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2008 San Diego Padres

Trades and Transactions

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63-99, Finished 5th in NL West (Schedule and Results)
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Manager: Bud Black (63-99)
GM: Kevin Towers, Scouting Dir: Bill Gayton
Scored 637 runs, Allowed 764 runs. Pythagorean W-L: 68-94

Ballparks: PetCo Park · Attendance: 2,427,535 (12th of 16)
Park Factors  Over 100 favors batters, under 100 favors pitchers.
  multi-year:
Batting - 87, Pitching - 88 · one-year: Batting - 88, Pitching - 89

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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 4, 2007

Scott Cassidy granted Free Agency.

Released Brady Clark.

Selected Luis Rodriguez off waivers from the Minnesota Twins.

October 26, 2007

Released Marcus Giles.

Selected Mauro Zarate off waivers from the Florida Marlins.

October 29, 2007

Milton Bradley granted Free Agency.

Frank Brooks granted Free Agency.

Luis Cruz granted Free Agency.

Shawn Estes granted Free Agency.

Casey Fossum granted Free Agency.

Arturo Lopez granted Free Agency.

Frank Menechino granted Free Agency.

Jose Paniagua granted Free Agency.

Aaron Rakers granted Free Agency.

Scott Strickland granted Free Agency.

Mike Thompson granted Free Agency.

Steve Watkins granted Free Agency.

October 30, 2007

Michael Barrett granted Free Agency.

Geoff Blum granted Free Agency.

Doug Brocail granted Free Agency.

Greg Maddux granted Free Agency.

Brett Tomko granted Free Agency.

October 31, 2007

Mike Cameron granted Free Agency.

November 1, 2007

Rob Mackowiak granted Free Agency.

November 3, 2007

Hiram Bocachica granted Free Agency.

November 18, 2007

Signed Greg Maddux as a free agent.

November 19, 2007

Signed Chip Ambres as a free agent.

November 25, 2007

Signed Edgar Gonzalez as a free agent.

December 2, 2007

Signed Randy Wolf as a free agent.

December 5, 2007

Sold Terrmel Sledge to Nippon Ham Fighters (Japan Pacific).

December 6, 2007

Drafted Callix Crabbe from the Milwaukee Brewers in the 2007 rule 5 draft.

Purchased Carlos Guevara from the Florida Marlins.

December 7, 2007

Signed Marshall McDougall as a free agent.

December 12, 2007

Jack Cassel granted Free Agency.

Morgan Ensberg granted Free Agency.

Jason Lane granted Free Agency.

December 14, 2007

Signed Shawn Estes as a free agent.

Traded David Freese to the St. Louis Cardinals. Received Jim Edmonds.

December 18, 2007

Signed Tadahito Iguchi as a free agent.

December 19, 2007

Signed Michael Barrett as a free agent.

December 21, 2007

Signed Jeff DaVanon as a free agent.

Signed Robert Fick as a free agent.

December 26, 2007

Signed Mark Prior as a free agent.

December 28, 2007

Signed Arturo Lopez as a free agent.

January 3, 2008

Released Roger Deago.

January 8, 2008

Signed Ramon Nivar as a free agent.

January 27, 2008

Signed Jody Gerut as a free agent.

Signed Glendon Rusch as a free agent.

February 5, 2008

Selected Enrique Gonzalez off waivers from the Washington Nationals.

February 11, 2008

Signed Tony Clark as a free agent.

March 22, 2008

Released Jeff DaVanon.

March 24, 2008

Released Ramon Nivar.

March 26, 2008

Purchased Justin Huber from the Kansas City Royals.

April 23, 2008 (Standings)

Selected Josh Banks off waivers from the Toronto Blue Jays.

April 29, 2008 (Standings)

Oscar Robles selected by the Philadelphia Phillies off waivers.

May 8, 2008 (Standings)

Signed Shawn Wooten as a free agent.

May 9, 2008 (Standings)

Released Jim Edmonds.

Selected Sean Henn off waivers from the New York Yankees.

May 11, 2008 (Standings)

Glendon Rusch granted Free Agency.

Purchased Bryan Corey from the Boston Red Sox.

May 16, 2008 (Standings)

Returned Callix Crabbe (earlier draft pick) to the Milwaukee Brewers.

May 23, 2008 (Standings)

Released Steve Delabar.

May 25, 2008 (Standings)

Signed Philip Barzilla as a free agent.

May 26, 2008 (Standings)

Released Mike Johnston.

May 27, 2008 (Standings)

Traded Jared Wells to the Seattle Mariners. Received Cha-Seung Baek.

June 5, 2008 (Standings)

Drafted Jaff Decker in the 1st round (42nd pick) of the 2008 amateur draft. Player signed June 20, 2008.

Drafted Logan Forsythe in the 1st round (46th pick) of the 2008 amateur draft. Player signed June 9, 2008.

Drafted James Darnell in the 2nd round of the 2008 amateur draft. Player signed August 15, 2008.

Drafted Blake Tekotte in the 3rd round of the 2008 amateur draft. Player signed July 12, 2008.

Drafted Jason Kipnis in the 4th round of the 2008 amateur draft, but did not sign the player.

Drafted Anthony Bass in the 5th round of the 2008 amateur draft. Player signed June 14, 2008.

Drafted Cole Figueroa in the 6th round of the 2008 amateur draft. Player signed July 24, 2008.

