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2008 Cincinnati Reds

Trades and Transactions

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74-88, Finished 5th in NL Central (Schedule and Results)
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Manager: Dusty Baker (74-88)
GM: Wayne Krivsky (Fired 4/23/2008), Scouting Dir: Chris Buckley
Scored 704 runs, Allowed 800 runs. Pythagorean W-L: 72-90

Ballparks: Great American Ball Park · Attendance: 2,058,632 (14th of 16)
Park Factors  Over 100 favors batters, under 100 favors pitchers.
  multi-year:
Batting - 102, Pitching - 102 · one-year: Batting - 103, Pitching - 104

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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 1, 2007

Ricky Stone granted Free Agency.

Dewayne Wise granted Free Agency.

October 9, 2007

Mark Bellhorn granted Free Agency.

Jason Ellison granted Free Agency.

Kirk Saarloos granted Free Agency.

October 10, 2007

Bubba Crosby granted Free Agency.

October 15, 2007

Enrique Cruz granted Free Agency.

October 17, 2007

Ryan Jorgensen granted Free Agency.

October 26, 2007

Phil Dumatrait selected by the Pittsburgh Pirates off waivers.

Mike Gosling selected by the Toronto Blue Jays off waivers.

Pedro Lopez selected by the Toronto Blue Jays off waivers.

October 29, 2007

J.C. Boscan granted Free Agency.

Miguel Perez granted Free Agency.

Elizardo Ramirez granted Free Agency.

October 30, 2007

Eric Milton granted Free Agency.

October 31, 2007

Eddie Guardado granted Free Agency.

November 22, 2007

Signed Jon Adkins as a free agent.

November 26, 2007

Signed Justin Lehr as a free agent.

Signed Ricky Stone as a free agent.

November 28, 2007

Signed Francisco Cordero as a free agent.

December 5, 2007

Released Jorge Cantu.

Traded Buck Coats to the Toronto Blue Jays. Received Justin James.

December 6, 2007

Carlos Guevara drafted by the Florida Marlins in the 2007 rule 5 draft.

December 7, 2007

Signed Jim Brower as a free agent.

December 12, 2007

Jerry Gil granted Free Agency.

Brad Salmon granted Free Agency.

December 14, 2007

Signed Jerry Gil as a free agent.

Signed Brad Salmon as a free agent.

December 17, 2007

Signed Adam Pettyjohn as a free agent.

December 18, 2007

Signed Jolbert Cabrera as a free agent.

December 21, 2007

Traded Josh Hamilton to the Texas Rangers. Received Danny Herrera and Edinson Volquez.

December 24, 2007

Signed Andy Green as a free agent.

January 4, 2008

Signed Chris Michalak as a free agent.

Signed Andy Phillips as a free agent.

Selected Jeff Fiorentino off waivers from the Baltimore Orioles.

January 11, 2008

Signed Daniel Corcino as an amateur free agent.

January 14, 2008

Signed Kevin Barker as a free agent.

January 18, 2008

Selected Drew Anderson off waivers from the Milwaukee Brewers.

January 19, 2008

Signed Jeremy Affeldt as a free agent.

January 25, 2008

Jeff Fiorentino selected by the Oakland Athletics off waivers.

January 31, 2008

Signed Ezequiel Astacio as a free agent.

February 1, 2008

Signed Paul Bako as a free agent.

Signed Scott Sauerbeck as a free agent.

February 5, 2008

Signed Mike Lincoln as a free agent.

February 8, 2008

Signed Craig Wilson as a free agent.

February 11, 2008

Signed Dave Gassner as a free agent.

February 14, 2008

Signed Kent Mercker as a free agent.

February 21, 2008

Signed Josh Fogg as a free agent.

February 22, 2008

Released Craig Wilson.

March 5, 2008

Signed Jerry Hairston as a free agent.

Signed Corey Patterson as a free agent.

March 12, 2008

Signed Carlos Contreras as an amateur free agent.

Selected Jose Capellan off waivers from the San Francisco Giants.

March 19, 2008

Traded Brad Salmon to the Kansas City Royals. Received a player to be named later. The Kansas City Royals sent Henry Arias (minors) (June 13, 2008) to the Cincinnati Reds to complete the trade.

March 22, 2008

Released Dave Gassner.

March 28, 2008

Returned Jose Capellan (earlier draft pick) to the Colorado Rockies.

Released Chris Michalak.

Released Mike Stanton.

April 7, 2008 (Standings)

Traded Jon Coutlangus to the Arizona Diamondbacks. Received Danny Perales (minors).

April 14, 2008 (Standings)

Released Ricky Stone.

May 2, 2008 (Standings)

Released Juan Castro.

May 6, 2008 (Standings)

Released Scott Sauerbeck.

May 23, 2008 (Standings)

Released Justin Lehr.

