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1984 Houston Astros

Trades and Transactions

Franchise Encyclopedia: 1983 / 1985

80-82, Finished 2nd in NL West (Schedule and Results)
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Manager: Bob Lillis (80-82)
GM: Al Rosen, Farm Dir: Bill Wood, Scouting Dir: Lynwood Stallings
Scored 693 runs, Allowed 630 runs. Pythagorean W-L: 88-74

Ballparks: Astrodome · Attendance: 1,229,862 (10th of 12)
Park Factors  Over 100 favors batters, under 100 favors pitchers.
  multi-year:
Batting - 92, Pitching - 92 · one-year: Batting - 92, Pitching - 91

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1983 / 1985 Trades and Transactions

Transactions listed are from November 1 of previous year to April 1 of the following year.

October 20, 1983

Bert Roberge granted Free Agency.

November 7, 1983

Art Howe granted Free Agency.

Frank LaCorte granted Free Agency.

J.R. Richard granted Free Agency.

Denny Walling granted Free Agency.

December 4, 1983

Signed Ty Waller as a free agent.

December 20, 1983

Signed Denny Walling as a free agent.

December 21, 1983

Traded Bobby Sprowl to the Baltimore Orioles. Received Craig Minetto.

January 17, 1984

Drafted Rob Mallicoat in the 1st round (16th pick) of the 1984 amateur draft (January Secondary).

Drafted Russ Swan in the 2nd round of the 1984 amateur draft (January), but did not sign the player.

Drafted Dave Meads in the 6th round of the 1984 amateur draft (January).

Drafted Greg Hibbard in the 8th round of the 1984 amateur draft (January), but did not sign the player.

Drafted Jeff Gardner in the 14th round of the 1984 amateur draft (January), but did not sign the player.

February 14, 1984

Traded Ron Meridith to the Atlanta Braves. Received Jose Alvarez.

February 17, 1984

Signed J.R. Richard as a free agent.

February 20, 1984

Signed Enos Cabell as a free agent.

February 24, 1984

Traded a player to be named later to the Montreal Expos. Received Tom Wieghaus. The Houston Astros sent George Bjorkman (March 26, 1984) to the Montreal Expos to complete the trade.

March 25, 1984

Purchased Alan Bannister from the Cleveland Indians.

April 27, 1984 (Standings)

Released J.R. Richard.

May 25, 1984 (Standings)

Traded Alan Bannister to the Texas Rangers. Received Mike Richardt.

June 4, 1984 (Standings)

Drafted Luis Medina in the 1st round (9th pick) of the 1984 amateur draft (June Secondary), but did not sign the player.

Drafted Don August in the 1st round (17th pick) of the 1984 amateur draft. Player signed July 14, 1984.

Drafted Ken Caminiti in the 3rd round of the 1984 amateur draft. Player signed June 9, 1984.

Drafted Dan Walters in the 5th round of the 1984 amateur draft.

Drafted Craig Worthington in the 5th round of the 1984 amateur draft (June Secondary), but did not sign the player.

Drafted Chuck Jackson in the 7th round of the 1984 amateur draft.

Drafted John Vander Wal in the 8th round of the 1984 amateur draft, but did not sign the player.

June 22, 1984 (Standings)

Released Tony Scott.

July 4, 1984 (Standings)

Traded Scott Loucks to the Montreal Expos. Received Brad Mills.

August 28, 1984 (Standings)

Traded Ray Knight to the New York Mets. Received players to be named later. The New York Mets sent Gerald Young (August 31, 1984), Manuel Lee (August 31, 1984) and Mitch Cook (minors) (September 10, 1984) to the Houston Astros to complete the trade.

September 1, 1984 (Standings)

Traded Luis Pujols to the Kansas City Royals. Received James Miner (minors).

October 15, 1984 (Standings)

Jose Alvarez granted Free Agency.

Tom Wieghaus granted Free Agency.

November 8, 1984

Mike LaCoss granted Free Agency.

Vern Ruhle granted Free Agency.

December 3, 1984

Manuel Lee drafted by the Toronto Blue Jays in the 1984 rule 5 draft.

January 3, 1985

Drafted Mel Stottlemyre in the 1st round (3rd pick) of the 1985 amateur draft (January Secondary).

Drafted Jeff Baldwin in the 14th round of the 1985 amateur draft (January).

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1983 / 1985 Trades and Transactions