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2004 Toronto Blue Jays

Trades and Transactions

Franchise Encyclopedia: 2003 / 2005

67-94, Finished 5th in AL East (Schedule and Results)
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Manager: Carlos Tosca (47-64) and John Gibbons (20-30)
GM: J.P. Ricciardi, Farm Dir: Charlie Wilson, Scouting Dir: Jon Lalonde
Scored 719 runs, Allowed 823 runs. Pythagorean W-L: 71-90

Ballparks: SkyDome · Attendance: 1,900,041 (10th of 14)
Park Factors  Over 100 favors batters, under 100 favors pitchers.
  multi-year:
Batting - 104, Pitching - 104 · one-year: Batting - 104, Pitching - 105

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2003 / 2005 Trades and Transactions

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

October 8, 2003

Released Doug Creek.

October 15, 2003

Bruce Aven granted Free Agency.

Brian Bowles granted Free Agency.

Mike Colangelo granted Free Agency.

Dan Reichert granted Free Agency.

Anthony Sanders granted Free Agency.

Tanyon Sturtze granted Free Agency.

Corey Thurman granted Free Agency.

Scott Wiggins granted Free Agency.

October 26, 2003

Kelvim Escobar granted Free Agency.

Cory Lidle granted Free Agency.

November 18, 2003

Signed Pat Hentgen as a free agent.

Traded Bobby Kielty to the Oakland Athletics. Received Ted Lilly.

November 20, 2003

Signed Dave Maurer as a free agent.

November 26, 2003

Signed Bruce Chen as a free agent.

December 9, 2003

Signed Kerry Ligtenberg as a free agent.

December 14, 2003

As part of a 3-team trade, traded a player to be named later to the Colorado Rockies and Mark Hendrickson to the Tampa Bay Devil Rays. Received Justin Speier from the Colorado Rockies. In addition, the Tampa Bay Devil Rays sent Joe Kennedy to the Colorado Rockies. The Toronto Blue Jays sent Sandy Nin (minors) (December 15, 2003) to the Colorado Rockies to complete the trade.

December 15, 2003

Traded a player to be named later and Shannon Stewart to the Minnesota Twins. Received Bobby Kielty. The Toronto Blue Jays sent Dave Gassner (December 15, 2003) to the Minnesota Twins to complete the trade.

December 18, 2003

Signed Miguel Batista as a free agent.

December 21, 2003

Trever Miller granted Free Agency.

Cliff Politte granted Free Agency.

December 27, 2003

Signed Valerio De Los Santos as a free agent.

January 1, 2004

Signed Jayson Durocher as a free agent.

January 7, 2004

Signed Terry Adams as a free agent.

Signed Chris Gomez as a free agent.

Signed Chad Hermansen as a free agent.

Signed Mark Lukasiewicz as a free agent.

Tom Wilson selected by the San Diego Padres off waivers.

March 5, 2004

Released Pete Walker.

March 29, 2004

Traded Jayson Werth to the Los Angeles Dodgers. Received Jason Frasor.

March 31, 2004

Selected Sean Douglass off waivers from the Minnesota Twins.

April 9, 2004 (Standings)

Signed Gregg Zaun as a free agent.

Selected Micheal Nakamura off waivers from the Minnesota Twins.

April 18, 2004 (Standings)

Sent Scott Cassidy to the Boston Red Sox as part of a conditional deal.

May 1, 2004 (Standings)

Sent Bruce Chen to the Baltimore Orioles as part of a conditional deal.

May 3, 2004 (Standings)

Received Stubby Clapp from the Cleveland Indians as part of a conditional deal.

May 12, 2004 (Standings)

Received Frank Menechino from the Oakland Athletics as part of a conditional deal.

May 21, 2004 (Standings)

Signed Bobby Estalella as a free agent.

May 27, 2004 (Standings)

Signed Marvin Benard as a free agent.

June 2, 2004 (Standings)

Signed Ryan Glynn as a free agent.

June 7, 2004 (Standings)

Drafted David Purcey in the 1st round (16th pick) of the 2004 amateur draft. Player signed July 23, 2004.

Drafted Zach Jackson in the 1st round (32nd pick) of the 2004 amateur draft. Player signed July 30, 2004.

Drafted Curtis Thigpen in the 2nd round of the 2004 amateur draft. Player signed July 9, 2004.

Drafted Adam Lind in the 3rd round of the 2004 amateur draft. Player signed June 30, 2004.

Drafted Casey Janssen in the 4th round of the 2004 amateur draft. Player signed June 18, 2004.

