|FROM THE BASEBALL CHRONOLOGY|
|» May 21, 1999: In a long rumored move, the Twins finally trade Rick Aguilera, along with minor league P Scott Downs, to the Cubs for minor league pitchers Jason Ryan and Kyle Lohse. Tomorrow, Cubs reliever Rod Beck undergoes arthroscopic surgery on his elbow.
» July 31, 2000: The Cubs pick up oft-injured OF Rondell White from the Expos for P Scott Downs. making Henry Rodriguez expendable. They then make their 5th trade in 11 days sending Rodriguez to the Marlins for 1B/OF Russ Gload and P Dave Noyce.