Team 99: The 1998 Tigers

Posted: 6th November 2009 by Blake VandeBunte in MLB
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Year: 1998 Record: 65-97 Win %: .401 Win % Change: -87 Run Differential: -141 Pythagorean Record: 68-94 AL Finish: 13th of 14 Manager: Buddy Bell and Larry Parrish Best Transaction: In December, the Tigers signed Luis Gonzalez as a free agent to fill a hole in the corner outfield spots. This worked out just fine à for one season. Gonzalez slugged more than 20 homers but was out of town within a year. We all know how that worked out. This draft was decent too as the Tigers picked up Jeff Weaver and Brandon Inge. Worst Transaction: Two choices this for one (Ladies and Gentleman, Randy Smith!!!). In the winter, Smith traded fan-favorite Travis Fryman to the Arizona Diamondbacks for a big pile of crap (Gabe Alvarez, Joe Randa, and Matt Drews). Two days later, Smith dealt future All-Star, Phi ...

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