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2007 Toronto Blue Jays

Trades and Transactions

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83-79, Finished 3rd in AL East (Schedule and Results)
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Manager: John Gibbons (83-79)
GM: J.P. Ricciardi, Farm Dir: Charlie Wilson, Scouting Dir: Jon Lalonde
Scored 753 runs, Allowed 699 runs. Pythagorean W-L: 87-75

Ballparks: Rogers Centre · Attendance: 2,360,644 (7th of 14)
Park Factors  Over 100 favors batters, under 100 favors pitchers.
  multi-year:
Batting - 100, Pitching - 99 · one-year: Batting - 98, 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 13, 2006

Kevin Barker granted Free Agency.

Traded Scott Schoeneweis to the Cincinnati Reds. Received a player to be named later. The Cincinnati Reds sent Trevor Lawhorn (minors) (October 13, 2006) to the Toronto Blue Jays to complete the trade.

October 14, 2006

Pete Walker granted Free Agency.

October 15, 2006

Luis Figueroa granted Free Agency.

Ben Howard granted Free Agency.

Mike Mahoney granted Free Agency.

Tim Olson granted Free Agency.

Brian Wolfe granted Free Agency.

October 17, 2006

Signed Henderson Alvarez as an amateur free agent.

October 22, 2006

Signed Kevin Barker as a free agent.

October 29, 2006

Bengie Molina granted Free Agency.

October 30, 2006

Frank Catalanotto granted Free Agency.

Justin Speier granted Free Agency.

Gregg Zaun granted Free Agency.

October 31, 2006

Signed Jean Machi as a free agent.

Ted Lilly granted Free Agency.

Chad Mottola granted Free Agency.

November 2, 2006

Signed Brian Wolfe as a free agent.

November 10, 2006

Signed Jeff Duncan as a free agent.

Signed Geremi Gonzalez as a free agent.

Signed Chad Mottola as a free agent.

November 13, 2006

Signed Matt Roney as a free agent.

November 18, 2006

Signed Frank Thomas as a free agent.

November 20, 2006

Signed Blaine Neal as a free agent.

November 27, 2006

Signed Mike Vento as a free agent.

November 28, 2006

Signed Gregg Zaun as a free agent.

November 29, 2006

Signed Royce Clayton as a free agent.

December 7, 2006

Drafted Jason Smith from the Chicago Cubs in the 2006 rule 5 draft.

Signed Matt Stairs as a free agent.

January 11, 2007

Signed John Thomson as a free agent.

January 17, 2007

Signed Sal Fasano as a free agent.

January 19, 2007

Selected Ray Olmedo off waivers from the Cincinnati Reds.

January 23, 2007

Signed Jesse Carlson as a free agent.

January 26, 2007

Signed Tomo Ohka as a free agent.

January 30, 2007

Signed Victor Zambrano as a free agent.

February 15, 2007

Signed Pete Walker as a free agent.

March 21, 2007

Released Pete Walker.

March 31, 2007

Signed Kyle Phillips as a free agent.

April 5, 2007 (Standings)

Sold Francisco Rosario to the Philadelphia Phillies.

May 3, 2007 (Standings)

Signed Jim Crowell as a free agent.

May 7, 2007 (Standings)

Released Geremi Gonzalez.

May 12, 2007 (Standings)

Signed Howie Clark as a free agent.

Signed Andrew Good as a free agent.

May 13, 2007 (Standings)

Purchased Mike Venafro from the Minnesota Twins.

May 16, 2007 (Standings)

Jason Smith selected by the Arizona Diamondbacks off waivers.

May 25, 2007 (Standings)

Released Andrew Good.

June 7, 2007 (Standings)

Drafted J.P. Arencibia in the 1st round (21st pick) of the 2007 amateur draft. Player signed June 19, 2007.

Drafted Brett Cecil in the 1st round (38th pick) of the 2007 amateur draft. Player signed June 15, 2007.

Drafted Trystan Magnuson in the 1st round (56th pick) of the 2007 amateur draft. Player signed July 11, 2007.

Drafted Brad Mills in the 4th round of the 2007 amateur draft. Player signed June 14, 2007.

