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    Cool Official 2008 MLB Off Season Thread

    So far transactions are as follows:

    <table class="tablehead" cellpadding="3" cellspacing="1"><tbody><tr class="stathead"><td colspan="2">Thursday, November 6, 2008</td></tr><tr class="colhead"><td colspan="2">TEAM</td></tr><tr class="evenrow"><td colspan="2" valign="top">No transactions for this day.</td></tr><tr class="stathead"><td colspan="2">Wednesday, November 5, 2008</td></tr><tr class="colhead"><td colspan="2">TEAM</td></tr><tr class="oddrow" valign="top"><td width="50"></td><td>Released outfielder So Taguchi.</td></tr><tr class="stathead"><td colspan="2">Tuesday, November 4, 2008</td></tr><tr class="colhead"><td colspan="2">TEAM</td></tr><tr class="oddrow" valign="top"><td width="50"></td><td>Sent outright first baseman Mark Saccomanno to Round Rock of the Pacific Coast League (AAA).</td></tr><tr class="evenrow" valign="top"><td width="50"></td><td>Named Dale Sveum hitting coach and Brad Fischer third base coach.</td></tr><tr class="oddrow" valign="top"><td width="50"></td><td>Declined the 2009 contract options on first baseman Jason Giambi and pitcher Carl Pavano.</td></tr><tr class="evenrow" valign="top"><td width="50"></td><td>Named Bob Alejo director of strength and conditioning.</td></tr><tr class="oddrow" valign="top"><td width="50"></td><td>Claimed pitcher Les Walrond off waivers from the Philadelphia Phillies.</td></tr><tr class="evenrow" valign="top"><td width="50"></td><td>Sent outright first baseman Dmitri Young to Syracuse of the International League (AAA).</td></tr><tr class="stathead"><td colspan="2">Monday, November 3, 2008</td></tr><tr class="colhead"><td colspan="2">TEAM</td></tr><tr class="oddrow" valign="top"><td width="50"></td><td>Sent outright pitcher Alberto Castillo to Norfolk of the International League (AAA).</td></tr><tr class="evenrow" valign="top"><td width="50"></td><td>Claimed pitcher Dan Meyer off waivers from the Oakland Athletics.</td></tr><tr class="oddrow" valign="top"><td width="50"></td><td>Exercised the 2009 contract option on outfielder Mike Cameron.</td></tr><tr class="evenrow" valign="top"><td width="50"></td><td>Named Ruben Amaro Jr. senior vice president and general manager.</td></tr><tr class="oddrow" valign="top"><td width="50"></td><td>Declined the 2009 contract options on designated hitter Cliff Floyd and pitcher Trever Miller; sent outright catcher Michel Hernandez to Durham of the International League (AAA).</td></tr><tr class="evenrow" valign="top"><td width="50"></td><td>Claimed shortstop Angel Sanchez from the Kansas City Royals and righthander Kelvin Jimenez from the St. Louis Cardinals.</td></tr><tr class="oddrow" valign="top"><td width="50"></td><td>Agreed to terms with pitcher Pedro Encarnacion, infielder-outfielder Jairo Bernabel and outfielder Aridio Rodriguez.</td></tr><tr class="stathead"><td colspan="2">Sunday, November 2, 2008</td></tr><tr class="colhead"><td colspan="2">TEAM</td></tr><tr class="evenrow"><td colspan="2" valign="top">No transactions for this day.</td></tr><tr class="stathead"><td colspan="2">Saturday, November 1, 2008</td></tr><tr class="colhead"><td colspan="2">TEAM</td></tr><tr class="evenrow"><td colspan="2" valign="top">No transactions for this day.</td></tr><tr class="stathead"><td colspan="2">Friday, October 31, 2008</td></tr><tr class="colhead"><td colspan="2">TEAM</td></tr><tr class="oddrow" valign="top"><td width="50"></td><td>Exercised the 2010 contract option on pitcher Jon Rauch.</td></tr><tr class="evenrow" valign="top"><td width="50"></td><td>Exercised the 2009 contract option on pitcher Tim Wakefield.</td></tr><tr class="oddrow" valign="top"><td width="50"></td><td>Purchased the contract of pitcher Polin Trinidad from Corpus Christi of the Texas League (AA); sent outright pitcher Paul Estrada to Corpus Christi.</td></tr><tr class="evenrow" valign="top"><td width="50"></td><td>Named Gene Watson coordinator of professional scouting and Eddie Rodriguez special assignment coach.