1997 Montreal Expos
78 - 84
1996 / 1998 (Organization)
4th place in the NL East (23 GB)
Home Record:
Away Record:
45 - 36 (.556)
33 - 48 (.407)
+1.6 wins
-4.6 wins
   
Scored/Expected: 691 / 752 ( -61 )
Allowed/Expected: 740 / 750 ( +10 )
Pyth Record: 76 - 86 (+2)
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Stade Olympique
Attendance: 1,497,609 Avg Att: 18,489 (0.66)
Att Rank: 13 / 14 Lg Avg: 28,118
       
Park Factor: 1.01    
HR Factor: 0.94 R/L HR: 0.94 / 0.94
Notes:


Transactions

Filters
Time Frame
To / From
Date          
WAR
Player
Pos
Transaction
10
11
1996
Dave Leiper
RP
34.3
Free Agency Granted
MON
1.2
0.0
10
15
1996
Tony Barron
RF
30.2
Free Agency Granted
MON
-0.0
1.8
10
15
1996
Steve Bieser
CF
29.2
Free Agency Granted
MON
0.0
-0.1
10
15
1996
Joe Grahe
SW
29.2
Free Agency Granted
MON
3.6
0.6
10
15
1996
Jalal Leach
LF
27.6
Free Agency Granted
MON
0.0
-0.2
10
15
1996
Rick Schu
3B
34.7
Free Agency Granted
MON
1.8
0.0
10
15
1996
Anthony Telford
RP
30.6
Free Agency Granted
MON
-0.1
2.8
10
16
1996
Lenny Webster
C
31.7
Free Agency Granted
MON
2.4
0.9
10
21
1996
Tim Spehr
C
30.3
Free Agency Granted
MON
0.8
0.6
10
24
1996
John Patterson
SP
18.7
Free Agency Granted
MON
0.0
5.1
10
28
1996
John Habyan
RP
32.7
Released
MON
6.3
0.0
10
29
1996
Joe Siddall
C
29.0
Signed as a Free Agent
MON
-0.9
0.1
0.0
10
29
1996
Alex Pacheco
RP
23.3
Traded Away
MON
SEA
-0.3
0.0
0.0
10
29
1996
Jeff Fassero
SP
33.8
Traded Away
MON
SEA
15.2
8.9
7.2
10
29
1996
Chris Widger
C
25.4
Received in Trade
SEA
MON
-0.4
0.1
0.7
10
29
1996
Trey Moore
SP
24.1
Received in Trade
SEA
MON
0.0
-0.4
-0.4
10
29
1996
Matt Wagner
SP
24.6
Received in Trade
SEA
MON
-0.6
0.0
0.0
11
5
1996
Mark Leiter
SP
33.6
Free Agency Granted
MON
3.3
-0.2
11
15
1996
Wilkin Ruan
CF
18.2
Signed as an Amateur Free Agent
MON
0.0
0.1
0.0
11
15
1996
Dave Silvestri
3B
29.1
Selected off of Waivers
MON
SEA
-0.4
-0.9
0.0
12
7
1996
Moises Alou
LF
30.4
Free Agency Granted
MON
12.2
27.4
12
7
1996
Mel Rojas
RP
30.0
Free Agency Granted
MON
9.2
-2.6
12
9
1996
Jayson Durocher
RP
22.3
Rule 5 Draft
MON
CHA
0.0
0.5
0.0
12
9
1996
Jose Macias
3B
24.9
Minor League Draft
MON
DET
0.0
1.9
3.4
12
9
1996
Guillermo Mota
RP
23.4
Minor League Draft
NYN
MON
0.0
6.3
0.8
12
12
1996
Marc Valdes
SW
25.0
Selected off of Waivers
FLO
MON
-1.2
0.2
0.7
12
17
1996
Torey Lovullo
2B
31.4
Signed as a Free Agent
MON
-0.6
-0.2
0.0
12
18
1996
Anthony Telford
RP
30.8
Signed as a Free Agent
MON
-0.1
2.8
3.2
12
20
1996
Mike Dyer
RP
30.3
Free Agency Granted
