Puneet Varma

1999 Los Angeles Dodgers season

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General manager(s)  Kevin Malone
Manager(s)  Davey Johnson
1999 Los Angeles Dodgers season
Owner(s)  Fox Entertainment Group
Local television  Fox Sports West 2; KTLA (5)
Local radio  XTRA Sports 1150 Vin Scully, Ross Porter, Rick Monday KWKW Jaime Jarrín, Pepe Yñiguez

The 1999 season started with a new management team; Kevin Malone became the team's General Manager and Davey Johnson was selected to be the new Dodgers Manager. Looking to make a splash, Malone exclaimed "There is a new Sheriff in town" as he took over the reins and made a splash by signing starting pitcher Kevin Brown to a huge long contract. However, the team struggled to a third-place finish in the Western Division of the National League.

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Offseason

  • October 12, 1998: Acquired Scott Prouty from the Seattle Mariners for Eric Weaver
  • November 11, 1998: Acquired Mel Rojas from the New York Mets for Bobby Bonilla
  • December 1, 1998: Acquired Todd Hundley and Arnold Gooch from the New York Mets for Charles Johnson and Roger Cedeño
  • January 11, 1999: Doug Bochtler was released by the Dodgers.
  • January 12, 1999: Acquired Joe Sutton from the Chicago White Sox for Darren Hall
  • Notable transactions

  • April 16, 1999: Acquired Robinson Checo, Apostol Garcia and Rick Roberts from the Detroit Tigers for Dave Mlicki and Mel Rojas
  • May 19, 1999: Acquired Doug Bochtler from the Toronto Blue Jays for cash
  • 1999 Awards

  • 1999 Major League Baseball All-Star Game
  • Gary Sheffield reserve
  • NL Player of the Week
  • Raúl Mondesí (April 5–11)
  • Eric Karros (Sep. 20–26)
  • Major League Baseball Draft

    The Dodgers selected 50 players in this draft. Of those, seven of them would eventually play Major League baseball. They lost their first round pick to the San Diego Padres and their third round pick to the Baltimore Orioles as a result of their signing free agent pitchers Kevin Brown and Alan Mills. They also gained a supplemental first round pick and a second round pick as compensation for losing pitcher Scott Radinsky to free agency and a supplemental second round pick as compensation for pitcher Brian Bohanon.

    The first round pick was shortstop Jason Repko from Hanford High School. He was transitioned to the outfield and played seven seasons in the majors (4 with the Dodgers). He had several serious injuries in his career and was relegated primarily to a backup position. Repko hit .224 in 360 MLB games. The draft class also included outfielder Shane Victorino, who was drafted in the sixth round out of St. Anthony High School in Hawaii. He was selected by the Philadelphia Phillies in the 2004 Rule 5 draft and proceeded to become a two-time All-Star and two-time World Series champion.

    References

    1999 Los Angeles Dodgers season Wikipedia


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