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2007 Oakland Athletics

Trades and Transactions

Franchise Encyclopedia: 2006 / 2008

76-86, Finished 3rd in AL West (Schedule and Results)
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Manager: Bob Geren (76-86)
GM: Billy Beane, Farm Dir: Ted Polakowski, Scouting Dir: Eric Kubota
Scored 741 runs, Allowed 758 runs. Pythagorean W-L: 79-83

Ballparks: McAfee Coliseum · Attendance: 1,921,844 (12th of 14)
Park Factors  Over 100 favors batters, under 100 favors pitchers.
  multi-year:
Batting - 94, Pitching - 94 · one-year: Batting - 89, Pitching - 89

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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

Doug Clark granted Free Agency.

Keith Ginter granted Free Agency.

Matt Roney granted Free Agency.

October 10, 2006

Released Scott Sauerbeck.

October 15, 2006

Scott McClain granted Free Agency.

Kevin Olsen granted Free Agency.

Adam Pettyjohn granted Free Agency.

Brandon Puffer granted Free Agency.

Frank Thomas granted Free Agency.

Mark Watson granted Free Agency.

October 23, 2006

Released D'Angelo Jimenez.

October 31, 2006

Raul Casanova granted Free Agency.

Randy Keisler granted Free Agency.

Jay Payton granted Free Agency.

November 1, 2006

Barry Zito granted Free Agency.

November 7, 2006

Signed J.J. Furmaniak as a free agent.

November 15, 2006

Signed Scott Dunn as a free agent.

November 18, 2006

Signed Kevin Olsen as a free agent.

November 20, 2006

Signed Erasmo Ramirez as a free agent.

November 28, 2006

Purchased Donnie Murphy from the Kansas City Royals.

December 6, 2006

Released Juan Dominguez.

Signed Alan Embree as a free agent.

December 7, 2006

Jared Burton drafted by the Cincinnati Reds in the 2006 rule 5 draft.

Released Mark Kiger.

Drafted Jay Marshall from the Chicago White Sox in the 2006 rule 5 draft.

December 8, 2006

Signed Mike Piazza as a free agent.

December 21, 2006

Released Jerome Williams.

January 11, 2007

Signed Lou Merloni as a free agent.

January 23, 2007

Traded Kirk Saarloos and a player to be named to the Cincinnati Reds. Received David Shafer (minors) and a player to be named.

January 24, 2007

Signed Mario Ramos as a free agent.

January 25, 2007

Signed Erubiel Durazo as a free agent.

February 5, 2007

Signed Ricky Ledee as a free agent.

February 10, 2007

Signed Shannon Stewart as a free agent.

February 14, 2007

Selected Lenny DiNardo off waivers from the Boston Red Sox.

March 24, 2007

Signed Colby Lewis as a free agent.

March 25, 2007

Released Ricky Ledee.

March 30, 2007

Signed Todd Walker as a free agent.

Traded John Baker to the Florida Marlins. Received Jason Stokes (minors).

April 4, 2007 (Standings)

Released Erubiel Durazo.

April 18, 2007 (Standings)

Released Kevin Olsen.

April 27, 2007 (Standings)

Traded players to be named later to the Cincinnati Reds. Received Chris Denorfia. The Oakland Athletics sent Marcus McBeth (April 28, 2007) and Ben Jukich (minors) (June 12, 2007) to the Cincinnati Reds to complete the trade.

April 29, 2007 (Standings)

Received Ryan Langerhans from the Atlanta Braves as part of a conditional deal.

May 2, 2007 (Standings)

Traded Ryan Langerhans to the Washington Nationals. Received Chris Snelling.

May 3, 2007 (Standings)

Purchased Jack Cust from the San Diego Padres.

May 4, 2007 (Standings)

Traded Charles Thomas to the Milwaukee Brewers. Received JD Closser.

May 17, 2007 (Standings)

Released Todd Walker.

May 18, 2007 (Standings)

Signed Bobby Cramer as a free agent.

May 29, 2007 (Standings)

Purchased Dee Brown from the Arizona Diamondbacks.

May 31, 2007 (Standings)

Hiram Bocachica selected by the San Diego Padres off waivers.

June 7, 2007 (Standings)

Released Jay Witasick.

Drafted Sean Doolittle in the 1st round (41st pick) of the 2007 amateur draft. Player signed June 18, 2007.

Drafted Corey Brown in the 1st round (59th pick) of the 2007 amateur draft. Player signed June 19, 2007.

Drafted Sam Demel in the 3rd round of the 2007 amateur draft. Player signed June 26, 2007.

Drafted Andrew Carignan in the 5th round of the 2007 amateur draft. Player signed July 13, 2007.

Drafted Collin Cowgill in the 27th round of the 2007 amateur draft, but did not sign the player.

June 9, 2007 (Standings)

Signed Agustin Montero as a free agent.

June 10, 2007 (Standings)

Sold Adam Melhuse to the Texas Rangers.

