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2007 St. Louis Cardinals

Trades and Transactions

Franchise Encyclopedia: 2006 / 2008

78-84, Finished 3rd in NL Central (Schedule and Results)
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Manager: Tony La Russa (78-84)
GM: Walt Jocketty (Fired 10/3/2007), Farm Dir: John Vuch, Scouting Dir: Jeff Luhnow
Scored 725 runs, Allowed 829 runs. Pythagorean W-L: 71-91

Ballparks: Busch Stadium III · Attendance: 3,552,180 (3rd of 16)
Park Factors  Over 100 favors batters, under 100 favors pitchers.
  multi-year:
Batting - 99, Pitching - 99 · one-year: Batting - 99, Pitching - 100

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2006 / 2008 Trades and Transactions

Transactions listed are from October 1 of previous year to April 1 of the following year.

October 2, 2006

Junior Spivey granted Free Agency.

October 13, 2006

Mark Mulder granted Free Agency.

October 15, 2006

Alan Benes granted Free Agency.

Cory Doyne granted Free Agency.

Brian Esposito granted Free Agency.

Bo Hart granted Free Agency.

Matt Perisho granted Free Agency.

Ricardo Rodriguez granted Free Agency.

Travis Smith granted Free Agency.

Dennis Tankersley granted Free Agency.

Jorge Toca granted Free Agency.

Rico Washington granted Free Agency.

John Webb granted Free Agency.

October 16, 2006

Mike Rose granted Free Agency.

October 22, 2006

Signed Rico Washington as a free agent.

October 31, 2006

Ronnie Belliard granted Free Agency.

Gary Bennett granted Free Agency.

Larry Bigbie granted Free Agency.

Jason Marquis granted Free Agency.

Timo Perez granted Free Agency.

Scott Spiezio granted Free Agency.

November 1, 2006

Jeff Suppan granted Free Agency.

Jeff Weaver granted Free Agency.

November 3, 2006

Preston Wilson granted Free Agency.

November 16, 2006

Signed Randy Keisler as a free agent.

Signed Scott Spiezio as a free agent.

November 21, 2006

Signed Brian Esposito as a free agent.

Released Carmen Cali.

November 23, 2006

Signed Mike Smith as a free agent.

November 28, 2006

Signed Gary Bennett as a free agent.

Signed Adam Kennedy as a free agent.

Signed Eli Marrero as a free agent.

Signed Kip Wells as a free agent.

December 1, 2006

Signed Ryan Ludwick as a free agent.

December 8, 2006

Signed Russ Springer as a free agent.

December 12, 2006

Rick Ankiel granted Free Agency.

Jorge Sosa granted Free Agency.

January 10, 2007

Signed Rick Ankiel as a free agent.

Signed Mark Mulder as a free agent.

January 11, 2007

Signed Jolbert Cabrera as a free agent.

January 22, 2007

Signed Ryan Franklin as a free agent.

January 30, 2007

Signed Edgar Gonzalez as a free agent.

February 1, 2007

Signed Preston Wilson as a free agent.

February 12, 2007

Signed Matt Ginter as a free agent.

March 30, 2007

Released Michel Hernandez.

Released Ricardo Rincon.

April 5, 2007 (Standings)

Purchased Fernando Salas from Saltillo (Mexican).

April 27, 2007 (Standings)

Signed Kelvin Jimenez as a free agent.

May 15, 2007 (Standings)

Selected Todd Wellemeyer off waivers from the Kansas City Royals.

May 21, 2007 (Standings)

Released Eli Marrero.

June 2, 2007 (Standings)

Purchased Kelly Stinnett from the Los Angeles Dodgers.

June 7, 2007 (Standings)

Drafted Pete Kozma in the 1st round (18th pick) of the 2007 amateur draft. Player signed July 24, 2007.

Drafted Clayton Mortensen in the 1st round (36th pick) of the 2007 amateur draft. Player signed June 12, 2007.

Drafted Jess Todd in the 2nd round of the 2007 amateur draft. Player signed June 13, 2007.

Drafted Daniel Descalso in the 3rd round of the 2007 amateur draft. Player signed June 15, 2007.

Drafted Michael Stutes in the 9th round of the 2007 amateur draft, but did not sign the player.

Drafted Steven Hill in the 13th round of the 2007 amateur draft. Player signed June 12, 2007.

Drafted C.J. Fick in the 15th round of the 2007 amateur draft. Player signed June 11, 2007.

