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2007 New York Yankees

Trades and Transactions

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94-68, Finished 2nd in AL East (Schedule and Results)
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Manager: Joe Torre (94-68)
GM: Brian Cashman, Scouting Dir: Damon Oppenheimer
Scored 968 runs, Allowed 777 runs. Pythagorean W-L: 97-65

Ballparks: Yankee Stadium II · Attendance: 4,271,083 (1st of 14)
Park Factors  Over 100 favors batters, under 100 favors pitchers.
  multi-year:
Batting - 101, Pitching - 100 · one-year: Batting - 103, Pitching - 102

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2006 / 2008 Trades and Transactions

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

October 2, 2006

Koyie Hill granted Free Agency.

Aaron Small granted Free Agency.

Kris Wilson granted Free Agency.

October 15, 2006

Matt Childers granted Free Agency.

Jesus Colome granted Free Agency.

Mark Corey granted Free Agency.

Bubba Crosby granted Free Agency.

Jorge De Paula granted Free Agency.

Daniel Garcia granted Free Agency.

Russ Johnson granted Free Agency.

Mitch Jones granted Free Agency.

Ramiro Mendoza granted Free Agency.

Frank Menechino granted Free Agency.

Scott Patterson granted Free Agency.

Tommy Phelps granted Free Agency.

Randy Ruiz granted Free Agency.

October 16, 2006

Felix Escalona granted Free Agency.

October 17, 2006

Signed Jesus Montero as an amateur free agent.

October 18, 2006

Nick Green granted Free Agency.

October 30, 2006

Octavio Dotel granted Free Agency.

Sal Fasano granted Free Agency.

Tanyon Sturtze granted Free Agency.

Bernie Williams granted Free Agency.

October 31, 2006

Miguel Cairo granted Free Agency.

Terrence Long granted Free Agency.

Mike Mussina granted Free Agency.

Ron Villone granted Free Agency.

November 1, 2006

Signed Scott Patterson as a free agent.

Craig Wilson granted Free Agency.

November 2, 2006

Signed Ben Kozlowski as a free agent.

November 3, 2006

Signed Angel Chavez as a free agent.

November 10, 2006

Traded Gary Sheffield to the Detroit Tigers. Received Anthony Claggett, Humberto Sanchez and Kevin Whelan.

November 12, 2006

Traded Jaret Wright and cash to the Baltimore Orioles. Received Chris Britton.

November 26, 2006

Signed Chris Basak as a free agent.

November 27, 2006

Signed Mike Mussina as a free agent.

December 6, 2006

Signed Raul Chavez as a free agent.

December 7, 2006

Drafted Josh Phelps from the Baltimore Orioles in the 2006 rule 5 draft.

December 8, 2006

Signed Andy Pettitte as a free agent.

December 12, 2006

Aaron Guiel granted Free Agency.

December 22, 2006

Signed Juan Miranda as an amateur free agent.

December 27, 2006

Purchased Kei Igawa from Hanshin Tigers (Japan Central).

January 8, 2007

Signed Doug Mientkiewicz as a free agent.

January 9, 2007

Traded Randy Johnson and cash to the Arizona Diamondbacks. Received Alberto Gonzalez, Steven Jackson, Ross Ohlendorf and Luis Vizcaino.

January 15, 2007

Signed Ben Davis as a free agent.

January 26, 2007

Signed Miguel Cairo as a free agent.

February 13, 2007

Signed Ron Villone as a free agent.

March 1, 2007

Released Wilton Lopez.

March 24, 2007

Released R.J. Swindle.

April 3, 2007 (Standings)

Released Ben Davis.

April 9, 2007 (Standings)

Signed Jamal Strong as a free agent.

May 5, 2007 (Standings)

Signed Jim Brower as a free agent.

May 6, 2007 (Standings)

Signed Roger Clemens as a free agent.

May 15, 2007 (Standings)

Signed Eric Junge as a free agent.

May 16, 2007 (Standings)

Signed Pete Walker as a free agent.

June 5, 2007 (Standings)

Signed Runelvys Hernandez as a free agent.

June 7, 2007 (Standings)

Drafted Andrew Brackman in the 1st round (30th pick) of the 2007 amateur draft. Player signed August 15, 2007.

Drafted Austin Romine in the 2nd round of the 2007 amateur draft. Player signed August 14, 2007.

Drafted Chris Carpenter in the 18th round of the 2007 amateur draft, but did not sign the player.

Drafted Brandon Laird in the 27th round of the 2007 amateur draft. Player signed June 18, 2007.

