They were having their best season ever with great attendance. It could have created momentum for a stadium deal like the Mariners experience a year later. The strike just killed them. I did go to a game once in Stade Olympique, though. What an awful stadium for baseball. They needed a new one badly.
I'll bet there will be an enormous contingent of Montrealers in Cooperstown for Tim Raines HOF induction this summer (yeah, it's a short drive, too).