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2008 Philadelphia Phillies

Trades and Transactions

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92-70, Finished 1st in NL East (Schedule and Results)
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Manager: Charlie Manuel (92-70)
GM: Pat Gillick, Farm Dir: Steve Noworyta, Scouting Dir: Marti Wolever
Scored 799 runs, Allowed 680 runs. Pythagorean W-L: 93-69

Ballparks: Citizens Bank Park · Attendance: 3,422,583 (4th of 16)
Park Factors  Over 100 favors batters, under 100 favors pitchers.
  multi-year:
Batting - 102, Pitching - 101 · one-year: Batting - 102, Pitching - 101


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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 8, 2007

Joe Thurston granted Free Agency.

October 16, 2007

Signed J.J. Trujillo as a free agent.

October 18, 2007

Yoel Hernandez granted Free Agency.

October 19, 2007

Kane Davis granted Free Agency.

October 29, 2007

Eude Brito granted Free Agency.

Matt Childers granted Free Agency.

Travis Dawkins granted Free Agency.

Gary Knotts granted Free Agency.

Jon Lieber granted Free Agency.

Jose Mesa granted Free Agency.

Abraham Nunez granted Free Agency.

Aaron Rowand granted Free Agency.

Jim Rushford granted Free Agency.

Brian Sanches granted Free Agency.

Danny Sandoval granted Free Agency.

Pedro Swann granted Free Agency.

Dusty Wathan granted Free Agency.

October 30, 2007

Antonio Alfonseca granted Free Agency.

Rod Barajas granted Free Agency.

J.C. Romero granted Free Agency.

October 31, 2007

Freddy Garcia granted Free Agency.

Kyle Lohse granted Free Agency.

November 7, 2007

Traded Michael Bourn, Mike Costanzo and Geoff Geary to the Houston Astros. Received Eric Bruntlett and Brad Lidge.

November 11, 2007

Signed J.C. Romero as a free agent.

November 13, 2007

Signed Travis Dawkins as a free agent.

November 18, 2007

Released Tadahito Iguchi.

November 20, 2007

Signed Matt Childers as a free agent.

Signed Michael Restovich as a free agent.

Signed Andy Tracy as a free agent.

Signed Brandon Watson as a free agent.

Purchased Chris Snelling from the Tampa Bay Devil Rays.

November 28, 2007

Selected Shane Youman off waivers from the Pittsburgh Pirates.

December 5, 2007

Released Julio Mateo.

December 6, 2007

Drafted Travis Blackley from the San Francisco Giants in the 2007 rule 5 draft.

Released Michael Restovich.

December 7, 2007

Signed Mike Cervenak as a free agent.

Signed Vic Darensbourg as a free agent.

Signed Gary Knotts as a free agent.

Signed Val Pascucci as a free agent.

December 20, 2007

Signed Chad Durbin as a free agent.

Signed Geoff Jenkins as a free agent.

December 23, 2007

Signed So Taguchi as a free agent.

January 2, 2008

Sold Chris Roberson to the Baltimore Orioles.

January 7, 2008

Signed Kevin Beirne as a free agent.

January 28, 2008

Signed Pedro Feliz as a free agent.

February 16, 2008

Anderson Garcia selected by the Seattle Mariners off waivers.

February 20, 2008

Signed Kris Benson as a free agent.

February 25, 2008

Selected Ray Olmedo off waivers from the Pittsburgh Pirates.

March 3, 2008

Signed Jason Kershner as a free agent.

March 18, 2008

Signed Steve Green as a free agent.

March 28, 2008

Signed Chris Woodward as a free agent.

Released Ray Olmedo.

March 31, 2008

Signed Rudy Seanez as a free agent.

April 5, 2008 (Standings)

Sold Wes Helms to the Florida Marlins.

April 11, 2008 (Standings)

Signed Steve Kline as a free agent.

April 18, 2008 (Standings)

Released Pete LaForest.

April 22, 2008 (Standings)

Signed Rich Thompson as a free agent.

April 28, 2008 (Standings)

Released Val Pascucci.

April 29, 2008 (Standings)

Selected Oscar Robles off waivers from the San Diego Padres.

April 30, 2008 (Standings)

Received Jon Knott from the Minnesota Twins as part of a conditional deal.

May 1, 2008 (Standings)

Released Vic Darensbourg.

Released Chris Woodward.

May 3, 2008 (Standings)

Signed Les Walrond as a free agent.

May 7, 2008 (Standings)

Received Steve Randolph from the Houston Astros as part of a conditional deal.

Traded Travis Dawkins to the Chicago White Sox. Received Mike Rouse.

May 8, 2008 (Standings)

Released Kevin Beirne.

May 20, 2008 (Standings)

Signed Jonathan Villar as an amateur free agent.

May 27, 2008 (Standings)

Signed Joe Valentine as a free agent.

June 1, 2008 (Standings)

Released Shane Youman.

June 5, 2008 (Standings)

Drafted Anthony Gose in the 2nd round of the 2008 amateur draft. Player signed June 8, 2008.

Drafted Jonathan Pettibone in the 3rd round of the 2008 amateur draft. Player signed August 11, 2008.

Drafted Vance Worley in the 3rd round of the 2008 amateur draft. Player signed June 11, 2008.

