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2004 St. Louis Cardinals

Trades and Transactions

Franchise Encyclopedia: 2003 / 2005

105-57, Finished 1st in NL Central (Schedule and Results)
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Manager: Tony La Russa (105-57)
GM: Walt Jocketty, Scouting Dir: John Mozeliak
Scored 855 runs, Allowed 659 runs. Pythagorean W-L: 100-62

Ballparks: Busch Stadium II · Attendance: 3,048,427 (6th of 16)
Park Factors  Over 100 favors batters, under 100 favors pitchers.
  multi-year:
Batting - 99, Pitching - 98 · one-year: Batting - 99, Pitching - 97


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2003 / 2005 Trades and Transactions

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

October 7, 2003

Steve Torrealba granted Free Agency.

October 15, 2003

Matt Duff granted Free Agency.

Todd Dunwoody granted Free Agency.

Bucky Jacobsen granted Free Agency.

Marty Malloy granted Free Agency.

Gabe Molina granted Free Agency.

Jon Nunnally granted Free Agency.

Kevin Ohme granted Free Agency.

October 26, 2003

Miguel Cairo granted Free Agency.

Joe Girardi granted Free Agency.

Orlando Palmeiro granted Free Agency.

Eduardo Perez granted Free Agency.

Brett Tomko granted Free Agency.

October 27, 2003

Cal Eldred granted Free Agency.

Steve Kline granted Free Agency.

Chris Widger granted Free Agency.

October 28, 2003

Russ Springer granted Free Agency.

October 31, 2003

Sterling Hitchcock granted Free Agency.

November 2, 2003

Jeff Fassero granted Free Agency.

November 3, 2003

Signed Allen Levrault as a free agent.

Chris Carpenter granted Free Agency.

Fernando Vina granted Free Agency.

November 5, 2003

Signed Cody McKay as a free agent.

November 6, 2003

Signed Joe Horgan as a free agent.

November 7, 2003

Signed Mike Mahoney as a free agent.

Mike DeJean granted Free Agency.

November 19, 2003

Signed Kevin Witt as a free agent.

November 20, 2003

Signed Randy Flores as a free agent.

November 21, 2003

Traded Tino Martinez to the Tampa Bay Devil Rays. Received a player to be named later and Evan Rust (minors). The Tampa Bay Devil Rays sent John-Paul Davis (minors) (December 16, 2003) to the St. Louis Cardinals to complete the trade.

November 24, 2003

Signed Chad Paronto as a free agent.

December 2, 2003

Signed Chris Carpenter as a free agent.

December 4, 2003

Signed Chris Widger as a free agent.

December 7, 2003

Signed Cal Eldred as a free agent.

Signed Steve Kline as a free agent.

December 9, 2003

Signed Brent Butler as a free agent.

December 13, 2003

Traded J.D. Drew and Eli Marrero to the Atlanta Braves. Received Ray King, Jason Marquis and Adam Wainwright.

December 15, 2003

Drafted Hector Luna from the Cleveland Indians in the 2003 rule 5 draft.

December 18, 2003

Signed Jeff Suppan as a free agent.

December 19, 2003

Signed Reggie Sanders as a free agent.

December 21, 2003

Gene Stechschulte granted Free Agency.

December 24, 2003

Signed Luis Ortiz as a free agent.

December 25, 2003

Signed Matt Duff as a free agent.

December 30, 2003

Signed Mark Quinn as a free agent.

January 7, 2004

Signed Chris Prieto as a free agent.

January 8, 2004

Signed Lou Pote as a free agent.

January 9, 2004

Signed Marlon Anderson as a free agent.

Signed Mike Lincoln as a free agent.

Signed Julian Tavarez as a free agent.

January 10, 2004

Signed Alan Benes as a free agent.

January 12, 2004

Signed Wilson Delgado as a free agent.

Signed Randy Ruiz as a free agent.

January 18, 2004

Signed Emil Brown as a free agent.

January 22, 2004

Selected Colin Porter off waivers from the Houston Astros.

February 12, 2004

Signed John Mabry as a free agent.

February 18, 2004

Signed Doug Creek as a free agent.

Signed Ray Lankford as a free agent.

February 23, 2004

Selected Luis Martinez off waivers from the Milwaukee Brewers.

March 18, 2004

Released Brent Butler.

March 21, 2004

Traded Matt Duff to the Boston Red Sox. Received Tony Womack.

March 26, 2004

Released Randy Ruiz.

March 28, 2004

Released Allen Levrault.

March 29, 2004

Traded Kerry Robinson to the San Diego Padres. Received Brian Hunter.

April 1, 2004 (Standings)

Released Mark Quinn.

April 4, 2004 (Standings)

Traded Wilson Delgado to the New York Mets. Received Roger Cedeno.

April 7, 2004 (Standings)

Released Chris Widger.

May 2, 2004 (Standings)

Released Emil Brown.

May 7, 2004 (Standings)

Traded Joe Horgan to the Montreal Expos. Received Benji DeQuin (minors).

May 26, 2004 (Standings)

Sold Lou Pote to the Cleveland Indians.