May 26, 2008 (Standings)

Tom Shearn granted Free Agency.

May 30, 2008 (Standings)

Sold Jim Brower to the Chicago Cubs.

June 5, 2008 (Standings)

Released Scott Hatteberg.

Drafted Yonder Alonso in the 1st round (7th pick) of the 2008 amateur draft. Player signed August 15, 2008.

Drafted Zach Stewart in the 3rd round of the 2008 amateur draft. Player signed June 8, 2008.

Drafted Pedro Villarreal in the 7th round of the 2008 amateur draft. Player signed June 11, 2008.

Drafted Dave Sappelt in the 9th round of the 2008 amateur draft. Player signed June 10, 2008.

Drafted Justin Freeman in the 32nd round of the 2008 amateur draft. Player signed June 9, 2008.

June 25, 2008 (Standings)

Andy Phillips selected by the New York Mets off waivers.

June 27, 2008 (Standings)

Signed Rob Mackowiak as a free agent.

June 28, 2008 (Standings)

Released Ezequiel Astacio.

July 1, 2008 (Standings)

Released Andy Green.

July 3, 2008 (Standings)

Selected Andy Phillips off waivers from the New York Mets.

July 31, 2008 (Standings)

Traded Ken Griffey and cash to the Chicago White Sox. Received Nick Masset and Danny Richar.

August 6, 2008 (Standings)

Signed Joe Valentine as a free agent.

August 7, 2008 (Standings)

Signed Justin Lehr as a free agent.

August 11, 2008 (Standings)

Traded Adam Dunn and cash to the Arizona Diamondbacks. Received players to be named later and Dallas Buck (minors). The Arizona Diamondbacks sent Wilkin Castillo (August 14, 2008) and Micah Owings (September 12, 2008) to the Cincinnati Reds to complete the trade.

August 13, 2008 (Standings)

Marcus McBeth selected by the Boston Red Sox off waivers.

August 15, 2008 (Standings)

Signed Yorman Rodriguez as an amateur free agent.

August 19, 2008 (Standings)

Released David Ross.

September 10, 2008 (Standings)

Todd Coffey selected by the Milwaukee Brewers off waivers.

October 7, 2008 (Standings)

Jolbert Cabrera granted Free Agency.

October 30, 2008

Jeremy Affeldt granted Free Agency.

Mike Lincoln granted Free Agency.

October 31, 2008

Jerry Hairston granted Free Agency.

Kent Mercker granted Free Agency.

Javier Valentin granted Free Agency.

November 1, 2008

Josh Fogg granted Free Agency.

David Weathers granted Free Agency.

November 3, 2008

Paul Bako granted Free Agency.

Kevin Barker granted Free Agency.

Alvin Colina granted Free Agency.

Justin Lehr granted Free Agency.

Bobby Livingston granted Free Agency.

Rob Mackowiak granted Free Agency.

Corey Patterson granted Free Agency.

Joe Valentine granted Free Agency.

November 6, 2008

Signed Ben Davis as a free agent.

November 19, 2008

Signed Kevin Barker as a free agent.

Signed Ryan Jorgensen as a free agent.

November 20, 2008

Andy Phillips granted Free Agency.

November 21, 2008

Signed Ron Flores as a free agent.

December 2, 2008

Signed Darnell McDonald as a free agent.

December 4, 2008

Signed Mike Lincoln as a free agent.

December 7, 2008

Signed David Weathers as a free agent.

December 9, 2008

Traded Brandon Waring (minors), Ryan Freel and Justin Turner to the Baltimore Orioles. Received Ramon Hernandez and cash.

December 11, 2008

Drafted David Patton from the Colorado Rockies in the 2008 minor league draft.

Sold David Patton to the Chicago Cubs.

December 12, 2008

Signed Arthur Rhodes as a free agent.

Matt Belisle granted Free Agency.

Norris Hopper granted Free Agency.

Gary Majewski granted Free Agency.

December 14, 2008

Signed Norris Hopper as a free agent.

December 16, 2008

Signed Laynce Nix as a free agent.

December 18, 2008

Signed Wes Bankston as a free agent.

December 21, 2008

Signed Aaron Fultz as a free agent.

December 27, 2008

Signed Willy Taveras as a free agent.

January 7, 2009

Signed Jerry Hairston as a free agent.

January 19, 2009

Signed Jonny Gomes as a free agent.

January 22, 2009

Released Jon Adkins.

February 3, 2009

Signed Humberto Cota as a free agent.

February 5, 2009

Signed Jacque Jones as a free agent.

Signed Daryle Ward as a free agent.

March 23, 2009

Released Aaron Fultz.

Released Daryle Ward.

March 31, 2009

Traded Jeff Keppinger to the Houston Astros. Received a player to be named later. The Houston Astros sent Drew Sutton (April 16, 2009) to the Cincinnati Reds to complete the trade.

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