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Trades and Transactions

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83-78, Finished 2nd in NL Central (Schedule and Results)
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Manager: Lou Piniella (83-78)
GM: Jim Hendry, Farm Dir: Oneri Fleita, Scouting Dir: Tim Wilken
Scored 707 runs, Allowed 672 runs. Pythagorean W-L: 84-77

Ballparks: Wrigley Field · Attendance: 3,168,859 (4th of 16)
Park Factors  Over 100 favors batters, under 100 favors pitchers.
  multi-year:
Batting - 107, Pitching - 106 · one-year: Batting - 111, Pitching - 110

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2008 / 2010 Trades and Transactions

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

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.

April 2, 2009 (Standings)

Sold Justin Sellers to the Los Angeles Dodgers.

April 4, 2009 (Standings)

Released Esteban German.

April 5, 2009 (Standings)

Released Chad Gaudin.

May 3, 2009 (Standings)

Released Luis Vizcaino.

May 7, 2009 (Standings)

Received Anderson Machado from the Pittsburgh Pirates as part of a conditional deal.

May 8, 2009 (Standings)

Traded Joey Gathright to the Baltimore Orioles. Received Ryan Freel.

May 29, 2009 (Standings)

Signed John-Ford Griffin as a free agent.

June 9, 2009 (Standings)

Drafted Brett Jackson in the 1st round (31st pick) of the 2009 amateur draft. Player signed June 26, 2009.

Drafted DJ LeMahieu in the 2nd round of the 2009 amateur draft. Player signed July 19, 2009.

Drafted Chris Rusin in the 4th round of the 2009 amateur draft. Player signed June 29, 2009.

Drafted Brooks Raley in the 6th round of the 2009 amateur draft. Player signed August 3, 2009.

Drafted Justin Bour in the 25th round of the 2009 amateur draft. Player signed June 17, 2009.

July 2, 2009 (Standings)

Traded Al Alburquerque to the Colorado Rockies. Received Jeff Baker.

July 3, 2009 (Standings)

Signed Casey Fossum as a free agent.

July 6, 2009 (Standings)

Sold Ryan Freel to the Kansas City Royals.

July 10, 2009 (Standings)

Released Anderson Machado.

July 19, 2009 (Standings)

Signed B.J. Ryan as a free agent.

July 30, 2009 (Standings)

Traded Jose Ascanio, Josh Harrison and Kevin Hart to the Pittsburgh Pirates. Received Tom Gorzelanny and John Grabow.

August 5, 2009 (Standings)

Released B.J. Ryan.

Released Jason Waddell.

August 7, 2009 (Standings)

Sold Jason Dubois to the New York Mets.

September 1, 2009 (Standings)

Signed Ezequiel Astacio as a free agent.

September 4, 2009 (Standings)

Selected Thomas Diamond off waivers from the Texas Rangers.

September 15, 2009 (Standings)

Released Ezequiel Astacio.

October 17, 2009

Released So Taguchi.

November 5, 2009

Rich Harden granted Free Agency.

Reed Johnson granted Free Agency.

November 9, 2009

Casey Fossum granted Free Agency.

Kevin Gregg granted Free Agency.

John-Ford Griffin granted Free Agency.

Mark Johnson granted Free Agency.

Luis Rivas granted Free Agency.

Bobby Scales granted Free Agency.

Brad Snyder granted Free Agency.

November 13, 2009

Chad Fox granted Free Agency.

November 16, 2009

John Grabow granted Free Agency.

November 19, 2009

Signed John Grabow as a free agent.

Traded Aaron Heilman to the Arizona Diamondbacks. Received Ryne White (minors) and Scott Maine.

December 2, 2009

Signed Brad Snyder as a free agent.

December 3, 2009

Signed Bobby Scales as a free agent.

Traded Jake Fox and Aaron Miles to the Oakland Athletics. Received Ronny Morla (minors), Matthew Spencer (minors) and Jeff Gray.

December 10, 2009

Drafted Mike Parisi from the St. Louis Cardinals in the 2009 rule 5 draft.

December 11, 2009

Signed Marlon Byrd as a free agent.

December 12, 2009

Neal Cotts granted Free Agency.

December 16, 2009

Released Erik Hamren.

December 18, 2009

Traded Milton Bradley to the Seattle Mariners. Received Carlos Silva and cash.

January 9, 2010

Signed Bryan LaHair as a free agent.

January 14, 2010

Signed Mark Johnson as a free agent.

Signed Scott McClain as a free agent.

January 25, 2010

Signed Chad Tracy as a free agent.

January 26, 2010

Signed Xavier Nady as a free agent.

February 3, 2010

Signed Kevin Millar as a free agent.

February 6, 2010

Signed Jason Dubois as a free agent.

March 27, 2010

Sold Andres Blanco to the Texas Rangers.

March 30, 2010

Released Kevin Millar.

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