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2001 Toronto Blue Jays

Trades and Transactions

Franchise Encyclopedia: 2000 / 2002

80-82, Finished 3rd in AL East (Schedule and Results)
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Manager: Buck Martinez (80-82)
GM: Gord Ash, Farm Dir: Bob Nelson, Scouting Dir: Chris Buckley
Scored 767 runs, Allowed 753 runs. Pythagorean W-L: 82-80

Ballparks: SkyDome & Estadio Hiram Bithorn · Attendance: 1,915,438 (10th of 14)
Park Factors  Over 100 favors batters, under 100 favors pitchers.
  multi-year:
Batting - 102, Pitching - 102 · one-year: Batting - 105, Pitching - 105

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2000 / 2002 Trades and Transactions

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

October 4, 2000

Marty Cordova granted Free Agency.

October 11, 2000

Mark Lukasiewicz selected by the Anaheim Angels off waivers.

October 15, 2000

Kevin Witt granted Free Agency.

October 18, 2000

Charlie Greene granted Free Agency.

Robert Perez granted Free Agency.

October 30, 2000

Alex Gonzalez granted Free Agency.

October 31, 2000

Frank Castillo granted Free Agency.

Mark Guthrie granted Free Agency.

Dave Martinez granted Free Agency.

Mickey Morandini granted Free Agency.

Steve Trachsel granted Free Agency.

November 1, 2000

Craig Grebeck granted Free Agency.

November 5, 2000

Signed Aaron Holbert as a free agent.

November 7, 2000

Traded Gary Glover to the Chicago White Sox. Received Scott Eyre.

November 19, 2000

Signed Robinzon Diaz as an amateur free agent.

November 22, 2000

Traded Clayton Andrews and Leo Estrella to the Cincinnati Reds. Received Steve Parris.

December 2, 2000

Signed Chris Latham as a free agent.

December 6, 2000

Signed Mickey Morandini as a free agent.

December 7, 2000

Signed Jason Dickson as a free agent.

December 8, 2000

Signed Dan Plesac as a free agent.

December 10, 2000

Signed Alex Gonzalez as a free agent.

December 11, 2000

Jay Gibbons drafted by the Baltimore Orioles in the 2000 rule 5 draft.

Signed Jeff Frye as a free agent.

Traded John Bale to the Baltimore Orioles. Received Jayson Werth.

December 13, 2000

Signed Chris Michalak as a free agent.

Signed Jaime Navarro as a free agent.

December 15, 2000

Signed Ryan Thompson as a free agent.

December 19, 2000

Signed Izzy Molina as a free agent.

December 21, 2000

Signed Trent Hubbard as a free agent.

January 9, 2001

Signed Hector Carrasco as a free agent.

January 14, 2001

Traded Matt DeWitt and David Wells to the Chicago White Sox. Received Mike Williams (minors), Kevin Beirne, Brian Simmons and Mike Sirotka.

January 16, 2001

Sent Chad Mottola to the Florida Marlins as part of a conditional deal.

January 24, 2001

Signed Alfredo Aceves as an amateur free agent.

March 17, 2001

Released Trent Hubbard.

March 20, 2001

Traded Mike Williams (minors) to the Chicago White Sox. Received Matt DeWitt.

March 28, 2001

Released Hector Carrasco.

Released Todd Greene.

April 2, 2001 (Standings)

Released Ryan Thompson.

April 16, 2001 (Standings)

Signed Pat Lennon as a free agent.

June 1, 2001 (Standings)

Released Pat Lennon.

June 5, 2001 (Standings)

Drafted Gabe Gross in the 1st round (15th pick) of the 2001 amateur draft. Player signed July 1, 2001.

Drafted Brandon League in the 2nd round of the 2001 amateur draft. Player signed July 3, 2001.

Drafted Tyrell Godwin in the 3rd round of the 2001 amateur draft. Player signed July 2, 2001.

Drafted Mike Rouse in the 5th round of the 2001 amateur draft. Player signed July 2, 2001.

Drafted Dave Gassner in the 24th round of the 2001 amateur draft. Player signed June 11, 2001.

Drafted Sean Barker in the 46th round of the 2001 amateur draft, but did not sign the player.

June 8, 2001 (Standings)

Signed Tony Fernandez as a free agent.

June 25, 2001 (Standings)

Tony Batista selected by the Baltimore Orioles off waivers.

June 27, 2001 (Standings)

Signed Deion Sanders as a free agent.

June 29, 2001 (Standings)

Released Lance Painter.

July 6, 2001 (Standings)

Purchased Brian Hunter from Atlantic City (Atlantic).

July 27, 2001 (Standings)

Released Deion Sanders.

July 31, 2001 (Standings)

Released John Frascatore.

August 3, 2001 (Standings)

Released Joey Hamilton.

August 13, 2001 (Standings)

Released Brian Hunter.

August 22, 2001 (Standings)

Chris Michalak selected by the Texas Rangers off waivers.

August 27, 2001 (Standings)

Signed Eugenio Velez as an amateur free agent.

October 15, 2001 (Standings)

Jason Dickson granted Free Agency.

Aaron Holbert granted Free Agency.

Izzy Molina granted Free Agency.

October 19, 2001

Kevin Beirne granted Free Agency.

Matt DeWitt granted Free Agency.

Ryan Freel granted Free Agency.

November 5, 2001

Tony Fernandez granted Free Agency.

Jeff Frye granted Free Agency.

November 20, 2001

Brian Simmons selected by the Chicago White Sox off waivers.

December 7, 2001

Traded Billy Koch to the Oakland Athletics. Received Eric Hinske and Justin Miller.

December 10, 2001

Traded Alex Gonzalez to the Chicago Cubs. Received a player to be named later and Felix Heredia. The Chicago Cubs sent Jim Deschaine (minors) (December 13, 2001) to the Toronto Blue Jays to complete the trade.

December 12, 2001

Released Alberto Castillo.

December 13, 2001

Drafted Corey Thurman from the Kansas City Royals in the 2001 rule 5 draft.

Traded Cesar Izturis and Paul Quantrill to the Los Angeles Dodgers. Received Chad Ricketts (minors) and Luke Prokopec.

December 18, 2001

Signed Brian Lesher as a free agent.

Signed Chad Mottola as a free agent.

Signed Chris Peters as a free agent.

December 22, 2001

Luis Lopez selected by the Oakland Athletics off waivers.

January 2, 2002

Traded Mike Kremblas (minors) to the Oakland Athletics. Received Tom Wilson.

January 17, 2002

Traded Brad Fullmer to the Anaheim Angels. Received Brian Cooper.

February 6, 2002

Signed Dave Berg as a free agent.

February 10, 2002

Signed Ken Huckaby as a free agent.

February 14, 2002

Signed Pedro Swann as a free agent.

March 27, 2002

Chris Latham selected by the New York Mets off waivers.

March 29, 2002

Released Chris Peters.

March 30, 2002

Signed Simon Pond as a free agent.

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2000 / 2002 Trades and Transactions