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2007 Pittsburgh Pirates

Trades and Transactions

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68-94, Finished 6th in NL Central (Schedule and Results)
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Manager: Jim Tracy (68-94)
GM: David Littlefield (Fired 9/7/2007), Neal Huntington (Hired 9/25/2007), Scouting Dir: Ed Creech
Scored 724 runs, Allowed 846 runs. Pythagorean W-L: 70-92

Ballparks: PNC Park · Attendance: 1,749,142 (15th of 16)
Park Factors  Over 100 favors batters, under 100 favors pitchers.
  multi-year:
Batting - 97, Pitching - 98 · one-year: Batting - 96, Pitching - 97

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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

Britt Reames granted Free Agency.

Ryan Vogelsong granted Free Agency.

October 4, 2006

Victor Santos granted Free Agency.

October 15, 2006

Terry Adams granted Free Agency.

Travis Chapman granted Free Agency.

Travis Dawkins granted Free Agency.

Mike Edwards granted Free Agency.

J.J. Furmaniak granted Free Agency.

Matt Ginter granted Free Agency.

Raul Gonzalez granted Free Agency.

Mike Johnston granted Free Agency.

Brandon Knight granted Free Agency.

Blaine Neal granted Free Agency.

C.J. Nitkowski granted Free Agency.

Chris Richard granted Free Agency.

Jason Roach granted Free Agency.

Nerio Rodriguez granted Free Agency.

Ray Sadler granted Free Agency.

Scott Strickland granted Free Agency.

Rich Thompson granted Free Agency.

Chris Truby granted Free Agency.

Jorge Vasquez granted Free Agency.

Matt Whiteside granted Free Agency.

October 30, 2006

Jeromy Burnitz granted Free Agency.

October 31, 2006

Signed Mike Ryan as a free agent.

Joe Randa granted Free Agency.

November 1, 2006

Signed Allan Simpson as a free agent.

November 9, 2006

Signed Ronald Belisario as a free agent.

November 22, 2006

Signed Chris Aguila as a free agent.

November 24, 2006

Signed Eddy Garabito as a free agent.

November 25, 2006

Signed John Wasdin as a free agent.

November 29, 2006

Signed Mike Edwards as a free agent.

December 7, 2006

Drafted Sean White from the Atlanta Braves in the 2006 rule 5 draft.

Sold Sean White to the Seattle Mariners.

December 8, 2006

Signed Jim Brower as a free agent.

December 12, 2006

Signed Don Kelly as a free agent.

Selected Franquelis Osoria off waivers from the Los Angeles Dodgers.

December 18, 2006

Signed Jason Roach as a free agent.

December 19, 2006

Signed Masumi Kuwata as an amateur free agent.

December 20, 2006

Signed Einar Diaz as a free agent.

Craig Stansberry selected by the San Diego Padres off waivers.

January 4, 2007

Signed Starling Marte as an amateur free agent.

January 7, 2007

Signed Kevin Gryboski as a free agent.

January 15, 2007

Signed Jose Hernandez as a free agent.

January 18, 2007

Signed Nick Green as a free agent.

Signed Luis Matos as a free agent.

January 19, 2007

Traded Mike Gonzalez and Brent Lillibridge to the Atlanta Braves. Received Adam LaRoche and Jamie Romak.

January 20, 2007

Signed Randy Ruiz as a free agent.

February 1, 2007

Signed Tony Armas as a free agent.

February 2, 2007

Signed Brandon Puffer as a free agent.

February 4, 2007

Signed Michael Tejera as a free agent.

February 7, 2007

Signed Mark Corey as a free agent.

February 10, 2007

Signed Chris Truby as a free agent.

February 11, 2007

Signed Danny Kolb as a free agent.

March 6, 2007

Signed Yoslan Herrera as an amateur free agent.

March 8, 2007

Signed Luis Ordaz as a free agent.

Released Jody Gerut.

March 20, 2007

Signed Alay Soler as a free agent.

Released Brandon Puffer.

March 28, 2007

Received Russ Johnson from the Colorado Rockies as part of a conditional deal.

March 30, 2007

Released Allan Simpson.

April 25, 2007 (Standings)

Released Jonathan Albaladejo.

Released Jim Brower.

April 26, 2007 (Standings)

Released Mike Edwards.

May 31, 2007 (Standings)

Signed Dewon Brazelton as a free agent.

June 1, 2007 (Standings)

Sent Randy Ruiz to the Philadelphia Phillies as part of a conditional deal.

June 7, 2007 (Standings)

Drafted Daniel Moskos in the 1st round (4th pick) of the 2007 amateur draft. Player signed July 17, 2007.

Drafted Duke Welker in the 2nd round of the 2007 amateur draft. Player signed June 19, 2007.

Drafted Tony Watson in the 9th round of the 2007 amateur draft. Player signed June 9, 2007.

Drafted Kyle McPherson in the 14th round of the 2007 amateur draft. Player signed June 11, 2007.

Drafted Cameron Rupp in the 43rd round of the 2007 amateur draft, but did not sign the player.

June 15, 2007 (Standings)

Signed Matt Kata as a free agent.

June 18, 2007 (Standings)

Sent Nick Green to the Seattle Mariners as part of a conditional deal.

June 22, 2007 (Standings)

Selected Josh Phelps off waivers from the New York Yankees.

