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Trades and Transactions

Franchise Encyclopedia: 2010 / 2012

71-91, Finished 5th in NL Central (Schedule and Results)
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Manager: Mike Quade (71-91)
GM: Jim Hendry (Fired 7/22/2011), Farm Dir: Oneri Fleita, Scouting Dir: Tim Wilken
Scored 654 runs, Allowed 756 runs. Pythagorean W-L: 70-92

Ballparks: Wrigley Field · Attendance: 3,017,966 (5th of 16)
Park Factors  Over 100 favors batters, under 100 favors pitchers.
  multi-year:
Batting - 101, Pitching - 102 · one-year: Batting - 96, Pitching - 97

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2010 / 2012 Trades and Transactions

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

October 5, 2010

Mike Parisi granted Free Agency.

October 14, 2010

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.

April 10, 2011 (Standings)

Signed Ramon Ortiz as a free agent.

April 12, 2011 (Standings)

Signed Doug Davis as a free agent.

April 18, 2011 (Standings)

Previous waiver selection of Brian Schlitter by the New York Yankees voided and player returned.

May 6, 2011 (Standings)

Released Max Ramirez.

May 7, 2011 (Standings)

Todd Wellemeyer voluntarily retired.

May 26, 2011 (Standings)

Traded Ryan Buchter to the Atlanta Braves. Received Rodrigo Lopez.

June 6, 2011 (Standings)

Drafted Javier Baez in the 1st round (9th pick) of the 2011 amateur draft. Player signed August 15, 2011.

June 7, 2011 (Standings)

Drafted Rafael Lopez in the 16th round of the 2011 amateur draft. Player signed June 19, 2011.

Drafted Andrew McKirahan in the 21st round of the 2011 amateur draft. Player signed July 2, 2011.

June 15, 2011 (Standings)

Released Thomas Diamond.

June 27, 2011 (Standings)

Released Bobby Scales.

June 29, 2011 (Standings)

Released Doug Davis.

July 8, 2011 (Standings)

Released Fernando Perez.

July 9, 2011 (Standings)

Released Augie Ojeda.

July 14, 2011 (Standings)

Signed Dave Bush as a free agent.

July 28, 2011 (Standings)

Traded Kosuke Fukudome and cash to the Cleveland Indians. Received Abner Abreu (minors) and Carlton Smith (minors).

August 10, 2011 (Standings)

Released Dave Bush.

September 29, 2011 (Standings)

Brad Snyder granted Free Agency.

October 30, 2011

John Grabow granted Free Agency.

Reed Johnson granted Free Agency.

Rodrigo Lopez granted Free Agency.

Ramon Ortiz granted Free Agency.

Carlos Pena granted Free Agency.

Kerry Wood granted Free Agency.

October 31, 2011

Aramis Ramirez granted Free Agency.

November 2, 2011

Justin Berg granted Free Agency.

Robert Coello granted Free Agency.

Angel Guzman granted Free Agency.

Scott Moore granted Free Agency.

Chris Robinson granted Free Agency.

Jeff Stevens granted Free Agency.

November 15, 2011

Signed Justin Berg as a free agent.

November 18, 2011

Luis Montanez granted Free Agency.

November 30, 2011

Signed David DeJesus as a free agent.

December 8, 2011

Drafted Lendy Castillo from the Philadelphia Phillies in the 2011 rule 5 draft.

Ryan Flaherty drafted by the Baltimore Orioles in the 2011 rule 5 draft.

Traded Tyler Colvin and DJ LeMahieu to the Colorado Rockies. Received Casey Weathers (minors) and Ian Stewart.

Marwin Gonzalez drafted by the Boston Red Sox in the 2011 rule 5 draft.

December 9, 2011

Selected Jeff Bianchi off waivers from the Kansas City Royals.

December 12, 2011

Koyie Hill granted Free Agency.

December 21, 2011

Signed Reed Johnson as a free agent.

December 22, 2011

Signed Manny Corpas as a free agent.

December 23, 2011

Traded Sean Marshall to the Cincinnati Reds. Received Ronald Torreyes (minors), Dave Sappelt and Travis Wood.

December 26, 2011

Signed Andy Sonnanstine as a free agent.

January 4, 2012

Signed Joe Mather as a free agent.

January 5, 2012

Traded Carlos Zambrano and cash to the Miami Marlins. Received Chris Volstad.

January 6, 2012

Signed Edgar Gonzalez as a free agent.

Traded Kyung-Min Na (minors) and Andrew Cashner to the San Diego Padres. Received Zach Cates (minors) and Anthony Rizzo.

January 10, 2012

Signed Paul Maholm as a free agent.

January 11, 2012

Jeff Bianchi selected by the Milwaukee Brewers off waivers.

January 13, 2012

Signed Alfredo Amezaga as a free agent.

Signed Kerry Wood as a free agent.

January 18, 2012

Signed Jason Jaramillo as a free agent.

January 19, 2012

Signed Rodrigo Lopez as a free agent.

January 20, 2012

Signed Bobby Scales as a free agent.

January 30, 2012

Signed Trever Miller as a free agent.

Signed Matt Tolbert as a free agent.

February 2, 2012

Signed Ryan Rowland-Smith as a free agent.

February 6, 2012

Selected Adrian Cardenas off waivers from the Oakland Athletics.

February 18, 2012

Signed Nate Robertson as a free agent.

February 21, 2012

Traded a player to be named later and Chris Carpenter to the Boston Red Sox. Received a player to be named later. The Chicago Cubs sent Aaron Kurcz (minors) (March 15, 2012) to the Boston Red Sox to complete the trade. The Boston Red Sox sent Jair Bogaerts (minors) (March 29, 2012) to the Chicago Cubs to complete the trade.

March 16, 2012

Selected Frankie De La Cruz off waivers from the Milwaukee Brewers.

March 24, 2012

Andy Sonnanstine granted Free Agency.

March 26, 2012

Signed Shawn Camp as a free agent.

Released Trever Miller.

March 27, 2012

Released Jason Jaramillo.

March 31, 2012

Released Bobby Scales.

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