Drafted Andrew Brown in the 18th round of the 2007 amateur draft. Player signed June 12, 2007.

Drafted Brian Broderick in the 21st round of the 2007 amateur draft. Player signed June 10, 2007.

Drafted Sam Freeman in the 24th round of the 2007 amateur draft, but did not sign the player.

Drafted Tony Cruz in the 26th round of the 2007 amateur draft. Player signed June 10, 2007.

Drafted Michael Blazek in the 35th round of the 2007 amateur draft. Player signed June 15, 2007.

Drafted Adron Chambers in the 38th round of the 2007 amateur draft. Player signed June 12, 2007.

June 8, 2007 (Standings)

Signed Troy Percival as a free agent.

June 19, 2007 (Standings)

Signed Tomo Ohka as a free agent.

June 22, 2007 (Standings)

Traded a player to be named later to the Detroit Tigers. Received Mike Maroth. The St. Louis Cardinals sent Chris Lambert (August 30, 2007) to the Detroit Tigers to complete the trade.

July 4, 2007 (Standings)

Sent John Nelson to the Chicago Cubs as part of a conditional deal.

Released Tomo Ohka.

July 31, 2007 (Standings)

Traded Sean Danielson (minors) to the Boston Red Sox. Received Joel Pineiro and cash.

August 13, 2007 (Standings)

Selected Brian Barden off waivers from the Arizona Diamondbacks.

August 14, 2007 (Standings)

Signed Mike Venafro as a free agent.

Released Jolbert Cabrera.

August 17, 2007 (Standings)

Released Matt Ginter.

August 19, 2007 (Standings)

Signed Miguel Cairo as a free agent.

August 22, 2007 (Standings)

Received Danny Ardoin from the Houston Astros as part of a conditional deal.

August 31, 2007 (Standings)

Received Russell Branyan from the Philadelphia Phillies as part of a conditional deal.

September 4, 2007 (Standings)

Released Edgar Gonzalez.

October 4, 2007 (Standings)

Randy Keisler granted Free Agency.

October 23, 2007

Mike Maroth granted Free Agency.

October 29, 2007

Danny Ardoin granted Free Agency.

Gary Bennett granted Free Agency.

Miguel Cairo granted Free Agency.

Troy Cate granted Free Agency.

David Eckstein granted Free Agency.

Brian Esposito granted Free Agency.

Chris Narveson granted Free Agency.

Troy Percival granted Free Agency.

Mike Smith granted Free Agency.

Mike Venafro granted Free Agency.

Rico Washington granted Free Agency.

October 30, 2007

Russell Branyan granted Free Agency.

Kelly Stinnett granted Free Agency.

Kip Wells granted Free Agency.

Preston Wilson granted Free Agency.

November 7, 2007

So Taguchi granted Free Agency.

November 14, 2007

Signed Rico Washington as a free agent.

November 19, 2007

Released Brian Falkenborg.

November 20, 2007

Released Andy Cavazos.

November 26, 2007

Signed John Wasdin as a free agent.

November 27, 2007

Signed Mark Johnson as a free agent.

November 29, 2007

Signed Dewon Brazelton as a free agent.

November 30, 2007

Signed Cesar Izturis as a free agent.

December 1, 2007

Released John Rodriguez.

December 6, 2007

Drafted Brian Barton from the Cleveland Indians in the 2007 rule 5 draft.

December 12, 2007

Aaron Miles granted Free Agency.

December 14, 2007

Traded Jim Edmonds to the San Diego Padres. Received David Freese.

December 19, 2007

Signed D'Angelo Jimenez as a free agent.

Signed Jason LaRue as a free agent.

December 29, 2007

Signed Cliff Politte as a free agent.

January 3, 2008

Signed Matt Clement as a free agent.

January 4, 2008

Signed Aaron Miles as a free agent.

January 7, 2008

Signed Ron Flores as a free agent.

January 14, 2008

Traded Scott Rolen to the Toronto Blue Jays. Received Troy Glaus.

January 16, 2008

Signed Josh Phelps as a free agent.

February 19, 2008

Signed Ron Villone as a free agent.

February 27, 2008

Released Scott Spiezio.

March 13, 2008

Signed Kyle Lohse as a free agent.

March 20, 2008

Signed Audry Perez as an amateur free agent.

March 22, 2008

Sent Mike McCoy to the Baltimore Orioles as part of a conditional deal.

March 25, 2008

Released Reid Gorecki.

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