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10/04/2004 8:00 AM ET
How the Astros were built
Team a nice blend of youth and veteran talent
The Astros set the bar high with the offseason acquisitions of headliners Roger
Clemens and Andy Pettitte, both fresh out of Yankee pinstripes. The Astros have
blended a roster of proven veterans with some of the best young talent in the
league to form what they hope will be a World Series champion.
OF Craig Biggio drafted in the first round.
INF Jeff Bagwell acquired from the Red Sox for RHP Larry Andersen.
RHP Roy Oswalt drafted by the Astros in the 23rd round.
RHP Wade Miller drafted in the 20th round.
LHP Carlos Hernandez was signed as a non-drafted free agent.
RHP Tim Redding drafted in the 20th round.
INF Jason Alfaro drafted in the 22nd round.
OF Lance Berkman drafted in the first round.
RHP Brad Lidge drafted in the first round (17th overall).
INF Morgan Ensberg drafted in the ninth round.
LHP Mike Gallo was drafted by Houston in fifth round.
OF Jason Lane drafted in the sixth round.
INF Adam Everett acquired, along with P Greg Miller, from Boston for OF Carl Everett.
RHP Chad Qualls drafted in the second round.
C Brad Ausmus acquired, along with RHP Doug Brocail and RHP Nelson Cruz, in a trade with the Tigers for
RHP Chris Holt, OF Roger Cedeno and C Mitch Meluskey.
C Raul Chavez signed as a free agent.
C Chris Tremie signed as a free agent.
INF Eric Bruntlett drafted by Houston in the ninth round.
INF Jose Vizcaino signed as a free agent.
INF Chris Burke drafted in the first round.
INF Jeff Kent signed as a free agent.
RHP Brandon Backe acquired from the Devil Rays for INF Geoff Blum.
RHP Brandon Duckworth acquired, along with RHPs Taylor Buchholz and Ezequiel Astacio, from the Phillies for LHP Billy Wagner.
RHP Dan Miceli acquired in a trade with the New York Yankees for a player to be named later and cash considerations.
OF Willy Taveras acquired, along with Luke Scott, from the Indians for LHP Jeriome Robertson.
LHP Andy Pettitte signed as a free agent.
RHP Roger Clemens signed as a free agent.
RHP Chad Harville acquired from the A's for RHP Kirk Saarloos.
RHP Pete Munro signed as a free agent.
LHP Darren Oliver acquired in a trade with the Florida Marlins for a player to be named later and cash considerations.
RHP Russ Springer signed as a free agent.
RHP Dan Wheeler acquired from the Mets for Adam Seuss.
INF Mike Lamb acquired from the Yankees for RHP Juan De Leon.
OF Carlos Beltran obtained as part of a three-team trade from the Royals for C John Buck and RHP Octavio Dotel.
OF Orlando Palmeiro signed as a free agent.
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