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2007 Chicago Cubs

Trades and Transactions

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85-77, Finished 1st in NL Central (Schedule and Results)
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Manager: Lou Piniella (85-77)
GM: Jim Hendry, Scouting Dir: Tim Wilken
Scored 752 runs, Allowed 690 runs. Pythagorean W-L: 87-75

Ballparks: Wrigley Field · Attendance: 3,252,462 (4th of 16)
Park Factors  Over 100 favors batters, under 100 favors pitchers.
  multi-year:
Batting - 105, Pitching - 104 · one-year: Batting - 107, Pitching - 106

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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 15, 2006

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.

June 7, 2007 (Standings)

Drafted Josh Vitters in the 1st round (3rd pick) of the 2007 amateur draft. Player signed August 15, 2007.

Drafted Josh Donaldson in the 1st round (48th pick) of the 2007 amateur draft. Player signed June 24, 2007.

Drafted Darwin Barney in the 4th round of the 2007 amateur draft. Player signed July 9, 2007.

Drafted Brandon Guyer in the 5th round of the 2007 amateur draft. Player signed June 22, 2007.

Drafted James Russell in the 14th round of the 2007 amateur draft. Player signed August 14, 2007.

Drafted Andrew Cashner in the 29th round of the 2007 amateur draft, but did not sign the player.

June 16, 2007 (Standings)

Signed Bo Hart as a free agent.

June 20, 2007 (Standings)

Traded Michael Barrett and cash to the San Diego Padres. Received Kyler Burke (minors) and Rob Bowen.

June 23, 2007 (Standings)

Signed Bret Prinz as a free agent.

July 4, 2007 (Standings)

Received John Nelson from the St. Louis Cardinals as part of a conditional deal.

July 15, 2007 (Standings)

Sent Bo Hart to the Baltimore Orioles as part of a conditional deal.

July 16, 2007 (Standings)

Traded Jerry Blevins and Rob Bowen to the Oakland Athletics. Received Jason Kendall and cash.

July 18, 2007 (Standings)

Released Mike Kinkade.

July 19, 2007 (Standings)

Sold Cesar Izturis to the Pittsburgh Pirates.

Released Bret Prinz.

August 6, 2007 (Standings)

Released Wade Miller.

August 23, 2007 (Standings)

Traded a player to be named later to the Detroit Tigers. Received Craig Monroe and cash. The Chicago Cubs sent Clay Rapada (August 30, 2007) to the Detroit Tigers to complete the trade.

August 30, 2007 (Standings)

Traded Buck Coats to the Cincinnati Reds. Received a player to be named later. The Cincinnati Reds sent Marcos Mateo (September 12, 2007) to the Chicago Cubs to complete the trade.

August 31, 2007 (Standings)

Traded Rocky Cherry and Scott Moore to the Baltimore Orioles. Received Steve Trachsel.

October 15, 2007 (Standings)

Josh Kroeger granted Free Agency.

October 16, 2007

Roberto Novoa selected by the Baltimore Orioles off waivers.

October 20, 2007

Signed Josh Kroeger as a free agent.

October 29, 2007

Cory Bailey granted Free Agency.

Ben Howard granted Free Agency.

Mike Mahoney granted Free Agency.

John Nelson granted Free Agency.

Ryan O'Malley granted Free Agency.

John Webb granted Free Agency.

Kerry Wood granted Free Agency.

October 30, 2007

Jason Kendall granted Free Agency.

October 31, 2007

Cliff Floyd granted Free Agency.

Steve Trachsel granted Free Agency.

November 12, 2007

Traded Jacque Jones to the Detroit Tigers. Received Omar Infante.

November 13, 2007

Sent Craig Monroe to the Minnesota Twins as part of a conditional deal.

November 20, 2007

Signed Cory Bailey as a free agent.

Signed Andres Blanco as a free agent.

Signed JD Closser as a free agent.

Signed Mike Smith as a free agent.

Signed Andres Torres as a free agent.

November 26, 2007

Signed Kerry Wood as a free agent.

December 4, 2007

Traded Omar Infante and Will Ohman to the Atlanta Braves. Received Jose Ascanio.

December 6, 2007

Adalberto Mendez drafted by the Florida Marlins in the 2007 rule 5 draft.

Randy Wells drafted by the Toronto Blue Jays in the 2007 rule 5 draft.

December 12, 2007

Mark Prior granted Free Agency.

Signed Kosuke Fukudome as a free agent.

December 19, 2007

Signed Bobby Scales as a free agent.

Signed Esmailin Caridad as a free agent.

January 5, 2008

Traded Angel Pagan to the New York Mets. Received Corey Coles (minors) and Ryan Meyers (minors).

January 11, 2008

Signed Chad Fox as a free agent.

January 15, 2008

Signed Luis Figueroa as a free agent.

January 16, 2008

Signed Jon Lieber as a free agent.

January 27, 2008

Signed Shingo Takatsu as a free agent.

February 21, 2008

Signed Alex Cintron as a free agent.

March 5, 2008

Signed Ryan O'Malley as a free agent.

March 11, 2008

Released Shingo Takatsu.

March 25, 2008

Signed Reed Johnson as a free agent.

March 26, 2008

Released Alex Cintron.

March 29, 2008

Released Ryan O'Malley.

March 31, 2008

Signed Mike Burns as a free agent.

April 1, 2008

Signed Andy Cavazos as a free agent.

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