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1999 Toronto Blue Jays

Trades and Transactions

Franchise Encyclopedia: 1998 / 2000

84-78, Finished 3rd in AL East (Schedule and Results)
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Manager: Jim Fregosi (84-78)
GM: Gord Ash, Scouting Dir: Tim Wilken
Scored 883 runs, Allowed 862 runs. Pythagorean W-L: 83-79

Ballparks: SkyDome · Attendance: 2,163,464 (8th of 14)
Park Factors  Over 100 favors batters, under 100 favors pitchers.
  multi-year:
Batting - 100, Pitching - 100 · one-year: Batting - 101, Pitching - 101

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1998 / 2000 Trades and Transactions

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

October 15, 1998

Ben VanRyn granted Free Agency.

October 16, 1998

Alex Delgado granted Free Agency.

Jose Herrera granted Free Agency.

October 22, 1998

Jose Canseco granted Free Agency.

October 23, 1998

Craig Grebeck granted Free Agency.

Benito Santiago granted Free Agency.

October 26, 1998

Dave Stieb granted Free Agency.

October 27, 1998

Signed Craig Grebeck as a free agent.

November 5, 1998

Juan Samuel granted Free Agency.

November 18, 1998

Signed Alex Delgado as a free agent.

Released Shannon Withem.

December 7, 1998

Signed Dave Stieb as a free agent.

December 12, 1998

Traded Pete Tucci (minors), Carlos Almanzar and Woody Williams to the San Diego Padres. Received Joey Hamilton.

December 14, 1998

Signed Geronimo Berroa as a free agent.

Traded Beiker Graterol to the Detroit Tigers. Received Eric Ludwick.

December 16, 1998

Signed Walt McKeel as a free agent.

December 23, 1998

Signed Rob Butler as a free agent.

Signed Mike Matheny as a free agent.

January 6, 1999

Signed Wayne Kirby as a free agent.

January 11, 1999

Signed Francisco Rosario as an amateur free agent.

January 18, 1999

Signed Joey Cora as a free agent.

January 19, 1999

Signed Willie Greene as a free agent.

Signed Vicente Palacios as a free agent.

February 9, 1999

Released Pat Lennon.

February 18, 1999

Traded Roger Clemens to the New York Yankees. Received Homer Bush, Graeme Lloyd and David Wells.

February 28, 1999

Signed Pat Lennon as a free agent.

March 14, 1999

Signed Norberto Martin as a free agent.

March 17, 1999

Released Felipe Crespo.

March 21, 1999

Released Vicente Palacios.

March 30, 1999

Traded Tomas Perez to the Anaheim Angels. Received Dave Hollins and cash.

April 1, 1999 (Standings)

Signed Doug Bochtler as a free agent.

Released Walt McKeel.

April 2, 1999 (Standings)

Released Adam Melhuse.

Tom Evans selected by the Texas Rangers off waivers.

April 5, 1999 (Standings)

Signed Chris Jones as a free agent.

Signed Adam Melhuse as a free agent.

April 15, 1999 (Standings)

Signed Pat Kelly as a free agent.

April 16, 1999 (Standings)

Returned Eric Ludwick (earlier draft pick) to the Florida Marlins.

May 5, 1999 (Standings)

Traded Robert Person to the Philadelphia Phillies. Received Paul Spoljaric.

May 7, 1999 (Standings)

Selected Jacob Brumfield off waivers from the Los Angeles Dodgers.

May 19, 1999 (Standings)

Sold Doug Bochtler to the Los Angeles Dodgers.

May 28, 1999 (Standings)

Selected Willis Otanez off waivers from the Baltimore Orioles.

June 2, 1999 (Standings)

Drafted Alex Rios in the 1st round (19th pick) of the 1999 amateur draft. Player signed June 4, 1999.

Drafted Matt Ford in the 3rd round of the 1999 amateur draft. Player signed June 2, 1999.

Drafted Brandon Lyon in the 14th round of the 1999 amateur draft. Player signed May 31, 2000.

Drafted Reed Johnson in the 17th round of the 1999 amateur draft. Player signed June 19, 1999.

June 9, 1999 (Standings)

Released Pat Kelly.

Released Pat Lennon.

