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Trades and Transactions

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96-66, Finished 1st in AL East (Schedule and Results)
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Manager: Terry Francona (96-66)
GM: Theo Epstein, Scouting Dir: Jason McLeod
Scored 867 runs, Allowed 657 runs. Pythagorean W-L: 101-61

Ballparks: Fenway Park · Attendance: 2,970,755 (4th of 14)
Park Factors  Over 100 favors batters, under 100 favors pitchers.
  multi-year:
Batting - 106, Pitching - 105 · one-year: Batting - 111, Pitching - 109


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2006 / 2008 Trades and Transactions

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

October 3, 2006

Hee-Seop Choi granted Free Agency.

Traded a player to be named later and cash to the Baltimore Orioles. Received Javy Lopez. The Boston Red Sox sent Adam Stern (October 3, 2006) to the Baltimore Orioles to complete the trade.

October 13, 2006

Carlos Pena granted Free Agency.

October 15, 2006

Jeff Bailey granted Free Agency.

John Barnes granted Free Agency.

Frank Brooks granted Free Agency.

Ron Calloway granted Free Agency.

Trent Durrington granted Free Agency.

Kevin Frederick granted Free Agency.

Kevin Jarvis granted Free Agency.

Luis Jimenez granted Free Agency.

David Lee granted Free Agency.

Alejandro Machado granted Free Agency.

Corky Miller granted Free Agency.

Brian Myrow granted Free Agency.

Jermaine Van Buren granted Free Agency.

October 30, 2006

Alex Gonzalez granted Free Agency.

October 31, 2006

Alex Cora granted Free Agency.

Keith Foulke granted Free Agency.

Willie Harris granted Free Agency.

Ken Huckaby granted Free Agency.

Gabe Kapler granted Free Agency.

Mark Loretta granted Free Agency.

Doug Mirabelli granted Free Agency.

Trot Nixon granted Free Agency.

November 10, 2006

Signed Luis Jimenez as a free agent.

November 17, 2006

Signed Alex Cora as a free agent.

November 21, 2006

Signed Bobby Scales as a free agent.

November 24, 2006

Signed Alberto Castillo as a free agent.

November 30, 2006

Signed Hideki Okajima as a free agent.

December 4, 2006

Signed Kerry Robinson as a free agent.

December 5, 2006

Signed Julio Lugo as a free agent.

December 8, 2006

Signed Jeff Bailey as a free agent.

Signed Joe McEwing as a free agent.

December 12, 2006

Signed John Barnes as a free agent.

December 13, 2006

Signed Eric Crozier as a free agent.

December 14, 2006

Purchased Daisuke Matsuzaka from Seibu Lions (Japan Pacific).

December 15, 2006

Signed Doug Mirabelli as a free agent.

Signed J.C. Romero as a free agent.

Traded Phil Seibel to the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim. Received Brendan Donnelly.

December 20, 2006

Signed Travis Hughes as a free agent.

December 21, 2006

Signed Adam Bernero as a free agent.

December 22, 2006

Signed Runelvys Hernandez as a free agent.

January 4, 2007

Signed Joel Pineiro as a free agent.

January 6, 2007

Signed Tike Redman as a free agent.

January 8, 2007

Signed Eddie Rogers as a free agent.

Signed Jamal Strong as a free agent.

January 10, 2007

Signed Alex Ochoa as a free agent.

January 24, 2007

Signed Kevin Cash as a free agent.

February 2, 2007

Signed Alex Prieto as a free agent.

February 14, 2007

Signed J.D. Drew as a free agent.

Lenny DiNardo selected by the Oakland Athletics off waivers.

March 27, 2007

Traded Alberto Castillo to the Baltimore Orioles. Received Cory Keylor (minors).

March 28, 2007

Released Tike Redman.

Released Jamal Strong.

April 5, 2007 (Standings)

Signed Carlos Almanzar as a free agent.

April 9, 2007 (Standings)

Selected J.D. Durbin off waivers from the Arizona Diamondbacks.

April 13, 2007 (Standings)

J.D. Durbin selected by the Philadelphia Phillies off waivers.

May 4, 2007 (Standings)

Released Kerry Robinson.

May 12, 2007 (Standings)

Released Luis Jimenez.

May 14, 2007 (Standings)

Signed Michael Tucker as a free agent.

May 17, 2007 (Standings)

Released Alex Ochoa.

June 1, 2007 (Standings)

Released Runelvys Hernandez.

June 7, 2007 (Standings)

Drafted Nick Hagadone in the 1st round (55th pick) of the 2007 amateur draft. Player signed July 1, 2007.

Drafted Will Middlebrooks in the 5th round of the 2007 amateur draft. Player signed August 15, 2007.

Drafted Anthony Rizzo in the 6th round of the 2007 amateur draft. Player signed August 15, 2007.

Drafted Ryan Pressly in the 11th round of the 2007 amateur draft. Player signed June 18, 2007.

