In November 1999, the Padres moved another piece of the 1998 NL Champion squad when the traded P Andy Ashby to the Phillies for P Adam Eaton, P Carlton Loewer and minor league P Steve Montgomery. Ashby only had one year left on his contract and the Padres had no plans to re-sign him. He was awful for the Phillies. Eaton was a well regarded prospect who went on to have some decent seasons for the Padres. Loewer had already spent the better part of a couple seasons in the majors, but still needed polish. Instead he was involved in a hunting accident and never fully recovered.