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2008 New York Yankees

Trades and Transactions

Franchise Encyclopedia: 2007 / 2009

89-73, Finished 3rd in AL East (Schedule and Results)
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Manager: Joe Girardi (89-73)
GM: Brian Cashman, Scouting Dir: Damon Oppenheimer
Scored 789 runs, Allowed 727 runs. Pythagorean W-L: 87-75

Ballparks: Yankee Stadium II · Attendance: 4,298,655 (1st of 14)
Park Factors  Over 100 favors batters, under 100 favors pitchers.
  multi-year:
Batting - 103, Pitching - 101 · one-year: Batting - 103, Pitching - 102

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2007 / 2009 Trades and Transactions

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

October 1, 2007

Colter Bean granted Free Agency.

October 9, 2007

Wil Nieves granted Free Agency.

October 10, 2007

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.

April 3, 2008 (Standings)

Signed Chris Stewart as a free agent.

May 1, 2008 (Standings)

Signed JD Closser as a free agent.

May 9, 2008 (Standings)

Sean Henn selected by the San Diego Padres off waivers.

May 27, 2008 (Standings)

Signed Ben Broussard as a free agent.

June 5, 2008 (Standings)

Drafted Gerrit Cole in the 1st round (28th pick) of the 2008 amateur draft, but did not sign the player.

Drafted David Adams in the 3rd round of the 2008 amateur draft. Player signed June 9, 2008.

Drafted Corban Joseph in the 4th round of the 2008 amateur draft. Player signed June 10, 2008.

Drafted Brett Marshall in the 6th round of the 2008 amateur draft. Player signed August 6, 2008.

Drafted D.J. Mitchell in the 10th round of the 2008 amateur draft. Player signed August 8, 2008.

Drafted David Phelps in the 14th round of the 2008 amateur draft. Player signed June 12, 2008.

Drafted Chris Dwyer in the 36th round of the 2008 amateur draft, but did not sign the player.

Drafted Rob Scahill in the 48th round of the 2008 amateur draft, but did not sign the player.

June 10, 2008 (Standings)

Released Ben Broussard.

Released Morgan Ensberg.

June 19, 2008 (Standings)

Received Chris Basak from the Minnesota Twins as part of a conditional deal.

Signed Sidney Ponson as a free agent.

July 2, 2008 (Standings)

Chris Stewart granted Free Agency.

Signed Chris Stewart as a free agent.

July 4, 2008 (Standings)

Signed Ben Broussard as a free agent.

July 11, 2008 (Standings)

Signed Eric Milton as a free agent.

July 17, 2008 (Standings)

Signed Richie Sexson as a free agent.

July 19, 2008 (Standings)

Released Heath Phillips.

July 26, 2008 (Standings)

Traded Jeff Karstens, Daniel McCutchen, Ross Ohlendorf and Jose Tabata to the Pittsburgh Pirates. Received Damaso Marte and Xavier Nady.

July 30, 2008 (Standings)

Traded LaTroy Hawkins to the Houston Astros. Received Matt Cusick (minors).

Traded Kyle Farnsworth to the Detroit Tigers. Received Ivan Rodriguez.

July 31, 2008 (Standings)

Signed Victor Zambrano as a free agent.

Traded Alberto Gonzalez to the Washington Nationals. Received Jhonny Nunez.

August 6, 2008 (Standings)

Released JD Closser.

August 9, 2008 (Standings)

Signed Amauri Sanit as an amateur free agent.

August 15, 2008 (Standings)

Released Richie Sexson.

August 18, 2008 (Standings)

Released Jason Lane.

September 11, 2008 (Standings)

Scott Patterson selected by the San Diego Padres off waivers.

October 15, 2008 (Standings)

Billy Traber granted Free Agency.

October 30, 2008

Bobby Abreu granted Free Agency.

Chad Moeller granted Free Agency.

Sidney Ponson granted Free Agency.

Ivan Rodriguez granted Free Agency.

November 3, 2008

Signed Sergio Mitre as a free agent.

Chris Basak granted Free Agency.

Ben Broussard granted Free Agency.

Matt Carson granted Free Agency.

Bernie Castro granted Free Agency.

Nick Green granted Free Agency.

Eric Milton granted Free Agency.

Chris Stewart granted Free Agency.

Scott Strickland granted Free Agency.

Jose Valdez granted Free Agency.

Victor Zambrano granted Free Agency.

November 4, 2008

Jason Giambi granted Free Agency.

Carl Pavano granted Free Agency.

November 5, 2008

Mike Mussina granted Free Agency.

November 6, 2008

Damaso Marte granted Free Agency.

November 9, 2008

Andy Pettitte granted Free Agency.

November 12, 2008

Signed Damaso Marte as a free agent.

November 13, 2008

Traded Wilson Betemit, Jeff Marquez and Jhonny Nunez to the Chicago White Sox. Received Nick Swisher and Kanekoa Texeira.

November 15, 2008

Sold Darrell Rasner to Tohoku Rakuten Golden Eagles (Japan Pacific).

December 3, 2008

Signed Doug Bernier as a free agent.

December 5, 2008

Signed Justin Leone as a free agent.

Signed Todd Linden as a free agent.

December 9, 2008

Signed Jose Valdez as a free agent.

December 11, 2008

Zach Kroenke drafted by the Florida Marlins in the 2008 rule 5 draft.

Ivan Nova drafted by the San Diego Padres in the 2008 rule 5 draft.

December 12, 2008

Signed A.J. Burnett as a free agent.

Chris Britton granted Free Agency.

Justin Christian granted Free Agency.

December 20, 2008

Signed CC Sabathia as a free agent.

December 23, 2008

Signed Kevin Cash as a free agent.

January 6, 2009

Signed Angel Berroa as a free agent.

Signed Jason Johnson as a free agent.

Signed John Rodriguez as a free agent.

Signed Mark Teixeira as a free agent.

January 26, 2009

Signed Andy Pettitte as a free agent.

February 4, 2009

Traded Chase Wright to the Milwaukee Brewers. Received Eric Fryer.

February 13, 2009

Signed Brett Tomko as a free agent.

March 16, 2009

The Florida Marlins returned Zach Kroenke (earlier draft pick).

March 21, 2009

Received Chris Stewart from the Chicago White Sox as part of a conditional deal.

March 29, 2009

The San Diego Padres returned Ivan Nova (earlier draft pick).

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