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Trades and Transactions

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75-87, Finished 4th in AL West (Schedule and Results)
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Manager: Ron Washington (75-87)
GM: Jon Daniels, Farm Dir: John Lombardo, Scouting Dir: Ron Hopkins
Scored 816 runs, Allowed 844 runs. Pythagorean W-L: 79-83

Ballparks: Ameriquest Field · Attendance: 2,353,862 (8th of 14)
Park Factors  Over 100 favors batters, under 100 favors pitchers.
  multi-year:
Batting - 101, Pitching - 101 · one-year: Batting - 97, Pitching - 98

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2006 / 2008 Trades and Transactions

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

October 11, 2006

R.A. Dickey granted Free Agency.

Selected Francisco Cruceta off waivers from the Seattle Mariners.

Selected Mike Wood off waivers from the Kansas City Royals.

October 15, 2006

Brian Anderson granted Free Agency.

Ryan Bukvich granted Free Agency.

Jamie Burke granted Free Agency.

Jesse Carlson granted Free Agency.

Enrique Cruz granted Free Agency.

Ryan Jensen granted Free Agency.

Kelvin Jimenez granted Free Agency.

Eric Knott granted Free Agency.

Jon Leicester granted Free Agency.

Lou Pote granted Free Agency.

Erasmo Ramirez granted Free Agency.

Matt Riley granted Free Agency.

Kevin Walker granted Free Agency.

October 28, 2006

Adam Eaton granted Free Agency.

October 30, 2006

Mark DeRosa granted Free Agency.

Vicente Padilla granted Free Agency.

October 31, 2006

Rod Barajas granted Free Agency.

Jerry Hairston granted Free Agency.

Adam Hyzdu granted Free Agency.

Carlos Lee granted Free Agency.

Gary Matthews granted Free Agency.

November 1, 2006

Kip Wells granted Free Agency.

Eric Young granted Free Agency.

November 3, 2006

Signed Alfredo Simon as a free agent.

November 8, 2006

Signed Matt Kata as a free agent.

November 15, 2006

Signed Franklyn German as a free agent.

November 17, 2006

Signed Ramon Vazquez as a free agent.

November 19, 2006

Signed Frank Catalanotto as a free agent.

November 21, 2006

Signed Dave Matranga as a free agent.

November 29, 2006

Signed Scott Rice as a free agent.

December 4, 2006

Signed Vicente Padilla as a free agent.

December 7, 2006

Alfredo Simon drafted by the Baltimore Orioles in the 2006 rule 5 draft.

December 8, 2006

Signed Marlon Byrd as a free agent.

December 12, 2006

Signed Kenny Lofton as a free agent.

Mike Wood granted Free Agency.

December 19, 2006

Signed Eric Gagne as a free agent.

December 20, 2006

Signed Jared Sandberg as a free agent.

December 23, 2006

Traded Jake Rasner (minors), John Danks and Nick Masset to the Chicago White Sox. Received David Paisano (minors) and Brandon McCarthy.

December 28, 2006

Signed Guillermo Quiroz as a free agent.

Signed Mike Wood as a free agent.

January 5, 2007

Signed Jerry Hairston as a free agent.

January 11, 2007

Signed Willie Eyre as a free agent.

January 12, 2007

Traded John Lujan (minors) to the Chicago White Sox. Received Chris Stewart.

January 22, 2007

Signed Jose Morban as a free agent.

January 25, 2007

Signed Jamey Wright as a free agent.

February 13, 2007

Signed Randy Williams as a free agent.

February 20, 2007

Signed Desi Relaford as a free agent.

February 23, 2007

Signed Sammy Sosa as a free agent.

March 17, 2007

The Philadelphia Phillies returned Alfredo Simon (earlier draft pick).

March 23, 2007

Signed Brandon Puffer as a free agent.

March 24, 2007

Released Jared Sandberg.

March 26, 2007

Selected Ezequiel Astacio off waivers from the Houston Astros.

March 28, 2007

Released Rick Bauer.

March 30, 2007

Signed Bill White as a free agent.

April 1, 2007 (Standings)

Signed Bruce Chen as a free agent.

April 6, 2007 (Standings)

Signed Jorge Vasquez as a free agent.

April 18, 2007 (Standings)

Released Jose Morban.

May 26, 2007 (Standings)

Released Miguel Ojeda.

May 29, 2007 (Standings)

Signed Mark Redman as a free agent.

June 7, 2007 (Standings)

Drafted Blake Beavan in the 1st round (17th pick) of the 2007 amateur draft. Player signed August 14, 2007.

Drafted Julio Borbon in the 1st round (35th pick) of the 2007 amateur draft. Player signed August 15, 2007.

Drafted Neil Ramirez in the 1st round (44th pick) of the 2007 amateur draft. Player signed August 15, 2007.

Drafted Tommy Hunter in the 1st round (54th pick) of the 2007 amateur draft. Player signed July 16, 2007.

