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2008 St. Louis Cardinals

Trades and Transactions

Franchise Encyclopedia: 2007 / 2009

86-76, Finished 4th in NL Central (Schedule and Results)
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Manager: Tony La Russa (86-76)
GM: John Mozeliak (Promoted to GM 10/31/2007), Farm Dir: John Vuch, Scouting Dir: Jeff Luhnow
Scored 779 runs, Allowed 725 runs. Pythagorean W-L: 86-76

Ballparks: Busch Stadium III · Attendance: 3,432,917 (3rd of 16)
Park Factors  Over 100 favors batters, under 100 favors pitchers.
  multi-year:
Batting - 98, Pitching - 98 · one-year: Batting - 99, Pitching - 99

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2007 / 2009 Trades and Transactions

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

October 4, 2007

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.

May 12, 2008 (Standings)

Released Stu Pomeranz.

June 5, 2008 (Standings)

Drafted Brett Wallace in the 1st round (13th pick) of the 2008 amateur draft. Player signed July 1, 2008.

Drafted Lance Lynn in the 1st round (39th pick) of the 2008 amateur draft. Player signed June 17, 2008.

Drafted Shane Peterson in the 2nd round of the 2008 amateur draft. Player signed June 10, 2008.

Drafted Jermaine Curtis in the 5th round of the 2008 amateur draft. Player signed June 11, 2008.

Drafted Eric Fornataro in the 6th round of the 2008 amateur draft. Player signed June 9, 2008.

Drafted Alex Castellanos in the 10th round of the 2008 amateur draft. Player signed June 9, 2008.

Drafted Sam Freeman in the 32nd round of the 2008 amateur draft. Player signed June 8, 2008.

Drafted Kevin Siegrist in the 41st round of the 2008 amateur draft. Player signed June 17, 2008.

July 26, 2008 (Standings)

Traded Anthony Reyes to the Cleveland Indians. Received Luis Perdomo.

August 2, 2008 (Standings)

Released Matt Clement.

August 5, 2008 (Standings)

Signed Felipe Lopez as a free agent.

October 1, 2008 (Standings)

Rico Washington granted Free Agency.

October 15, 2008 (Standings)

Selected Charlie Manning off waivers from the Washington Nationals.

October 16, 2008

Josh Phelps granted Free Agency.

October 20, 2008

Mark Mulder granted Free Agency.

October 22, 2008

Mark Johnson granted Free Agency.

October 30, 2008

Cesar Izturis granted Free Agency.

Jason LaRue granted Free Agency.

Braden Looper granted Free Agency.

Felipe Lopez granted Free Agency.

Russ Springer granted Free Agency.

Ron Villone granted Free Agency.

October 31, 2008

Signed Jason LaRue as a free agent.

November 1, 2008

Jason Isringhausen granted Free Agency.

November 3, 2008

Ron Flores granted Free Agency.

D'Angelo Jimenez granted Free Agency.

Cliff Politte granted Free Agency.

John Wasdin granted Free Agency.

Kelvin Jimenez selected by the Toronto Blue Jays off waivers.

November 10, 2008

Juan Encarnacion granted Free Agency.

November 15, 2008

Signed Oscar Taveras as an amateur free agent.

December 1, 2008

Signed Justin Knoedler as a free agent.

December 3, 2008

Signed Trever Miller as a free agent.

December 4, 2008

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

December 11, 2008

Luis Perdomo drafted by the San Francisco Giants in the 2008 rule 5 draft.

December 12, 2008

Randy Flores granted Free Agency.

Tyler Johnson granted Free Agency.

Aaron Miles granted Free Agency.

December 17, 2008

Signed Joe Thurston as a free agent.

January 6, 2009

Signed Royce Ring as a free agent.

February 9, 2009

Released Adam Kennedy.

March 5, 2009

Signed Dennys Reyes as a free agent.

April 1, 2009

Released Justin Knoedler.

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