Brian McRae, Thomas Johnson and Rigo Beltran for Darryl Hamilton and Chuck McElroy
|Date: July 31, 1999|
|Team: Colorado Rockies|
|Sent: Brian McRae, Rigo Beltran, Thomas Johnson|
|Received: Darryl Hamilton, Chuck McElroy|
The Mets and Rockies conducted a five-player trade during the 1999 season. Outfielders Brian McRae and Thomas Johnson and pitcher Rigo Beltran went to Colorado in exchange for outfielder Darryl Hamilton and pitcher Chuck McElroy. McRae was a ten-year major leaguer who led the Mets in doubles, triples and stolen bases in 1998. Beltran had a 3.46 earned run average in 28 games as a Met in '98 and '99. Johnson was at the Single-A level. Hamilton and McElroy were journeyman major leaguers for more than a decade.
Hamilton played three seasons with the Mets to conclude his career. He batted .283 with 7 homers and 32 RBIs for the team. Darryl appeared in 19 post-season games as a Met. McElroy pitched in 15 games for the Mets in '99. He had no wins, losses or saves during his brief time in New York. Chuck was dealt to the Orioles after the season.
McRae had six hits in seven games with the Rockies in '99. He was traded to the Blue Jays on August 9. Beltran had a 10.95 ERA in two seasons with the Colorado team. Johnson never reached the major league level.