June 12, 1999 (Standings)

Traded Dan Plesac to the Arizona Diamondbacks. Received Tony Batista and John Frascatore.

June 21, 1999 (Standings)

Released Dave Hollins.

July 3, 1999 (Standings)

Signed Davis Romero as an amateur free agent.

July 8, 1999 (Standings)

Traded Isabel Giron (minors) to the San Diego Padres. Received Juan Melo.

July 28, 1999 (Standings)

Traded Tom Davey and Steve Sinclair to the Seattle Mariners. Received David Segui.

July 31, 1999 (Standings)

Signed John Hudek as a free agent.

August 6, 1999 (Standings)

Selected Curtis Goodwin off waivers from the Chicago Cubs.

August 7, 1999 (Standings)

Signed Kevin Cash as an amateur free agent.

August 9, 1999 (Standings)

Traded a player to be named later to the Colorado Rockies. Received Brian McRae. The Toronto Blue Jays sent Pat Lynch (minors) (August 23, 1999) to the Colorado Rockies to complete the trade.

August 26, 1999 (Standings)

Signed Brendan Donnelly as a free agent.

August 30, 1999 (Standings)

Released Geronimo Berroa.

August 31, 1999 (Standings)

Signed Pat Borders as a free agent.

September 3, 1999 (Standings)

Traded Juan Melo to the Cincinnati Reds. Received a player to be named later. The Cincinnati Reds sent Jaime Goudie (minors) (September 13, 1999) to the Toronto Blue Jays to complete the trade.

October 5, 1999 (Standings)

Norberto Martin granted Free Agency.

October 7, 1999 (Standings)

Rob Butler granted Free Agency.

October 15, 1999 (Standings)

Alex Delgado granted Free Agency.

Willie Greene granted Free Agency.

Chris Jones granted Free Agency.

Adam Melhuse granted Free Agency.

October 20, 1999

Jacob Brumfield granted Free Agency.

Released John Hudek.

October 29, 1999

Graeme Lloyd granted Free Agency.

David Segui granted Free Agency.

November 3, 1999

Brian McRae granted Free Agency.

November 5, 1999

Tony Fernandez granted Free Agency.

November 8, 1999

Traded Jorge Nunez (minors) and Shawn Green to the Los Angeles Dodgers. Received Pedro Borbon and Raul Mondesi.

November 10, 1999

Signed Charlie Greene as a free agent.

November 11, 1999

Pat Borders granted Free Agency.

Traded Pat Hentgen and Paul Spoljaric to the St. Louis Cardinals. Received Alberto Castillo, Matt DeWitt and Lance Painter.

November 12, 1999

Signed Darwin Cubillan as a free agent.

November 16, 1999

Released Mike Matheny.

November 17, 1999

Signed Chad Mottola as a free agent.

December 7, 1999

Signed Jacob Brumfield as a free agent.

December 13, 1999

Jim Mann drafted by the New York Mets in the 1999 rule 5 draft.

Brian Smith drafted by the Pittsburgh Pirates in the 1999 rule 5 draft.

Drafted Dewayne Wise from the Cincinnati Reds in the 1999 rule 5 draft.

December 21, 1999

Signed Frank Castillo as a free agent.

January 6, 2000

Signed Robert Ellis as a free agent.

January 18, 2000

Signed David Segui as a free agent.

February 16, 2000

Signed Eric Gunderson as a free agent.

March 14, 2000

Signed Robert Perez as a free agent.

March 16, 2000

As part of a 3-team trade, traded David Segui and cash to the Texas Rangers. Received Brad Fullmer from the Montreal Expos. In addition, the Texas Rangers sent Lee Stevens to the Montreal Expos.

March 22, 2000

The New York Mets returned Jim Mann (earlier draft pick).

Traded Jim Mann to the New York Mets. Received Jerson Perez (minors).

March 26, 2000

Signed Glenn Williams as a free agent.

March 27, 2000

Signed Marty Cordova as a free agent.

March 28, 2000

Nerio Rodriguez selected by the New York Mets off waivers.

March 31, 2000

Anthony Sanders selected by the Seattle Mariners off waivers.

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1998 / 2000 Trades and Transactions