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    Roster Updates Guide by Rashidi

    Version: 1.2 | Updated: 08/29/04 | Printable Version | Search Guide | Bookmark Guide

    MVP Baseball 2004
    Roster Updates Guide
    Version 1.2
    A FAQ/Guide by Rashidi
    E-Mail: rashidi@aol.com or johnmarkisch@hotmail.com
    
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    Table of Contents
    I.    Version history
    II.   Roster changes
    
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    I. Version history
    
    Version 1.2 (8/29/04)
    Updated the rosters.
    
    Version 1.1 (7/24/04)
    Updated the rosters.
    
    Version 1.0 (4/9/04)
    I will be continuously updating this guide to try and make it 100% 
    complete and accurate throughout the season.  Because there are so many 
    players in Major League Baseball, getting it up to date will be a 
    lengthy process, especially with all the moves made throughout Spring 
    Training.  You'll also find 99% of my changes to be listed by dates.  
    This is necessary because since so many transactions are made in 
    baseball, it is necessary to know how long ago the transaction applies 
    to.  You'd be surprised how quickly scrubs can change teams without you 
    even knowing about it.  Heck, even the guys at EA doing the rosters 
    missed a couple.  Any change listed before 1/16/04 means that EA missed 
    it.  There are even a few from last season that they did not bother 
    with.
    
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    II. Roster changes
    
    This section will include the changes you need to make from the default 
    rosters.  I will list the team, and then the players that are now on 
    that team.  Changes I list are from the GAME ROSTERS, NOT FROM MLB 
    TRANSACTIONS.  For instance, Mike Lamb starts on the Rangers.  Lamb was 
    sent to the Yankees.  The Yankees then sent him to the Astros.  I have 
    put down that the Astros should acquire Lamb FROM THE RANGERS, because 
    that is what team he is on with the default rosters.  If I put down 
    that he were from the Yankees, people would look for him there, get 
    confused, and curse me.  It's easier this way, trust me.
    
    Angels
    Brendan Donnelly (RP) from Angels (NOT IN GAME)
    Jason Middlebrook (SP) from Mets (2/20/04)
    Zach Sorenson (LF) from Indians (5/23/04)
    Curtis Pride (RF) from Yankees (5/30/04)
    Kevin Ohme (SP) from Cardinals
    Andres Galarraga (1B) from Free Agents (8/4/04)
    
    Astros
    Mike Lamb (1B) from Rangers (3/25/04)
    Carlos Beltran (CF) from Royals (6/24/04)
    Orlando Palmeiro (LF) from Cardinals (1/16/04)
    Jeremy Griffiths (SP) from Mets (6/17/04)
    Dave Weathers (RP) from Mets (6/17/04)
    
    Athletics
    Damian Millar (C) from Cubs (NOT IN GAME)
    Eric Karros (1B) from Free Agents (2/2/04)
    Mark McLemore (2B) from Orioles (4/4/04)
    Steve Woodard (SP) from Red Sox (2/9/04)
    Octavio Dotel (RP) from Astros (6/24/04)
    
    Blue Jays
    Michael Nakamura (SP) from Twins (4/9/04)
    Gregg Zaun (C) from Expos
    
    Braves
    Juan Cruz (SP) from Cubs (3/25/04)
    Chris Reitsma (RP) from Reds (3/26/04)
    Adam LaRoche (1B) from Braves (NOT IN GAME)
    Charlie Thomas (LF) from Braves (NOT IN GAME)
    Brent Butler (2B) from Cardinals (?/??/04)
    
    Brewers
    Russell Branyan (3B) from Free Agents (7/26/04)
    
    Cardinals
    Chad Paronto (RP) from Indians (11/21/03)
    Kevin Witt (LF) from Tigers (11/21/03)
    John Mabry (RF) from Free Agents (2/14/04)
    Tony Womack (2B) from Free Agents (3/21/04)
    Brian L. Hunter (LF) from Padres (3/29/04)
    Larry Walker (RF) from Rockies (8/6/04)
    
