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2005 Milwaukee Brewers

Trades and Transactions

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81-81, Finished 3rd in NL Central (Schedule and Results)
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Manager: Ned Yost (81-81)
GM: Douglas Melvin, Scouting Dir: Jack Zduriencik
Scored 726 runs, Allowed 697 runs. Pythagorean W-L: 84-78

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Park Factors  Over 100 favors batters, under 100 favors pitchers.
  multi-year:
Batting - 100, Pitching - 101 · one-year: Batting - 101, Pitching - 101

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2004 / 2006 Trades and Transactions

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

October 4, 2004

Jeff Liefer granted Free Agency.

October 7, 2004

Mark Johnson granted Free Agency.

October 14, 2004

Gary Bennett granted Free Agency.

Selected Derrick Turnbow off waivers from the Anaheim Angels.

October 15, 2004

Peter Bergeron granted Free Agency.

Matt Childers granted Free Agency.

Chris Coste granted Free Agency.

Alex Delgado granted Free Agency.

Trent Durrington granted Free Agency.

Todd Erdos granted Free Agency.

Matt Erickson granted Free Agency.

Jeff Farnsworth granted Free Agency.

Luis Figueroa granted Free Agency.

Ben Ford granted Free Agency.

Adrian Hernandez granted Free Agency.

Jon Nunnally granted Free Agency.

Travis Phelps granted Free Agency.

Dan Reichert granted Free Agency.

Saul Rivera granted Free Agency.

October 26, 2004

Signed Matt Erickson as a free agent.

October 29, 2004

Craig Counsell granted Free Agency.

November 9, 2004

Signed Mark Johnson as a free agent.

November 17, 2004

Signed Pat Borders as a free agent.

November 30, 2004

Signed Damian Miller as a free agent.

December 2, 2004

Signed Rigo Beltran as a free agent.

Signed Trent Durrington as a free agent.

December 3, 2004

Signed Kane Davis as a free agent.

December 6, 2004

Pedro Liriano selected by the Philadelphia Phillies off waivers.

December 11, 2004

Traded Danny Kolb to the Atlanta Braves. Received a player to be named later and Jose Capellan. The Atlanta Braves sent Alec Zumwalt (minors) (December 14, 2004) to the Milwaukee Brewers to complete the trade.

December 13, 2004

Traded a player to be named later, Scott Podsednik and Luis Vizcaino to the Chicago White Sox. Received Carlos Lee. The Milwaukee Brewers sent Travis Hinton (minors) (January 10, 2005) to the Chicago White Sox to complete the trade.

Drafted Marcos Carvajal from the Los Angeles Dodgers in the 2004 rule 5 draft.

Sold Marcos Carvajal to the Colorado Rockies.

December 14, 2004

Drafted Juan Cerros from the Cincinnati Reds in the 2004 minor league draft.

December 15, 2004

Signed Kevin Orie as a free agent.

Signed Tommy Phelps as a free agent.

December 16, 2004

Traded Keith Ginter to the Oakland Athletics. Received Nelson Cruz and Justin Lehr.

December 21, 2004

Signed Chad Paronto as a free agent.

Chris Saenz granted Free Agency.

Signed Chris Saenz as a free agent.

December 23, 2004

Signed Julio Santana as a free agent.

January 10, 2005

Signed Julio Mosquera as a free agent.

January 14, 2005

Signed Rick Helling as a free agent.

January 19, 2005

Signed Jason Ryan as a free agent.

January 21, 2005

Signed Ricky Bottalico as a free agent.

January 25, 2005

Signed Matt DeWitt as a free agent.

February 7, 2005

Signed Jeff Cirillo as a free agent.

March 13, 2005

Signed Jeff Farnsworth as a free agent.

March 26, 2005

Traded Mark Johnson to the Chicago Cubs. Received Travis Ezi (minors).

March 29, 2005

Released Brooks Kieschnick.

April 29, 2005 (Standings)

Released Jeff Farnsworth.

May 19, 2005 (Standings)

Sold Pat Borders to the Seattle Mariners.

Purchased Mike Rivera from Atlantic City (Atlantic).

May 23, 2005 (Standings)

Signed Brian Wolfe as a free agent.

May 27, 2005 (Standings)

Released Tim Crabtree.