Drafted Justin Grimm in the 13th round of the 2007 amateur draft, but did not sign the player.

Drafted Drake Britton in the 23rd round of the 2007 amateur draft. Player signed August 15, 2007.

Drafted Yasmani Grandal in the 27th round of the 2007 amateur draft, but did not sign the player.

Drafted Nick Tepesch in the 28th round of the 2007 amateur draft, but did not sign the player.

June 8, 2007 (Standings)

Signed Che-Hsuan Lin as an amateur free agent.

June 18, 2007 (Standings)

Released J.C. Romero.

July 10, 2007 (Standings)

Released Eric Crozier.

July 16, 2007 (Standings)

Signed Roman Mendez as an amateur free agent.

July 19, 2007 (Standings)

Signed Felix Diaz as a free agent.

July 26, 2007 (Standings)

Signed Brady Clark as a free agent.

July 31, 2007 (Standings)

Traded Joel Pineiro and cash to the St. Louis Cardinals. Received Sean Danielson (minors).

Traded Engel Beltre, Kason Gabbard and David Murphy to the Texas Rangers. Received Eric Gagne and cash.

August 4, 2007 (Standings)

Signed Junior Spivey as a free agent.

August 6, 2007 (Standings)

Signed Bobby Kielty as a free agent.

August 7, 2007 (Standings)

Released Michael Tucker.

August 14, 2007 (Standings)

Released Brady Clark.

August 17, 2007 (Standings)

Traded Wily Mo Pena and cash to the Washington Nationals. Received a player to be named later. The Washington Nationals sent Chris Carter (August 21, 2007) to the Boston Red Sox to complete the trade.

August 22, 2007 (Standings)

Released Alex Prieto.

August 23, 2007 (Standings)

Signed Royce Clayton as a free agent.

September 1, 2007 (Standings)

Signed Jeff Farnsworth as a free agent.

October 12, 2007 (Standings)

Adam Bernero granted Free Agency.

October 15, 2007 (Standings)

Selected Jay Marshall off waivers from the Oakland Athletics.

October 29, 2007

Carlos Almanzar granted Free Agency.

Jeff Bailey granted Free Agency.

John Barnes granted Free Agency.

Mike Burns granted Free Agency.

Kevin Cash granted Free Agency.

Felix Diaz granted Free Agency.

Jeff Farnsworth granted Free Agency.

Travis Hughes granted Free Agency.

Joe McEwing granted Free Agency.

Eddie Rogers granted Free Agency.

Bobby Scales granted Free Agency.

Junior Spivey granted Free Agency.

October 30, 2007

Matt Clement granted Free Agency.

Eric Hinske granted Free Agency.

Bobby Kielty granted Free Agency.

Mike Lowell granted Free Agency.

Doug Mirabelli granted Free Agency.

Curt Schilling granted Free Agency.

Mike Timlin granted Free Agency.

October 31, 2007

Eric Gagne granted Free Agency.

November 6, 2007

Signed Curt Schilling as a free agent.

November 7, 2007

Royce Clayton granted Free Agency.

November 15, 2007

Signed Kevin Cash as a free agent.

November 19, 2007

Signed Lee Gronkiewicz as a free agent.

Signed Mike Lowell as a free agent.

December 1, 2007

Signed Keith Ginter as a free agent.

Signed Mike Timlin as a free agent.

Signed Jonathan Van Every as a free agent.

December 5, 2007

Signed Joe Thurston as a free agent.

December 6, 2007

Jay Marshall selected by the Oakland Athletics off waivers.

December 7, 2007

Signed Scott Atchison as a free agent.

Signed Jeff Bailey as a free agent.

Signed Gil Velazquez as a free agent.

December 12, 2007

Brendan Donnelly granted Free Agency.

December 18, 2007

Signed Michael Tejera as a free agent.

December 21, 2007

Released Scott Atchison.

December 28, 2007

Signed Jon Switzer as a free agent.

January 8, 2008

Signed Ben Howard as a free agent.

January 11, 2008

Signed Doug Mirabelli as a free agent.

January 13, 2008

Signed Rich Thompson as a free agent.

January 17, 2008

Signed Daniel Nava as a free agent.

January 22, 2008

Signed Danny Kolb as a free agent.

January 23, 2008

Signed Matt Miller as a free agent.

January 28, 2008

Traded Willy Mota (minors) and Miguel Socolovich to the Chicago White Sox. Received David Aardsma.

February 1, 2008

Signed Sean Casey as a free agent.

February 4, 2008

Signed Steve Torrealba as a free agent.

February 5, 2008

Signed Junior Spivey as a free agent.

February 8, 2008

Signed Bobby Kielty as a free agent.

February 24, 2008

Signed Bartolo Colon as a free agent.

February 27, 2008

Signed Miguel Asencio as a free agent.

March 23, 2008

Craig Breslow selected by the Cleveland Indians off waivers.

March 25, 2008

Released Ben Howard.

March 28, 2008

Released Steve Torrealba.

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