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2008 Milwaukee Brewers

Trades and Transactions

Franchise Encyclopedia: 2007 / 2009

90-72, Finished 2nd in NL Central (Schedule and Results)
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Manager: Ned Yost (83-67) and Dale Sveum (7-5)
GM: Douglas Melvin, Scouting Dir: Jack Zduriencik
Scored 750 runs, Allowed 689 runs. Pythagorean W-L: 87-75

Ballparks: Miller Park · Attendance: 3,068,458 (6th of 16)
Park Factors  Over 100 favors batters, under 100 favors pitchers.
  multi-year:
Batting - 98, Pitching - 98 · one-year: Batting - 98, Pitching - 97

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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 5, 2007

Chris Spurling granted Free Agency.

Released Matt Ginter.

Released Ken Ray.

October 15, 2007

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

Signed Ben Howard as a free agent.

Released Dane De La Rosa.

April 16, 2008 (Standings)

Signed Jeff Weaver as a free agent.

April 22, 2008 (Standings)

Traded Gabe Gross to the Tampa Bay Rays. Received Josh Butler.

May 16, 2008 (Standings)

The San Diego Padres returned Callix Crabbe (earlier draft pick).

May 17, 2008 (Standings)

Released Abraham Nunez.

May 27, 2008 (Standings)

Signed Julian Tavarez as a free agent.

May 31, 2008 (Standings)

Signed Chris Woodward as a free agent.

June 5, 2008 (Standings)

Drafted Brett Lawrie in the 1st round (16th pick) of the 2008 amateur draft. Player signed August 4, 2008.

Drafted Jake Odorizzi in the 1st round (32nd pick) of the 2008 amateur draft. Player signed June 20, 2008.

Drafted Logan Schafer in the 3rd round of the 2008 amateur draft. Player signed June 14, 2008.

Drafted Erik Komatsu in the 8th round of the 2008 amateur draft. Player signed June 16, 2008.

Drafted Rob Wooten in the 13th round of the 2008 amateur draft. Player signed June 27, 2008.

Drafted Lucas Luetge in the 21st round of the 2008 amateur draft. Player signed June 23, 2008.

Drafted Austin Adams in the 27th round of the 2008 amateur draft, but did not sign the player.

Drafted Sean Nolin in the 50th round of the 2008 amateur draft, but did not sign the player.

June 12, 2008 (Standings)

Released Jeff Weaver.

June 25, 2008 (Standings)

Released Julian Tavarez.

June 27, 2008 (Standings)

Signed Troy Cate as a free agent.

July 7, 2008 (Standings)

Traded a player to be named later, Rob Bryson (minors), Zach Jackson and Matt LaPorta to the Cleveland Indians. Received CC Sabathia. The Milwaukee Brewers sent Michael Brantley (October 3, 2008) to the Cleveland Indians to complete the trade.

July 20, 2008 (Standings)

Traded Steve Hammond (minors) and Darren Ford to the San Francisco Giants. Received Ray Durham.

July 22, 2008 (Standings)

Signed Jay Gibbons as a free agent.

August 12, 2008 (Standings)

Released Ben Howard.

August 14, 2008 (Standings)

Released Jason Shiell.

September 5, 2008 (Standings)

Signed Mike Lamb as a free agent.

September 10, 2008 (Standings)

Selected Todd Coffey off waivers from the Cincinnati Reds.

September 29, 2008 (Standings)

Derrick Turnbow granted Free Agency.

October 1, 2008 (Standings)

Eric Munson granted Free Agency.

Released Randy Choate.

October 9, 2008 (Standings)

Laynce Nix granted Free Agency.

October 29, 2008

Selected Casey McGehee off waivers from the Chicago Cubs.

October 30, 2008

Eric Gagne granted Free Agency.

Gabe Kapler granted Free Agency.

Mike Lamb granted Free Agency.

Ben Sheets granted Free Agency.

Brian Shouse granted Free Agency.

October 31, 2008

Craig Counsell granted Free Agency.

Joe Dillon selected by the Oakland Athletics off waivers.

November 1, 2008

Russell Branyan granted Free Agency.

Ray Durham granted Free Agency.

CC Sabathia granted Free Agency.

November 3, 2008

Troy Cate granted Free Agency.

Callix Crabbe granted Free Agency.

Jay Gibbons granted Free Agency.

Guillermo Mota granted Free Agency.

Erasmo Ramirez granted Free Agency.

Mel Stocker granted Free Agency.

Chris Woodward granted Free Agency.

November 25, 2008

Signed Jason Bourgeois as a free agent.

Signed R.J. Swindle as a free agent.

December 1, 2008

Signed Scott Thorman as a free agent.

December 4, 2008

Signed Jorge Julio as a free agent.

December 9, 2008

Signed Mike Lamb as a free agent.

December 11, 2008

Guilder Rodriguez drafted by the Texas Rangers in the 2008 rule 5 draft.

December 12, 2008

Chris Capuano granted Free Agency.

December 16, 2008

Signed Chris Smith as a free agent.

December 17, 2008

Signed Chris Capuano as a free agent.

December 18, 2008

Signed Chris Duffy as a free agent.

December 20, 2008

Signed Trot Nixon as a free agent.

January 8, 2009

Signed Trevor Hoffman as a free agent.

January 15, 2009

Signed Mike Burns as a free agent.

Signed Matt Ginter as a free agent.

Signed Adam Stern as a free agent.

January 23, 2009

Signed Craig Counsell as a free agent.

February 4, 2009

Traded Eric Fryer to the New York Yankees. Received Chase Wright.

February 12, 2009

Signed Braden Looper as a free agent.

February 17, 2009

Signed Eric Gagne as a free agent.

March 8, 2009

Released Eric Gagne.

March 17, 2009

Selected Wes Littleton off waivers from the Boston Red Sox.

March 25, 2009

Released Trot Nixon.

March 31, 2009

Signed Jason Tyner as a free agent.

April 1, 2009

Signed Erick Almonte as a free agent.

Signed Jim Henderson as a free agent.

Released Mike Lamb.

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