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1985 New York Mets

Trades and Transactions

Franchise Encyclopedia: 1984 / 1986

98-64, Finished 2nd in NL East (Schedule and Results)
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Manager: Davey Johnson (98-64)
GM: Frank Cashen, Farm Dir: Steve Schryver, Scouting Dir: Joe McIlvaine
Scored 695 runs, Allowed 568 runs. Pythagorean W-L: 96-66

Ballparks: Shea Stadium · Attendance: 2,761,601 (2nd of 12)
Park Factors  Over 100 favors batters, under 100 favors pitchers.
  multi-year:
Batting - 99, Pitching - 97 · one-year: Batting - 98, Pitching - 97

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1984 / 1986 Trades and Transactions

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

October 15, 1984

Rick Anderson granted Free Agency.

Ed Hearn granted Free Agency.

Al Pedrique granted Free Agency.

October 31, 1984

Released Ron Hodges.

November 8, 1984

John Stearns granted Free Agency.

November 9, 1984

Sold Ed Glynn to the Boston Red Sox.

November 12, 1984

Signed Al Pedrique as a free agent.

Rusty Staub granted Free Agency.

December 3, 1984

Brian Giles drafted by the Milwaukee Brewers in the 1984 rule 5 draft.

Ed Olwine drafted by the Philadelphia Phillies in the 1984 rule 5 draft.

Junior Ortiz drafted by the Pittsburgh Pirates in the 1984 rule 5 draft.

Lou Thornton drafted by the Toronto Blue Jays in the 1984 rule 5 draft.

December 7, 1984

Traded Walt Terrell to the Detroit Tigers. Received Howard Johnson.

December 10, 1984

Traded Hubie Brooks, Mike Fitzgerald, Herm Winningham and Floyd Youmans to the Montreal Expos. Received Gary Carter.

December 13, 1984

Signed Ed Hearn as a free agent.

January 3, 1985

Signed Rusty Staub as a free agent.

Drafted Jerry Nielsen in the 12th round of the 1985 amateur draft (January), but did not sign the player.

January 18, 1985

As part of a 4-team trade, traded Tim Leary to the Milwaukee Brewers. Received Frank Wills from the Kansas City Royals. In addition, the Texas Rangers sent a player to be named later and Danny Darwin to the Milwaukee Brewers; the Milwaukee Brewers sent Jim Sundberg to the Kansas City Royals; ; and the Kansas City Royals sent Don Slaught to the Texas Rangers. The Texas Rangers sent William Hance (minors) (January 30, 1985) to the Milwaukee Brewers to complete the trade.

February 2, 1985

Signed Rick Anderson as a free agent.

March 28, 1985

The Philadelphia Phillies returned Ed Olwine (earlier draft pick).

March 29, 1985

Traded Frank Wills to the Seattle Mariners. Received Wray Bergendahl (minors).

March 30, 1985

Traded Gene Autry (minors) and Ken Reed (minors) to the Chicago White Sox. Received Randy Niemann.

March 31, 1985

Traded Rusty Tillman to the San Diego Padres. Received Rick Lancellotti.

April 2, 1985 (Standings)

Traded Mark Davis (minors) and Jose Oquendo to the St. Louis Cardinals. Received John Young (minors) and Angel Salazar.

April 4, 1985 (Standings)

Traded Paul Hollins (minors) to the Seattle Mariners. Received Tom Burns (minors).

April 26, 1985 (Standings)

Signed Joe Sambito as a free agent.

May 9, 1985 (Standings)

Signed Jeff Richardson as a free agent.

June 3, 1985 (Standings)

Drafted Jerry Nielsen in the 1st round (16th pick) of the 1985 amateur draft (June Secondary), but did not sign the player.

Drafted Gregg Jefferies in the 1st round (20th pick) of the 1985 amateur draft. Player signed June 13, 1985.

Drafted Gordon Dillard in the 2nd round of the 1985 amateur draft (June Secondary), but did not sign the player.

Drafted Scott Servais in the 2nd round of the 1985 amateur draft, but did not sign the player.

Drafted Tim Layana in the 5th round of the 1985 amateur draft, but did not sign the player.

Drafted Monty Fariss in the 7th round of the 1985 amateur draft, but did not sign the player.

July 16, 1985 (Standings)

Traded Dave Cochrane to the Chicago White Sox. Received Tom Paciorek.

July 31, 1985 (Standings)

Sold Rick Lancellotti to the San Francisco Giants.

August 20, 1985 (Standings)

Signed Larry Bowa as a free agent.

August 23, 1985 (Standings)

Released Joe Sambito.

August 25, 1985 (Standings)

Signed Rod Craig as a free agent.

October 15, 1985 (Standings)

Rod Craig granted Free Agency.

November 12, 1985

Larry Bowa granted Free Agency.

Rusty Staub granted Free Agency.

November 13, 1985

Released Kelvin Chapman.

Released Brent Gaff.

Released Tom Paciorek.

Traded John Christensen, Wes Gardner, Calvin Schiraldi and LaSchelle Tarver to the Boston Red Sox. Received Chris Bayer (minors), Tom McCarthy, John Mitchell and Bob Ojeda.

December 10, 1985

Clint Hurdle drafted by the St. Louis Cardinals in the 1985 rule 5 draft.

1986

Signed Doug Gwosdz as a free agent.

January 14, 1986

Drafted Terry McDaniel in the 6th round of the 1986 amateur draft (January).

Drafted Dean Hartgraves in the 12th round of the 1986 amateur draft (January), but did not sign the player.

January 16, 1986

Traded Jeff Bittiger and Ronn Reynolds to the Philadelphia Phillies. Received Rodger Cole (minors) and Ronnie Gideon (minors).

Traded Billy Beane, Joe Klink and Bill Latham to the Minnesota Twins. Received Patrick Crosby (minors) and Tim Teufel.

February 7, 1986

Released Ross Jones.

March 4, 1986

Signed Tim Corcoran as a free agent.

March 6, 1986

Signed Julio Valera as an amateur free agent.

April 1, 1986

Released Tom Gorman.

Traded Angel Salazar to the Kansas City Royals. Received Tony Ferreira.

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1984 / 1986 Trades and Transactions