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2008 Chicago Cubs

Trades and Transactions

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97-64, Finished 1st in NL Central (Schedule and Results)
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Manager: Lou Piniella (97-64)
GM: Jim Hendry, Farm Dir: Oneri Fleita, Scouting Dir: Tim Wilken
Scored 855 runs, Allowed 671 runs. Pythagorean W-L: 98-63

Ballparks: Wrigley Field · Attendance: 3,300,200 (5th of 16)
Park Factors  Over 100 favors batters, under 100 favors pitchers.
  multi-year:
Batting - 107, Pitching - 106 · one-year: Batting - 105, Pitching - 103

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2007 / 2009 Trades and Transactions

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

October 15, 2007

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 (Standings)

Signed Andy Cavazos as a free agent.

April 2, 2008 (Standings)

Signed Randy Keisler as a free agent.

April 4, 2008 (Standings)

Signed Jesse Garcia as a free agent.

April 10, 2008 (Standings)

Released JD Closser.

April 16, 2008 (Standings)

The Toronto Blue Jays returned Randy Wells (earlier draft pick).

April 27, 2008 (Standings)

Released Les Walrond.

May 2, 2008 (Standings)

Juan Mateo granted Free Agency.

May 3, 2008 (Standings)

Released Jesse Garcia.

May 5, 2008 (Standings)

Signed Hector Carrasco as a free agent.

May 14, 2008 (Standings)

Signed Jim Edmonds as a free agent.

May 28, 2008 (Standings)

Signed Jason Dubois as a free agent.

May 30, 2008 (Standings)

Purchased Jim Brower from the Cincinnati Reds.

June 5, 2008 (Standings)

Drafted Andrew Cashner in the 1st round (19th pick) of the 2008 amateur draft. Player signed July 10, 2008.

Drafted Ryan Flaherty in the 1st round (41st pick) of the 2008 amateur draft. Player signed June 16, 2008.

Drafted Chris Carpenter in the 3rd round of the 2008 amateur draft. Player signed June 17, 2008.

Drafted Josh Harrison in the 6th round of the 2008 amateur draft. Player signed June 13, 2008.

Drafted Alex Wilson in the 10th round of the 2008 amateur draft, but did not sign the player.

Drafted Tony Campana in the 13th round of the 2008 amateur draft. Player signed June 12, 2008.

Drafted Casey Coleman in the 15th round of the 2008 amateur draft. Player signed June 12, 2008.

Drafted Erik Hamren in the 17th round of the 2008 amateur draft. Player signed July 14, 2008.

Drafted Jeff Beliveau in the 18th round of the 2008 amateur draft. Player signed June 18, 2008.

Drafted Logan Watkins in the 21st round of the 2008 amateur draft. Player signed July 10, 2008.

Drafted Sonny Gray in the 27th round of the 2008 amateur draft, but did not sign the player.

June 9, 2008 (Standings)

Released Randy Keisler.

June 12, 2008 (Standings)

Signed Ben Broussard as a free agent.

June 18, 2008 (Standings)

Released Andy Cavazos.

July 3, 2008 (Standings)

Released Ben Broussard.

July 8, 2008 (Standings)

Traded Josh Donaldson, Sean Gallagher, Matt Murton and Eric Patterson to the Oakland Athletics. Received Chad Gaudin and Rich Harden.

July 14, 2008 (Standings)

Released Jim Brower.

July 24, 2008 (Standings)

Sold Darin Downs to the Tampa Bay Rays.

July 30, 2008 (Standings)

Signed Jason Stanford as a free agent.

August 7, 2008 (Standings)

Traded Scott Eyre to the Philadelphia Phillies. Received Brian Schlitter.

September 23, 2008 (Standings)

Selected Brad Snyder off waivers from the Cleveland Indians.

October 29, 2008

Casey McGehee selected by the Milwaukee Brewers off waivers.

October 30, 2008

Ryan Dempster granted Free Agency.

Jim Edmonds granted Free Agency.

Chad Fox granted Free Agency.

Bob Howry granted Free Agency.

October 31, 2008

Henry Blanco granted Free Agency.

Jon Lieber granted Free Agency.

Kerry Wood granted Free Agency.

November 1, 2008

Daryle Ward granted Free Agency.

November 3, 2008

Signed Arismendy Alcantara as an amateur free agent.

Andres Blanco granted Free Agency.

Mike Burns granted Free Agency.

Hector Carrasco granted Free Agency.

Robinson Chirinos granted Free Agency.

Jason Dubois granted Free Agency.

Luis Figueroa granted Free Agency.

Josh Kroeger granted Free Agency.

Billy Petrick granted Free Agency.

Carmen Pignatiello granted Free Agency.

Bobby Scales granted Free Agency.

Jason Stanford granted Free Agency.

Andres Torres granted Free Agency.

Traded Matt Avery (minors) to the Washington Nationals. Received Ryan Buchter.

November 13, 2008

Traded Jose Ceda to the Florida Marlins. Received Kevin Gregg.

November 19, 2008

Signed Ryan Dempster as a free agent.

November 21, 2008

Signed Jason Waddell as a free agent.

December 1, 2008

Signed Mark Johnson as a free agent.

December 3, 2008

Signed Chad Fox as a free agent.

December 11, 2008

Donnie Veal drafted by the Pittsburgh Pirates in the 2008 rule 5 draft.

Purchased David Patton from the Cincinnati Reds.

December 16, 2008

Signed Joey Gathright as a free agent.

December 18, 2008

Signed Andres Blanco as a free agent.

December 31, 2008

Signed Aaron Miles as a free agent.

Traded Mark DeRosa to the Cleveland Indians. Received Chris Archer, John Gaub and Jeff Stevens.

January 6, 2009

Traded Jason Marquis to the Colorado Rockies. Received Luis Vizcaino.

January 9, 2009

Signed Milton Bradley as a free agent.

January 11, 2009

Signed Robinson Chirinos as a free agent.

Signed Bill White as a free agent.

January 15, 2009

Signed So Taguchi as a free agent.

January 16, 2009

Signed Erick Almonte as a free agent.

Signed Matt Smith as a free agent.

January 18, 2009

Traded Felix Pie to the Baltimore Orioles. Received Henry Williamson (minors) and Garrett Olson.

January 20, 2009

Signed Jason Dubois as a free agent.

Signed Luis Rivas as a free agent.

Signed Mike Stanton as a free agent.

January 22, 2009

Signed Bobby Scales as a free agent.

January 28, 2009

Traded Ronny Cedeno and Garrett Olson to the Seattle Mariners. Received Aaron Heilman.

February 1, 2009

Signed Paul Bako as a free agent.

February 2, 2009

Sold Rich Hill to the Baltimore Orioles.

Traded Michael Wuertz to the Oakland Athletics. Received Richie Robnett (minors) and Justin Sellers.

February 20, 2009

Released Bill White.

February 28, 2009

Signed Corey Koskie as a free agent.

March 13, 2009

Signed Esteban German as a free agent.

Released Jim Henderson.

March 24, 2009

Released Erick Almonte.

March 30, 2009

Released Paul Bako.

Released Mike Stanton.

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