MON
0.6
0.0
12
26
1996
Milt Cuyler
CF
28.2
Signed as a Free Agent
MON
5.1
0.3
0.0
12
30
1996
Carlos Pulido
SP
25.4
Signed as a Free Agent
MON
0.2
-0.3
0.0
1
13
1997
Gil Heredia
SP
31.2
Signed as a Free Agent
MON
2.7
7.4
0.0
1
16
1997
Jim Bullinger
SP
31.4
Signed as a Free Agent
MON
-0.1
-1.8
-1.4
1
21
1997
Lee Smith
RP
39.1
Signed as a Free Agent
MON
30.0
-0.4
-0.4
1
28
1997
Melvin Bunch
SP
25.2
Received in Trade
KCA
MON
0.1
-0.4
0.0
1
28
1997
Yamil Benitez
LF
24.3
Traded Away
MON
KCA
0.1
-0.6
0.4
2
4
1997
Doug Strange
3B
32.8
Signed as a Free Agent
MON
1.3
-0.8
1.2
2
4
1997
Wilson Valdez
SS
18.7
Signed as an Amateur Free Agent
MON
0.0
-0.4
0.0
3
13
1997
Milt Cuyler
CF
28.4
Released
MON
5.1
0.3
3
25
1997
Tim Laker
C
27.3
Selected off of Waivers
MON
BAL
-1.6
-0.2
-0.4
3
26
1997
Cliff Floyd
LF
24.3
Traded Away
MON
FLO
-0.9
26.8
16.8
3
26
1997
Joe Orsulak
RF
34.8
Received in Trade
FLO
MON
6.0
-0.5
-0.5
3
26
1997
Dustin Hermanson
SP
24.3
Received in Trade
FLO
MON
-1.1
12.5
9.6
3
28
1997
Barry Manuel
RP
31.6
Purchased
MON
NYN
2.1
-0.9
-0.5
3
28
1997
Lou Pote
RP
25.6
Released
MON
0.0
3.1
3
31
1997
Jayson Durocher
RP
22.6
Returned to original team after draft
CHA
MON
0.0
0.5
0.0
3
31
1997
Rico Rossy
SS
33.1
Signed as a Free Agent
MON
1.1
0.4
0.0
4
17
1997
Hensley Meulens
LF
29.8
Signed as a Free Agent
MON
-1.5
-0.1
-0.0
4
18
1997
Salomon Torres
RP
25.1
Selected off of Waivers
SEA
MON
-1.1
7.0
-0.5
5
20
1997
Torey Lovullo
2B
31.8
Released
MON
-0.6
-0.2
6
3
1997
Bryan Hebson
RP
21.2
Amateur Draft (Round 1 / Pick 44)
MON
0.0
-0.1
-0.1
6
3
1997
T.J. Tucker
RP
18.8
Amateur Draft (Round 1 / Pick 47)
MON
0.0
0.7
0.7
6
3
1997
Talmadge Nunnari
1B
22.2
Amateur Draft (Round 9)
MON
0.0
0.1
0.1
6
3
1997
Scott Strickland
RP
21.1
Amateur Draft (Round 10)
MON
0.0
3.9
2.7
6
3
1997
Matt Blank
SP
21.2
Amateur Draft (Round 11)
MON
0.0
0.3
0.3
6
23
1997
Gary Thurman
LF
32.6
Signed as a Free Agent
MON
-2.6
-0.1
0.0
6
23
1997
Saul Bustos
Received in Trade
CHN
MON
0.0
0.0
0.0
6
23
1997
David Jefferson
Received in Trade
CHN
MON
0.0
0.0
0.0
6
23
1997
Gil Heredia
SP
31.7
Traded Away
MON
CHN
2.7
7.4
0.0
7
25
1997
Omar Daal
SP
25.4
Selected off of Waivers
MON
TOR
-1.5
10.4
0.5
7
31
1997
Mike Johnson
SP
21.8
Received in Trade
BAL
MON
-0.7
-1.4
-1.4
7
31
1997
Steve Kline
RP
24.9
Received in Trade
CLE
MON
-0.3
10.5
3.8
7
31
1997
Jeff Juden
SP
26.5
Traded Away
MON
CLE
1.4
-1.7
-0.1
9
25
1997
Lee Smith
RP
39.8
Released
MON
29.6
0.0
WAR data courtesy of Baseball-Reference.com