    Cubs
    Glendon Rusch (SP) from Free Agents (1/20/04)
    Ryan Dempster (SP) from Free Agents (1/21/04)
    Greg Maddux (SP) from Free Agents (2/18/04)
    Damian Jackson (2B) from Rockies (4/1/04)
    Bengi Gil (1B) from Rockies (4/3/04)
    Gabe Molina (RP) from Cardinals
    Ricky Gutierrez (SS) from Indians (6/14/04)
    Nomar Garciaparra (SS) from Red Sox (7/31/04)
    Neifi Perez (SS) from Giants (8/19/04)
    Jimmy Anderson (SP) from Reds
    
    Devil Rays
    Todd Ritchie (SP) from Free Agents (1/22/04)
    Bubba Trammell (LF) from Dodgers (4/10/04)
    Randall Simon (1B) from Free Agents (8/19/04)
    Scott Kazmir (SP) from Mets (7/30/04) (NOT IN GAME)
    
    Diamondbacks
    Bobby Estalella (C) from Tigers (2/13/04)
    Julio Ramirez (CF) from Angels (1/21/04)
    Jim Parque (SP) from Devil Rays (1/22/04)
    Randy Choate (RP) from Expos (3/25/04)
    Koyie Hill (C) from Dodgers (7/31/04)
    
    Dodgers
    Jose Hernandez (3B) from Free Agents (1/27/04)
    Antonio Perez (SS) from Devil Rays (4/3/04)
    Milton Bradley (CF) from Indians (4/4/04)
    Jeremy Giambi (LF) from Red Sox (1/16/04)
    Jason Grabowski (LF) from Athletics (3/29/04)
    Jayson Werth (RF) from Blue Jays (3/30/04)
    Cody Ross (RF) from Tigers (4/1/04)
    Jose Lima (SP) from Free Agents (1/27/04)
    Tanyon Sturtze (SP) from Blue Jays (12/20/03)
    Eric Knott (RP) from Expos
    Brad Penny (SP) from Marlins (7/30/04)
    Hee Seop Choi (1B) from Marlins (7/30/04)
    Steve Finley (CF) from Diamondbacks (7/31/04)
    Brent Mayne (C) from Diamondbacks (7/31/04)
    Tom Wilson (C) from Padres (8/16/04)
    Elmer Dessens (SP) from Diamondbacks (8/19/04)
    Giovanni Carrara (RP) from Indians
    
    Expos
    John Patterson (SP) from Diamondbacks (3/25/04)
    Einar Diaz (C) from Rangers (4/3/04)
    Pedro Borbon (RP) from Cardinals
    Alex Gonzalez (SS) from Cubs (7/31/04)
    Jeriome Robertson (SP) from Indians (8/3/04)
    
    Giants
    Deivi Cruz (SS) from Devil Rays (3/30/04)
    Wayne Franklin (SP) from Brewers (3/30/04)
    Kevin Walker (RP) from Padres (3/31/04)
    Dave Veres (RP) from Cubs (3/29/04)
    Ricky Ledee (CF) from Phillies (7/30/04)
    
    Indians
    Lou Merloni (2B) from Red Sox (NOT IN GAME)
    Ernie Young (RF) from Tigers (12/19/03)
    Scott Saurbeck (RP) from Red Sox (3/20/04)
    Brent Abernathy (2B) from Royals (3/26/04)
    Raul Gonzalez (RF) from Mets (5/21/04)
    Aaron Boone (3B) from Yankees (6/26/04)
    Mike Porzio (SP) from White Sox (?/?/?)
    
    Mariners
    Hiram Bocachica (CF) from Tigers (1/16/04)
    Mike Myers (RP) from Free Agents (1/16/04)
    Ron Villone (SP) from Free Agents (2/9/04)
    Miguel Olivio (C) from White Sox (6/28/04)
    Jolbert Cabrera (CF) from Dodgers
     
    Marlins
    Damion Easley (2B) from Devil Rays (1/8/04)
    Dean Oliver (SP) from Free Agents (1/28/04)
    Wil Cordero (1B) from Free Agents (2/2/04)
    Ben Howard (SP) from Padres (4/3/04)
    Billy Koch (RP) from White Sox (6/17/04)
    Josias Manzanillo (RP) from Reds
    Paul LoDuca (C) from Dodgers (7/30/04)
    Juan Encarnacion (LF) from Dodgers (7/30/04)
    Guillermo Mota (RP) from Dodgers (7/30/04)
    Rudy Seanez (RP) from Royals (7/31/04)
    Ismael Valdes (SP) from Padres (7/31/04)
    
