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2009 St. Louis Cardinals

Trades and Transactions

Franchise Encyclopedia: 2008 / 2010

91-71, Finished 1st in NL Central (Schedule and Results)
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Manager: Tony La Russa (91-71)
GM: John Mozeliak, Farm Dir: Jeff Luhnow, Scouting Dir: Jeff Luhnow
Scored 730 runs, Allowed 640 runs. Pythagorean W-L: 91-71

Ballparks: Busch Stadium III · Attendance: 3,343,252 (3rd of 16)
Park Factors  Over 100 favors batters, under 100 favors pitchers.
  multi-year:
Batting - 98, Pitching - 97 · one-year: Batting - 98, Pitching - 97

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2008 / 2010 Trades and Transactions

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

October 1, 2008

Rico Washington granted Free Agency.

October 15, 2008

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 (Standings)

Released Justin Knoedler.

April 20, 2009 (Standings)

Traded Brian Barton to the Atlanta Braves. Received Blaine Boyer.

April 25, 2009 (Standings)

Received Evan MacLane from the Arizona Diamondbacks as part of a conditional deal.

May 5, 2009 (Standings)

Released David Peralta.

June 8, 2009 (Standings)

Blaine Boyer selected by the Arizona Diamondbacks off waivers.

June 9, 2009 (Standings)

Drafted Shelby Miller in the 1st round (19th pick) of the 2009 amateur draft. Player signed August 17, 2009.

Drafted Joe Kelly in the 3rd round of the 2009 amateur draft. Player signed June 28, 2009.

Drafted Ryan Jackson in the 5th round of the 2009 amateur draft. Player signed June 17, 2009.

Drafted Matt Carpenter in the 13th round of the 2009 amateur draft. Player signed June 14, 2009.

Drafted Trevor Rosenthal in the 21st round of the 2009 amateur draft. Player signed June 27, 2009.

Drafted Matt Adams in the 23rd round of the 2009 amateur draft. Player signed June 16, 2009.

Drafted Keith Butler in the 24th round of the 2009 amateur draft. Player signed June 14, 2009.

June 27, 2009 (Standings)

Traded a player to be named later and Chris Perez to the Cleveland Indians. Received Mark DeRosa. The St. Louis Cardinals sent Jess Todd (July 26, 2009) to the Cleveland Indians to complete the trade.

July 22, 2009 (Standings)

Traded Chris Duncan to the Boston Red Sox. Received Julio Lugo.

July 24, 2009 (Standings)

Traded Clayton Mortensen, Shane Peterson and Brett Wallace to the Oakland Athletics. Received Matt Holliday.

August 19, 2009 (Standings)

Signed John Smoltz as a free agent.

October 5, 2009 (Standings)

Brian Barden granted Free Agency.

Royce Ring granted Free Agency.

November 3, 2009

Jarrett Hoffpauir selected by the Toronto Blue Jays off waivers.

November 4, 2009

Released Brad Thompson.

November 5, 2009

Rick Ankiel granted Free Agency.

Mark DeRosa granted Free Agency.

Troy Glaus granted Free Agency.

Khalil Greene granted Free Agency.

Matt Holliday granted Free Agency.

Jason LaRue granted Free Agency.

John Smoltz granted Free Agency.

November 6, 2009

Joel Pineiro granted Free Agency.

November 9, 2009

Evan MacLane granted Free Agency.

Charlie Manning granted Free Agency.

Todd Wellemeyer granted Free Agency.

November 30, 2009

Signed Ruben Gotay as a free agent.

Signed Jason LaRue as a free agent.

December 7, 2009

Signed Brad Penny as a free agent.

December 10, 2009

Mike Parisi drafted by the Chicago Cubs in the 2009 rule 5 draft.

December 11, 2009

Joe Thurston granted Free Agency.

January 4, 2010

Signed Evan MacLane as a free agent.

January 5, 2010

Signed Matt Holliday as a free agent.

January 13, 2010

Signed Charlie Zink as a free agent.

January 26, 2010

Signed Rich Hill as a free agent.

Signed Rich Rundles as a free agent.

February 27, 2010

Signed Felipe Lopez as a free agent.

March 26, 2010

Released Charlie Zink.

April 1, 2010

Sent Julio Lugo to the Baltimore Orioles as part of a conditional deal.

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