1986 Record: 70-92 (6th NL East, 27 GB)General Manager: Tom Grieve (1st season, 4th overall 203-208)Manager: Mike Hargrove (1st season)Key Additions: 2B Johnny Ray (1988: .305 AVG, 1 HR, 27 RBI), IF Domingo Ramos (.241 AVG, 0 HR, 4 RBI), OF Dave Henderson (.245, 6 HR, 26 RBI)Key Losses: 2B Jeff Treadway, SP Charlie Lea, RP Jack O'ConnorBatting Team Ranks: R, 630 (9th NL); AVG, .243 (9th); HR, 104 (11th); SB, 87 (10th)Pitching Team Ranks ... [Read more]
We sat down with new Expos GM Tom Grieve to discuss what he learned during his time in Texas, what he has planned for the Expos and what we can expect from the team this year.
Question #1: You were fired by the Rangers during the 1987 season which you, and many experts, said came as a surprise. What did you learn from that experience?
Answer: Well, I learned that nothing is guaranteed in this business and that you don't have much time to accomplish the things you need to. I rea ... [Read more]
The Expos announced today that former Cleveland Indians player and minor league manager Mike Hargrove has been hired as the ninth manager in team history. Hargrove has spent the past two seasons as a minor league mamanger after a 12-year career as a Major League player.
Hargrove mamaged the Williamsport Bills of the AA Eastern League this past season. The Bills finished with a 66-73 record, finishing sixth in the EL. The previous season, Hargrove managed the Kinston India ... [Read more]
Today was the Major League Baseball First-Year Player Draft, held in Winter Haven, Florida. The draft was the first for the Expos under new general manager Tom Grieve. Grieve and the Expos used their first pick, fourth overall, to select left-handed outfielder David Justice from Thomas Moore College in Crestview Hills, Kentucky.
Justice, 22, attended Covington Latin high school in northern Kentucky where he graduated at 16 years old. Covington did not even have a baseball team and Justice ... [Read more]
MONTREAL, Quebec --- Former Texas Rangers general manager Tom Grieve was announced today as the fifth general manager in Montreal Expos team hisotry. Grieve replaces Murray Cook, who had been the the Expos' GM since 1985. Grieve spent the 1988 season as a part-time analyst for the sports network ESPN, both on their SportsCenter highlight show and as a fill in color analyst for their boradcasts of Major League Baseball games.
Grieve took over as the general manager of the Texas Rangers in 1 ... [Read more]