Drafted Andrew Albers in the 10th round of the 2008 amateur draft. Player signed June 17, 2008.

Drafted Matt Clark in the 12th round of the 2008 amateur draft. Player signed July 24, 2008.

Drafted Erik Davis in the 13th round of the 2008 amateur draft. Player signed June 28, 2008.

Drafted Nick Vincent in the 18th round of the 2008 amateur draft. Player signed June 14, 2008.

Drafted Dean Anna in the 26th round of the 2008 amateur draft. Player signed June 15, 2008.

Drafted Dan Robertson in the 33rd round of the 2008 amateur draft. Player signed June 9, 2008.

Drafted Brad Brach in the 42nd round of the 2008 amateur draft. Player signed June 8, 2008.

June 27, 2008 (Standings)

Signed Brett Tomko as a free agent.

July 17, 2008 (Standings)

Traded Tony Clark to the Arizona Diamondbacks. Received Evan Scribner.

July 22, 2008 (Standings)

Traded Randy Wolf to the Houston Astros. Received Chad Reineke.

August 11, 2008 (Standings)

Signed JD Closser as a free agent.

August 13, 2008 (Standings)

Selected Brian Falkenborg off waivers from the Los Angeles Dodgers.

August 19, 2008 (Standings)

Traded Greg Maddux to the Los Angeles Dodgers. Received players to be named later. The Los Angeles Dodgers sent Eduardo Perez (minors) (September 30, 2008) and Mike Watt (minors) (September 30, 2008) to the San Diego Padres to complete the trade.

August 29, 2008 (Standings)

Wil Ledezma selected by the Arizona Diamondbacks off waivers.

September 1, 2008 (Standings)

Released Tadahito Iguchi.

Released Brett Tomko.

September 10, 2008 (Standings)

Selected Charlie Haeger off waivers from the Chicago White Sox.

September 11, 2008 (Standings)

Selected Scott Patterson off waivers from the New York Yankees.

September 29, 2008 (Standings)

Brian Falkenborg granted Free Agency.

Justin Germano granted Free Agency.

Brian Myrow granted Free Agency.

October 1, 2008 (Standings)

Bryan Corey granted Free Agency.

October 6, 2008 (Standings)

Josh Bard granted Free Agency.

Shawn Estes granted Free Agency.

Dirk Hayhurst selected by the Toronto Blue Jays off waivers.

October 10, 2008 (Standings)

Michael Barrett granted Free Agency.

Selected Travis Denker off waivers from the San Francisco Giants.

October 14, 2008 (Standings)

Chip Ambres granted Free Agency.

October 31, 2008

Mark Prior granted Free Agency.

November 1, 2008

Trevor Hoffman granted Free Agency.

November 3, 2008

Kevin Cameron granted Free Agency.

Luke Carlin granted Free Agency.

JD Closser granted Free Agency.

Enrique Gonzalez granted Free Agency.

Sean Henn granted Free Agency.

Justin Huber granted Free Agency.

Paul McAnulty granted Free Agency.

Marshall McDougall granted Free Agency.

Shawn Wooten granted Free Agency.

Mauro Zarate granted Free Agency.

December 4, 2008

Traded Khalil Greene to the St. Louis Cardinals. Received a player to be named later and Mark Worrell. The St. Louis Cardinals sent Luke Gregerson (March 23, 2009) to the San Diego Padres to complete the trade.

December 8, 2008

Signed Eliezer Alfonzo as a free agent.

December 11, 2008

Drafted Everth Cabrera from the Colorado Rockies in the 2008 rule 5 draft.

Drafted Ivan Nova from the New York Yankees in the 2008 rule 5 draft.

December 12, 2008

Charlie Haeger granted Free Agency.

Clay Hensley granted Free Agency.

December 22, 2008

Signed Chris Britton as a free agent.

December 26, 2008

Signed Kevin Correia as a free agent.

January 9, 2009

Selected Virgil Vasquez off waivers from the Boston Red Sox.

January 13, 2009

Signed Chris Burke as a free agent.

Signed Mark Prior as a free agent.

January 15, 2009

Signed David Eckstein as a free agent.

Selected Jae Kuk Ryu off waivers from the Tampa Bay Rays.

January 21, 2009

Signed Henry Blanco as a free agent.

January 27, 2009

Virgil Vasquez selected by the Pittsburgh Pirates off waivers.

February 4, 2009

Signed Cliff Floyd as a free agent.

February 17, 2009

Signed Emil Brown as a free agent.

February 21, 2009

Signed Walter Silva as a free agent.

March 14, 2009

Signed Chris Snelling as a free agent.

March 15, 2009

Signed Duaner Sanchez as a free agent.

March 23, 2009

Signed Shawn Hill as a free agent.

March 25, 2009

Purchased Frankie De La Cruz from the Florida Marlins.

March 26, 2009

Jae Kuk Ryu selected by the Cleveland Indians off waivers.

March 29, 2009

Returned Ivan Nova (earlier draft pick) to the New York Yankees.

Sold Chris Burke to the Seattle Mariners.

April 1, 2009

Received Edward Mujica from the Cleveland Indians as part of a conditional deal.

Released Justin Hampson.

Previous waiver selection of Jae Kuk Ryu by the Cleveland Indians voided and player returned.

Released Jae Kuk Ryu.

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