All-Star Baseball 2005 (PS2) Transaction Guide Version 8.3 Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org August 3, 2004 Original FAQ by Edgewater Available for use in any media provided credit is afforded. Background: This guide is for the players who like to have accurate rosters, but lack a sharkport or online setup. Basically, all the transactions from the time period of the games final roster shift before going to print (est. 2.20 --> 2.23) up until today are included. The transaction list includes only players that were on the original ASB 2005 roster. Key: It's pretty self explanitory, but i'll go over the format anyway: (Team/Place Player Can Be Found in Game) (Player Name) --> (Destination Team/Place) How To: A few times people have written to me asking how to change the rosters around. It's a bit more of a pain in this year's version since for some stupid reason acclaim decided to take out the option of letting you customize rosters from the main menu. The only way you can change the rosters is by starting a season. There are two ways I'm aware of how to change them, each with their own positive and negative aspects: The first way is to start a season with your GM Control set to All Teams. This is the easiest way since it gives you the most control. You can easily trade between teams, assign players to levels, and setup lineups and rotations for every team. The negatives that come with chosing this type of GM Control are having to give up player injuries, and being forced to play in Simple Franchise Mode (having some offseason management options taken away). The second way is to start a season with your GM Control set to One Team. This way lets you keep all the options the other takes away (injuries/management options), but it is much more monotonious. In order to trade players, you need to use your own team as a catalyst. For example, if you are using the Mets and want to trade Milton Bradley to the Dodgers, you'd first need to trade Bradley to the Mets from the Indians for a fake player (any D- rated A or AA player), then trade Bradley to the Dodgers from the Mets for another fake player. Considering the amount of transactions involved, this method could take awile. Also, since you only have control of one team, you have no control over where the computer controlled team decides to put the player you've traded to them. Milton Bradley could end up spending the season in AA. You also have no control over how the lineups or rotations for computer controlled teams are set and unfortunately, one trade could cause the computer controlled team to switch around it's lineup and rotation to a way which makes no sense. Tips: I wouldn't recommend filling the free agent pool quickly as some players might disappear once it becomes crowded. if you trade players to their destination teams for D- rated low level players (who are computer generated anyway), you won't have to worry about losing anyone. You should also manually restructure the rosters if there are any depth chart (like too few players at a position in a certain level) issues after you're done trading. if you choose automatic, some players you might want to keep on the team could be placed in the free agent pool or a lower level. Free Agent Pool Pedro Astacio --> Boston Red Sox Travis Lee --> New York Yankees Orlando Hernandez --> New York Yankees Steve Parris --> Tampa Bay Devil Rays Scott Sauerbeck --> Cleveland Indians Ugeth Urbina --> Detroit Tigers Arizona Diamondbacks Steve Finley --> Los Angeles Dodgers Brent Mayne --> Los Angeles Dodgers John Patterson --> Montreal Expos Atlanta Braves Jung Bong --> Cincinnati Reds Russell Branyan --> Milwaukee Brewers Trey Hodges --> Free Agent Pool Gary Matthews Jr --> Texas Rangers Baltimore Orioles Mike DeJean --> New York Mets Bill Haselman --> Free Agent Pool Mark McLemore --> Oakland Athletics Boston Red Sox Nomar Garciaparra --> Chicago Cubs Michael Hernandez --> Philadelphia Phillies Terry Shumpert --> Pittsburgh Pirates Tony Womack --> St. Louis Cardinals Chicago Cubs Jimmy Anderson --> Boston Red Sox Francis Beltran --> Montreal Expos Juan Cruz --> Atlanta Braves Gary Glover --> Free Agent Pool Alex Gonzalez --> Montreal Expos Felix Sanchez --> Detroit Tigers Jamey Wright --> Free Agent Pool Chicago White Sox Marvin Benard --> Toronto Blue Jays Vic Darensbourg --> New York Mets Matt Ginter --> New York Mets Billy Koch --> Florida Marlins Esteban Loaiza --> New York Yankees Miguel Olivio --> Seattle Mariners Robert Person --> Free Agent Pool Mike Rivera --> Oakland Athletics Cincinnati Reds Jimmy Haynes --> Detroit Tigers Josias Manzanillo --> Florida Marlins Chris Reitsma --> Atlanta Braves Jesus Sanchez --> Free Agent Pool Mark Watson --> Free Agent Pool Cleveland Indians Milton Bradley --> Los Angeles Dodgers Giovanni Carrara --> Los Angeles Dodgers Dave Cortes --> Free Agent Pool Jeff D'Amico --> Free Agent Pool Ricky Gutierrez --> Boston Red Sox Zach Sorensen --> Anaheim Angels Mark Wohlers --> Free Agent Pool Colorado Rockies Scott Elarton --> Cleveland Indians Benji Gil --> Free Agent Pool Denny Hocking --> Chicago Cubs Damian Jackson --> Chicago Cubs Cory Vance --> Texas Rangers