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2006 Chicago Cubs

Trades and Transactions

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66-96, Finished 6th in NL Central (Schedule and Results)
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Manager: Dusty Baker (66-96)
GM: Jim Hendry, Scouting Dir: Tim Wilken
Scored 716 runs, Allowed 834 runs. Pythagorean W-L: 70-92

Ballparks: Wrigley Field · Attendance: 3,123,215 (5th of 16)
Park Factors  Over 100 favors batters, under 100 favors pitchers.
  multi-year:
Batting - 103, Pitching - 103 · one-year: Batting - 102, Pitching - 103

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2005 / 2007 Trades and Transactions

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

October 6, 2005

Ben Grieve granted Free Agency.

Scott McClain granted Free Agency.

October 15, 2005

Mark Johnson granted Free Agency.

David Kelton granted Free Agency.

Calvin Murray granted Free Agency.

Cody Ransom granted Free Agency.

October 27, 2005

Jeromy Burnitz granted Free Agency.

October 28, 2005

Nomar Garciaparra granted Free Agency.

October 31, 2005

Neifi Perez granted Free Agency.

November 4, 2005

Chad Fox granted Free Agency.

November 14, 2005

Signed Neifi Perez as a free agent.

November 16, 2005

Traded Jon Leicester to the Texas Rangers. Received Clint Brannon (minors).

November 18, 2005

Released Adam Greenberg.

November 23, 2005

Signed Marwin Gonzalez as an amateur free agent.

November 29, 2005

Signed Scott Eyre as a free agent.

December 1, 2005

Sold Jermaine Van Buren to the Boston Red Sox.

December 2, 2005

Signed Bob Howry as a free agent.

Released Jose Macias.

December 7, 2005

Signed John Mabry as a free agent.

Traded Sergio Mitre, Ricky Nolasco and Renyel Pinto to the Florida Marlins. Received Juan Pierre.

December 8, 2005

Juan Mateo selected by the St. Louis Cardinals in the 2005 minor league draft.

December 15, 2005

Signed David Lee as a free agent.

Signed Brian Reith as a free agent.

December 27, 2005

Signed Mark DiFelice as a free agent.

January 3, 2006

Signed Augie Ojeda as a free agent.

Signed Michael Restovich as a free agent.

January 6, 2006

Signed Adam Greenberg as a free agent.

January 9, 2006

Traded Corey Patterson to the Baltimore Orioles. Received Carlos Perez (minors) and Nate Spears (minors).

January 10, 2006

Signed Jacque Jones as a free agent.

January 19, 2006

Signed Matt Skrmetta as a free agent.

Signed Les Walrond as a free agent.

January 23, 2006

Signed Wade Miller as a free agent.

January 25, 2006

Purchased Angel Pagan from the New York Mets.

January 31, 2006

Signed Jamal Strong as a free agent.

February 6, 2006

Signed John Ennis as a free agent.

February 22, 2006

Signed Bryan Corey as a free agent.

February 27, 2006

Signed Brian Boehringer as a free agent.

March 2, 2006

Signed Mark Watson as a free agent.

March 15, 2006

Bryan Corey granted Free Agency.

March 23, 2006

Released Brian Boehringer.

Released David Lee.

March 26, 2006

The St. Louis Cardinals returned Juan Mateo (earlier draft pick).

March 28, 2006

Traded Todd Wellemeyer to the Florida Marlins. Received Lincoln Holdzkom (minors) and Zach McCormack (minors).

March 30, 2006

Released Mark DiFelice.

Released John Ennis.

March 31, 2006

As part of a 3-team trade, traded John Koronka and cash to the Texas Rangers. Received Freddie Bynum from the Oakland Athletics. In addition, the Oakland Athletics sent John Rheinecker to the Texas Rangers; and the Texas Rangers sent Juan Dominguez to the Oakland Athletics.

April 2, 2006 (Standings)

Released Matt Skrmetta.

April 22, 2006 (Standings)

Signed Kerry Ligtenberg as a free agent.

April 25, 2006 (Standings)

Released Jamal Strong.

May 17, 2006 (Standings)

Released Raul Valdes.

May 18, 2006 (Standings)

Signed Tony Womack as a free agent.

May 22, 2006 (Standings)

Signed Blake Lalli as an amateur free agent.

May 31, 2006 (Standings)

Traded Jerry Hairston to the Texas Rangers. Received Phil Nevin and cash.

June 2, 2006 (Standings)

Released Adam Greenberg.

June 6, 2006 (Standings)

Drafted Tyler Colvin in the 1st round (13th pick) of the 2006 amateur draft. Player signed June 28, 2006.

Drafted Jeff Samardzija in the 5th round of the 2006 amateur draft. Player signed June 20, 2006.

