Bobby Bonilla and Jimmy Williams for Damon Buford and Alex Ochoa
|Date: July 28, 1995|
|Team: Baltimore Orioles|
|Sent: Bobby Bonilla, Jimmy Williams|
|Received: Damon Buford, Alex Ochoa|
Three days before the trade deadline in 1995, the Mets and Orioles made a deal of outfielders. Bobby Bonilla was sent to the Baltimore team for Damon Buford and Alex Ochoa. Pitcher Jimmy Williams went from the Mets to the Orioles on August 16 to complete the trade. Bonilla had a .270 batting average with 95 home runs in 515 games as a Met over a four-year period. Buford was in his third major league season. Ochoa and Williams were at the AAA-level with no previous major league experience.
Ochoa played in 206 games for the Mets from 1995 to 1997. He batted .273 with 215 total bases. Alex became the sixth player in Mets history to hit for the cycle on July 3, 1996. Buford hit .235 in 44 games with the Mets in '95. He was traded to the Texas Rangers in 1996.
Bonilla hit .300 in 220 games for the Orioles in 1995 and 1996. He had 38 home runs and 162 RBIs as an Oriole. Bobby joined the Florida Marlins as a free agent after the '96 season. Williams pitched in five games for the Orioles' AAA-level team in Rochester in '95. He never reached the major leagues.