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How the Dodgers were built
10/03/2004 7:00 PM ET
The 2004 National League West champion Los Angeles Dodgers are a team assembled by no fewer than five general managers during a 12-year span when six held the position: Fred Claire (1987-98), Tommy Lasorda (interim, 1998), Kevin Malone (1998-2001), Dave Wallace (interim, 2001), Dan Evans (2001-2004) and current GM Paul DePodesta (2004-present). Hideo Nomo and Darren Dreifort are the only current players who have appeared in the postseason with the Dodgers. Hitting coach Tim Wallach was the Dodgers' third baseman in 1995, when they won the NL West, and in 1996, when they appeared in the postseason as NL Wild Card winners.

1993

  • RHP Darren Dreifort: Selected in first round (second pick overall) of the First-Year Player Draft (Claire)

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    1994

  • 3B Adrian Beltre: Signed as a non-drafted free agent on July 7 (Claire)

    1995

  • RHP Eric Gagne: Signed as a non-drafted free agent on July 26 (Claire)

    1996

  • 2B Alex Cora: Selected in the third round of the First-Year Player Draft (Claire)

    1998

  • C David Ross: Selected in seventh round of First-Year Player Draft (Claire)

    1999

  • OF Chin-Feng Chen: Signed as a non-drafted free agent on Jan. 5 (Malone)
  • IF Joe Thurston: Selected in fourth round of the First-Year Player Draft (Malone)
  • OF Shawn Green: Acquired in a four-player trade with Toronto on Nov. 8 (Malone)

    2001

  • LHP Orlando Rodriguez: Acquired in a five-player trade with Chicago (AL) on March 22 (Malone)
  • RHP Edwin Jackson: Selected in sixth round of the First-Year Player Draft (Wallace)
  • SS Cesar Izturis: Acquired in a four-player trade with Toronto on Dec. 13 (Evans)
  • RHP Hideo Nomo: Signed as a free agent on Dec. 20 (Evans)

    2002

  • LHP Odalis Perez: Acquired in a four-player trade with Atlanta on Jan. 15 (Evans)
  • LHP Kazuhisa Ishii: Signed as a free agent on Feb. 8 (Evans)
  • RHP Paul Shuey: Acquired in a four-player trade with Cleveland on July 28 (Evans)
    C Todd Hundley: Acquired in four-player trade with Chicago (NL) on Dec. 4 (Evans)

    2003

  • LHP Wilson Alvarez: Signed as a free agent on Jan. 17 (Evans)
  • IF Robin Ventura: Acquired in a three-player trade with New York (AL) on July 31 (Evans)
  • RHP Brian Falkenborg: Signed to a minor league contract on Nov. 10 (Evans)
  • RHP Duaner Sanchez: Claimed off waivers on Nov. 20 (Evans)
  • RHP Yhency Brazoban: Acquired in a four-player trade with New York (AL) on Dec. 13 (Evans)
  • RHP Jeff Weaver: Acquired in a four-player trade with New York (AL) on Dec. 13 (Evans)
  • IF Olmedo Saenz: Signed as a minor league free agent on Dec. 19 (Evans)

    2004

  • IF Jose Hernandez: Signed as a minor league free agent on Jan. 27 (Evans)
  • RHP Jose Lima: Signed as a minor league free agent on Jan. 27 (Evans)
  • IF Jose Flores: Acquired from Oakland for cash considerations on March 11 (DePodesta)
  • OF Jason Grabowski: Acquired from Oakland for cash considerations on March 30 (DePodesta)
  • OF Jayson Werth: Acquired in a two-player trade with Toronto on March 30 (DePodesta)
  • IF Antonio Perez: Acquired in a two-player trade with Tampa Bay on April 3 (DePodesta)
  • OF Milton Bradley: Acquired in a three-player trade with Cleveland on April 4 (DePodesta)
  • RHP Giovanni Carrara: Signed as a minor league free agent on June 2 (DePodesta)
  • RHP Brad Penny: Acquired in a six-player trade with Florida on July 30 (DePodesta)
  • IF Hee-Seop Choi: Acquired in a six-player trade with Florida on July 30 (DePodesta)
  • C Brent Mayne: Acquired in a five-player trade with Arizona on July 31 (DePodesta)
  • OF Steve Finley: Acquired in a five-player trade with Arizona on July 31 (DePodesta)
  • LHP Mike Venafro: Acquired in a two-player trade with Kansas City on Aug. 10 (DePodesta)
  • C Tom Wilson: Acquired in a two-player trade with New York (NL) on Aug. 17 (DePodesta)
  • LHP Scott Stewart: Acquired in a two-player trade with Cleveland on Aug. 18 (DePodesta)
  • RHP Elmer Dessens: Acquired in a two-player trade with Arizona on Aug. 19 (DePodesta)

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