Drafted Marc Rzepczynski in the 5th round of the 2007 amateur draft. Player signed June 16, 2007.

Drafted Brad Emaus in the 11th round of the 2007 amateur draft. Player signed June 15, 2007.

Drafted Darin Mastroianni in the 16th round of the 2007 amateur draft. Player signed June 12, 2007.

June 14, 2007 (Standings)

Released Tomo Ohka.

June 18, 2007 (Standings)

Released John Thomson.

June 25, 2007 (Standings)

Signed Scott Sauerbeck as a free agent.

July 3, 2007 (Standings)

Released Jeff Duncan.

July 9, 2007 (Standings)

Released Victor Zambrano.

July 20, 2007 (Standings)

Released Jason Phillips.

July 27, 2007 (Standings)

Signed Tim Collins as an amateur free agent.

Released Jim Crowell.

July 31, 2007 (Standings)

Signed Mark Redman as a free agent.

August 1, 2007 (Standings)

Released Mike Venafro.

August 3, 2007 (Standings)

Selected Hector Luna off waivers from the Cleveland Indians.

August 7, 2007 (Standings)

Released Royce Clayton.

August 16, 2007 (Standings)

Released Mark Redman.

August 24, 2007 (Standings)

Signed Pat Mahomes as a free agent.

August 28, 2007 (Standings)

Signed Joe Kennedy as a free agent.

September 15, 2007 (Standings)

Selected Joe Inglett off waivers from the Cleveland Indians.

October 1, 2007 (Standings)

Howie Clark granted Free Agency.

Matt Roney granted Free Agency.

October 10, 2007 (Standings)

Ryan Roberts granted Free Agency.

October 20, 2007

Signed Scott Richmond as an amateur free agent.

October 26, 2007

Selected Mike Gosling off waivers from the Cincinnati Reds.

Selected Pedro Lopez off waivers from the Cincinnati Reds.

October 29, 2007

Kevin Barker granted Free Agency.

Lee Gronkiewicz granted Free Agency.

John Hattig granted Free Agency.

Joe Kennedy granted Free Agency.

Pat Mahomes granted Free Agency.

Chad Mottola granted Free Agency.

Blaine Neal granted Free Agency.

Scott Sauerbeck granted Free Agency.

Matt Stairs granted Free Agency.

Mike Vento granted Free Agency.

Jamie Vermilyea granted Free Agency.

October 30, 2007

Sal Fasano granted Free Agency.

November 2, 2007

Signed Matt Stairs as a free agent.

November 13, 2007

Released John-Ford Griffin.

November 18, 2007

Traded Kristian Bell (minors) and Graham Godfrey to the Oakland Athletics. Received Marco Scutaro.

December 3, 2007

Ty Taubenheim selected by the Pittsburgh Pirates off waivers.

December 5, 2007

Traded Justin James to the Cincinnati Reds. Received Buck Coats.

December 6, 2007

Drafted Randy Wells from the Chicago Cubs in the 2007 rule 5 draft.

December 12, 2007

Josh Towers granted Free Agency.

December 13, 2007

Signed David Eckstein as a free agent.

December 14, 2007

Signed Sal Fasano as a free agent.

December 20, 2007

Signed Matt Watson as a free agent.

December 26, 2007

Signed Kane Davis as a free agent.

Signed Jamie Vermilyea as a free agent.

January 8, 2008

Signed Shawn Camp as a free agent.

January 14, 2008

Traded Troy Glaus to the St. Louis Cardinals. Received Scott Rolen.

January 26, 2008

Signed Rod Barajas as a free agent.

January 31, 2008

Signed Mike Gallo as a free agent.

February 1, 2008

Ray Olmedo selected by the Pittsburgh Pirates off waivers.

February 15, 2008

Signed John Parrish as a free agent.

February 25, 2008

Signed Shannon Stewart as a free agent.

March 13, 2008

Signed Armando Benitez as a free agent.

March 17, 2008

Selected Bill Murphy off waivers from the Arizona Diamondbacks.

March 23, 2008

Released Reed Johnson.

March 25, 2008

Released Sal Fasano.

March 31, 2008

Signed Jorge Velandia as a free agent.

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