Drafted Steve Clevenger in the 7th round of the 2006 amateur draft. Player signed June 14, 2006.

Drafted Blake Parker in the 16th round of the 2006 amateur draft. Player signed June 10, 2006.

June 26, 2006 (Standings)

Sent Mark Watson to the Oakland Athletics as part of a conditional deal.

June 30, 2006 (Standings)

Released Tony Womack.

July 22, 2006 (Standings)

Traded Scott Williamson to the San Diego Padres. Received Fabian Jimenez Angulo (minors) and Joel Santo (minors).

July 24, 2006 (Standings)

Released Phil Norton.

July 31, 2006 (Standings)

Traded Greg Maddux to the Los Angeles Dodgers. Received Cesar Izturis.

Traded Todd Walker to the San Diego Padres. Received Jose Ceda.

August 11, 2006 (Standings)

Signed Mac Suzuki as a free agent.

August 20, 2006 (Standings)

Traded Neifi Perez to the Detroit Tigers. Received Chris Robinson.

August 23, 2006 (Standings)

Signed Mike Garcia as a free agent.

August 31, 2006 (Standings)

Traded Phil Nevin and cash to the Minnesota Twins. Received a player to be named later. The Minnesota Twins sent Adam Harben (minors) (September 5, 2006) to the Chicago Cubs to complete the trade.

September 5, 2006 (Standings)

Jerome Williams selected by the Oakland Athletics off waivers.

September 14, 2006 (Standings)

Received Jim Adduci from the Florida Marlins as part of a conditional deal.

October 15, 2006 (Standings)

Mike Garcia granted Free Agency.

Kerry Ligtenberg granted Free Agency.

Luis Montanez granted Free Agency.

Augie Ojeda granted Free Agency.

Brian Reith granted Free Agency.

Michael Restovich granted Free Agency.

Mac Suzuki granted Free Agency.

October 25, 2006

Signed Starlin Castro as an amateur free agent.

October 30, 2006

Juan Pierre granted Free Agency.

Kerry Wood granted Free Agency.

October 31, 2006

Henry Blanco granted Free Agency.

John Mabry granted Free Agency.

Wade Miller granted Free Agency.

Aramis Ramirez granted Free Agency.

Jose Reyes granted Free Agency.

November 6, 2006

Signed Nate Bland as a free agent.

November 9, 2006

Signed Jason Anderson as a free agent.

Signed Wade Miller as a free agent.

November 10, 2006

Signed Koyie Hill as a free agent.

November 12, 2006

Signed Ben Howard as a free agent.

Signed Aramis Ramirez as a free agent.

Signed Jason Smith as a free agent.

Signed Kerry Wood as a free agent.

November 13, 2006

Signed John Webb as a free agent.

November 14, 2006

Signed Mark DeRosa as a free agent.

November 15, 2006

Signed Henry Blanco as a free agent.

November 16, 2006

Traded Carlos Vasquez (minors) and David Aardsma to the Chicago White Sox. Received Neal Cotts.

November 20, 2006

Signed Mike Kinkade as a free agent.

Signed Alfonso Soriano as a free agent.

December 6, 2006

Traded Freddie Bynum to the Baltimore Orioles. Received a player to be named later. The Baltimore Orioles sent Kevin Hart (December 7, 2006) to the Chicago Cubs to complete the trade.

December 7, 2006

Drafted Jim Henderson from the Washington Nationals in the 2006 rule 5 draft.

Jason Smith drafted by the Toronto Blue Jays in the 2006 rule 5 draft.

Drafted Josh Hamilton from the Tampa Bay Devil Rays in the 2006 rule 5 draft.

Sold Josh Hamilton to the Cincinnati Reds.

December 11, 2006

Signed Cory Bailey as a free agent.

Signed Josh Kroeger as a free agent.

Signed Mike Mahoney as a free agent.

December 15, 2006

Signed Ted Lilly as a free agent.

Signed Daryle Ward as a free agent.

December 19, 2006

Signed Jason Marquis as a free agent.

January 17, 2007

Signed Val Pascucci as a free agent.

January 24, 2007

Signed Tomas Perez as a free agent.

January 25, 2007

Released Glendon Rusch.

February 1, 2007

Signed Cliff Floyd as a free agent.

February 13, 2007

Signed Junior Lake as an amateur free agent.

Traded Jae Kuk Ryu to the Tampa Bay Devil Rays. Received Andrew Lopez (minors) and Greg Reinhard (minors).

February 23, 2007

Signed Hector Almonte as a free agent.

March 29, 2007

Sent Tomas Perez to the Los Angeles Dodgers as part of a conditional deal.

March 30, 2007

Released Jason Anderson.

March 31, 2007

Released Val Pascucci.

April, 2007

Released Hector Almonte.

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