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1990 Oakland Athletics

Trades and Transactions

Franchise Encyclopedia: 1989 / 1991

103-59, Finished 1st in AL West (Schedule and Results)
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Manager: Tony La Russa (103-59)
GM: Sandy Alderson, Farm Dir: Walt Jocketty, Scouting Dir: Dick Bogard
Scored 733 runs, Allowed 570 runs. Pythagorean W-L: 99-63

Ballparks: Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum · Attendance: 2,900,217 (2nd of 14)
Park Factors  Over 100 favors batters, under 100 favors pitchers.
  multi-year:
Batting - 95, Pitching - 94 · one-year: Batting - 91, Pitching - 89


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1989 / 1991 Trades and Transactions

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

October 15, 1989

Bryan Clark granted Free Agency.

Dick Scott granted Free Agency.

Brian Snyder granted Free Agency.

Kevin Ward granted Free Agency.

November 13, 1989

Chris Bando granted Free Agency.

Storm Davis granted Free Agency.

Rickey Henderson granted Free Agency.

Dave Parker granted Free Agency.

Ken Phelps granted Free Agency.

Tony Phillips granted Free Agency.

Matt Young granted Free Agency.

November 28, 1989

Signed Rickey Henderson as a free agent.

December 1, 1989

Signed Ramon Fermin as an amateur free agent.

December 4, 1989

Drafted Reggie Harris from the Boston Red Sox in the 1989 rule 5 draft.

December 8, 1989

Signed Ken Phelps as a free agent.

December 13, 1989

Signed Jamie Quirk as a free agent.

Signed Scott Sanderson as a free agent.

January 15, 1990

Signed Fausto Cruz as an amateur free agent.

January 16, 1990

Signed Dave Leiper as a free agent.

January 22, 1990

Signed Kevin Ward as a free agent.

May 13, 1990 (Standings)

Traded Stan Javier to the Los Angeles Dodgers. Received Willie Randolph.

May 22, 1990 (Standings)

Signed Mike Raczka as a free agent.

June 4, 1990 (Standings)

Drafted Todd Van Poppel in the 1st round (14th pick) of the 1990 amateur draft. Player signed July 16, 1990.

Drafted Kirk Dressendorfer in the 1st round (36th pick) of the 1990 amateur draft. Player signed June 9, 1990.

Drafted Eric Helfand in the 2nd round of the 1990 amateur draft. Player signed June 22, 1990.

Drafted Creighton Gubanich in the 6th round of the 1990 amateur draft. Player signed August 6, 1990.

Drafted Ernie Young in the 10th round of the 1990 amateur draft. Player signed June 7, 1990.

Drafted Doug Johns in the 16th round of the 1990 amateur draft. Player signed June 7, 1990.

Drafted Izzy Molina in the 22nd round of the 1990 amateur draft. Player signed June 28, 1990.

Drafted Tanyon Sturtze in the 23rd round of the 1990 amateur draft. Player signed June 6, 1990.

Drafted T.J. Mathews in the 35th round of the 1990 amateur draft, but did not sign the player.

Drafted Todd Revenig in the 37th round of the 1990 amateur draft. Player signed June 9, 1990.

Drafted Sean Lowe in the 43rd round of the 1990 amateur draft, but did not sign the player.

June 17, 1990 (Standings)

Sold Ken Phelps to the Cleveland Indians.

June 19, 1990 (Standings)

Signed Steve Phoenix as an amateur free agent.

July 15, 1990 (Standings)

Released Mike Norris.

August 1, 1990 (Standings)

Released Ron Coomer.

August 28, 1990 (Standings)

Signed Wallace Johnson as a free agent.

August 29, 1990 (Standings)

Traded players to be named later to the Texas Rangers. Received Harold Baines. The Oakland Athletics sent Joe Bitker (September 4, 1990) and Scott Chiamparino (September 4, 1990) to the Texas Rangers to complete the trade.

Traded Daryl Green (minors), Felix Jose and Stan Royer to the St. Louis Cardinals. Received Willie McGee.

October 15, 1990 (Standings)

Wallace Johnson granted Free Agency.

Dave Leiper granted Free Agency.

Kevin Ward granted Free Agency.

November 5, 1990

Ron Hassey granted Free Agency.

Willie McGee granted Free Agency.

Willie Randolph granted Free Agency.

Scott Sanderson granted Free Agency.

Bob Welch granted Free Agency.

Released Jamie Quirk.

November 28, 1990

Signed Jamie Quirk as a free agent.

December 3, 1990

Drafted Ed Taubensee from the Cincinnati Reds in the 1990 rule 5 draft.

Russ McGinnis selected by the Chicago Cubs in the 1990 minor league draft.

Signed Willie Wilson as a free agent.

December 4, 1990

Traded a player to be named later and Darren Lewis to the San Francisco Giants. Received Ernie Riles. The Oakland Athletics sent Pedro Pena (minors) (December 17, 1990) to the San Francisco Giants to complete the trade.

December 7, 1990

Dave Henderson granted Free Agency.

December 10, 1990

Signed Eric Show as a free agent.

December 11, 1990

Signed Dave Henderson as a free agent.

December 15, 1990

Signed Bob Welch as a free agent.

December 19, 1990

Signed Scott Sanderson as a free agent.

December 20, 1990

Jim Corsi granted Free Agency.

Steve Howard granted Free Agency.

Dave Otto granted Free Agency.

Released Ozzie Canseco.

December 31, 1990

Sold Scott Sanderson to the New York Yankees.

January 7, 1991

Signed Vance Law as a free agent.

January 14, 1991

Signed Webster Garrison as a free agent.

January 15, 1991

Traded Dave Veres to the Los Angeles Dodgers. Received Kevin Campbell.

January 16, 1991

Traded Larry Arndt to the Cleveland Indians. Received Troy Neel.

January 25, 1991

Signed Brad Komminsk as a free agent.

February 8, 1991

Signed Tony Batista as an amateur free agent.

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1989 / 1991 Trades and Transactions