BLUE JAYS FANS

1995
1996
1997

1996 Transactions
Transaction GM Rating

December 20, 1996

Traded John Olerud and cash to the New York Mets. Received Robert Person.

Gord Ash 46% – 13 Votes

December 18, 1996

Signed Juan Samuel as a free agent.

Gord Ash 50% – 6 Votes

December 13, 1996

Signed Roger Clemens as a free agent.

Gord Ash 56% – 9 Votes

December 11, 1996

Traded Roberto Duran to the Detroit Tigers. Received Anton French (minors).

Gord Ash 43% – 7 Votes

December 9, 1996

Travis Baptist drafted by the Minnesota Twins in the 1996 rule 5 draft.

Gord Ash 58% – 12 Votes

December 9, 1996

Tom Davey selected by the Baltimore Orioles in the 1996 minor league draft.

Gord Ash 50% – 12 Votes

December 9, 1996

Signed Benito Santiago as a free agent.

Gord Ash 50% – 12 Votes

December 9, 1996

Mike Johnson drafted by the San Francisco Giants in the 1996 rule 5 draft.

Gord Ash 50% – 12 Votes

November 27, 1996

Jeff Ware selected by the Milwaukee Brewers off waivers.

Gord Ash 60% – 10 Votes

November 20, 1996

Traded Miguel Cairo to the Chicago Cubs. Received Jason Stevenson (minors).

Gord Ash 56% – 9 Votes

November 18, 1996

Juan Samuel granted Free Agency.

Gord Ash 60% – 10 Votes

November 14, 1996

Traded players to be named later, Brandon Cromer (minors), Jose Pett (minors) and Jose Silva to the Pittsburgh Pirates. Received Carlos Garcia, Orlando Merced and Dan Plesac. The Toronto Blue Jays sent Mike Halperin (minors) (December 11, 1996), Abraham Nunez (December 11, 1996) and Craig Wilson (December 11, 1996) to the Pittsburgh Pirates to complete the trade.

Gord Ash 60% – 10 Votes

October 15, 1996

Mike Huff granted Free Agency.

Gord Ash 50% – 10 Votes

October 15, 1996

Felix Jose granted Free Agency.

Gord Ash 50% – 10 Votes

October 15, 1996

Scott Pose granted Free Agency.

Gord Ash 40% – 10 Votes

October 3, 1996

Brian Bohanon granted Free Agency.

Gord Ash 45% – 11 Votes

October 2, 1996

Dane Johnson selected by the Oakland Athletics off waivers.

Gord Ash 57% – 7 Votes

September 30, 1996

Scott Brow selected by the Atlanta Braves off waivers.

Gord Ash 50% – 8 Votes

August 22, 1996

Traded Tony Castillo and Domingo Cedeno to the Chicago White Sox. Received Allen Halley (minors) and Luis Andujar.

Gord Ash 45% – 11 Votes

July 3, 1996

Signed Cesar Izturis as an amateur free agent.

Gord Ash 50% – 12 Votes

July 3, 1996

Giovanni Carrara selected by the Cincinnati Reds off waivers.

Gord Ash 60% – 10 Votes

June 15, 1996

Signed Luis Lopez as a free agent.

Gord Ash 44% – 9 Votes

June 5, 1996

Released Frank Viola.

Gord Ash 50% – 14 Votes

June 4, 1996

Drafted Billy Koch in the 1st round (4th pick) of the 1996 amateur draft. Player signed August 23, 1996.

Gord Ash 58% – 12 Votes

June 4, 1996

Drafted Joe Lawrence in the 1st round (16th pick) of the 1996 amateur draft. Player signed July 1, 1996.

Gord Ash 55% – 11 Votes

June 4, 1996

Drafted Brent Abernathy in the 2nd round of the 1996 amateur draft. Player signed August 24, 1996.

Gord Ash 58% – 12 Votes

June 4, 1996

Drafted Clayton Andrews in the 3rd round of the 1996 amateur draft. Player signed June 5, 1996.

Gord Ash 50% – 14 Votes

June 4, 1996

Drafted John Bale in the 5th round of the 1996 amateur draft. Player signed June 17, 1996.

Gord Ash 58% – 12 Votes

June 4, 1996

Drafted Casey Blake in the 7th round of the 1996 amateur draft. Player signed June 6, 1996.

Gord Ash 58% – 12 Votes

June 4, 1996

Drafted Josh Phelps in the 10th round of the 1996 amateur draft. Player signed June 6, 1996.

Gord Ash 50% – 10 Votes

June 4, 1996

Drafted Orlando Hudson in the 33rd round of the 1996 amateur draft, but did not sign the player.

Gord Ash 54% – 13 Votes

May 27, 1996

Released Wes Chamberlain.

Gord Ash 43% – 7 Votes

May 24, 1996

Signed Felix Jose as a free agent.

Gord Ash 50% – 6 Votes

May 17, 1996

Randy Knorr player rights sold to the Houston Astros.

Gord Ash 44% – 9 Votes

May 15, 1996

Traded D.J. Boston (minors) to the Pittsburgh Pirates. Received Jacob Brumfield.

Gord Ash 44% – 9 Votes

May 7, 1996

Selected Ken Robinson off waivers from the Kansas City Royals.

Gord Ash 42% – 12 Votes

May 5, 1996

Released Ruben Amaro.

Gord Ash 50% – 6 Votes

March 29, 1996

Ken Robinson selected by the Kansas City Royals off waivers.

Gord Ash 44% – 9 Votes

March 24, 1996

Released Ben Weber.

Gord Ash 50% – 4 Votes

March 14, 1996

Selected Roberto Duran off waivers from the Los Angeles Dodgers.

Gord Ash 57% – 7 Votes

March 13, 1996

Traded Joe Lis (minors) to the Cleveland Indians. Received Scott Pose.

Gord Ash 50% – 6 Votes

March 10, 1996

Signed Wes Chamberlain as a free agent.

Gord Ash 40% – 5 Votes

February 22, 1996

Signed Frank Viola as a free agent.

Gord Ash 44% – 9 Votes

February 20, 1996

Signed Brian Bohanon as a free agent.

Gord Ash 71% – 7 Votes

February 10, 1996

Signed Dane Johnson as a free agent.

Gord Ash 44% – 9 Votes

January 24, 1996

Signed Ruben Amaro as a free agent.

Gord Ash 40% – 5 Votes

January 16, 1996

Signed Juan Samuel as a free agent.

Gord Ash 46% – 13 Votes