Colorado Rockies: Looking at some of the trades from the Dan O’Dowd era
7/25/01–Traded Jermaine Dye to the Oakland Athletics. Received Todd Belitz, Mario Encarnacion and Jose Ortiz.
Jermaine Dye averaged 30 home runs and 118 RBI between 1999 and 2000. In 2001, he ended up hitting 26 HR and 106 RBI. He averaged 27 HR and 81 RBI for the rest of his career, that lasted through the 2009 season.
Have you heard of Todd Belitz? Have you heard of Mario Encarnacion? Have you heard of Jose Ortiz? That’s what I thought. They played a combined 146 games in a Rockies uniform and a combined 172 games in the majors.
Again, you can make a fair assessment on whether that trade was good.
12/16/01–Traded Jeff Cirillo to the Seattle Mariners. Received Brian Fuentes, Jose Paniagua and Denny Stark.
Back to Cirillo. Dan O’Dowd had a steal on this trade. Cirillo was traded to Seattle and was never the same. Paniagua and Stark were busts but the guy who did pan out was Brian Fuentes.
Fuentes was a key cog in the Rockies bullpen from 2002 through 2008. He was pivotal for the team in 2007, when they made their first trip to the Fall Classic. He was an All-Star from 2005 through 2007 for the Rockies (and another time for the Angels in 2009).