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2007 Milwaukee Brewers

Trades and Transactions

Franchise Encyclopedia: 2006 / 2008

83-79, Finished 2nd in NL Central (Schedule and Results)
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Manager: Ned Yost (83-79)
GM: Douglas Melvin, Scouting Dir: Jack Zduriencik
Scored 801 runs, Allowed 776 runs. Pythagorean W-L: 83-79

Ballparks: Miller Park · Attendance: 2,869,144 (8th of 16)
Park Factors  Over 100 favors batters, under 100 favors pitchers.
  multi-year:
Batting - 100, Pitching - 100 · one-year: Batting - 102, Pitching - 102

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2006 / 2008 Trades and Transactions

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

October 2, 2006

Chad Moeller granted Free Agency.

Joe Winkelsas granted Free Agency.

October 4, 2006

Chris Mabeus granted Free Agency.

October 5, 2006

Selected Grant Balfour off waivers from the Cincinnati Reds.

Zach Sorensen granted Free Agency.

October 10, 2006

Chris Spurling granted Free Agency.

October 12, 2006

Released Geremi Gonzalez.

October 13, 2006

Selected JD Closser off waivers from the Colorado Rockies.

October 15, 2006

Brent Abernathy granted Free Agency.

J.C. Boscan granted Free Agency.

Jermaine Clark granted Free Agency.

Jared Fernandez granted Free Agency.

Mark Johnson granted Free Agency.

Jason Kershner granted Free Agency.

Justin Lehr granted Free Agency.

Travis Phelps granted Free Agency.

Allan Simpson granted Free Agency.

October 17, 2006

Signed Chris Spurling as a free agent.

October 30, 2006

Tomo Ohka granted Free Agency.

October 31, 2006

David Bell granted Free Agency.

Jeff Cirillo granted Free Agency.

Rick Helling granted Free Agency.

Danny Kolb granted Free Agency.

Graham Koonce granted Free Agency.

November 25, 2006

Traded Doug Davis, Dana Eveland and Dave Krynzel to the Arizona Diamondbacks. Received Greg Aquino, Johnny Estrada and Claudio Vargas.

November 29, 2006

Signed Craig Counsell as a free agent.

December 15, 2006

Signed Chris Oxspring as a free agent.

December 24, 2006

Signed Jeff Suppan as a free agent.

January 3, 2007

Signed Adam Pettyjohn as a free agent.

January 10, 2007

Signed R.A. Dickey as a free agent.

January 16, 2007

Signed Andy Abad as a free agent.

Released Joe Valentine.

January 23, 2007

Signed Mark DiFelice as a free agent.

January 24, 2007

Signed Martin Maldonado as a free agent.

Signed Mel Stocker as a free agent.

February 1, 2007

Selected Marino Salas off waivers from the Baltimore Orioles.

March 21, 2007

Signed Jose Macias as a free agent.

March 24, 2007

Released Kyle Phillips.

March 26, 2007

Signed Joe Dillon as a free agent.

Traded Brady Clark and cash to the Los Angeles Dodgers. Received Elmer Dessens.

March 27, 2007

Traded Ben Hendrickson to the Kansas City Royals. Received Max St. Pierre.

April 10, 2007 (Standings)

Signed Ruben Mateo as a free agent.

May 4, 2007 (Standings)

Traded JD Closser to the Oakland Athletics. Received Charles Thomas.

June 7, 2007 (Standings)

Drafted Matt LaPorta in the 1st round (7th pick) of the 2007 amateur draft. Player signed June 25, 2007.

Drafted Jonathan Lucroy in the 3rd round of the 2007 amateur draft. Player signed June 9, 2007.

Drafted Eric Farris in the 4th round of the 2007 amateur draft. Player signed June 11, 2007.

Drafted Caleb Gindl in the 5th round of the 2007 amateur draft. Player signed June 9, 2007.

Drafted Eric Fryer in the 10th round of the 2007 amateur draft. Player signed June 11, 2007.

Drafted Donovan Hand in the 14th round of the 2007 amateur draft. Player signed June 9, 2007.

