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Pirates send Ritchie to Chisox

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By John ManuelDecember 13, 2001 BOSTON–At his first Winter Meetings as a general manager, Dave Littlefield continued the makeover of the Pirates. Saying he wanted quality and quantity, Littlefield traded […]

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Escobar Era Ends In New York

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By Josh Boyd December 11, 2001 Alex Escobar BOSTON–Alex Escobar hit .310-27-91 with 49 stolen bases at Class A Capital City in 1998 and was anointed the Mets centerfielder of […]

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Mariners, Padres strike deal

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By John ManuelDecember 11, 2001 BOSTON–The Seattle Mariners won 116 games, as many as any team in baseball history, yet general manager Pat Gillick said he was coming to the […]

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Yankees name Afterman assistant GM

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December 5, 2001 The New York Yankees named Jean Afterman assistant general manager, making her only the third female to hold such a position in Major League Baseball history and […]

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Rockies go after Taiwan pitcher

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By Barney HutchinsonNovember 29, 2001 DENVER–Two players from one country does not constitute a “pipeline.” But for the Rockies, it definitely demonstrates a trend. Colorado has approached 16-year-old pitcher Luo […]

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Dent to manage Triple-A Omaha

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By Alan EskewNovember 29, 2001 Bucky Dent is going back to the minors. Dent, who has been the bench coach for the Rangers the past seven years, was named manger […]

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Pirates name Creech scouting director

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By John PerrottoNovember 21, 2001 PITTSBURGH–After nearly a three-month search, the Pittsburgh Pirates found a new scouting director late Tuesday night. The Pirates hired Ed Creech to replace Mickey White, […]

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Jays hire Ricciardi

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By Larry MillsonNovember 15, 2001 TORONTO–Holy Name High in Worcester, Mass., lost its basketball coach. That means the Toronto Blue Jays finally have their new general manager. That would be […]

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Economics drive contraction talk

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By Tracy RingolsbyNovember 8, 2001 MILWAUKEE — In the ’90s, Major League owners welcomed expansion, and the $450 million they divided from the expansion fees paid by the four new […]

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Ilitch seeks new fortune for Tigers

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By Pat CaputoNovember 8, 2001 With his franchise reeling, Tigers owner Mike Ilitch looked to Dave Dombrowski to turn around the organization’s fortunes. Dombrowski was named Detroit’s president the day […]

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