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Trades and Transactions

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75-86, Finished 3rd in AL West (Schedule and Results)
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Manager: Bob Geren (75-86)
GM: Billy Beane, Scouting Dir: Eric Kubota
Scored 646 runs, Allowed 690 runs. Pythagorean W-L: 76-85

Ballparks: McAfee Coliseum & Tokyo Dome · Attendance: 1,665,256 (13th of 14)
Park Factors  Over 100 favors batters, under 100 favors pitchers.
  multi-year:
Batting - 94, Pitching - 94 · one-year: Batting - 96, Pitching - 96

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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 1, 2007

Jermaine Van Buren granted Free Agency.

October 7, 2007

J.J. Furmaniak granted Free Agency.

October 8, 2007

Adam Melhuse granted Free Agency.

October 10, 2007

Released Kazuhito Tadano.

October 11, 2007

Dee Brown granted Free Agency.

Selected Jose Garcia off waivers from the Florida Marlins.

October 15, 2007

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.

April 16, 2008 (Standings)

Returned Fernando Hernandez (earlier draft pick) to the Chicago White Sox.

April 18, 2008 (Standings)

Dan Johnson selected by the Tampa Bay Rays off waivers.

April 23, 2008 (Standings)

Selected Rajai Davis off waivers from the San Francisco Giants.

April 24, 2008 (Standings)

Signed Frank Thomas as a free agent.

May 12, 2008 (Standings)

Released Troy Cate.

May 20, 2008 (Standings)

Released Bobby Cramer.

Released Todd Linden.

June 5, 2008 (Standings)

Sold Kevin Melillo to the Toronto Blue Jays.

Jeff Fiorentino selected by the Baltimore Orioles off waivers.

Drafted Jemile Weeks in the 1st round (12th pick) of the 2008 amateur draft. Player signed July 8, 2008.

Drafted Tyson Ross in the 2nd round of the 2008 amateur draft. Player signed June 12, 2008.

Drafted Brad Glenn in the 17th round of the 2008 amateur draft, but did not sign the player.

Drafted Preston Guilmet in the 22nd round of the 2008 amateur draft, but did not sign the player.

Drafted Chris Rusin in the 23rd round of the 2008 amateur draft, but did not sign the player.

Drafted Mickey Storey in the 31st round of the 2008 amateur draft. Player signed June 9, 2008.

Drafted Nick Maronde in the 43rd round of the 2008 amateur draft, but did not sign the player.

June 9, 2008 (Standings)

Signed Bret Prinz as a free agent.

June 22, 2008 (Standings)

Signed Bo Schultz as an amateur free agent.

June 27, 2008 (Standings)

Released Kiko Calero.

July 8, 2008 (Standings)

Traded Chad Gaudin and Rich Harden to the Chicago Cubs. Received Josh Donaldson, Sean Gallagher, Matt Murton and Eric Patterson.

July 17, 2008 (Standings)

Traded Joe Blanton to the Philadelphia Phillies. Received Matthew Spencer (minors), Adrian Cardenas and Josh Outman.

August 1, 2008 (Standings)

Signed Chris Michalak as a free agent.

September 9, 2008 (Standings)

Released Mike Sweeney.

September 29, 2008 (Standings)

Lenny DiNardo granted Free Agency.

October 1, 2008 (Standings)

Wes Bankston granted Free Agency.

October 8, 2008 (Standings)

Brooks Conrad granted Free Agency.

October 9, 2008 (Standings)

Donnie Murphy granted Free Agency.

Kirk Saarloos granted Free Agency.

October 30, 2008

Emil Brown granted Free Agency.

October 31, 2008

Alan Embree granted Free Agency.

Frank Thomas granted Free Agency.

Selected Joe Dillon off waivers from the Milwaukee Brewers.

November 1, 2008

Keith Foulke granted Free Agency.

November 3, 2008

Jose Garcia granted Free Agency.

Chris Gissell granted Free Agency.

Jesus Guzman granted Free Agency.

Justin Knoedler granted Free Agency.

Shane Komine granted Free Agency.

Chris Michalak granted Free Agency.

Bret Prinz granted Free Agency.

Dan Meyer selected by the Florida Marlins off waivers.

November 10, 2008

Traded Carlos Gonzalez, Greg Smith and Huston Street to the Colorado Rockies. Received Matt Holliday.

November 19, 2008

Signed Chris Schroder as a free agent.

November 24, 2008

Signed Kevin Cameron as a free agent.

December 1, 2008

Signed Matt Carson as a free agent.

Signed Jerome Williams as a free agent.

January 6, 2009

Signed Jason Giambi as a free agent.

January 22, 2009

Signed Bobby Cramer as a free agent.

January 29, 2009

Signed Russ Springer as a free agent.

Released Andrew Brown.

February 2, 2009

Traded Richie Robnett (minors) and Justin Sellers to the Chicago Cubs. Received Michael Wuertz.

February 4, 2009

Traded Matt Murton to the Colorado Rockies. Received Corey Wimberly (minors).

February 9, 2009

Signed Edgar Gonzalez as a free agent.

March 6, 2009

Signed Orlando Cabrera as a free agent.

Signed Nomar Garciaparra as a free agent.

March 17, 2009

Released Rob Bowen.

March 27, 2009

Signed Eric Munson as a free agent.

Purchased Curtis Thigpen from the Toronto Blue Jays.

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