May 29, 2005 (Standings)

Released Matt Ford.

June 7, 2005 (Standings)

Drafted Ryan Braun in the 1st round (5th pick) of the 2005 amateur draft. Player signed June 18, 2005.

Drafted Mat Gamel in the 4th round of the 2005 amateur draft. Player signed June 7, 2005.

Drafted Michael Brantley in the 7th round of the 2005 amateur draft. Player signed June 7, 2005.

Drafted Jemile Weeks in the 8th round of the 2005 amateur draft, but did not sign the player.

Drafted Steve Garrison in the 10th round of the 2005 amateur draft. Player signed June 8, 2005.

Drafted Zach Braddock in the 18th round of the 2005 amateur draft. Player signed May 15, 2006.

Drafted Taylor Green in the 25th round of the 2005 amateur draft. Player signed May 31, 2006.

Drafted Jake Arrieta in the 26th round of the 2005 amateur draft, but did not sign the player.

June 10, 2005 (Standings)

Traded Junior Spivey to the Washington Nationals. Received Tomo Ohka.

June 13, 2005 (Standings)

Signed Warren Morris as a free agent.

June 17, 2005 (Standings)

Released Kevin Orie.

Released Chad Paronto.

June 23, 2005 (Standings)

Released Matt Erickson.

July 19, 2005 (Standings)

Purchased Joe Thatcher from River City (Frontier).

July 27, 2005 (Standings)

Released Ricky Bottalico.

October 3, 2005 (Standings)

Julio Mosquera granted Free Agency.

Tommy Phelps granted Free Agency.

October 7, 2005 (Standings)

Julio Santana granted Free Agency.

October 12, 2005 (Standings)

Chris Magruder granted Free Agency.

October 13, 2005 (Standings)

Victor Santos granted Free Agency.

October 14, 2005 (Standings)

Trent Durrington granted Free Agency.

October 15, 2005 (Standings)

Matt DeWitt granted Free Agency.

Warren Morris granted Free Agency.

Chris Saenz granted Free Agency.

October 27, 2005

Wes Helms granted Free Agency.

October 28, 2005

Rick Helling granted Free Agency.

November 4, 2005

Jeff Cirillo granted Free Agency.

November 10, 2005

Signed Brian Dallimore as a free agent.

November 17, 2005

Released Gary Glover.

November 21, 2005

Signed Jeff Cirillo as a free agent.

Selected Zach Sorensen off waivers from the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim.

November 26, 2005

Signed Wily Peralta as an amateur free agent.

November 28, 2005

Signed Rick Helling as a free agent.

December 1, 2005

Signed Brent Abernathy as a free agent.

Signed Jason Kershner as a free agent.

December 7, 2005

Traded Wes Obermueller to the Atlanta Braves. Received Danny Kolb.

Traded Lyle Overbay and Ty Taubenheim to the Toronto Blue Jays. Received Dave Bush, Gabe Gross and Zach Jackson.

December 8, 2005

Ben Diggins drafted by the Houston Astros in the 2005 rule 5 draft.

December 15, 2005

Signed Jared Fernandez as a free agent.

December 21, 2005

Jeff Bennett granted Free Agency.

Danny Kolb granted Free Agency.

Traded Justin Barnes (minors) to the Kansas City Royals. Received Chris Demaria.

December 22, 2005

Signed Mark Johnson as a free agent.

January 1, 2006

Signed Justin Thompson as a free agent.

January 3, 2006

Signed J.C. Boscan as a free agent.

January 4, 2006

Signed Danny Kolb as a free agent.

January 6, 2006

Released Russell Branyan.

Traded Brian Wolfe to the Toronto Blue Jays. Received Corey Koskie.

January 10, 2006

Signed Chris Saenz as a free agent.

January 11, 2006

Signed Corey Thurman as a free agent.

January 29, 2006

Signed Joe Winkelsas as a free agent.

February 1, 2006

Signed Jermaine Clark as a free agent.

February 24, 2006

Brian Dallimore retired.

February 27, 2006

Signed Jason Romano as a free agent.

March 19, 2006

Signed Allan Simpson as a free agent.

March 28, 2006

Released Jason Romano.

March 29, 2006

Released Kane Davis.

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