May 29, 2004 (Standings)

Released Brian Hunter.

June 1, 2004 (Standings)

Signed Mark Quinn as a free agent.

June 6, 2004 (Standings)

Signed Alberto Reyes as a free agent.

June 7, 2004 (Standings)

Drafted Chris Lambert in the 1st round (19th pick) of the 2004 amateur draft. Player signed June 30, 2004.

Drafted Jarrett Hoffpauir in the 6th round of the 2004 amateur draft. Player signed June 21, 2004.

Drafted Mike Parisi in the 9th round of the 2004 amateur draft. Player signed June 24, 2004.

Drafted Mark Worrell in the 12th round of the 2004 amateur draft. Player signed June 29, 2004.

June 15, 2004 (Standings)

Received Nerio Rodriguez from the New York Yankees as part of a conditional deal.

June 16, 2004 (Standings)

Signed Cory Doyne as a free agent.

July 15, 2004 (Standings)

Released Jason Pearson.

July 21, 2004 (Standings)

Sent Jason Ryan to the Kansas City Royals as part of a conditional deal.

July 27, 2004 (Standings)

Received Armando Rios from the Baltimore Orioles as part of a conditional deal.

July 28, 2004 (Standings)

Released Luis Ortiz.

August 2, 2004 (Standings)

Signed Tim Young as a free agent.

August 6, 2004 (Standings)

Traded players to be named later and Jason Burch (minors) to the Colorado Rockies. Received Larry Walker. The St. Louis Cardinals sent Luis Martinez (August 11, 2004) and Chris Narveson (August 11, 2004) to the Colorado Rockies to complete the trade.

August 17, 2004 (Standings)

Signed Danny Patterson as a free agent.

Signed Steve Woodard as a free agent.

August 23, 2004 (Standings)

Released Armando Rios.

September 26, 2004 (Standings)

Signed David Peralta as an amateur free agent.

October 15, 2004 (Standings)

Alan Benes granted Free Agency.

Doug Creek granted Free Agency.

Mike Mahoney granted Free Agency.

Chad Paronto granted Free Agency.

Danny Patterson granted Free Agency.

Colin Porter granted Free Agency.

Chris Prieto granted Free Agency.

Mark Quinn granted Free Agency.

Nerio Rodriguez granted Free Agency.

Steve Stemle granted Free Agency.

Kevin Witt granted Free Agency.

Steve Woodard granted Free Agency.

Tim Young granted Free Agency.

October 29, 2004

Ray Lankford granted Free Agency.

Mike Matheny granted Free Agency.

Edgar Renteria granted Free Agency.

November 1, 2004

Steve Kline granted Free Agency.

Matt Morris granted Free Agency.

Tony Womack granted Free Agency.

November 2, 2004

Cal Eldred granted Free Agency.

November 3, 2004

John Mabry granted Free Agency.

November 4, 2004

Woody Williams granted Free Agency.

November 16, 2004

Signed Toby Borland as a free agent.

November 19, 2004

Signed Brandon Berger as a free agent.

Signed Mike Mahoney as a free agent.

Released Jason Simontacchi.

November 22, 2004

Signed Mike Bell as a free agent.

November 24, 2004

Released Marlon Anderson.

December 1, 2004

Signed Chris Gissell as a free agent.

December 7, 2004

Signed Cal Eldred as a free agent.

Signed John Mabry as a free agent.

Signed Matt Morris as a free agent.

December 13, 2004

Tyler Johnson drafted by the Oakland Athletics in the 2004 rule 5 draft.

December 14, 2004

Signed Einar Diaz as a free agent.

December 18, 2004

Traded Daric Barton, Kiko Calero and Dan Haren to the Oakland Athletics. Received Mark Mulder.

December 21, 2004

So Taguchi granted Free Agency.

December 22, 2004

Signed Mike Myers as a free agent.

Signed So Taguchi as a free agent.

December 23, 2004

Signed David Eckstein as a free agent.

Signed Raul Gonzalez as a free agent.

December 27, 2004

Signed John Lindsey as a free agent.

December 28, 2004

Signed Abraham Nunez as a free agent.

January 6, 2005

Signed Mark Grudzielanek as a free agent.

January 12, 2005

Signed Bob File as a free agent.

January 14, 2005

Signed Donovan Solano as an amateur free agent.

January 18, 2005

Signed Nerio Rodriguez as a free agent.

January 20, 2005

Signed Wilton Guerrero as a free agent.

January 26, 2005

Signed Peter Zoccolillo as a free agent.

February 2, 2005

Signed Hector Mercado as a free agent.

February 19, 2005

Signed Kevin Jarvis as a free agent.

February 21, 2005

Signed Bill Pulsipher as a free agent.

March 22, 2005

The Oakland Athletics returned Tyler Johnson (earlier draft pick).

March 28, 2005

Released Hector Mercado.

March 29, 2005

Traded Mike Myers to the Boston Red Sox. Received Carlos De La Cruz (minors) and Kevin Ool (minors).

March 30, 2005

Released Wilton Guerrero.

Released John Lindsey.

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2003 / 2005 Trades and Transactions