Todd Hundley and Arnold Gooch for Roger Cedeno and Charles Johnson
|Date: December 1, 1998|
|Team: Los Angeles Dodgers|
|Sent: Todd Hundley, Arnold Gooch|
|Received: Roger Cedeno, Charles Johnson|
The Mets and Dodgers made a deal in December of 1998. Catcher Todd Hundley and pitcher Arnold Gooch went to the Los Angeles team in exchange for outfielder Roger Cedeno and catcher Charles Johnson. Hundley had been a productive player for the Mets for nine seasons, hitting 124 home runs with 397 runs batted in. Gooch was in the Mets' minor league system for four years, the last two of which he pitched at AA-level Binghamton. Cedeno had a .252 batting average with 7 home runs in four seasons with the Dodgers. Johnson was a five-year veteran who hit .217 in 102 games as a Dodger in '98.
Cedeno batted .313 in 155 games as a Met in 1999. He stole 66 bases during the season to set a new Mets record. Roger also had a .500 batting average (6-for-12) in the '99 National League Championship Series against the Braves. He was dealt to the Astros after the season. Johnson was traded to the Orioles by the Mets for pitcher Armando Benitez immediately after this deal was made.
Hundley played two seasons with the Dodgers. He had 48 home runs and 125 RBIs in 204 games in 1999 and 2000. Todd batted .241 as a Dodger over the two years. Gooch never pitched at the major league level.