Drafted Jesse Litsch in the 24th round of the 2004 amateur draft. Player signed May 16, 2005.

Drafted Chad Beck in the 43rd round of the 2004 amateur draft, but did not sign the player.

June 16, 2004 (Standings)

Traded G.J. Raymundo (minors) to the Montreal Expos. Received Julius Matos.

June 23, 2004 (Standings)

Received Anthony Sanders from the Colorado Rockies as part of a conditional deal.

July 14, 2004 (Standings)

Released Mark Lukasiewicz.

July 24, 2004 (Standings)

Traded Terry Adams to the Boston Red Sox. Received John Hattig.

August 2, 2004 (Standings)

Signed Jesus Sanchez as a free agent.

August 4, 2004 (Standings)

Traded Josh Phelps to the Cleveland Indians. Received Eric Crozier.

September 2, 2004 (Standings)

Released Marvin Benard.

October 4, 2004 (Standings)

Jason Kershner granted Free Agency.

October 5, 2004 (Standings)

Chad Hermansen granted Free Agency.

Dave Maurer granted Free Agency.

October 8, 2004 (Standings)

Bobby Estalella granted Free Agency.

October 11, 2004 (Standings)

Signed Joel Carreno as an amateur free agent.

October 14, 2004 (Standings)

Sean Douglass granted Free Agency.

October 15, 2004 (Standings)

Stubby Clapp granted Free Agency.

Bob File granted Free Agency.

Aquilino Lopez granted Free Agency.

Julius Matos granted Free Agency.

Micheal Nakamura granted Free Agency.

Simon Pond granted Free Agency.

Jesus Sanchez granted Free Agency.

Anthony Sanders granted Free Agency.

Glenn Williams granted Free Agency.

Chris Woodward granted Free Agency.

October 19, 2004

Howie Clark granted Free Agency.

October 28, 2004

Dave Berg granted Free Agency.

Carlos Delgado granted Free Agency.

Valerio De Los Santos granted Free Agency.

Chris Gomez granted Free Agency.

October 29, 2004

Greg Myers granted Free Agency.

November 1, 2004

Gregg Zaun granted Free Agency.

November 3, 2004

Signed Matt Whiteside as a free agent.

November 11, 2004

Signed Jesse Carlson as a free agent.

Pat Hentgen granted Free Agency.

November 12, 2004

Signed Julius Matos as a free agent.

November 16, 2004

Signed Anthony Sanders as a free agent.

November 17, 2004

Signed Jason Alfaro as a free agent.

November 19, 2004

Signed Greg Myers as a free agent.

December 2, 2004

Traded a player to be named later to the Cleveland Indians. Received John McDonald. The Toronto Blue Jays sent Tom Mastny (December 14, 2004) to the Cleveland Indians to complete the trade.

December 6, 2004

Selected Steve Andrade off waivers from the Anaheim Angels.

December 8, 2004

Tyrell Godwin drafted by the Washington Nationals in the 2004 rule 5 draft.

December 12, 2004

Traded Kevin Cash to the Tampa Bay Devil Rays. Received Chad Gaudin.

December 13, 2004

Drafted Lee Gronkiewicz from the Cleveland Indians in the 2004 rule 5 draft.

December 14, 2004

Signed Corey Koskie as a free agent.

December 16, 2004

Signed Scott Downs as a free agent.

Signed Bry Nelson as a free agent.

December 21, 2004

Kevin Frederick granted Free Agency.

2005

Released Jayson Durocher.

January 6, 2005

Signed Ken Huckaby as a free agent.

Signed Gregg Zaun as a free agent.

January 8, 2005

Signed Chad Mottola as a free agent.

January 10, 2005

Signed Billy Koch as a free agent.

January 11, 2005

Signed Scott Schoeneweis as a free agent.

January 12, 2005

Traded Adam Peterson to the Arizona Diamondbacks. Received Shea Hillenbrand.

January 17, 2005

Signed Matt Duff as a free agent.

February 19, 2005

Signed Pete Walker as a free agent.

February 28, 2005

Signed Chris Michalak as a free agent.

March 22, 2005

The Washington Nationals returned Tyrell Godwin (earlier draft pick).

Traded Tyrell Godwin to the Washington Nationals. Received A.J. Wideman (minors).

March 28, 2005

Released Mike Smith.

April 1, 2005

Purchased Andy Dominique from the New York Mets.

Released Kerry Ligtenberg.

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2003 / 2005 Trades and Transactions