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2010 Chicago Cubs

Trades and Transactions

Franchise Encyclopedia: 2009 / 2011

75-87, Finished 5th in NL Central (Schedule and Results)
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Manager: Lou Piniella (51-74) and Mike Quade (24-13)
GM: Jim Hendry, Farm Dir: Oneri Fleita, Scouting Dir: Tim Wilken
Scored 685 runs, Allowed 767 runs. Pythagorean W-L: 73-89

Ballparks: Wrigley Field · Attendance: 3,062,973 (4th of 16)
Park Factors  Over 100 favors batters, under 100 favors pitchers.
  multi-year:
Batting - 104, Pitching - 105 · one-year: Batting - 106, Pitching - 106

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2009 / 2011 Trades and Transactions

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

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.

May 21, 2010 (Standings)

Signed Bob Howry as a free agent.

June 9, 2010 (Standings)

Drafted Matt Stites in the 33rd round of the 2010 amateur draft, but did not sign the player.

Drafted Dallas Beeler in the 41st round of the 2010 amateur draft. Player signed July 8, 2010.

July 1, 2010 (Standings)

Chad Tracy granted Free Agency.

July 30, 2010 (Standings)

Released Bob Howry.

July 31, 2010 (Standings)

Traded Ted Lilly, Ryan Theriot and cash to the Los Angeles Dodgers. Received Kyle Smit (minors), Brett Wallach (minors) and Blake DeWitt.

August 11, 2010 (Standings)

Traded Mike Fontenot to the San Francisco Giants. Received Evan Crawford (minors).

August 18, 2010 (Standings)

Traded Derrek Lee to the Atlanta Braves. Received Ty'Relle Harris (minors), Robinson Lopez (minors) and Jeffrey Lorick (minors).

October 5, 2010 (Standings)

Mike Parisi granted Free Agency.

October 14, 2010 (Standings)

Bobby Scales granted Free Agency.

November 1, 2010

Xavier Nady granted Free Agency.

November 4, 2010

Angel Guzman granted Free Agency.

November 5, 2010

Signed Angel Guzman as a free agent.

November 6, 2010

Mitch Atkins granted Free Agency.

Russ Canzler granted Free Agency.

Jason Dubois granted Free Agency.

Jeff Gray granted Free Agency.

Mark Johnson granted Free Agency.

Bryan LaHair granted Free Agency.

Scott McClain granted Free Agency.

November 8, 2010

Signed Mike Parisi as a free agent.

November 10, 2010

Brad Snyder granted Free Agency.

November 16, 2010

Signed Scott Moore as a free agent.

November 17, 2010

Signed Scott Rice as a free agent.

Released Micah Hoffpauir.

November 18, 2010

Signed Bryan LaHair as a free agent.

November 22, 2010

Signed Bobby Scales as a free agent.

December 5, 2010

Signed Brad Snyder as a free agent.

December 8, 2010

Signed Carlos Pena as a free agent.

December 9, 2010

Drafted Mason Tobin from the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim in the 2010 rule 5 draft.

Sold Mason Tobin to the Texas Rangers.

December 12, 2010

Released David Patton.

December 17, 2010

Signed Kerry Wood as a free agent.

January 5, 2011

Brian Schlitter selected by the New York Yankees off waivers.

January 8, 2011

Traded Hak-Ju Lee (minors), Chris Archer, Robinson Chirinos, Sam Fuld and Brandon Guyer to the Tampa Bay Rays. Received Matt Garza, Fernando Perez and Zac Rosscup.

January 10, 2011

Selected Max Ramirez off waivers from the Boston Red Sox.

January 12, 2011

Signed Reed Johnson as a free agent.

Signed Luis Montanez as a free agent.

January 19, 2011

Traded Tom Gorzelanny to the Washington Nationals. Received Michael Burgess (minors), Graham Hicks (minors) and A.J. Morris (minors).

January 25, 2011

Signed Todd Wellemeyer as a free agent.

January 27, 2011

Signed Braden Looper as a free agent.

Signed Augie Ojeda as a free agent.

February 15, 2011

Traded Tony Thomas (minors) to the Boston Red Sox. Received Robert Coello.

March 23, 2011

Released Mike Parisi.

Released Scott Rice.

March 25, 2011

Braden Looper voluntarily retired.

March 27, 2011

Released Carlos Silva.

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2009 / 2011 Trades and Transactions