1978 New York Mets Season - Offseason


  • November 21, 1977: Tom Hausman was signed by the Mets as a free agent.
  • November 30, 1977: Elliott Maddox was signed by the Mets as a free agent.
  • December 6, 1977: Kevin Kobel was purchased by the Mets from the Milwaukee Brewers.
  • December 7, 1977: Tim Foli was purchased by the Mets from the San Francisco Giants.
  • December 8, 1977: In an unusual four team trade, the Atlanta Braves sent Willie Montañez to the Mets, the Texas Rangers sent Adrian Devine, Tommy Boggs and Eddie Miller to the Braves; Tom Grieve and a player to be named later to the Mets, and Bert Blyleven to the Pittsburgh Pirates. The Pirates sent Al Oliver and Nelson Norman to the Rangers, and the Mets sent Jon Matlack to the Rangers and John Milner to the Pirates. The Rangers later sent Ken Henderson to the Mets to complete the trade (March 15, 1978).
  • December 9, 1977: Roy Staiger was traded by the Mets to the New York Yankees for Sergio Ferrer.
  • January 10, 1978: Ricky Jones was drafted by the Mets in the 5th round of the 1978 Major League Baseball Draft, but did not sign.
  • March 26, 1978: Mike Vail was claimed on waivers from the Mets by the Cleveland Indians.
  • April 5, 1978: Butch Metzger claimed on waivers by the Mets from the St. Louis Cardinals.

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