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2008 Tampa Bay Rays

Trades and Transactions

Franchise Encyclopedia: 2007 / 2009

97-65, Finished 1st in AL East (Schedule and Results)
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Manager: Joe Maddon (97-65)
GM: Andrew Friedman, Scouting Dir: R.J. Harrison
Scored 774 runs, Allowed 671 runs. Pythagorean W-L: 92-70

Ballparks: Tropicana Field & Ballpark at Disney's Wide World of Sports · Attendance: 1,811,986 (12th of 14)
Park Factors  Over 100 favors batters, under 100 favors pitchers.
  multi-year:
Batting - 101, Pitching - 101 · one-year: Batting - 102, Pitching - 102


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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.

January 3, 2008

Signed John Rodriguez as a free agent.

January 4, 2008

Signed Brent Butler as a free agent.

January 6, 2008

Signed Mike Difelice as a free agent.

January 17, 2008

Signed Scott Munter as a free agent.

Traded Jeff Ridgway to the Atlanta Braves. Received Chase Fontaine (minors) and Willy Aybar.

January 24, 2008

Signed Roger Deago as a free agent.

January 30, 2008

Signed Josh Paul as a free agent.

February 1, 2008

Signed Steve Andrade as a free agent.

February 6, 2008

Signed Eric Hinske as a free agent.

Signed Trever Miller as a free agent.

March 28, 2008

Selected Nathan Haynes off waivers from the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim.

March 29, 2008

Signed Ben Hendrickson as a free agent.

Released Josh Paul.

April 18, 2008 (Standings)

Selected Dan Johnson off waivers from the Oakland Athletics.

April 22, 2008 (Standings)

Signed Josh Labandeira as a free agent.

Traded Josh Butler to the Milwaukee Brewers. Received Gabe Gross.

May 7, 2008 (Standings)

Signed Colter Bean as a free agent.

May 15, 2008 (Standings)

The Pittsburgh Pirates returned Evan Meek (earlier draft pick).

Sold Evan Meek to the Pittsburgh Pirates.

May 28, 2008 (Standings)

Released Scott Munter.

June 2, 2008 (Standings)

Signed Enny Romero as an amateur free agent.

Released John Rodriguez.

June 5, 2008 (Standings)

Drafted Tim Beckham in the 1st round (1st pick) of the 2008 amateur draft. Player signed June 19, 2008.

July 2, 2008 (Standings)

Released Josh Labandeira.

July 4, 2008 (Standings)

Signed Josh Labandeira as a free agent.

July 24, 2008 (Standings)

Purchased Darin Downs from the Chicago Cubs.

July 26, 2008 (Standings)

Released Josh Labandeira.

July 28, 2008 (Standings)

Signed Carlos Hernandez as a free agent.

Signed Heath Phillips as a free agent.

August 2, 2008 (Standings)

Gary Glover granted Free Agency.

August 4, 2008 (Standings)

Sent Andy Cannizaro to the Cleveland Indians as part of a conditional deal.

August 7, 2008 (Standings)

Purchased Chad Bradford from the Baltimore Orioles.

August 18, 2008 (Standings)

Alberto Reyes granted Free Agency.

August 31, 2008 (Standings)

Received Michel Hernandez from the Pittsburgh Pirates as part of a conditional deal.

Received Jorge Velandia from the Cleveland Indians as part of a conditional deal.

September 1, 2008 (Standings)

Released Mike Difelice.

September 5, 2008 (Standings)

Released Kurt Birkins.

October 1, 2008 (Standings)

Nathan Haynes granted Free Agency.

October 9, 2008 (Standings)

Scott Dohmann granted Free Agency.

October 15, 2008 (Standings)

Jorge Velandia granted Free Agency.

October 31, 2008

Rocco Baldelli granted Free Agency.

November 1, 2008

Eric Hinske granted Free Agency.

November 3, 2008

Steve Andrade granted Free Agency.

Colter Bean granted Free Agency.

Roger Deago granted Free Agency.

Cliff Floyd granted Free Agency.

Hector Gimenez granted Free Agency.

Joel Guzman granted Free Agency.

Ben Hendrickson granted Free Agency.

Trever Miller granted Free Agency.

Heath Phillips granted Free Agency.

Chris Richard granted Free Agency.

November 6, 2008

Michel Hernandez granted Free Agency.

December 3, 2008

Signed Chris Richard as a free agent.

December 5, 2008

Signed Jason Childers as a free agent.

December 10, 2008

Traded Edwin Jackson to the Detroit Tigers. Received Matthew Joyce.

December 12, 2008

Jonny Gomes granted Free Agency.

December 17, 2008

Signed Ray Sadler as a free agent.

December 19, 2008

Sold Dan Johnson to Yokohama Bay Stars (Japan Central).

December 22, 2008

Signed Ray Olmedo as a free agent.

December 23, 2008

Signed Randy Choate as a free agent.

December 30, 2008

Signed Joe Nelson as a free agent.

January 5, 2009

Signed Pat Burrell as a free agent.

Signed Julio DePaula as a free agent.

Signed Michel Hernandez as a free agent.

January 9, 2009

Selected Dewon Day off waivers from the Boston Red Sox.

January 12, 2009

Signed Gabe Kapler as a free agent.

January 15, 2009

Jae Kuk Ryu selected by the San Diego Padres off waivers.

January 16, 2009

Signed Lance Cormier as a free agent.

February 6, 2009

Signed Winston Abreu as a free agent.

February 9, 2009

Signed Morgan Ensberg as a free agent.

February 10, 2009

Signed Brian Shouse as a free agent.

February 19, 2009

Signed Adam Kennedy as a free agent.

Traded Juan Salas to the Cleveland Indians. Received Isaias Velasquez (minors).

February 20, 2009

Signed Jason Isringhausen as a free agent.

March 30, 2009

Released Morgan Ensberg.

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2007 / 2009 Trades and Transactions