    Mets
    Eric Valent (1B) from Reds (12/15/03)
    Todd Zeile (3B) from Free Agents (1/28/04)
    Kazuo Matsui (SS) from Japan (NOT IN GAME)
    Ricky Bottalico (RP) from Diamondbacks (2/11/04)
    Randy Keisler (RP) from Padres (2/17/04)
    Matt Ginter (RP) from White Sox (3/27/04)
    Wilson Delgado (SS) from Cardinals (4/3/04)
    Gerald Williams (RF) from Marlins
    Richard Hidalgo (RF) from Astros (6/17/04)
    Vic Darensbourg (RP) from Expos
    Rodney Myers (RP) from Dodgers
    Mike DeJean (RP) from Orioles (7/19/04)
    David Wright (3B) from Mets (NOT IN GAME)
    Jose Parra (RP) from Mets (NOT IN GAME)
    Kris Benson (SP) from Pirates (7/30/04)
    Victor Zambrano (SP) from Devil Rays (7/30/04)
    Brian Buchanan (RF) from Padres (8/25/04)
    Alay Soler (SP) from Free Agents (NOT IN GAME)
    
    Orioles
    Kerry Ligtenberg (RP) from Orioles (NOT IN GAME)
    Mark McLemore (2B) from Free Agents (2/4/04)
    Bruce Chen (SP) from Blue Jays (5/3/04)
    Jason Grimsley (RP) from Royals (6/22/04)
    Armando Rios (RF) from White Sox
    Edwards Guzman (1B) from Expos
    
    Padres
    Gene Kingsale (CF) from Tigers (11/8/03)
    Antonio Osuna (RP) from Free Agents (2/6/04)
    Kerry Robinson (LF) from Cardinals (3/29/04)
    Blaine Neal (RP) from Marlins (4/3/04)
    Joey Hamilton (SP) from Reds
    Dave Hansen (1B) from Mariners (7/30/04)
    Robert Fick (1B) from Devil Rays (8/??/04)
    
    Phillies
    Rheal Cormier (RP) from Free Agents (10/29/03)
    Michel Hernandez (C) from Red Sox (3/24/04)
    Pablos Osuna (SS) from Tigers (3/28/04)
    Clay Condrey (SP) from Padres (3/29/04)
    Victor Alvarez (SP) from Dodgers
    Felix Rodriguez (RP) from Giants (7/30/04)
    Todd Jones (RP) from Devil Rays (7/30/04)
    Corey Lidle (SP) from Reds (8/9/04) (NOT IN GAME)
    
    Pirates
    Freddy Sanchez (SS) from Red Sox (7/31/03)
    Juan Acevedo (RP) from Blue Jays (12/6/03)
    Jose Mesa (RP) from Free Agents (1/29/04)
    Mark Guthrie (RP) from Free Agents (2/5/04)
    Daryle Ward (LF) from Dodgers
    Hector Almonte (RP) from Expos
    Ty Wigginton (3B) from Mets (7/30/04)
    
    Rangers
    Alfonso Soriano (2B) from Yankees (2/16/04)
    Cory Vance (RP) from Rockies (4/9/04)
    Gary Matthews Jr. (CF) from 
    Andy Fox (2B) from Expos (7/14/04)
    Scott Erickson (SP) from Free Agents (7/31/04)
    Bart Miadich (RP) from Angels
    
    Red Sox
    Kevin Millar (1B) from Red Sox (NOT IN GAME)
    Brian Daubach (1B) from White Sox (NOT IN GAME)
    Reynaldo Garcia (SP) from Rangers (1/26/04)
    Ellis Burks (LF) from Free Agents (2/5/04)
    George Lombard (CF) from Devil Rays (2/29/04)
    Carlos Febles (2B) from Royals (3/25/04)
    Curtis Leskanic (RP) from Royals
    Pedro Astacio (SP) from Free Agents (6/30/04)
    Brandon Puffer (RP) Free Agents (7/2/04)
    Terry Adams (SP) from Blue Jays (7/25/04)
    Doug Mientkiewicz (1B) from Twins (7/31/04)
    Orlando Cabrera (SS) from Twins (7/31/04)
    Dave Roberts (CF) from Dodgers (7/31/04)
    Mike Myers (RP) from Mariners (8/6/04)
    
