Schuerholz usually active near the deadline

John Schuerholz is now in his 17th season as the Braves' General Manager. He's made a trade on July 31st in eight of those previous sixteen seasons. Here's a list of Schuerholz's trades on the deadline, after the deadline, and before the deadline.

John Schuerholz has made an in-season trade in every year he's been the Braves' General Manager. He's made a trade in either July or August in all but two years (2002 and 1994).


Trades made on July 31st

2006 – Atlanta trades Jorge Sosa to the St. Louis Cardinals for Rich Scalamandre

2005 – Atlanta trades Zach Miner and Roman Colon to the Detroit Tigers for right-handed reliever Kyle Farnsworth

2004 – Atlanta trades Matt Merricks to the Los Angeles Dodgers for lefty reliever Tom Martin

2001 – Atlanta trades Brad Voyles and Alejandro Machado to the Kansas City Royals for infielder Rey Sanchez

2000 – Atlanta trades Luis Rivera, Trenidad Hubbard, and Fernando Lunar to the Baltimore Orioles for outfielder B.J. Surhoff and pitcher Gabe Molina

1999 – Atlanta trades Micah Bowie and Ruben Quevedo to the Chicago Cubs for pitcher Terry Mulholland and infielder Jose Hernandez

1995 – Atlanta trades Mike Stanton and Matt Murray to the Boston Red Sox for pitcher Michael Jacobs and outfielder Marc Lewis

1991 – Atlanta trades Matt Turner and Earl Sanders to the Houston Astros for pitcher Jim Clancy.


Trades made in August

2005 – August 29 – Atlanta trades Todd Blackford and Angelo Burrows to the Chicago Cubs for outfielder Todd Hollandsworth

2003 – August 12 – Atlanta trades Matt Belisle to the Cincinnati Reds for reliever Kent Mercker

1997 – August 14 – Atlanta trades Marc Lewis to the Minnesota Twins for outfielder Greg Colbrunn

1996 – August 28 – Atlanta trades Jason Schmidt, Ron Wright, and Corey Pointer to the Pittsburgh Pirates for Denny Neagle

1996 – August 14 – Atlanta trades Mark Whiten to the Seattle Mariners for pitcher Roger Blanco

1996 – August 13 – Atlanta trades outfielder Roosevelt Brown to the Florida Marlins for third baseman Terry Pendleton

1995 – August 31 – Atlanta trades pitcher Chris Seelbach to the Florida Marlins for reliever Alejandro Pena

1995 – August 25 – Atlanta trades Jose Oliva to the St. Louis Cardinals for outfielder Anton French

1995 – August 25 – Atlanta trades outfielder Andre King to the Chicago White Sox for outfielder Mike Devereaux

1995 – August 11 – Atlanta trades Troy Hughes to the New York Yankees for outfielder Luis Polonia

1992 – August 30 – Atlanta trades Nate Minchey and Sean Ross to the Boston Red Sox for reliever Jeff Reardon

1991 – August 29 – Atlanta trades Tony Castilla and Joe Roa to the New York Mets for reliever Alejandro Pena

1991 – August 16 – Atlanta trades Dan Petry to the Boston Red Sox for outfielder Mickey Pina


Significant trades made during the season before July 31st

2006 – July 28 – Atlanta trades Wilson Betemit to the Los Angeles Dodgers for reliever Danys Baez and infielder Willy Aybar

2006 – July 20 – Atlanta trades Max Ramirez to the Cleveland Indians for reliever Bob Wickman

2002 - June 19 - Atlanta trades George Lombard to the Detroit Tigers for pitcher Kris Keller

2001 – June 22 – Atlanta trades John Rocker and Troy Cameron to the Cleveland Indians for Steve Karsay and Steve Reed

2000 – July 12 – Atlanta trades Bruce Chen and Jimmy Osting for to the Philadelphia Phillies for pitcher Alan Ashby

1998 - July 30 - Atlanta trades Mike Porzio and Anthony Briggs to the Colorado Rockies for Greg Colbrunn

1998 – June 23 – Atlanta trades Alan Embree to the Arizona Diamondbacks for reliever Russ Springer

1994 – May 29 – Atlanta trades Deion Sanders to the Cincinnati Reds for outfielder Roberto Kelly and pitcher Roger Etheridge

1993 – July 18 – Atlanta trades Donnie Elliot, Melvin Nieves, and Vince Moore to the San Diego Padres for first baseman Fred McGriff

1992 – July 21 – Atlanta trades Juan Berenguer to the Kansas City Royals for reliever Mark Davis

1991 – June 25 – Atlanta trades Victor Rosario to the Detroit Tigers for pitcher Dan Petry





Bill Shanks is the author of Scout's Honor: The Bravest Way To Build A Winning Team, a look inside the Braves‘ traditional scouting and player development philosophies. He can be heard on 680 the Fan in Atlanta and 105.5 the Fan in Macon. Email Bill at thebravesshow@email.com.



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