Drafted Drew Storen in the 34th round of the 2007 amateur draft, but did not sign the player.

Drafted Erik Komatsu in the 38th round of the 2007 amateur draft, but did not sign the player.

Drafted Eric Thames in the 39th round of the 2007 amateur draft, but did not sign the player.

June 22, 2007 (Standings)

Released Eric Junge.

Josh Phelps selected by the Pittsburgh Pirates off waivers.

July 2, 2007 (Standings)

Signed Arodys Vizcaino as an amateur free agent.

July 7, 2007 (Standings)

Released Runelvys Hernandez.

July 17, 2007 (Standings)

Signed Erubiel Durazo as a free agent.

Released Pete Walker.

July 21, 2007 (Standings)

Traded Jeff Kennard (minors) to the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim. Received Jose Molina.

July 22, 2007 (Standings)

Signed Scott Williamson as a free agent.

July 31, 2007 (Standings)

Traded Scott Proctor to the Los Angeles Dodgers. Received Wilson Betemit.

August 6, 2007 (Standings)

Released Scott Williamson.

August 7, 2007 (Standings)

Signed Mike Kinkade as a free agent.

August 14, 2007 (Standings)

Released Mike Myers.

August 15, 2007 (Standings)

Released Miguel Cairo.

August 16, 2007 (Standings)

Chris Basak selected by the Minnesota Twins off waivers.

August 18, 2007 (Standings)

Signed Jose Cruz as a free agent.

August 31, 2007 (Standings)

Released Jim Brower.

September 7, 2007 (Standings)

Kevin Thompson selected by the Oakland Athletics off waivers.

October 1, 2007 (Standings)

Colter Bean granted Free Agency.

October 9, 2007 (Standings)

Wil Nieves granted Free Agency.

October 10, 2007 (Standings)

Signed Jose Ramirez as an amateur free agent.

October 29, 2007

Andy Cannizaro granted Free Agency.

Angel Chavez granted Free Agency.

Raul Chavez granted Free Agency.

Jose Cruz granted Free Agency.

Erubiel Durazo granted Free Agency.

Mike Kinkade granted Free Agency.

Ben Kozlowski granted Free Agency.

Charlie Manning granted Free Agency.

Doug Mientkiewicz granted Free Agency.

Scott Patterson granted Free Agency.

Jorge Posada granted Free Agency.

Kevin Reese granted Free Agency.

Mariano Rivera granted Free Agency.

Alex Rodriguez granted Free Agency.

Omir Santos granted Free Agency.

Jamal Strong granted Free Agency.

Luis Vizcaino granted Free Agency.

October 30, 2007

Roger Clemens granted Free Agency.

Jose Molina granted Free Agency.

October 31, 2007

Ron Villone granted Free Agency.

November 5, 2007

Andy Pettitte granted Free Agency.

November 13, 2007

Signed Jorge Posada as a free agent.

November 19, 2007

Signed Mariano Rivera as a free agent.

November 20, 2007

Signed Scott Patterson as a free agent.

November 24, 2007

Signed Dan Giese as a free agent.

November 27, 2007

Signed Cody Ransom as a free agent.

December 3, 2007

Signed Jose Molina as a free agent.

December 4, 2007

Traded Tyler Clippard to the Washington Nationals. Received Jonathan Albaladejo.

December 6, 2007

Signed Bernie Castro as a free agent.

December 10, 2007

Andy Phillips granted Free Agency.

December 12, 2007

Signed Andy Pettitte as a free agent.

T.J. Beam granted Free Agency.

Matt DeSalvo granted Free Agency.

Darrell Rasner granted Free Agency.

Bronson Sardinha granted Free Agency.

December 13, 2007

Signed Alex Rodriguez as a free agent.

December 14, 2007

Signed Darrell Rasner as a free agent.

Released John Axford.

December 20, 2007

Signed Nick Green as a free agent.

Signed Scott Strickland as a free agent.

December 21, 2007

Signed LaTroy Hawkins as a free agent.

January 4, 2008

Signed Heath Phillips as a free agent.

Signed Billy Traber as a free agent.

January 15, 2008

Signed Jason Lane as a free agent.

January 24, 2008

Signed Chris Woodward as a free agent.

January 31, 2008

Signed Morgan Ensberg as a free agent.

February 1, 2008

Signed Alfredo Aceves as a free agent.

March 10, 2008

Signed Jose Quintana as a free agent.

March 12, 2008

Signed Chad Moeller as a free agent.

March 26, 2008

Released Chris Woodward.

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