-90

Ballparks: Veterans Stadium · Attendance: 1,715,722 (14th of 16)
Park Factors  Over 100 favors batters, under 100 favors pitchers.
  multi-year:
Batting - 102, Pitching - 103 · one-year: Batting - 109, Pitching - 109

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1997 / 1999 Trades and Transactions

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

October 1, 1997

Rob Butler granted Free Agency.

October 7, 1997

Reggie Harris granted Free Agency.

October 10, 1997

Mike Robertson granted Free Agency.

Danny Tartabull granted Free Agency.

Released Billy Brewer.

Released Scott Ruffcorn.

October 17, 1997

Erik Plantenberg granted Free Agency.

November 18, 1997

Traded Kevin Stocker to the Tampa Bay Devil Rays. Received Bobby Abreu.

Jason Boyd selected by the Arizona Diamondbacks as the 23rd pick in the 1997 expansion draft.

Ryan Karp selected by the Tampa Bay Devil Rays as the 54th pick in the 1997 expansion draft.

December 15, 1997

Drafted Hector Mercado from the Florida Marlins in the 1997 rule 5 draft.

Signed Billy Brewer as a free agent.

Traded Hector Mercado to the New York Mets. Received Mike Welch.

December 23, 1997

Signed Mark Lewis as a free agent.

Traded Mickey Morandini to the Chicago Cubs. Received Doug Glanville.

December 26, 1997

Signed Alex Arias as a free agent.

December 27, 1997

Signed Gary Bennett as a free agent.

January 12, 1998

Signed Richie Lewis as a free agent.

January 14, 1998

Signed Anderson Machado as an amateur free agent.

January 23, 1998

Signed Yorkis Perez as a free agent.

February 22, 1998

Signed Ezequiel Astacio as an amateur free agent.

February 24, 1998

Released Midre Cummings.

March 2, 1998

Signed Miguel Asencio as an amateur free agent.

March 7, 1998

Signed Toby Borland as a free agent.

March 22, 1998

Released Richie Lewis.

March 27, 1998

Signed Matt Whiteside as a free agent.

March 29, 1998

Sent Chris Tremie to the Texas Rangers as part of a conditional deal.

June 2, 1998 (Standings)

Drafted Pat Burrell in the 1st round (1st pick) of the 1998 amateur draft. Player signed July 24, 1998.

Drafted Eric Valent in the 1st round (42nd pick) of the 1998 amateur draft. Player signed July 1, 1998.

Drafted Jorge Padilla in the 3rd round of the 1998 amateur draft. Player signed July 19, 1998.

Drafted Jason Michaels in the 4th round of the 1998 amateur draft. Player signed June 19, 1998.

Drafted Ryan Madson in the 9th round of the 1998 amateur draft. Player signed June 10, 1998.

Drafted Adam Peterson in the 13th round of the 1998 amateur draft, but did not sign the player.

Drafted Geoff Geary in the 15th round of the 1998 amateur draft. Player signed June 8, 1998.

Drafted Nick Punto in the 21st round of the 1998 amateur draft. Player signed June 7, 1998.

June 20, 1998 (Standings)

Signed Franklin Nunez as a free agent.

June 22, 1998 (Standings)

Signed Pat Listach as a free agent.

June 24, 1998 (Standings)

Released Rex Hudler.

July 3, 1998 (Standings)

Signed Eude Brito as an amateur free agent.

July 6, 1998 (Standings)

Toby Borland granted Free Agency.

July 30, 1998 (Standings)

Signed Joel Bennett as a free agent.

August 14, 1998 (Standings)

Selected Paul Byrd off waivers from the Atlanta Braves.

August 28, 1998 (Standings)

Traded Gregg Jefferies to the Anaheim Angels. Received a player to be named later. The Anaheim Angels sent Doug Nickle (September 9, 1998) to the Philadelphia Phillies to complete the trade.

October 15, 1998 (Standings)

Joel Bennett granted Free Agency.

Billy Brewer granted Free Agency.

Tony Fiore granted Free Agency.

Darrin Winston granted Free Agency.

October 16, 1998

Matt Whiteside granted Free Agency.

October 23, 1998

Mark Parent granted Free Agency.

October 26, 1998

Mark Lewis granted Free Agency.

October 28, 1998

Mark Portugal granted Free Agency.

November 5, 1998

Signed Joel Bennett as a free agent.

Signed Alberto Castillo as a free agent.

Signed Lou Frazier as a free agent.

Signed Torey Lovullo as a free agent.

Signed Steve Montgomery as a free agent.

Signed Steve Schrenk as a free agent.

Signed Yoel Hernandez as an amateur free agent.

November 9, 1998

Traded Mark Leiter to the Seattle Mariners. Received Paul Spoljaric.

November 13, 1998

Traded Jerry Spradlin to the Cleveland Indians. Received Chad Ogea.

November 19, 1998

Calvin Maduro granted Free Agency.

Traded Ricky Bottalico and Garrett Stephenson to the St. Louis Cardinals. Received Jeff Brantley, Ron Gant and Cliff Politte.

November 24, 1998

Signed Rob Tejeda as an amateur free agent.

November 28, 1998

Signed Tony Fiore as a free agent.

December 4, 1998

Signed Carlos Ruiz as an amateur free agent.

December 7, 1998

Signed Billy Brewer as a free agent.

December 14, 1998

Alberto Castillo drafted by the St. Louis Cardinals in the 1998 rule 5 draft.

December 17, 1998

Signed Jim Poole as a free agent.

December 18, 1998

Signed Tom Prince as a free agent.

December 21, 1998

Billy McMillon granted Free Agency.

Jon Zuber granted Free Agency.

Ken Ryan granted Free Agency.

Signed Ken Ryan as a free agent.

December 22, 1998

Signed Rob Ducey as a free agent.

January 25, 1999

Signed Billy McMillon as a free agent.

February 2, 1999

Signed Joe Grahe as a free agent.

March 19, 1999

Signed Clemente Alvarez as a free agent.

March 25, 1999

Received Marc Ronan from the Houston Astros as part of a conditional deal.

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