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2008 Arizona Diamondbacks

Trades and Transactions

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82-80, Finished 2nd in NL West (Schedule and Results)
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Manager: Bob Melvin (82-80)
GM: Josh Byrnes, Scouting Dir: Tom Allison
Scored 720 runs, Allowed 706 runs. Pythagorean W-L: 82-80

Ballparks: Chase Field · Attendance: 2,509,924 (11th of 16)
Park Factors  Over 100 favors batters, under 100 favors pitchers.
  multi-year:
Batting - 107, Pitching - 107 · one-year: Batting - 108, Pitching - 107

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2007 / 2009 Trades and Transactions

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

October 4, 2007

Released Randy Choate.

October 12, 2007

Casey Daigle granted Free Agency.

October 15, 2007

Donnie Sadler granted Free Agency.

October 29, 2007

Jeff Bajenaru granted Free Agency.

D.J. Carrasco granted Free Agency.

Jeff Cirillo granted Free Agency.

Matt Erickson granted Free Agency.

Chad Harville granted Free Agency.

Livan Hernandez granted Free Agency.

Mark Johnson granted Free Agency.

Mike Schultz granted Free Agency.

Rich Thompson granted Free Agency.

Bob Wickman granted Free Agency.

October 30, 2007

Tony Clark granted Free Agency.

November 24, 2007

Signed Don Kelly as a free agent.

November 28, 2007

Signed Trent Oeltjen as a free agent.

December 3, 2007

Traded Carlos Quentin to the Chicago White Sox. Received Chris Carter.

December 11, 2007

Released Clay Zavada.

December 14, 2007

Traded Alberto Callaspo to the Kansas City Royals. Received Billy Buckner.

Traded Brett Anderson, Chris Carter, Aaron Cunningham, Dana Eveland, Carlos Gonzalez and Greg Smith to the Oakland Athletics. Received Dan Haren and Connor Robertson.

Traded Jose Valverde to the Houston Astros. Received Chris Burke, J.C. Gutierrez and Chad Qualls.

December 18, 2007

Signed Tim Raines as a free agent.

February 20, 2008

Signed Trot Nixon as a free agent.

March 14, 2008

Selected Josh Whitesell off waivers from the Washington Nationals.

March 17, 2008

Bill Murphy selected by the Toronto Blue Jays off waivers.

March 28, 2008

Traded Dustin Nippert to the Texas Rangers. Received Jose Marte (minors).

April 7, 2008 (Standings)

Traded Danny Perales (minors) to the Cincinnati Reds. Received Jon Coutlangus.

April 11, 2008 (Standings)

Released Dave Krynzel.

May 25, 2008 (Standings)

Signed Ender Inciarte as an amateur free agent.

June 5, 2008 (Standings)

Drafted Daniel Schlereth in the 1st round (26th pick) of the 2008 amateur draft. Player signed July 16, 2008.

Drafted Wade Miley in the 1st round (43rd pick) of the 2008 amateur draft. Player signed July 10, 2008.

Drafted Bryan Shaw in the 2nd round of the 2008 amateur draft. Player signed June 11, 2008.

Drafted Collin Cowgill in the 5th round of the 2008 amateur draft. Player signed June 8, 2008.

Drafted Daniel Webb in the 12th round of the 2008 amateur draft, but did not sign the player.

Drafted Josh Spence in the 25th round of the 2008 amateur draft, but did not sign the player.

Drafted Ryan Cook in the 27th round of the 2008 amateur draft. Player signed July 29, 2008.

Drafted Jake Elmore in the 34th round of the 2008 amateur draft. Player signed June 11, 2008.

June 13, 2008 (Standings)

Sent Trot Nixon to the New York Mets as part of a conditional deal.

June 19, 2008 (Standings)

Signed Clay Zavada as a free agent.

June 27, 2008 (Standings)

Signed Eury De La Rosa as an amateur free agent.

July 17, 2008 (Standings)

Traded Evan Scribner to the San Diego Padres. Received Tony Clark.

July 22, 2008 (Standings)

Traded Emilio Bonifacio to the Washington Nationals. Received Jon Rauch.

August 11, 2008 (Standings)

Traded players to be named later and Dallas Buck (minors) to the Cincinnati Reds. Received Adam Dunn and cash. The Arizona Diamondbacks sent Wilkin Castillo (August 14, 2008) and Micah Owings (September 12, 2008) to the Cincinnati Reds to complete the trade.

August 29, 2008 (Standings)

Selected Wil Ledezma off waivers from the San Diego Padres.

August 31, 2008 (Standings)

Traded Chad Beck to the Toronto Blue Jays. Received David Eckstein.

October 30, 2008

Juan Cruz granted Free Agency.

David Eckstein granted Free Agency.

October 31, 2008

Tony Clark granted Free Agency.

November 1, 2008

Adam Dunn granted Free Agency.

Orlando Hudson granted Free Agency.

November 3, 2008

Emiliano Fruto granted Free Agency.

Don Kelly granted Free Agency.

Brandon Lyon granted Free Agency.

Brandon Medders granted Free Agency.

Tim Raines granted Free Agency.

November 6, 2008

Signed Ryan Roberts as a free agent.

November 13, 2008

Randy Johnson granted Free Agency.

November 14, 2008

Edgar Gonzalez granted Free Agency.

November 24, 2008

Signed Seth Etherton as a free agent.

Jamie D'Antona granted Free Agency.

December 5, 2008

Signed Josh Wilson as a free agent.

December 11, 2008

Signed Felipe Lopez as a free agent.

December 12, 2008

Chris Burke granted Free Agency.

Robby Hammock granted Free Agency.

Wil Ledezma granted Free Agency.

Jeff Salazar granted Free Agency.

Traded Connor Robertson to the New York Mets. Received Scott Schoeneweis.

December 19, 2008

Signed Travis Blackley as a free agent.

January 2, 2009

Signed Tony Clark as a free agent.

January 20, 2009

Signed Luke Carlin as a free agent.

January 28, 2009

Signed Jon Garland as a free agent.

February 6, 2009

Signed Tom Gordon as a free agent.

February 10, 2009

Signed Brandon Watson as a free agent.

February 11, 2009

Signed Chris Roberson as a free agent.

February 18, 2009

Selected Bobby Korecky off waivers from the Minnesota Twins.

March 19, 2009

Released Jailen Peguero.

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