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2008 Seattle Mariners

Trades and Transactions

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61-101, Finished 4th in AL West (Schedule and Results)
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Manager: John McLaren (25-47) and Jim Riggleman (36-54)
GM: Bill Bavasi (Fired 6/16/2008), Scouting Dir: Bob Fontaine Jr.
Scored 671 runs, Allowed 811 runs. Pythagorean W-L: 67-95

Ballparks: Safeco Field · Attendance: 2,329,702 (7th of 14)
Park Factors  Over 100 favors batters, under 100 favors pitchers.
  multi-year:
Batting - 96, Pitching - 97 · one-year: Batting - 96, Pitching - 97

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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 10, 2007

Jason Davis granted Free Agency.

October 24, 2007

Nick Green granted Free Agency.

October 25, 2007

Jorge Campillo granted Free Agency.

October 29, 2007

Jesus Guzman granted Free Agency.

Justin Lehr granted Free Agency.

Prentice Redman granted Free Agency.

Rene Rivera granted Free Agency.

Brad Thomas granted Free Agency.

October 30, 2007

Jose Guillen granted Free Agency.

Chris Reitsma granted Free Agency.

Arthur Rhodes granted Free Agency.

October 31, 2007

Jeff Weaver granted Free Agency.

November 21, 2007

Signed Roy Corcoran as a free agent.

November 23, 2007

Signed Mark Kiger as a free agent.

December 3, 2007

Signed Prentice Redman as a free agent.

December 6, 2007

Drafted R.A. Dickey from the Minnesota Twins in the 2007 rule 5 draft.

December 12, 2007

John Parrish granted Free Agency.

Traded Ben Broussard to the Texas Rangers. Received Tug Hulett.

December 20, 2007

Signed Carlos Silva as a free agent.

January 8, 2008

Signed Miguel Cairo as a free agent.

January 10, 2008

Signed Chris Reitsma as a free agent.

January 11, 2008

Signed Philip Barzilla as a free agent.

January 14, 2008

Signed Bronson Sardinha as a free agent.

January 18, 2008

Signed Arthur Rhodes as a free agent.

January 31, 2008

Signed Brad Wilkerson as a free agent.

February 8, 2008

Traded Tony Butler (minors), Adam Jones, Kam Mickolio, George Sherrill and Chris Tillman to the Baltimore Orioles. Received Erik Bedard.

February 15, 2008

Signed Greg Norton as a free agent.

February 16, 2008

Selected Anderson Garcia off waivers from the Philadelphia Phillies.

February 19, 2008

Signed Bubba Crosby as a free agent.

February 25, 2008

Signed Mike Kinkade as a free agent.

March 8, 2008

Signed Denny Stark as a free agent.

Released Bubba Crosby.

March 12, 2008

Released Horacio Ramirez.

March 27, 2008

Signed Eric Cyr as a free agent.

March 28, 2008

Sent Jeff Frazier to the Detroit Tigers as part of a conditional deal.

March 29, 2008

Returned R.A. Dickey (earlier draft pick) to the Minnesota Twins.

Traded Jair Fernandez (minors) to the Minnesota Twins. Received R.A. Dickey.

April 16, 2008 (Standings)

Charlton Jimerson granted Free Agency.

April 17, 2008 (Standings)

Signed Charlton Jimerson as a free agent.

April 18, 2008 (Standings)

Released Bronson Sardinha.

April 30, 2008 (Standings)

Released Brad Wilkerson.

May 2, 2008 (Standings)

Released Eric Cyr.

May 5, 2008 (Standings)

Traded Greg Norton to the Atlanta Braves. Received a player to be named later. The Atlanta Braves sent Nelson Payano (minors) (June 23, 2008) to the Seattle Mariners to complete the trade.

May 8, 2008 (Standings)

Signed Victor Diaz as a free agent.

May 15, 2008 (Standings)

Released Philip Barzilla.

May 27, 2008 (Standings)

Traded Cha-Seung Baek to the San Diego Padres. Received Jared Wells.

June 5, 2008 (Standings)

Drafted Josh Fields in the 1st round (20th pick) of the 2008 amateur draft.

