1979 February

3rd  Expecting to lose Rod Carew to free agency, the Twins trade the 7-time batting champion to the Angels for OF Ken Landreaux, 3B Dave Engle, and 2 pitchers.

The Yankees buy two players from the A’s, P Greg Cochrane for $100,000 and C Bruce Robinson for $400,000.  It proves to be expensive cups of coffee.

7th  Minor league P Jesse Orosco becomes the “player to be named later,” going to the Mets in compensation for P Jerry Koosman, who had been sent to the Twins.

11th  Phillies P Larry Christenson falls during a charity bicycle caravan, fracturing his collarbone.

23rd  The Phillies trade 5 players to the Cubs for 2B Manny Trillo, OF Greg Gross, and C Dave Rader. Chicago gets Barry Foote, Jerry Martin, Ted Sizemore, and 2 minor leaguers.