June 12, 2007 (Standings)

Signed Jorge Piedra as a free agent.

June 14, 2007 (Standings)

Selected Ruddy Lugo off waivers from the Tampa Bay Devil Rays.

June 18, 2007 (Standings)

Released Agustin Montero.

June 20, 2007 (Standings)

Erasmo Ramirez granted Free Agency.

June 26, 2007 (Standings)

Received Jermaine Van Buren from the Washington Nationals as part of a conditional deal.

June 29, 2007 (Standings)

Traded Milton Bradley and cash to the San Diego Padres. Received Andrew Brown.

July 13, 2007 (Standings)

Traded Dan Denham (minors) to the Cincinnati Reds. Received Julio Manon.

July 16, 2007 (Standings)

Traded Jason Kendall and cash to the Chicago Cubs. Received Jerry Blevins and Rob Bowen.

July 19, 2007 (Standings)

Released Mario Ramos.

July 31, 2007 (Standings)

Released Bobby Kielty.

August 4, 2007 (Standings)

Joe Kennedy selected by the Arizona Diamondbacks off waivers.

August 11, 2007 (Standings)

Signed Jeff DaVanon as a free agent.

August 14, 2007 (Standings)

Traded Jason Perry to the Detroit Tigers. Received Jack Hannahan.

August 29, 2007 (Standings)

Esteban Loaiza selected by the Los Angeles Dodgers off waivers.

September 1, 2007 (Standings)

Signed Adam Melhuse as a free agent.

September 7, 2007 (Standings)

Selected Kevin Thompson off waivers from the New York Yankees.

October 1, 2007 (Standings)

Jermaine Van Buren granted Free Agency.

October 7, 2007 (Standings)

J.J. Furmaniak granted Free Agency.

October 8, 2007 (Standings)

Adam Melhuse granted Free Agency.

October 10, 2007 (Standings)

Released Kazuhito Tadano.

October 11, 2007 (Standings)

Dee Brown granted Free Agency.

Selected Jose Garcia off waivers from the Florida Marlins.

October 15, 2007 (Standings)

Jay Marshall selected by the Boston Red Sox off waivers.

Kevin Thompson selected by the Pittsburgh Pirates off waivers.

October 25, 2007

Chris Snelling selected by the Tampa Bay Devil Rays off waivers.

October 29, 2007

JD Closser granted Free Agency.

Jeff DaVanon granted Free Agency.

Scott Dunn granted Free Agency.

Ron Flores granted Free Agency.

Julio Manon granted Free Agency.

Lou Merloni granted Free Agency.

Antonio Perez granted Free Agency.

Jorge Piedra granted Free Agency.

Shannon Stewart granted Free Agency.

October 30, 2007

Mike Piazza granted Free Agency.

November 2, 2007

Colby Lewis selected by the Kansas City Royals off waivers.

November 14, 2007

Signed Todd Linden as a free agent.

November 16, 2007

Signed Jesus Guzman as a free agent.

November 18, 2007

Traded Marco Scutaro to the Toronto Blue Jays. Received Kristian Bell (minors) and Graham Godfrey.

November 19, 2007

Signed Troy Cate as a free agent.

November 21, 2007

Signed Justin Knoedler as a free agent.

November 26, 2007

Signed Chris Gissell as a free agent.

November 28, 2007

Selected Wes Bankston off waivers from the Kansas City Royals.

December 6, 2007

Drafted Fernando Hernandez from the Chicago White Sox in the 2007 rule 5 draft.

Selected Jay Marshall off waivers from the Boston Red Sox.

December 8, 2007

Signed Brooks Conrad as a free agent.

December 12, 2007

Kiko Calero granted Free Agency.

Jose Garcia granted Free Agency.

December 13, 2007

Signed Kiko Calero as a free agent.

December 14, 2007

Traded Dan Haren and Connor Robertson to the Arizona Diamondbacks. Received Brett Anderson, Chris Carter, Aaron Cunningham, Dana Eveland, Carlos Gonzalez and Greg Smith.

January 3, 2008

Traded Nick Swisher to the Chicago White Sox. Received Fautino De Los Santos, Gio Gonzalez and Ryan Sweeney.

January 11, 2008

Signed Emil Brown as a free agent.

January 14, 2008

Traded Mark Kotsay to the Atlanta Braves. Received Jamie Richmond (minors) and Joey Devine.

January 15, 2008

Signed Kirk Saarloos as a free agent.

January 22, 2008

Signed Jose Garcia as a free agent.

January 25, 2008

Selected Jeff Fiorentino off waivers from the Cincinnati Reds.

January 30, 2008

Ruddy Lugo selected by the New York Mets off waivers.

February 8, 2008

Signed Keith Foulke as a free agent.

February 11, 2008

Signed Mike Sweeney as a free agent.

February 15, 2008

Signed Matt LeCroy as a free agent.

March 22, 2008

Released Brad Halsey.

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