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1968 New York Mets

Trades and Transactions

Franchise Encyclopedia: 1967 / 1969

73-89, Finished 9th in National League (Schedule and Results)
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Manager: Gil Hodges (73-89)
GM: Johnny Murphy, Farm Dir: Joe McDonald, Scouting Dir: Nelson Burbrink
Scored 473 runs, Allowed 499 runs. Pythagorean W-L: 77-85

Ballparks: Shea Stadium · Attendance: 1,781,657 (2nd of 10)
Park Factors  Over 100 favors batters, under 100 favors pitchers.
  multi-year:
Batting - 100, Pitching - 101 · one-year: Batting - 101, Pitching - 102

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1967 / 1969 Trades and Transactions

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

October 3, 1967

Released Hal Reniff.

October 13, 1967

Traded Jack Lamabe to the St. Louis Cardinals. Received a player to be named later. The St. Louis Cardinals sent Al Jackson (October 13, 1967) to the New York Mets to complete the trade.

October 18, 1967

Purchased Dick Kenworthy from the Chicago White Sox.

November 8, 1967

Traded Bob Johnson to the Cincinnati Reds. Received Art Shamsky.

November 27, 1967

Traded a player to be named later and Ken Boyer to the Chicago White Sox. Received a player to be named later and Bill Southworth. The New York Mets sent Sandy Alomar (August 15, 1967) to the Chicago White Sox to complete the trade. The Chicago White Sox sent J.C. Martin (November 27, 1967) to the New York Mets to complete the trade.

Traded Bill Denehy and $100,000 to the Washington Senators. Received Gil Hodges.

November 28, 1967

Jerry Johnson selected by the Philadelphia Phillies in the 1967 minor league draft.

Ted Martinez selected by the Houston Astros in the 1967 minor league draft.

Drafted Clyde Mashore from the Cincinnati Reds in the 1967 rule 5 draft.

Darrell Sutherland selected by the Cleveland Indians in the 1967 minor league draft.

Drafted Hector Valle from the Los Angeles Dodgers in the 1967 minor league draft.

November 29, 1967

Sold Joe Grzenda to the Minnesota Twins.

Purchased Bill Short from the Pittsburgh Pirates.

December 15, 1967

Traded Buddy Booker, Tommy Davis, Jack Fisher and Billy Wynne to the Chicago White Sox. Received Tommie Agee and Al Weis.

1968

Shaun Fitzmaurice sent to the New York Yankees in an unknown transaction.

Roy Foster received from the Pittsburgh Pirates in an unknown transaction.

Released Phil Linz.

Bobby Pfeil received from the St. Louis Cardinals in an unknown transaction.

Released Floyd Weaver.

February 19, 1968

Sold John Sullivan to the Philadelphia Phillies.

March, 1968

Purchased Billy Sorrell from the Philadelphia Phillies.

March 28, 1968

Returned Clyde Mashore (earlier draft pick) to the Cincinnati Reds.

March 30, 1968

Returned Dick Kenworthy to the Chicago White Sox following previous purchase.

April 2, 1968 (Standings)

Signed Phil Linz as a free agent.

April 5, 1968 (Standings)

The Houston Astros returned Ted Martinez (earlier draft pick).

May, 1968 (Standings)

Sold Dennis Bennett to the Chicago Cubs.

June 7, 1968 (Standings)

Drafted Tim Foli in the 1st round (1st pick) of the 1968 amateur draft.

Drafted Ray Peters in the 3rd round of the 1968 amateur draft (June Secondary), but did not sign the player.

Drafted Rich Hand in the 5th round of the 1968 amateur draft (June Secondary), but did not sign the player.

Drafted Burt Hooton in the 5th round of the 1968 amateur draft, but did not sign the player.

Drafted Charlie Williams in the 7th round of the 1968 amateur draft.

Drafted Mickey Rivers in the 8th round of the 1968 amateur draft (June Secondary), but did not sign the player.

Drafted Jack Pierce in the 9th round of the 1968 amateur draft, but did not sign the player.

Drafted Hank Webb in the 10th round of the 1968 amateur draft.

Drafted Don Rose in the 11th round of the 1968 amateur draft.

Drafted John Milner in the 14th round of the 1968 amateur draft.

June 30, 1968 (Standings)

Released Ed Figueroa.

October 14, 1968 (Standings)

Dick Selma selected by the San Diego Padres as the 5th pick in the 1968 expansion draft.

Jerry Morales selected by the San Diego Padres as the 16th pick in the 1968 expansion draft.

Larry Stahl selected by the San Diego Padres as the 26th pick in the 1968 expansion draft.

Don Shaw selected by the Montreal Expos as the 40th pick in the 1968 expansion draft.

Ernie McAnally selected by the Montreal Expos as the 49th pick in the 1968 expansion draft.

October 16, 1968

Sold Don Bosch to the Montreal Expos.

December, 1968

Traded Jerry Buchek to the St. Louis Cardinals. Received Jim Cosman.

December 2, 1968

Drafted Wayne Garrett from the Atlanta Braves in the 1968 rule 5 draft.

Tommie Reynolds drafted by the Oakland Athletics in the 1968 rule 5 draft.

Juan Rios drafted by the Montreal Expos in the 1968 rule 5 draft.

Bill Short drafted by the Cincinnati Reds in the 1968 rule 5 draft.

December 4, 1968

Traded Hector Valle to the Detroit Tigers. Received Jack DiLauro.

February 5, 1969

Traded Greg Goossen and cash to the Seattle Pilots. Received a player to be named later. The Seattle Pilots sent Jim Gosger (July 14, 1969) to the New York Mets to complete the trade.

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1967 / 1969 Trades and Transactions