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2000 Houston Astros

Trades and Transactions

Franchise Encyclopedia: 1999 / 2001

72-90, Finished 4th in NL Central (Schedule and Results)
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Manager: Larry Dierker (72-90)
GM: Gerry Hunsicker, Scouting Dir: David Lakey
Scored 938 runs, Allowed 944 runs. Pythagorean W-L: 81-81

Ballparks: Enron Field · Attendance: 3,056,139 (5th of 16)
Park Factors  Over 100 favors batters, under 100 favors pitchers.
  multi-year:
Batting - 107, Pitching - 107 · one-year: Batting - 108, Pitching - 108

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1999 / 2001 Trades and Transactions

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

October 4, 1999

Jeff McCurry granted Free Agency.

October 15, 1999

Robert Ellis granted Free Agency.

Randy Knorr granted Free Agency.

Bob Scanlan granted Free Agency.

Ryan Thompson granted Free Agency.

George Williams granted Free Agency.

October 20, 1999

Joe Slusarski granted Free Agency.

October 21, 1999

Signed Devern Hansack as an amateur free agent.

October 28, 1999

Tony Eusebio granted Free Agency.

Ricky Gutierrez granted Free Agency.

Stan Javier granted Free Agency.

Brian Williams granted Free Agency.

November 1, 1999

Doug Henry granted Free Agency.

November 9, 1999

Brian Sikorski selected by the Texas Rangers off waivers.

November 10, 1999

Jack Howell granted Free Agency.

November 18, 1999

Signed Travis Driskill as a free agent.

December 2, 1999

Signed Tony Eusebio as a free agent.

December 3, 1999

Signed Doug Henry as a free agent.

December 13, 1999

Johan Santana drafted by the Florida Marlins in the 1999 rule 5 draft.

December 14, 1999

Traded Carl Everett to the Boston Red Sox. Received Greg Miller (minors) and Adam Everett.

December 21, 1999

Signed Tripp Cromer as a free agent.

December 23, 1999

Traded Derek Bell and Mike Hampton to the New York Mets. Received Kyle Kessel (minors), Roger Cedeno and Octavio Dotel.

January 3, 2000

Signed Joe Slusarski as a free agent.

January 4, 2000

Signed Raul Chavez as a free agent.

January 5, 2000

Signed Don Wengert as a free agent.

January 6, 2000

Signed Dwight Gooden as a free agent.

January 21, 2000

Signed Frank Charles as a free agent.

February 1, 2000

Signed Kip Gross as a free agent.

Signed Mike Maddux as a free agent.

February 21, 2000

Chris Sampson retired.

March 14, 2000

Released Don Wengert.

March 16, 2000

Released Mike Rose.

March 21, 2000

Traded Carlos Hernandez to the Seattle Mariners. Received Carlos Maldonado.

March 29, 2000

Traded Trever Miller to the Philadelphia Phillies. Received Yorkis Perez.

March 31, 2000

Released Tony Mounce.

April 11, 2000 (Standings)

Sold Paul Bako to the Florida Marlins.

April 13, 2000 (Standings)

Sold Dwight Gooden to the Tampa Bay Devil Rays.

April 20, 2000 (Standings)

Traded Brian Dallimore to the Arizona Diamondbacks. Received Josh McAffee (minors).

May 18, 2000 (Standings)

Signed Jailen Peguero as an amateur free agent.

May 27, 2000 (Standings)

Traded Russ Johnson to the Tampa Bay Devil Rays. Received Marc Valdes.

June 5, 2000 (Standings)

Drafted Chad Qualls in the 2nd round of the 2000 amateur draft. Player signed August 16, 2000.

Drafted Cory Doyne in the 8th round of the 2000 amateur draft. Player signed June 26, 2000.

Drafted Eric Bruntlett in the 9th round of the 2000 amateur draft. Player signed June 21, 2000.

Drafted Todd Self in the 15th round of the 2000 amateur draft. Player signed June 8, 2000.

Drafted Michael Bourn in the 19th round of the 2000 amateur draft, but did not sign the player.

Drafted Mike Burns in the 30th round of the 2000 amateur draft. Player signed June 8, 2000.

Drafted Jason Windsor in the 43rd round of the 2000 amateur draft, but did not sign the player.

June 16, 2000 (Standings)

Purchased J.R. Phillips from the Chicago White Sox.

July 5, 2000 (Standings)

Released Mike Maddux.

July 17, 2000 (Standings)

Purchased Brandon Puffer from Somerset (Atlantic).

July 24, 2000 (Standings)

Released Yorkis Perez.

July 30, 2000 (Standings)

Traded Doug Henry to the San Francisco Giants. Received Scott Linebrink.

August 7, 2000 (Standings)

Signed Joe Depastino as a free agent.

August 16, 2000 (Standings)

Signed Orlando Merced as a free agent.

August 17, 2000 (Standings)

Released Matt Mieske.

August 23, 2000 (Standings)

Received Eddie Zosky from the Pittsburgh Pirates as part of a conditional deal.

August 25, 2000 (Standings)

Signed Hector Ramirez as a free agent.

October 5, 2000 (Standings)

Kip Gross granted Free Agency.

October 11, 2000 (Standings)

Eddie Zosky granted Free Agency.

October 12, 2000 (Standings)

Tripp Cromer granted Free Agency.

October 13, 2000 (Standings)

Jason Green selected by the Colorado Rockies off waivers.

October 14, 2000 (Standings)

Rusty Meacham granted Free Agency.

October 15, 2000 (Standings)

Joe Depastino granted Free Agency.

J.R. Phillips granted Free Agency.

October 18, 2000

Orlando Merced granted Free Agency.

Hector Ramirez granted Free Agency.

October 30, 2000

Tim Bogar granted Free Agency.

Ken Caminiti granted Free Agency.

November 1, 2000

Signed Travis Smith as a free agent.

Signed Alan Zinter as a free agent.

November 7, 2000

Signed Ricky Stone as a free agent.

November 20, 2000

Signed Jose Vizcaino as a free agent.

December 11, 2000

Donaldo Mendez drafted by the San Diego Padres in the 2000 rule 5 draft.

Aaron Miles drafted by the Chicago White Sox in the 2000 rule 5 draft.

Tim Hamulack selected by the Kansas City Royals in the 2000 minor league draft.

Traded Roger Cedeno, Chris Holt and Mitch Meluskey to the Detroit Tigers. Received Brad Ausmus, Doug Brocail and Nelson Cruz.

December 14, 2000

Signed Michael Jackson as a free agent.

Signed J.C. Gutierrez as an amateur free agent.

December 18, 2000

Signed Chris Tremie as a free agent.

December 21, 2000

Joe Slusarski granted Free Agency.

Marc Valdes granted Free Agency.

December 22, 2000

Signed Brian Shouse as a free agent.

January 2, 2001

Signed Charlie Hayes as a free agent.

January 3, 2001

Signed Kent Bottenfield as a free agent.

Signed Jim Mann as a free agent.

January 8, 2001

Signed Mendy Lopez as a free agent.

Signed Orlando Merced as a free agent.

Signed Scott Pose as a free agent.

Signed Brad Rigby as a free agent.

March 28, 2001

Signed Scott Servais as a free agent.

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1999 / 2001 Trades and Transactions