Drafted Trevor May in the 4th round of the 2008 amateur draft. Player signed July 9, 2008.

Drafted Michael Stutes in the 11th round of the 2008 amateur draft. Player signed June 11, 2008.

Drafted B.J. Rosenberg in the 13th round of the 2008 amateur draft. Player signed June 8, 2008.

Drafted Michael Schwimer in the 14th round of the 2008 amateur draft. Player signed June 11, 2008.

Drafted Tyler Cloyd in the 18th round of the 2008 amateur draft. Player signed June 11, 2008.

Drafted Steve Susdorf in the 19th round of the 2008 amateur draft. Player signed July 9, 2008.

Drafted Jarred Cosart in the 38th round of the 2008 amateur draft. Player signed August 15, 2008.

June 11, 2008 (Standings)

Released Steve Kline.

June 12, 2008 (Standings)

Released Zack Segovia.

June 22, 2008 (Standings)

Released Joe Valentine.

June 25, 2008 (Standings)

Released Jason Kershner.

July 17, 2008 (Standings)

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

July 21, 2008 (Standings)

Signed Kevin Mahar as a free agent.

August 6, 2008 (Standings)

Released John Ennis.

August 7, 2008 (Standings)

Traded Brian Schlitter to the Chicago Cubs. Received Scott Eyre.

August 22, 2008 (Standings)

Sent Gary Knotts to the Baltimore Orioles as part of a conditional deal.

August 30, 2008 (Standings)

Released Kris Benson.

Traded a player to be named later to the Toronto Blue Jays. Received Matt Stairs. The Philadelphia Phillies sent Fabio Castro (September 29, 2008) to the Toronto Blue Jays to complete the trade.

September 5, 2008 (Standings)

Signed Tadahito Iguchi as a free agent.

October 2, 2008 (Standings)

Released Francisco Rosario.

October 9, 2008 (Standings)

J.D. Durbin granted Free Agency.

October 14, 2008 (Standings)

Travis Blackley granted Free Agency.

Chris Snelling granted Free Agency.

October 31, 2008

Tom Gordon granted Free Agency.

November 3, 2008

Jason Anderson granted Free Agency.

T.J. Bohn granted Free Agency.

Mike Cervenak granted Free Agency.

Matt Childers granted Free Agency.

Jon Knott granted Free Agency.

Steve Randolph granted Free Agency.

Mike Rouse granted Free Agency.

Rudy Seanez granted Free Agency.

Matt Smith granted Free Agency.

R.J. Swindle granted Free Agency.

Brandon Watson granted Free Agency.

November 4, 2008

Les Walrond selected by the Toronto Blue Jays off waivers.

November 5, 2008

Released So Taguchi.

November 6, 2008

Pat Burrell granted Free Agency.

Jamie Moyer granted Free Agency.

November 13, 2008

Tadahito Iguchi granted Free Agency.

November 18, 2008

Signed Mike Cervenak as a free agent.

Steve Green granted Free Agency.

November 20, 2008

Traded Greg Golson to the Texas Rangers. Received John Mayberry.

November 28, 2008

Signed Mike Koplove as a free agent.

December 9, 2008

Signed Lisalverto Bonilla as an amateur free agent.

December 10, 2008

Traded Jason Jaramillo to the Pittsburgh Pirates. Received Ronny Paulino.

December 11, 2008

Drafted Robert Mosebach from the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim in the 2008 rule 5 draft.

December 12, 2008

Signed Raul Ibanez as a free agent.

Scott Mathieson granted Free Agency.

December 15, 2008

Signed Jamie Moyer as a free agent.

December 16, 2008

Signed Terry Tiffee as a free agent.

December 17, 2008

Signed Yorman Bazardo as a free agent.

Signed Wilkin Ruan as a free agent.

December 22, 2008

Signed J.J. Furmaniak as a free agent.

December 25, 2008

Signed Scott Mathieson as a free agent.

December 26, 2008

Signed Justin Lehr as a free agent.

December 29, 2008

Signed Blaine Neal as a free agent.

December 30, 2008

Signed Dave Borkowski as a free agent.

Signed Jason Ellison as a free agent.

January 5, 2009

Signed Gary Majewski as a free agent.

January 6, 2009

Signed Marcus Giles as a free agent.

Signed Chan Ho Park as a free agent.

January 7, 2009

Signed Paul Hoover as a free agent.

January 11, 2009

Signed Jason Anderson as a free agent.

January 15, 2009

Signed Jake Woods as a free agent.

January 16, 2009

Signed Pablo Ozuna as a free agent.

January 22, 2009

Signed Damon Hollins as a free agent.

Signed Jorge Velandia as a free agent.

February 15, 2009

Signed Miguel Cairo as a free agent.

February 27, 2009

Released Adam Eaton.

March 3, 2009

Signed John Ennis as a free agent.

March 5, 2009

Signed Rodrigo Lopez as a free agent.

March 23, 2009

Signed Domingo Santana as an amateur free agent.

March 27, 2009

Traded Ronny Paulino to the San Francisco Giants. Received Jack Taschner.

March 30, 2009

Signed Cedrick Bowers as a free agent.

Released Marcus Giles.

Released Blaine Neal.

April 1, 2009

Returned Robert Mosebach (earlier draft pick) to the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim.

Released Yorman Bazardo.

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