Special Sub-Topic: Offseason Moves 2004-05
|What perennial all-star did the Yankees trade for?|
Randy Johnson. The Yankees traded Javier Vazquez, Tony Clark, and Brandon Halsey to the Arizona Daimondbacks for Randy Johnson.
|Which major free agent was not picked up by the New York Mets?|
Carlos Delgado. The Mets tried to pick up Delgado but lost the race to the Florida Marlins.
|Which 18-game winner was picked up by the New York Yankees during the offseason?|
Carl Pavano. Carl Pavano had a career year with the Marlins, and signed with the Yankees.
|Which first baseman, who was plagued by injuries in 2004, was picked up by the Seattle Mariners?|
Richie Sexson. Richie Sexson had 45 home runs, 124 RBIs, and 97 runs scored in 2003 with the Brewers.
|Which two teams were involved in the trade of Carlos Lee for Scott Podsednik, the league leader in steals?|
White Sox & Brewers. Carlos Lee really came through at the end of 2004, and Podsednik led not only the league but the majors in steals as well.
|Which team picked up the Major League leader in home runs?|
Mariners. Adrian Beltre hit a total of 48 homers for the Dodgers in 2004.
|Which 2004 Arizona starting pitcher was the only one to begin the 2005 season as a Diamondback?|
Brandon Webb. Webb only won seven games in 2004, and was runner-up for Rookie of the Year in 2003.
|Which of the following teams did not lose their free-agent shortstop after the 2004 season?|
Padres. Renteria-Cardinals to Red Sox, Cabrera-Red Sox to Angels, Eckstein-Angels to Cardinals.
|Which team picked up third baseman Vinny Castilla during free agency.|
Nationals. Castilla hit 35 home runs, 131 RBIs, and scored 93 runs.
|Which 2004 Mariners infielder was not picked up from free agency?|
Bret Boone. Bret Boone played for the Mariners beginning in 1992, left the team, then came back in 2001.
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