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2000 Tampa Bay Devil Rays

Trades and Transactions

Franchise Encyclopedia: 1999 / 2001

69-92, Finished 5th in AL East (Schedule and Results)
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Manager: Larry Rothschild (69-92)
GM: Chuck LaMar, Scouting Dir: Dan Jennings
Scored 733 runs, Allowed 842 runs. Pythagorean W-L: 70-91

Ballparks: Tropicana Field · Attendance: 1,449,673 (13th of 14)
Park Factors  Over 100 favors batters, under 100 favors pitchers.
  multi-year:
Batting - 98, Pitching - 100 · one-year: Batting - 99, Pitching - 100

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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 10, 1999

Terrell Lowery granted Free Agency.

October 13, 1999

Julio Franco granted Free Agency.

October 15, 1999

Rich Butler granted Free Agency.

Aaron Holbert granted Free Agency.

Brooks Kieschnick granted Free Agency.

Carlos Mendoza granted Free Agency.

Julio Mosquera granted Free Agency.

Bobby Munoz granted Free Agency.

Aaron Small granted Free Agency.

Joe Strong granted Free Agency.

Marc Valdes granted Free Agency.

Tom Wilson granted Free Agency.

October 29, 1999

Signed Ozzie Timmons as a free agent.

November 1, 1999

Paul Sorrento granted Free Agency.

November 2, 1999

Norm Charlton granted Free Agency.

November 5, 1999

Bobby Witt granted Free Agency.

November 18, 1999

Selected Mike Figga off waivers from the Baltimore Orioles.

November 24, 1999

Eddie Gaillard selected by the Cincinnati Reds off waivers.

December 13, 1999

Released Scott McClain.

Released Alan Newman.

Drafted Chad Ogea from the Detroit Tigers in the 1999 rule 5 draft.

Drafted Chris Reitsma from the Boston Red Sox in the 1999 rule 5 draft.

Signed Greg Vaughn as a free agent.

Traded Rolando Arrojo and Aaron Ledesma to the Colorado Rockies. Received Vinny Castilla.

Received Damian Rolls from the Kansas City Royals as part of a conditional deal.

December 19, 1999

Signed Gerald Williams as a free agent.

December 21, 1999

Mike Figga granted Free Agency.

January 6, 2000

Signed Reggie Harris as a free agent.

January 7, 2000

Signed Norm Charlton as a free agent.

Signed Ryan Jackson as a free agent.

January 8, 2000

Signed Juan Guzman as a free agent.

January 9, 2000

Signed Chris Michalak as a free agent.

January 14, 2000

Signed Tony Fiore as a free agent.

Signed Dave Hollins as a free agent.

Signed Marc Valdes as a free agent.

January 17, 2000

Signed John Burkett as a free agent.

January 20, 2000

Signed Terry Mathews as a free agent.

January 27, 2000

Signed Pat Borders as a free agent.

January 28, 2000

Signed Steve Trachsel as a free agent.

February 1, 2000

Signed Doug Creek as a free agent.

February 7, 2000

David Lamb selected by the New York Mets off waivers.

February 24, 2000

Signed Carlos Baerga as a free agent.

March 28, 2000

Returned Chris Reitsma (earlier draft pick) to the Boston Red Sox.

March 29, 2000

Released John Burkett.

March 31, 2000

Free agent signing of Carlos Baerga voided.

Released Norm Charlton.

Signed Billy Taylor as a free agent.

April 5, 2000 (Standings)

Selected Felix Martinez off waivers from the Philadelphia Phillies.

Signed Ozzie Guillen as a free agent.

April 13, 2000 (Standings)

Purchased Dwight Gooden from the Houston Astros.

April 20, 2000 (Standings)

Released Reggie Harris.

April 21, 2000 (Standings)

Herbert Perry selected by the Chicago White Sox off waivers.

April 25, 2000 (Standings)

Released Chris Michalak.

May 12, 2000 (Standings)

Traded Dave Martinez to the Chicago Cubs. Received Mark Guthrie and cash.

May 21, 2000 (Standings)

Released Dave Hollins.

May 25, 2000 (Standings)

Released Dwight Gooden.