June 28, 2007 (Standings)

Released Alay Soler.

July 4, 2007 (Standings)

Signed Ricardo Rodriguez as a free agent.

July 10, 2007 (Standings)

Signed Victor Zambrano as a free agent.

July 11, 2007 (Standings)

Signed Runelvys Hernandez as a free agent.

July 19, 2007 (Standings)

Purchased Cesar Izturis from the Chicago Cubs.

July 20, 2007 (Standings)

Released Ricardo Rodriguez.

July 26, 2007 (Standings)

Signed Bret Prinz as a free agent.

July 27, 2007 (Standings)

Signed Peter Bergeron as a free agent.

July 31, 2007 (Standings)

Traded a player to be named later and Rajai Davis to the San Francisco Giants. Received Matt Morris. The Pittsburgh Pirates sent Steve MacFarland (minors) (August 27, 2007) to the San Francisco Giants to complete the trade.

August 6, 2007 (Standings)

Released Runelvys Hernandez.

August 17, 2007 (Standings)

Sent Luis Matos to the New York Mets as part of a conditional deal.

Masumi Kuwata granted Free Agency.

September 9, 2007 (Standings)

Sold Victor Zambrano to the Baltimore Orioles.

October 2, 2007 (Standings)

Marty McLeary granted Free Agency.

October 4, 2007 (Standings)

Humberto Cota granted Free Agency.

Don Kelly granted Free Agency.

October 8, 2007 (Standings)

Danny Kolb granted Free Agency.

October 15, 2007 (Standings)

Selected Kevin Thompson off waivers from the Oakland Athletics.

October 25, 2007

Matt Kata granted Free Agency.

Carlos Maldonado granted Free Agency.

October 26, 2007

Selected Phil Dumatrait off waivers from the Cincinnati Reds.

October 29, 2007

Chris Aguila granted Free Agency.

Tony Armas granted Free Agency.

Peter Bergeron granted Free Agency.

Dewon Brazelton granted Free Agency.

Mark Corey granted Free Agency.

Yurendell de Caster granted Free Agency.

Einar Diaz granted Free Agency.

Kevin Gryboski granted Free Agency.

Jose Hernandez granted Free Agency.

Russ Johnson granted Free Agency.

Luis Ordaz granted Free Agency.

Bret Prinz granted Free Agency.

Jason Roach granted Free Agency.

Mike Ryan granted Free Agency.

Michael Tejera granted Free Agency.

Chris Truby granted Free Agency.

Jairo Asencio granted Free Agency.

John Wasdin granted Free Agency.

October 30, 2007

Shawn Chacon granted Free Agency.

November 14, 2007

Signed Carlos Maldonado as a free agent.

November 16, 2007

Cesar Izturis granted Free Agency.

November 19, 2007

Signed Michel Hernandez as a free agent.

November 20, 2007

Selected Jimmy Barthmaier off waivers from the Houston Astros.

November 28, 2007

Shane Youman selected by the Philadelphia Phillies off waivers.

November 29, 2007

Released Josh Phelps.

December 3, 2007

Selected Ty Taubenheim off waivers from the Toronto Blue Jays.

Selected Josh Wilson off waivers from the Tampa Bay Devil Rays.

December 6, 2007

Drafted Evan Meek from the Tampa Bay Devil Rays in the 2007 rule 5 draft.

Released Jose Castillo.

December 7, 2007

Signed Raul Chavez as a free agent.

Traded Salomon Torres to the Milwaukee Brewers. Received Kevin Roberts (minors) and Marino Salas.

December 11, 2007

Signed Luis Cruz as a free agent.

Signed Luis Rivas as a free agent.

December 12, 2007

Signed Chris Gomez as a free agent.

Signed Mike Thompson as a free agent.

Brad Eldred granted Free Agency.

Brian Rogers granted Free Agency.

December 13, 2007

Signed Jorge Velandia as a free agent.

December 14, 2007

Signed Adam Bernero as a free agent.

Signed Brian Rogers as a free agent.

December 17, 2007

Signed Miguel Perez as a free agent.

December 18, 2007

Signed T.J. Beam as a free agent.

December 21, 2007

Signed Elmer Dessens as a free agent.

Signed Jose Macias as a free agent.

January 8, 2008

Signed Mike Burns as a free agent.

January 22, 2008

Signed Melvin Dorta as a free agent.

Signed Jaret Wright as a free agent.

January 24, 2008

Signed Hector Carrasco as a free agent.

Signed Casey Fossum as a free agent.

January 25, 2008

Signed Luis Ordaz as a free agent.

February 1, 2008

Selected Ray Olmedo off waivers from the Toronto Blue Jays.

February 11, 2008

Signed Doug Mientkiewicz as a free agent.

February 20, 2008

Signed Byung-Hyun Kim as a free agent.

February 25, 2008

Ray Olmedo selected by the Philadelphia Phillies off waivers.

March 26, 2008

Released Hector Carrasco.

Traded Todd Redmond to the Atlanta Braves. Received Tyler Yates.

March 27, 2008

Released Elmer Dessens.

March 28, 2008

Signed Jason Davis as a free agent.

Casey Fossum granted Free Agency.

Released Josh Sharpless.

March 29, 2008

Received Matt Kata from the Colorado Rockies as part of a conditional deal.

Released Mike Burns.

Released Jorge Velandia.

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