Matt White --> Kansas City Royals Detroit Tigers Brent Abernathy --> Cleveland Indians Ben Patrick --> San Diego Padres Cody Ross --> Los Angeles Dodgers Andres Torres --> Chicago White Sox Florida Marlins Nelson Cruz --> Free Agent Pool Hee Seop Chio --> Los Angeles Dodgers Blaine Neal --> San Diego Padres Abraham Nunez --> Kansas City Royals Darren Oliver --> Houston Astros Brad Penny --> Los Angeles Dodgers Armando Rios --> Free Agent Pool Gerald Williams --> New York Mets Houston Astros Octavio Dotel --> Oakland Athletics Richard Hidalgo --> New York Mets Brandon Puffer --> Boston Red Sox Jeriome Robertson --> Cleveland Indians Kirk Saarloos --> Oakland Athletics Ricky Stone --> San Diego Padres Dave Veres --> San Francisco Giants Kansas City Carlos Beltran --> Houston Astros Joey Dawley --> Cleveland Indians Curtis Leskanic --> Boston Red Sox Rudy Seanez --> Florida Marlins Los Angeles Dodgers Andy Ashby --> San Diego Padres Jolbert Cabrera --> Seattle Mariners Juan Encarnacion --> Florida Marlins Guillermo Mota --> Florida Marlins Rickey Henderson --> Free Agent Pool Koyie Hill --> Arizona Diamondbacks Paul LoDuca --> Florida Marlins Dave Roberts --> Boston Red Sox Jason Romano --> Cincinnati Reds Tanyone Sturtze --> New York Yankees Bubba Trammell --> Tampa Bay Devil Rays Rick White --> Cleveland Indians Milwaukee Brewers Brian Bowles --> Free Agent Pool Mike Crudale --> Free Agent Pool Leo Estrella --> San Francisco Giants Wayne Franklin --> San Francisco Giants Luis Martinez --> St. Louis Cardinals Minnesota Twins Sean Douglass --> Toronto Blue Jays Rick Helling --> Free Agent Pool Doug Mientkiewicz --> Boston Red Sox Pete Munro --> Free Agent Pool Mike Nakamura --> Toronto Blue Jays Brad Thomas --> Boston Red Sox Montreal Expos Orlando Cabrera --> Boston Red Sox Randy Choate --> Arizona Diamondbacks Carl Everett --> Chicago White Sox Andy Fox --> Texas Rangers Pat Mahomes --> Pittsburgh Pirates Gregg Zaun --> Toronto Blue Jays New York Mets Jason Anderson --> New York Yankees James Baldwin --> Detroit Tigers Roger Cedeno --> St. Louis Cardinals Scott Erickson --> Texas Rangers Karim Garcia --> Baltimore Orioles Raul Gonzalez --> Cleveland Indians Jeremy Griffiths --> Houston Astros Jason Middlebrook --> Anaheim Angels Timo Perez --> Chicago White Sox David Weathers --> Houston Astros Ty Wigginton --> Pittsburgh Pirates New York Yankees Erick Almonte --> Colorado Rockies Aaron Boone --> Cleveland Indians Darren Bragg --> San Diego Padres Jose Contreras --> Chicago White Sox Tyler Houston --> Free Agent Pool Mike Lamb --> Houston Astros Gabe White --> Cincinnati Reds Oakland Athletics Jason Grabowski --> Los Angeles Dodgers Chad Harville --> Houston Astros Philadelphia Phillies Josh Hancock --> Cincinnati Reds Ricky Ledee --> San Francisco Giants Andy Machado ==> Cincinnati Reds Pittsburgh Pirates Joe Beimel --> Minnesota Twins Kris Benson --> New York Mets Mark Guthrie --> Free Agent Pool Ruben Mateo --> Kansas City Royals Orlando Merced --> Free Agent Pool Raul Mondesi --> Free Agent Pool Chris Singleton --> Free Agent Pool Chris Stynes --> Free Agent Pool San Diego Padres Ben Howard --> Florida Marlins Brian Hunter --> St, Louis Cardinals Gene Kingsale --> Baltimore Orioles Rey Ordonez --> Chicago Cubs Kevin Walker --> San Francisco Giants Tom Wilson --> New York Mets Ismael Valdez --> Florida Marlins San Francisco Giants Alberto Castillo --> Free Agent Pool Felix Rodriguez --> Philadelphia Phillies Seattle Mariners Rich Aurilia --> San Diego Padres Ben Davis --> Chicago White Sox Freddy Garcia --> Chicago White Sox Dave Hansen --> San Diego Padres Kevin Jarvis --> Pittsburgh Pirates Terry Mulholland --> Minnesota Twins John Olerud --> Free Agent Pool Eric Owens --> Detroit Tigers St. Louis Cardinals Brent Butler --> Free Agent Pool Wilson Delgado --> New York Mets Kerry Robinson --> San Diego Padres Chris Widger --> New York Mets Tampa Bay Devil Rays Deivi Cruz --> San Francisco Giants Todd Jones --> Philadelphia Phillies George Lombard --> Boston Red Sox Fred McGriff --> Free Agent Pool Antonio Perez --> Los Angeles Dodgers Al Reyes --> St. Louis Cardinals Fernando Tatis --> Free Agent Pool Mike Williams --> Free Agent Pool Victor Zambrano --> New York Mets Texas Rangers Robert Ellis --> Philadelphia Phillies Glendon Rusch --> Chicago Cubs Jason Tyner --> Free Agent Pool Toronto Blue Jays Terry Adams --> Boston Red Sox Pete Walker --> Free Agent Pool Jason Werth --> Los Angeles Dodgers Thanks go out to: - Acclaim for making another in a series of games i'm sure to waste hours in. - USA Today Sports Weekly and MLB.com for keeping up on every little transaction happening in baseball year round. - All those who write with questions, comments, and suggestions - My recently departed grandfather for playing catch with me in the backyard while growing up, taking me to all those Mets games at Shea, for sharing with and bestowing upon me a love for the game, for all the life lessons he taught me, and all the wonderful memories he left. - And most of all, me, for always finding something better to spend the 15 bucks for a sharkport on... for if i'd purchased one, this faq would have never been made.