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Blockbusted

January 16, 2002

On May 15, 1998, the Dodgers traded Mike Piazza (and Todd Zeile) to the Florida Marlins for Gary Sheffield, Bobby Bonilla, Charles Johnson, Jim Eisenreich and Manuel Barrios. None of those players are with the Dodgers today. A look at what happened to those players and what the Dodgers have to show for the Piazza trade:

GARY SHEFFIELD

Traded to Atlanta for outfielder Brian Jordan and pitchers Odalis Perez and Andy Brown.

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BOBBY BONILLA

Traded to the New York Mets for pitcher Mel Rojas. Rojas was traded with pitcher Dave Mlicki to Detroit for pitchers Robinson Checo, Apostol Garcia and Rick Roberts. Checo and Garcia were eventually released, Roberts pitched for Class-A Vero Beach last season.

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CHARLES JOHNSON

Traded with outfielder Roger Cedeno to the Mets for catcher Todd Hundley and pitcher Arnold Gooch. Hundley left as a free agent before the 2000 season. Gooch was released and pitched last season in the minors for Cincinnati.

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JIM EISENREICH

Retired after the 1998 season.

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MANUEL BARRIOS

Waived by the Dodgers three months after the trade and re-signed by Florida.

Houston Mitchell

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