Trades


10 / 29 / 1996
Seattle Mariners Receive
       
Wins Above Replacement
Player
Pos
From
SP
MON
33.0
15.2
8.9
7.2
4.6
RP
MON
22.4
-0.3
0.0
0.0
0.0
Totals      
15.0
8.9
7.2
4.6
Montreal Expos Receive
       
Wins Above Replacement
Player
Pos
From
C
SEA
24.6
-0.4
0.1
0.7
-1.2
SP
SEA
23.2
0.0
-0.4
-0.4
0.0
SP
SEA
23.7
-0.6
0.0
0.0
0.0
Totals      
-1.0
-0.4
0.3
-1.2
Team Analysis
WAR After Trade WAR First Year
Tm
 
-0.4
8.9
9.3
 
-1.2
4.6
5.8
8.9
-0.4
-9.3
 
4.6
-1.2
-5.8



1 / 28 / 1997
Montreal Expos Receive
       
Wins Above Replacement
Player
Pos
From
SP
KCA
25.1
0.1
-0.4
0.0
0.0
Totals      
0.1
-0.4
0.0
0.0
Kansas City Royals Receive
       
Wins Above Replacement
Player
Pos
From
LF
MON
24.2
0.1
-0.6
0.4
0.4
Totals      
0.1
-0.6
0.4
0.4
Team Analysis
WAR After Trade WAR First Year
Tm
 
-0.6
-0.4
0.2
 
0.4
0.0
-0.4
-0.4
-0.6
-0.2
 
0.0
0.4
0.4



3 / 26 / 1997
Florida Marlins Receive
       
Wins Above Replacement
Player
Pos
From
LF
MON
24.1
-0.9
26.8
16.8
0.7
Totals      
-0.9
26.8
16.8
0.7
Montreal Expos Receive
       
Wins Above Replacement
Player
Pos
From
RF
FLO
34.6
6.0
-0.5
-0.5
-0.5
SP
FLO
24.0
-1.1
12.5
9.6
2.5
Totals      
4.9
11.9
9.1
1.9
Team Analysis
WAR After Trade WAR First Year
Tm
 
11.9
26.8
14.8
 
1.9
0.7
-1.2
26.8
11.9
-14.8
 
0.7
1.9
1.2



6 / 23 / 1997
Montreal Expos Receive
       
Wins Above Replacement
Player
Pos
From
David Jefferson
CHN
Saul Bustos
CHN
Totals      
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
Chicago Cubs Receive
       
Wins Above Replacement
Player
Pos
From
SP
MON
31.2
2.7
7.4
0.0
0.0
Totals      
2.7
7.4
0.0
0.0
Team Analysis
WAR After Trade WAR First Year
Tm
 
0.0
7.4
7.4
 
0.0
0.0
0.0
7.4
0.0
-7.4
 
0.0
0.0
0.0



7 / 31 / 1997
Montreal Expos Receive
       
Wins Above Replacement
Player
Pos
From
RP
CLE
24.4
-0.3
10.5
3.8
-0.5
Totals      
-0.3
10.5
3.8
-0.5
Cleveland Indians Receive
       
Wins Above Replacement
Player
Pos
From
SP
MON
25.9
1.4
-1.7
-0.1
-0.1
Totals      
1.4
-1.7
-0.1
-0.1
Team Analysis
WAR After Trade WAR First Year
Tm
 
-1.7
10.5
12.2
 
-0.1
-0.5
-0.4
10.5
-1.7
-12.2
 
-0.5
-0.1
0.4



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