    Reds
    Javier Valentin (C) from Devil Rays (1/11/04)
    Mike Matthews (RP) from Free Agents (1/16/04)
    Jung Bong (RP) from Braves (3/26/04)
    Jason Romano (CF) from Dodgers (4/23/04)
    Gabe White (RP) from Yankees (6/18/04)
    Josh Hancock (SP) from Phillies (7/30/04)
    Anderson Machado (SS) from Phillies (7/30/04)
    Darren Bragg (RF) from Braves (7/31/04)
    Damian Moss (SP) from Free Agents (8/16/04)
    
    Rockies
    Shawn Estes (SP) from Free Agents (1/23/04)
    Jamey Wright (SP) from Cubs (7/22/04)
    
    Royals
    Jamie Cerda (RP) from Mets (1/26/04)
    Adrian Brown (CF) from Red Sox (2/9/04)
    Rudy Seanez (RP) from Red Sox (2/17/04)
    Jamey Wright (SP) from Cubs (3/27/04)
    Mike Wood (SP) from Athletics (6/24/04)
    Ruben Mateo (LF) from Reds (7/2/04)
    Wilkin Ruan (LF) from Dodgers
    Abraham Nunez (CF) from Marlins (7/31/04)
    Matt Kinney (SP) from Brewers (8/13/04)
    
    Tigers
    Esteban Yan (RP) from Cardinals (1/20/04)
    Ivan Rodriguez (C) from Free Agents (2/2/04)
    Ugueth Urbina (RP) from Free Agents (3/26/04)
    Steve Coyler (RP) from Dodgers (4/1/04)
    Jimmy Haynes (SP) from Reds
    Eric Owens (LF) from Mariners
    James Baldwin (SP) from Twins
    
    Twins
    Joe Maurer (C) from Twins (NOT IN GAME)
    Kevin Tolar (RP) from Red Sox (1/11/04)
    Joe Beimel (RP) from Pirates (4/11/04)
    Terry Mulholland (RP) from Free Agents (4/12/04)
    
    White Sox
    Jose Santiago (RP) from Indians (1/21/04)
    Timo Perez (CF) from Mets (3/27/04)
    Ben Davis (C) from Mariners (6/28/04)
    Freddy Garcia (SP) from Mariners (6/28/04)
    Carl Everett (CF) from Expos (7/18/04)
    Reggie Taylor (CF) from Reds
    Jose Contreras (SP) from Yankees (7/31/04)
    Roberto Alomar (2B) from Diamondbacks (8/5/04)
    Alex Escobar (RF) from Indians (8/17/04)
    
    Yankees
    Felix Escalona (SS) from Orioles (2/4/04)
    Alex Rodriguez (SS) from Rangers (2/16/04)
    Travis Lee (1B) from Free Agents (2/24/04)
    Orlando Hernandez (SP) from Free Agents (3/11/04)
    Bubba Crosby (CF) from Dodgers
    Tanyon Sturtze (SP) from Dodgers
    Jason Anderson (SP) from Mets (6/2/04)
    C.J. Nitkowski (RP) from Braves (6/28/04)
    Esteban Loazia (SP) from White Sox (7/31/04)
    John Olerud (1B) from Mariners (8/3/04)
    Shane Spencer (RF) from Free Agents (NOT IN GAME)
    Dave Elder (RP) from Indians
    