Drafted Matt West in the 2nd round of the 2007 amateur draft. Player signed June 19, 2007.

Drafted Evan Reed in the 3rd round of the 2007 amateur draft. Player signed July 3, 2007.

Drafted John Gast in the 5th round of the 2007 amateur draft, but did not sign the player.

Drafted Anthony Ranaudo in the 11th round of the 2007 amateur draft, but did not sign the player.

Drafted Drew Pomeranz in the 12th round of the 2007 amateur draft, but did not sign the player.

Drafted Josh Lueke in the 16th round of the 2007 amateur draft. Player signed June 11, 2007.

Drafted Mitch Moreland in the 17th round of the 2007 amateur draft. Player signed August 4, 2007.

Drafted Erik Davis in the 21st round of the 2007 amateur draft, but did not sign the player.

Drafted Andy Wilkins in the 25th round of the 2007 amateur draft, but did not sign the player.

June 10, 2007 (Standings)

Purchased Adam Melhuse from the Oakland Athletics.

June 13, 2007 (Standings)

Matt Kata granted Free Agency.

July 2, 2007 (Standings)

Signed Martin Perez as an amateur free agent.

Signed Tomas Telis as an amateur free agent.

July 9, 2007 (Standings)

John Koronka selected by the Cleveland Indians off waivers.

July 14, 2007 (Standings)

Released Mark Redman.

July 27, 2007 (Standings)

Traded Kenny Lofton to the Cleveland Indians. Received Max Ramirez.

July 31, 2007 (Standings)

Traded Eric Gagne and cash to the Boston Red Sox. Received Engel Beltre, Kason Gabbard and David Murphy.

Traded Ron Mahay and Mark Teixeira to the Atlanta Braves. Received Beau Jones (minors), Elvis Andrus, Neftali Feliz, Matt Harrison and Jarrod Saltalamacchia.

August 24, 2007 (Standings)

Signed Luther Hackman as a free agent.

Released Adam Melhuse.

October 12, 2007 (Standings)

Francisco Cruceta granted Free Agency.

Desi Relaford granted Free Agency.

October 15, 2007 (Standings)

Bruce Chen granted Free Agency.

October 16, 2007

Mike Wood granted Free Agency.

October 18, 2007

Guillermo Quiroz granted Free Agency.

October 20, 2007

Willie Eyre granted Free Agency.

October 21, 2007

Signed Willie Eyre as a free agent.

October 29, 2007

Ezequiel Astacio granted Free Agency.

Luther Hackman granted Free Agency.

Dave Matranga granted Free Agency.

Scott Rice granted Free Agency.

Alfredo Simon granted Free Agency.

Jorge Vasquez granted Free Agency.

Randy Williams granted Free Agency.

Released Franklyn German.

Selected Nick Gorneault off waivers from the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim.

October 30, 2007

Jerry Hairston granted Free Agency.

Sammy Sosa granted Free Agency.

October 31, 2007

Brad Wilkerson granted Free Agency.

November 18, 2007

Signed Warner Madrigal as a free agent.

November 21, 2007

Signed Ryan Roberts as a free agent.

November 28, 2007

Released Victor Diaz.

December 5, 2007

Signed Leury Garcia as an amateur free agent.

Traded Freddy Guzman to the Detroit Tigers. Received Chris Shelton.

December 10, 2007

Signed Milton Bradley as a free agent.

December 12, 2007

Nick Gorneault granted Free Agency.

Akinori Otsuka granted Free Agency.

Traded Tug Hulett to the Seattle Mariners. Received Ben Broussard.

December 13, 2007

Signed Eric Cyr as a free agent.

December 14, 2007

Signed Kazuo Fukumori as a free agent.

December 15, 2007

Signed Franklyn German as a free agent.

December 21, 2007

Traded Danny Herrera and Edinson Volquez to the Cincinnati Reds. Received Josh Hamilton.

December 23, 2007

Signed Elizardo Ramirez as a free agent.

December 26, 2007

Signed Jason Ellison as a free agent.

January 5, 2008

Signed Jason Davis as a free agent.

January 10, 2008

Signed Adam Melhuse as a free agent.

January 11, 2008

Signed Eddie Guardado as a free agent.

January 17, 2008

Signed Jason Jennings as a free agent.

January 30, 2008

Signed Trey Hodges as a free agent.

February 5, 2008

Traded Armando Galarraga to the Detroit Tigers. Received Mike Hernandez (minors).

February 16, 2008

Signed Kevin Mench as a free agent.

March 10, 2008

Signed Sidney Ponson as a free agent.

March 24, 2008

Released Eric Cyr.

March 27, 2008

Released Jason Davis.

Released Chris Stewart.

March 28, 2008

Released Kevin Mahar.

Traded Jose Marte (minors) to the Arizona Diamondbacks. Received Dustin Nippert.

March 30, 2008

Signed Chris Michalak as a free agent.

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