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2002 Toronto Blue Jays

Trades and Transactions

Franchise Encyclopedia: 2001 / 2003

78-84, Finished 3rd in AL East (Schedule and Results)
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Manager: Buck Martinez (20-33) and Carlos Tosca (58-51)
GM: J.P. Ricciardi (Hired 11/14/2001), Farm Dir: Bob Nelson, Scouting Dir: Chris Buckley
Scored 813 runs, Allowed 828 runs. Pythagorean W-L: 80-82

Ballparks: SkyDome · Attendance: 1,637,900 (11th of 14)
Park Factors  Over 100 favors batters, under 100 favors pitchers.
  multi-year:
Batting - 104, Pitching - 103 · one-year: Batting - 100, Pitching - 100

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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

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.

April 24, 2002 (Standings)

Sold Alfredo Aceves to Yucatan (Mexican).

May 3, 2002 (Standings)

Selected Pete Walker off waivers from the New York Mets.

May 10, 2002 (Standings)

Released Homer Bush.

May 15, 2002 (Standings)

Sent Pedro Borbon to the Houston Astros as part of a conditional deal.

May 26, 2002 (Standings)

Traded Dan Plesac to the Philadelphia Phillies. Received Cliff Politte.

June 4, 2002 (Standings)

Drafted Russ Adams in the 1st round (14th pick) of the 2002 amateur draft. Player signed June 7, 2002.

Drafted Dave Bush in the 2nd round of the 2002 amateur draft. Player signed June 17, 2002.

Drafted Adam Peterson in the 4th round of the 2002 amateur draft. Player signed June 11, 2002.

Drafted Jason Perry in the 6th round of the 2002 amateur draft. Player signed June 22, 2002.

Drafted Jordan De Jong in the 18th round of the 2002 amateur draft. Player signed June 4, 2002.

Drafted Dewon Day in the 26th round of the 2002 amateur draft. Player signed June 1, 2003.

Drafted Erik Kratz in the 29th round of the 2002 amateur draft. Player signed June 8, 2002.

June 21, 2002 (Standings)

Signed Scott Winchester as a free agent.

July 1, 2002 (Standings)

Traded Raul Mondesi to the New York Yankees. Received Scott Wiggins.

August 8, 2002 (Standings)

Scott Eyre selected by the San Francisco Giants off waivers.

August 30, 2002 (Standings)

Selected Jason Kershner off waivers from the San Diego Padres.

September 30, 2002 (Standings)

Released Brian Cooper.

October 9, 2002 (Standings)

Released Chris Carpenter.

Brandon Lyon selected by the Boston Red Sox off waivers.

October 15, 2002 (Standings)

Joe Lawrence granted Free Agency.

Brian Lesher granted Free Agency.

Chad Mottola granted Free Agency.

Luke Prokopec granted Free Agency.

Pedro Swann granted Free Agency.

Scott Winchester granted Free Agency.

October 23, 2002

Signed Doug Linton as a free agent.

October 28, 2002

Felix Heredia granted Free Agency.

Steve Parris granted Free Agency.

October 29, 2002

Signed Doug Creek as a free agent.

Esteban Loaiza granted Free Agency.

November 1, 2002

Signed Jeff Tam as a free agent.

November 12, 2002

Signed Howie Clark as a free agent.

November 13, 2002

Signed Trever Miller as a free agent.

November 16, 2002

Traded Chris Mowday (minors) and Mike Rouse to the Oakland Athletics. Received Cory Lidle.

November 17, 2002

Signed Mike Moriarty as a free agent.

November 18, 2002

Signed Rob Ryan as a free agent.

November 19, 2002

Signed Tim Young as a free agent.

November 24, 2002

Signed Josh Towers as a free agent.

December 5, 2002

Signed Bruce Aven as a free agent.

December 15, 2002

As part of a 4-team trade, traded Felipe Lopez to the Cincinnati Reds. Received a player to be named later from the Oakland Athletics. In addition, the Arizona Diamondbacks sent Erubiel Durazo to the Oakland Athletics; 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

Drafted Jason Dubois from the Chicago Cubs in the 2002 rule 5 draft.

Matt Ford drafted by the Milwaukee Brewers in the 2002 rule 5 draft.

Drafted Aquilino Lopez from the Seattle Mariners in the 2002 rule 5 draft.

Frank Gracesqui selected by the Florida Marlins in the 2002 minor league draft.

Drafted Gary Majewski from the Chicago White Sox in the 2002 minor league draft.

Signed Greg Myers as a free agent.

December 20, 2002

Signed Mike Bordick as a free agent.

December 21, 2002

Jose Cruz granted Free Agency.

Signed Tanyon Sturtze as a free agent.

December 23, 2002

Signed Mike Colangelo as a free agent.

December 28, 2002

Signed Frank Catalanotto as a free agent.

January 27, 2003

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

March 11, 2003

Released Pasqual Coco.

March 15, 2003

Returned Jason Dubois (earlier draft pick) to the Chicago Cubs.

March 17, 2003

Returned Gary Majewski (earlier draft pick) to the Chicago White Sox.

March 27, 2003

Signed Dan Reichert as a free agent.

March 28, 2003

Selected Kevin Frederick off waivers from the Minnesota Twins.

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2001 / 2003 Trades and Transactions