Lesli Brea, Mike Kinkade, Melvin Mora and Pat Gorman for Mike Bordick
|Date: July 28, 2000|
|Team: Baltimore Orioles|
|Sent: Melvin Mora, Mike Kinkade, Lesli Brea, Pat Gorman|
|Received: Mike Bordick|
The Mets looked to upgrade their shortstop situation during the 2000 season. To do so, the team acquired Mike Bordick from the Orioles in exchange for four players. Outfielders Melvin Mora and Mike Kinkade were sent to Baltimore with minor league pitchers Lesli Brea and Pat Gorman. Mora had played in 145 games and batted .248 for the Mets over the previous two seasons. Kinkade had two at bats for the Mets after spending the first half of the 2000 season in the minor leagues. Brea was a AAA-level pitcher while Gorman was at Single-A. Bordick was in his eleventh season in the major leagues.
Bordick played in 56 games for the Mets over the remainder of the 2000 season. He had a .260 batting average with 4 homers and 21 RBIs as the team became the National League's Wild Card team. Mike appeared in all but one game of the 2000 post-season as the Mets won the National League pennant. Bordick returned to the Orioles as a free agent after the season.
Mora played ten seasons with the Baltimore team. He batted .280 with 158 home runs in 1256 games as an Oriole. Kinkade had a .281 batting average in 64 games with Baltimore over two seasons. Brea pitched in 8 games for the Orioles and lost his only decision. Gorman never reached the major leagues.