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#579014 - 05/14/17 05:22 AM Re: Birthdays & Anniversaries [Re: Sigh]
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Happy Birthday to a couple of the bigger names in Expo history: Dennis 'El Presidente' Martinez (1986-1993) and HOF Tony 'Big Dog' Perez (1977-79) - 46 years of MLB between them; and Brad Rigby (2000)!
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#579055 - 05/15/17 03:54 AM Re: Birthdays & Anniversaries [Re: Sigh]
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Happy Birthday to Steve Dunning! Steve was a member of the 1976 squad and was part of a famous 'What? Who? Why?' trade: Dunning, Pat Scanlon and Tony Scott to the St. Louis for Bill Greif, Sam Mejias and Angel Torres.
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#579223 - 05/16/17 03:40 AM Re: Birthdays & Anniversaries [Re: Sigh]
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Happy Birthday to Mitch Webster (1985-88), your 1986 NL Triples leader!
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#579363 - 05/17/17 05:29 AM Re: Birthdays & Anniversaries [Re: Sigh]
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Happy Birthday to Carlos' (1995-98) brother Pascual 'I-285' Perez (1987-89)!
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#579515 - 05/19/17 05:26 AM Re: Birthdays & Anniversaries [Re: Sigh]
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Happy Birthday to Luis Aquino (1995), Rick Cerone (1992) and Stan Swanson (1971)!
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#579593 - 05/21/17 06:01 AM Re: Birthdays & Anniversaries [Re: Sigh]
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Happy Birthday to Rocky Biddle (2003-04) and Chris Widger (1997-2000)!
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#579713 - 05/23/17 05:40 AM Re: Birthdays & Anniversaries [Re: Sigh]
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Happy Birthday to Pepe Mangual (1972-76), semi-famously known as Coco Laboy's (1969-73) cousin!

Happy Birthday also to Nelson Norman (1987 - specifically April 29, 1987, 0-4 w/E, Expos lost to Philadelphia, Shane Rawley with the 6-hit shutout)!
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#579772 - 05/24/17 05:39 AM Re: Birthdays & Anniversaries [Re: Sigh]
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Happy Birthday to Montreal's 2002 Summer Rental Bartolo Colon who endured enough to become the last Expo standing.

On June 27, Montreal acquired for the low, low price of the ever productive Lee Stevens and assorted minor leaguers (Cliff Lee, Brandon Phillips & Grady Sizemore) to Cleveland and even got the Indians to throw in Tim Drew! What clever, clever front office people MLB had looking out for the long term health of the franchise!

It got even better as the Expos were able to flip Colon on January 15, 2003 to the White Sox for Rocky Biddle, Orlando Hernandez, Jeff Liefer (and, shocker, cash).

The biggest name (Hernandez) went on to have a 0.00 ERA in Montreal! Unfortunately as 30 other teams knew that low ERA would be due to injury rather than talent! So the hidden gem in the trade turned out to be Biddle! Biddle was installed as the 2003 closer and run out enough to get 34 saves despite his 4.65 ERA as the sabotaged Expos (w/Liefer batting below .200 before being waived) finished 82-79.

But think of the money they saved! 2012 salaries for Lee, Sizemore and Phillips: $21.5M, $5M, and $12M respectively.

Happy Birthday also to Rob Ducey (Class of 2001) who in his 13 year career included sort of being traded for himself in less than a fortnight:
July 26, 2000: Traded by the Philadelphia Phillies to the Toronto Blue Jays for a player to be named later. On 7/31 PTBNL became one John Sneed.
August 5, 2000: The Toronto Blue Jays sent a player to be named later to the Philadelphia Phillies for Mickey Morandini. On 8/7 PTBNL became one Rob Ducey!
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#579868 - 05/25/17 05:40 AM Re: Birthdays & Anniversaries [Re: Sigh]
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Happy Birthday to Bill Dillman (1970) and Joey Eischen (1991, 2001-04)!
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#579948 - 05/26/17 06:13 AM Re: Birthdays & Anniversaries [Re: Sigh]
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Happy Birthday to Dann Bilardello and Willie Fraser! Dann must have had one heck of an arm: sub-Mendoza for Montreal (.194), worse for SD (.186) and even worse for Pittsburgh (.171) but his .216 in Cincinnati kept him at .204 for his career. Willie was part of the reloading for the 1995 season.
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