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1985 Oakland Athletics

Trades and Transactions

Franchise Encyclopedia: 1984 / 1986

77-85, Finished 4th in AL West (Schedule and Results)
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Manager: Jackie Moore (77-85)
GM: Sandy Alderson, Farm Dir: Walt Jocketty, Scouting Dir: Dick Bogard
Scored 757 runs, Allowed 787 runs. Pythagorean W-L: 78-84

Ballparks: Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum · Attendance: 1,334,599 (11th of 14)
Park Factors  Over 100 favors batters, under 100 favors pitchers.
  multi-year:
Batting - 92, Pitching - 92 · one-year: Batting - 92, Pitching - 92

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1984 / 1986 Trades and Transactions

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

October 15, 1984

Gorman Heimueller granted Free Agency.

Mike Woodard granted Free Agency.

October 16, 1984

Released Lary Sorensen.

October 19, 1984

Released Jeff Jones.

October 22, 1984

Released Garry Hancock.

November 8, 1984

Bill Almon granted Free Agency.

Dave Kingman granted Free Agency.

Dan Meyer granted Free Agency.

Mark Wagner granted Free Agency.

December 5, 1984

Traded Bert Bradley, Rickey Henderson and cash to the New York Yankees. Received Tim Birtsas, Jay Howell, Stan Javier, Eric Plunk and Jose Rijo.

December 7, 1984

Traded a player to be named later, Eric Barry (minors) and Ray Burris to the Milwaukee Brewers. Received Don Sutton. The Oakland Athletics sent Ed Myers (minors) (March 25, 1985) to the Milwaukee Brewers to complete the trade.

December 8, 1984

Traded Bill Caudill to the Toronto Blue Jays. Received Dave Collins, Alfredo Griffin and cash.

December 12, 1984

Released Les Straker.

December 19, 1984

Signed Dave Kingman as a free agent.

December 20, 1984

Bruce Bochte granted Free Agency.

December 22, 1984

Sold Jeff Burroughs to the Toronto Blue Jays.

December 24, 1984

Signed Bruce Bochte as a free agent.

January 15, 1985

Signed Dan Meyer as a free agent.

February 5, 1985

Signed Rob Picciolo as a free agent.

March 11, 1985

Signed Steve Mura as a free agent.

March 18, 1985

Traded a player to be named later to the Chicago Cubs. Received a player to be named later and Chuck Rainey. The Oakland Athletics sent Davey Lopes (August 31, 1984) to the Chicago Cubs to complete the trade. The Chicago Cubs sent Damon Farmar (minors) (March 18, 1985) to the Oakland Athletics to complete the trade.

March 24, 1985

Traded Ed Puikunas (minors) and Dan Winters (minors) to the San Francisco Giants. Received Dusty Baker.

March 31, 1985

Released Jim Essian.

Signed Steve Henderson as a free agent.

April 3, 1985 (Standings)

Traded Tim Pyznarski to the San Diego Padres. Received Joe Lansford.

April 11, 1985 (Standings)

Signed Tom Tellmann as a free agent.

April 15, 1985 (Standings)

Signed Bob Owchinko as a free agent.

April 26, 1985 (Standings)

Signed Bill Mooneyham as a free agent.

May 14, 1985 (Standings)

Sold Todd Fischer to the California Angels.

May 26, 1985 (Standings)

Released Dan Meyer.

June 3, 1985 (Standings)

Drafted Walt Weiss in the 1st round (11th pick) of the 1985 amateur draft. Player signed June 5, 1985.

Drafted Dave Otto in the 2nd round of the 1985 amateur draft.

Drafted Wally Whitehurst in the 3rd round of the 1985 amateur draft.

Drafted Steve Wapnick in the 5th round of the 1985 amateur draft (June Secondary), but did not sign the player.

Drafted Bruce Walton in the 16th round of the 1985 amateur draft.

Drafted Jeff Shaver in the 22nd round of the 1985 amateur draft.

Drafted Jim Pena in the 24th round of the 1985 amateur draft, but did not sign the player.

Drafted Larry Arndt in the 26th round of the 1985 amateur draft.

Drafted Bob Malloy in the 30th round of the 1985 amateur draft, but did not sign the player.

July 12, 1985 (Standings)

Signed Tommy John as a free agent.

July 17, 1985 (Standings)

Sold Bob Owchinko to the Chicago White Sox.

September 10, 1985 (Standings)

Traded Don Sutton to the California Angels. Received players to be named later. The California Angels sent Robert Sharpnack (minors) (September 25, 1985) and Jerome Nelson (minors) (September 25, 1985) to the Oakland Athletics to complete the trade.

November 12, 1985

Bruce Bochte granted Free Agency.

Tommy John granted Free Agency.

Steve McCatty granted Free Agency.

Mike Norris granted Free Agency.

Rob Picciolo granted Free Agency.

November 13, 1985

Traded Dave Collins to the Detroit Tigers. Received Barbaro Garbey.

December 4, 1985

Signed Bruce Bochte as a free agent.

December 5, 1985

Signed Ralph Citarella as a free agent.

Signed Don Cooper as a free agent.

December 8, 1985

Signed Rusty Kuntz as a free agent.

December 9, 1985

Signed Ray Smith as a free agent.

December 10, 1985

Traded Tim Conroy and Mike Heath to the St. Louis Cardinals. Received Joaquin Andujar.

December 20, 1985

Released Dave Kingman.

Released Steve Mura.

Released Mike Warren.

January 13, 1986

Traded Tom Romano to the Montreal Expos. Received Mike Fuentes.

January 14, 1986

Drafted Dave Veres in the 4th round of the 1986 amateur draft (January). Player signed May 25, 1986.

January 17, 1986

Traded Bob Bathe (minors) and Phil Stephenson to the Chicago Cubs. Received John Cox (minors) and Gary Jones (minors).

January 20, 1986

Signed Dave Kingman as a free agent.

January 29, 1986

Signed Bob Stoddard as a free agent.

February 1, 1986

Signed Lenn Sakata as a free agent.

March 15, 1986

Mike Fuentes sent to the Houston Astros in an unknown transaction. (Date given is approximate. Exact date is uncertain.)

March 21, 1986

Released Barbaro Garbey.

March 30, 1986

Traded Michael Fulmer (minors), Peter Kendrick (minors), Steve Kiefer and Charlie O'Brien to the Milwaukee Brewers. Received Moose Haas.

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