Matt Lawton, Alex Escobar, Jerrod Riggan, Billy Traber and Earl Snyder for Roberto Alomar, Danny Peoples and Mike Bacsik
|Date: December 11, 2001|
|Team: Cleveland Indians|
|Sent: Matt Lawton, Alex Escobar, Jerrod Riggan, Billy Traber, Earl Snyder|
|Received: Roberto Alomar, Mike Bacsik, Danny Peoples|
The Mets and Indians made an eight-player trade in December of 2001. Outfielders Matt Lawton and Alex Escobar, pitchers Jerrod Riggan and Billy Traber as well as first baseman Earl Snyder went to the Cleveland team. In return, the Mets got second baseman Roberto Alomar, pitcher Mike Bacsik and outfielder Danny Peoples. Alomar, a 12-time All-Star, was the prime player in the deal.
Lawton and Escobar had each spent time with the Mets in the 2001 season. Matt had 10 stolen bases in 48 games played while Alex had three homers and eight runs batted in over 18 games with the team. Riggan had a 3.40 earned run average with the Mets in '01. Traber and Snyder both spent the '01 season at AAA-level Norfolk. Bacsik had a 3-2 won-lost record for the Indians during the '01 season while Peoples was a minor league prospect.
Alomar played in 222 games for the Mets in 2002 and 2003. He batted .265 with 13 homers and 75 RBIs with the team. Roberto was dealt to the White Sox during the '03 season. Bacsik had a 4-4 won-lost record with a 5.77 ERA in two seasons as a Met before joining the Texas Rangers as a free agent. Peoples never played in the major leagues.
Lawton played in 363 games for the Indians from 2002 to 2004. He had 50 homers, 180 RBIs and 41 stolen bases with the Cleveland team. Escobar batted .235 in 74 games over two seasons as an Indian. Riggan appeared in 31 games for the Tribe in '02 and '03, winning twice and posting a 7.78 ERA. Snyder had 11 hits in 18 games in his lone Cleveland year of '02. In 2003, Traber had a 6-9 won-lost record in his only season with the Indians.