June 22, 2007 (Standings)

Released Max St. Pierre.

July 1, 2007 (Standings)

Traded Jose Capellan to the Detroit Tigers. Received Chris Cody (minors).

July 4, 2007 (Standings)

Released Ruben Mateo.

July 10, 2007 (Standings)

Released Chris Oxspring.

July 25, 2007 (Standings)

Traded Will Inman (minors), Steve Garrison and Joe Thatcher to the San Diego Padres. Received Scott Linebrink.

July 28, 2007 (Standings)

Traded Grant Balfour to the Tampa Bay Devil Rays. Received Seth McClung.

August 9, 2007 (Standings)

Released Elmer Dessens.

August 18, 2007 (Standings)

Released Luther Hackman.

August 29, 2007 (Standings)

Signed Ken Ray as a free agent.

September 1, 2007 (Standings)

Signed Matt Ginter as a free agent.

Signed Franklin Nunez as a free agent.

September 4, 2007 (Standings)

Signed Dane De La Rosa as a free agent.

Traded a player to be named later to the Washington Nationals. Received Ray King. The Milwaukee Brewers sent Andrew Lefave (minors) (September 14, 2007) to the Washington Nationals to complete the trade.

September 11, 2007 (Standings)

Sold Dennis Sarfate to the Houston Astros.

October 5, 2007 (Standings)

Released Matt Ginter.

Released Ken Ray.

Chris Spurling granted Free Agency.

October 15, 2007 (Standings)

Selected Eric Munson off waivers from the Houston Astros.

October 29, 2007

Andy Abad granted Free Agency.

Chris Barnwell granted Free Agency.

Francisco Cordero granted Free Agency.

R.A. Dickey granted Free Agency.

Ray King granted Free Agency.

Corey Koskie granted Free Agency.

Scott Linebrink granted Free Agency.

Jose Macias granted Free Agency.

Damian Miller granted Free Agency.

Adam Pettyjohn granted Free Agency.

Charles Thomas granted Free Agency.

Corey Thurman granted Free Agency.

October 30, 2007

Tony Graffanino granted Free Agency.

Geoff Jenkins granted Free Agency.

November 14, 2007

Signed Randy Choate as a free agent.

Signed Donnie Sadler as a free agent.

November 20, 2007

Signed Jason Shiell as a free agent.

Traded Johnny Estrada to the New York Mets. Received Guillermo Mota.

November 21, 2007

Signed Jason Kendall as a free agent.

December 3, 2007

Signed Jason Karnuth as a free agent.

December 4, 2007

Signed Scott Cassidy as a free agent.

Signed Chris Narveson as a free agent.

December 5, 2007

Signed David Riske as a free agent.

December 6, 2007

Drafted Brett Campbell from the Washington Nationals in the 2007 rule 5 draft.

Callix Crabbe drafted by the San Diego Padres in the 2007 rule 5 draft.

December 7, 2007

Traded Kevin Roberts (minors) and Marino Salas to the Pittsburgh Pirates. Received Salomon Torres.

December 10, 2007

Signed Eric Gagne as a free agent.

December 12, 2007

Kevin Mench granted Free Agency.

Matt Wise granted Free Agency.

December 14, 2007

Greg Aquino selected by the Baltimore Orioles off waivers.

December 20, 2007

Signed Gabe Kapler as a free agent.

January 11, 2008

Signed Mike Cameron as a free agent.

Signed Erasmo Ramirez as a free agent.

January 18, 2008

Drew Anderson selected by the Cincinnati Reds off waivers.

January 27, 2008

Signed Abraham Nunez as a free agent.

February 15, 2008

Signed Chris Spurling as a free agent.

February 20, 2008

Signed Russell Branyan as a free agent.

February 29, 2008

Jason Karnuth retired.

March 4, 2008

Signed John Axford as a free agent.

March 22, 2008

Released Franklin Nunez.

March 25, 2008

Released Claudio Vargas.

March 28, 2008

Released Dane De La Rosa.

Signed Ben Howard as a free agent.

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