What an EXPOSition

The most recent Omar Minaya acquisition caused me to do some research.

The following players were member of the 2003 and/or 2004 Expos (when Omar Minaya was GM):

Montreal Expos logoBrian Schneider
Endy Chavez
Fernando Tatis
Claudio Vargas
Tony Armas, Jr.
Luis Ayala
Ryan Church
Val Pascucci

For future reference, here is a random selection of others who were Expos in 2003-2004:

Vladimir Guerrero
Javier Vazquez
Orlando Cabrera
Jon Rauch
Macier Izturis
Livan Hernandez
Nick Johnson
Brad Wilkerson
Michael Barrett
Roy Corcoran
Jamey Carroll
Juan Rivera
Jose Vidro
Chad Cordero
Gary Majewski

FYI, the Expos were 150-174 over those two seasons.

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  1. murph August 19, 2008 at 10:45 am
    Interesting observation, Joe.
    I wonder if this is natural among GMs that change organizations.
    It makes sense that if you like a player, that you would still like him when you change teams.
  2. joe August 19, 2008 at 11:25 am
    I think it’s somewhat common … Jim Duquette signed a number of former Mets when he went to the Orioles, and Jim Bowden plucked players from the Reds organization when he moved to the Nats. Houston GM Ed Wade has been making some ridiculous moves based on his time in Philly (i.e., Randy Wolf, Michael Bourn).

    It’s just too bad Omar wasn’t able to get Vladdy, Vazquez, or Rauch.