Drafted Bobby LaFromboise in the 8th round of the 2008 amateur draft. Player signed June 10, 2008.

Drafted Brandon Maurer in the 23rd round of the 2008 amateur draft. Player signed July 7, 2008.

June 15, 2008 (Standings)

Signed Scott Williamson as a free agent.

June 27, 2008 (Standings)

Released Scott Williamson.

July 7, 2008 (Standings)

Released Anderson Garcia.

July 10, 2008 (Standings)

Received Craig Wilson from the Pittsburgh Pirates as part of a conditional deal.

Signed Randy Messenger as a free agent.

Released Richie Sexson.

July 11, 2008 (Standings)

Signed Jason Kershner as a free agent.

Released Charlton Jimerson.

July 19, 2008 (Standings)

Signed Oscar Villarreal as a free agent.

July 24, 2008 (Standings)

Signed Jorge Sosa as a free agent.

July 31, 2008 (Standings)

Traded Arthur Rhodes to the Florida Marlins. Received Gaby Hernandez (minors).

August 1, 2008 (Standings)

Released Mike Kinkade.

August 8, 2008 (Standings)

Released Oscar Villarreal.

August 13, 2008 (Standings)

Released Jose Vidro.

October 30, 2008

Willie Bloomquist granted Free Agency.

Miguel Cairo granted Free Agency.

Raul Ibanez granted Free Agency.

November 3, 2008

Travis Chick granted Free Agency.

Victor Diaz granted Free Agency.

Jon Huber granted Free Agency.

Jason Kershner granted Free Agency.

Mark Kiger granted Free Agency.

Jorge Sosa granted Free Agency.

Craig Wilson granted Free Agency.

November 12, 2008

Jake Woods granted Free Agency.

November 18, 2008

Signed Mel Stocker as a free agent.

November 20, 2008

Eric O'Flaherty selected by the Atlanta Braves off waivers.

November 29, 2008

Signed Chris Woodward as a free agent.

December 3, 2008

Signed Russell Branyan as a free agent.

December 4, 2008

Signed Callix Crabbe as a free agent.

December 9, 2008

Signed Chris Seddon as a free agent.

Signed Chris Shelton as a free agent.

R.A. Dickey granted Free Agency.

December 11, 2008

As part of a 3-team trade, traded Sean Green, J.J. Putz and Jeremy Reed to the New York Mets and Luis Valbuena to the Cleveland Indians. Received Mike Carp, Ezequiel Carrera, Endy Chavez, Maikel Cleto, Aaron Heilman and Jason Vargas from the New York Mets and Franklin Gutierrez from the Cleveland Indians. In addition, the New York Mets sent Joe Smith to the Cleveland Indians.

December 12, 2008

Jamie Burke granted Free Agency.

December 15, 2008

Signed Eric Hull as a free agent.

December 21, 2008

Signed Freddy Guzman as a free agent.

December 23, 2008

Signed Jamie Burke as a free agent.

January 6, 2009

Signed Tyler Walker as a free agent.

January 20, 2009

Traded Fabian Williamson (minors) to the Boston Red Sox. Received David Aardsma.

January 28, 2009

Signed Mike Sweeney as a free agent.

Traded Aaron Heilman to the Chicago Cubs. Received Ronny Cedeno and Garrett Olson.

January 29, 2009

Released Randy Messenger.

January 30, 2009

Signed Randy Messenger as a free agent.

February 5, 2009

Signed Tyler Johnson as a free agent.

February 16, 2009

Signed Jason Phillips as a free agent.

February 18, 2009

Signed Ken Griffey as a free agent.

February 19, 2009

Tug Hulett selected by the Kansas City Royals off waivers.

February 21, 2009

Released Mike Wilson.

February 24, 2009

Signed Mike Wilson as a free agent.

February 27, 2009

Signed Yamid Haad as a free agent.

March 12, 2009

Signed Chad Cordero as a free agent.

March 15, 2009

Selected Jesus Delgado off waivers from the Florida Marlins.

March 29, 2009

Purchased Chris Burke from the San Diego Padres.

Released Tyler Walker.

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