of the 5 straight rookies of the year that the dodgers boasted from 1992-1996, raul mondesi was my favorite. dude was an athlete. the 1994 nl rookie of the year was the first dodger to go 30/30 - he did so in both 1997 and 1999 - and the only dodger in that club until matt kemp joined him in 2011. this is mondesi's 1998 topps tek card, by the way
the dodgers received shawn green in exchange for mondesi. green got a dodger topps tek card of his own in 2000
following the 2004 season, paul depodesta realized that he needed a catcher, having traded away jim tracy's heart and soul, paul loduca, during the previous season. he dealt green to the diamondbacks for a few players, including dioner navarro, who had been acquired by the diamondbacks from the yankees that same day in the randy johnson trade
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