    Free Agents
    Chad Meyers (2B) from Mariners
    Craig Paquette (3B) from Tigers (5/25/03)
    Steve Parris (SP) from Devil Rays (6/18/03)
    John Rocker (RP) from Devil Rays (6/27/03)
    Ruben Rivera (CF) from Giants (7/3/03)
    Kevin Young (1B) from Pirates (7/22/03)
    David Cortes (RP) from Indians (11/13/03)
    Gene Stechschulte (SP) from Cardinals (12/20/03)
    Tyler Houston (3B) from Phillies (2/24/04)
    Robert Person (SP) from Red Sox (3/5/04)
    Steve Cox (1B) from Cardinals (3/14/04)
    Fernando Tatis (3B) from Devil Rays (3/24/04)
    Mike Williams (RP) from Devil Rays (3/24/04)
    Giovanni Carrara (RP) from Indians (3/27/04)
    Mark Guthrie (RP) from Pirates (3/29/04)
    Orlando Merced (LF) from Astros (3/29/04)
    Mark McLemore (2B) from Orioles (4/3/04)
    Chris Widger (C) from Cardinals (4/5/04)
    Jesus Sanchez (RP) from Rockies (7/22/04)
    Greg Vaughn (LF) from Cardinals
    Brian L. Hunter (LF) from Cardinals
    Chris Stynes (3B) from Pirates (7/31/04)
    Scott Erickson (SP) from Mets ()
    Jeff Cirillo (3B) from Padres (8/4/04)
    Nick Bierbrodt (SP) from Indians (8/7/04)
    Rod Beck (RP) from Padres (8/17/04)
    Karim Garcia (RF) from Mets (8/??/04)
    Scott Erickson (SP) from Mets (8/27/04)
    
    Japan
    Jerrod Riggan (RP) from Indians (6/14/03)
    Jason Phillips (SP) from Indians (6/28/03)
    Greg LaRocca (3B) from Indians (9/13/03)
    Ryan Rupe (SP) from Red Sox (12/10/03)
    Al Martin (LF) from Free Agents (1/4/04)
    Matt Franco (1B) from Braves (1/13/04)
    Kazuhiro Sasaki* (RP) from Mariners (1/27/04)
    Fernando Seguignol (LF) from Yankees (2/5/04)
    Hector Carrasco (RP) from Orioles (2/17/04)
    Pete Walker (SP) from Blue Jays (2/27/04)
    
    Retired
    Jay Bell (3B) from Mets (9/28/03)
    Keith Lockhart (2B) from Padres (9/29/03)
    Matt Walbeck (C) from Free Agents (10/29/03)
    Jesse Orosco (RP) from Diamondbacks (1/21/04)
    Mo Vaughn (1B) from Mets (1/25/04)
    Kazuhiro Sasaki* (RP) from Mariners (1/27/04)
    Dean Palmer (3B) from Tigers (1/28/04)
    Drew Henson (3B) from Yankees (2/9/04)
    Russ Springer (RP) from Cardinals (2/10/04)
    Lance Painter (RP) from Cardinals (2/10/04)
    John Burkett (SP) from Free Agents (2/13/04)
    Steve Avery (SP) from Tigers (2/24/04)
    Bill Haselman (C) from Orioles (3/25/04)
    Joe Girardi (C) from Cardinals (3/29/04)
    Rick Reed (SP) from Pirates (4/9/04) NOT IN GAME
    Ben Petrick (C) from Tigers (5/24/04)
    Pat Hentgen (SP) from Blue Jays (7/24/04)
    Terry Shumpert (2B) from Free Agents
    Adam Piatt (RF) from Devil Rays
    
    Expected To Retire
    Edgar Martinez (1B) after 2004 season
    Todd Zeile (3B) after 2004 season
    Rey Ordonez (SS) due to lack of interest
    Mark Wohlers (RP) due to second Tommy John surgery
    
    *Kazuhiro Sasaki, 35, has made it clear that he is not coming back to 
    MLB.
    
    Remaining Free Agents
    
    Catchers
    
    First Basemen
    Fred McGriff, Kevin Young
    
    Second Basemen
    Chad Meyers
    
    Third Basemen
    Jeff Cirillo, Chris Stynes, Tyler Houston, Fernando Tatis
    
    Shortstops
    Rey Ordonez, Ron Coomer
    
    Center Fielders
    Chris Singleton, Troy O'Leary
    
    Left Fielders
    Bubba Trammell, Orlando Merced, Rickey Henderson, Felix Jose
    
    Right Fielders
    Raul Mondesi, Karim Garcia
    
    Starting Pitchers
    Robert Person, Andy Ashby, Garrett Stephenson, Scott Erickson, Jesus 
    Sanchez, Steve Parris, Nick Bierbrodt
    
    Relief Pitchers
    Mike Williams, Rod Beck, Mark Guthrie, Darren Holmes, Gene 
    Stechschulte, Dave Cortes, Graeme Lloyd, John Rocker, Kevin Walker
    
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    Until next time,
    
    Rashidi
    
    Copyright 2004 John Markisch