Released Kevin Stocker.

May 27, 2000 (Standings)

Traded Marc Valdes to the Houston Astros. Received Russ Johnson.

May 31, 2000 (Standings)

Traded Tony Graffanino to the Chicago White Sox. Received Tanyon Sturtze.

June 5, 2000 (Standings)

Drafted Rocco Baldelli in the 1st round (6th pick) of the 2000 amateur draft. Player signed June 19, 2000.

Drafted Mark Malaska in the 8th round of the 2000 amateur draft. Player signed June 19, 2000.

Drafted James Shields in the 16th round of the 2000 amateur draft. Player signed August 17, 2000.

Drafted Shawn Riggans in the 24th round of the 2000 amateur draft. Player signed May 7, 2001.

Drafted Edgar Gonzalez in the 30th round of the 2000 amateur draft. Player signed June 12, 2000.

Drafted Nick Blackburn in the 34th round of the 2000 amateur draft, but did not sign the player.

Drafted Colt Morton in the 36th round of the 2000 amateur draft, but did not sign the player.

Drafted Steven Jackson in the 38th round of the 2000 amateur draft, but did not sign the player.

Drafted Micah Hoffpauir in the 44th round of the 2000 amateur draft, but did not sign the player.

July 28, 2000 (Standings)

Traded Todd Belitz and Jim Mecir to the Oakland Athletics. Received Jesus Colome.

Traded Bubba Trammell and Rick White to the New York Mets. Received Jason Tyner and Paul Wilson.

July 31, 2000 (Standings)

Traded Mark Guthrie and Steve Trachsel to the Toronto Blue Jays. Received Brent Abernathy.

August 7, 2000 (Standings)

Jose Canseco selected by the New York Yankees off waivers.

October 10, 2000 (Standings)

Billy Taylor granted Free Agency.

October 12, 2000 (Standings)

Released Dave Eiland.

October 15, 2000 (Standings)

Ryan Jackson granted Free Agency.

November 2, 2000

Signed Bill Pulsipher as a free agent.

November 7, 2000

Signed Derrick Gibson as a free agent.

November 9, 2000

Ozzie Guillen granted Free Agency.

Signed Paul Spoljaric as a free agent.

Signed Ron Wright as a free agent.

November 15, 2000

Signed Andy Sheets as a free agent.

Signed Yohanny Valera as a free agent.

November 16, 2000

Signed Sean Bergman as a free agent.

November 22, 2000

Signed Ray Holbert as a free agent.

Signed Mike Metcalfe as a free agent.

November 27, 2000

Released Miguel Cairo.

Released Quinton McCracken.

Released Jim Morris.

Released Jeff Sparks.

Sold Ozzie Timmons to Chunichi Dragons (Japan Central).

December 2, 2000

Signed Derrin Ebert as a free agent.

December 6, 2000

Signed Ozzie Guillen as a free agent.

December 11, 2000

Yurendell de Caster selected by the Pittsburgh Pirates in the 2000 minor league draft.

December 17, 2000

Signed Alberto Castillo as a free agent.

January 8, 2001

As part of a 3-team trade, traded Cory Lidle to the Oakland Athletics and Roberto Hernandez to the Kansas City Royals. Received Ben Grieve from the Oakland Athletics. In addition, the Oakland Athletics sent Angel Berroa and A.J. Hinch to the Kansas City Royals; and the Kansas City Royals sent Johnny Damon and Mark Ellis to the Oakland Athletics.

January 10, 2001

Signed Jeff Wallace as a free agent.

January 31, 2001

Signed Rusty Meacham as a free agent.

February 8, 2001

Signed Ken Hill as a free agent.

February 13, 2001

Signed Mike Caruso as a free agent.

March 15, 2001

Released Sean Bergman.

March 22, 2001

Released Mike Duvall.

March 23, 2001

Released Derrin Ebert.

Released Bill Pulsipher.

March 28, 2001

Received Mike Judd from the Los Angeles Dodgers as part of a conditional deal.

March 29, 2001

Signed Ariel Prieto as a free agent.

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1999 / 2001 Trades and Transactions