</td></tr><tr class="oddrow" valign="top"><td width="50"></td><td>Named John Valentin manager of Chattanooga of the Southern League (AA), Carlos Subero manager of Inland Empire of the California League (A), Damon Berryhill manager of Ogden of the Pioneer League (Rookie), Lenny Harris senior hitting coach and Aaron Sele minor league pitching instructor.</td></tr><tr class="evenrow" valign="top"><td width="50"></td><td>Declined the 2009 contract option on infielder Craig Counsell.</td></tr><tr class="oddrow" valign="top"><td width="50"></td><td>Exercised the 2009 contract option on first baseman Carlos Delgado.</td></tr><tr class="evenrow" valign="top"><td width="50"></td><td>Added pitchers Wilkin De La Rossa and Eric Hacker to the 40-man roster.</td></tr><tr class="oddrow" valign="top"><td width="50"></td><td>Declined to exercise the 2009 club option on pitcher Alan Embree; claimed infielder Joe Dillon off waivers from the Milwaukee Brewers.</td></tr><tr class="evenrow" valign="top"><td width="50"></td><td>Signed catcher Jason LaRue to one-year contract.</td></tr><tr class="oddrow" valign="top"><td width="50"></td><td>Exercised the 2009 contract option on catcher Rod Barajas.</td></tr><tr class="evenrow" valign="top"><td width="50"></td><td>Promoted Ryan Thomas to coordinator of minor league operations and Erick Dalton to coordinator of advanced scouting and video.</td></tr></tbody></table>
    <table class="tablehead" cellpadding="3" cellspacing="1"><tbody><tr class="stathead"><td colspan="2">Thursday, November 13, 2008</td></tr><tr class="colhead"><td colspan="2">TEAM</td></tr><tr class="oddrow" valign="top"><td width="50"></td><td>Acquired infielder Wilson Betemit and pitchers Jeff Marquez and Jhonny Nunez from the New York Yankees for outfielder-first baseman Nick Swisher and pitcher Kaneoka Texeira.</td></tr><tr class="evenrow" valign="top"><td width="50"></td><td>Acquired pitcher Jose Ceda from the Chicago Cubs for pitcher Kevin Gregg.</td></tr><tr class="oddrow" valign="top"><td width="50"></td><td>Signed manager Ron Gardenhire to a two-year contract extension.</td></tr><tr class="stathead"><td colspan="2">Wednesday, November 12, 2008</td></tr><tr class="colhead"><td colspan="2">TEAM</td></tr><tr class="oddrow" valign="top"><td width="50"></td><td>Signed pitcher Damaso Marte to a three-year contract with a team option for 2012.</td></tr><tr class="evenrow" valign="top"><td width="50"></td><td>Acquired outfielder Matt Holliday from the Colorado Rockies for pitchers Greg Smith and Huston Street and outfielder Carlos Gonzalez; claimed infielder Yung Chi chen off waivers from the Seattle Mariners.</td></tr><tr class="stathead"><td colspan="2">Tuesday, November 11, 2008</td></tr><tr class="colhead"><td colspan="2">TEAM</td></tr><tr class="oddrow" valign="top"><td width="50"></td><td>Announced the retirement of pitcher Salomon Torres.</td></tr><tr class="evenrow" valign="top"><td width="50"></td><td>Acquired pitcher Scott Olsen and outfielder Josh Willingham from the Florida Marlins for infielder Emilio Bonifacio, pitcher P.J. Dean and second baseman Jake Smolinski.</td></tr><tr class="stathead"><td colspan="2">Monday, November 10, 2008</td></tr><tr class="colhead"><td colspan="2">TEAM</td></tr><tr class="oddrow" valign="top"><td width="50"></td><td>Signed pitcher Brandon Duckworth and sent him outright to Omaha of the Pacific Coast League (AAA).</td></tr><tr class="evenrow" valign="top"><td width="50"></td><td>Re-signed pitcher Scott Eyre to a one-year contract; agreed to terms with pitching coach Rich Dubee, first base coach Davey Lopes and hitting coach Milt Thompson.</td></tr><tr class="stathead"><td colspan="2">Sunday, November 9, 2008</td></tr><tr class="colhead"><td colspan="2">TEAM</td></tr><tr class="evenrow"><td colspan="2" valign="top">No transactions for this day.</td></tr><tr class="stathead"><td colspan="2">Saturday, November 8, 2008</td></tr><tr class="colhead"><td colspan="2">TEAM</td></tr><tr class="oddrow" valign="top"><td width="50"></td><td>Named Willie Randolph bench coach.</td></tr><tr class="stathead"><td colspan="2">Friday, November 7, 2008</td></tr><tr class="colhead"><td colspan="2">TEAM</td></tr><tr class="oddrow" valign="top"><td width="50"></td><td>Named Dominic Chiti special assistant to the general manager.</td></tr><tr class="evenrow" valign="top"><td width="50"></td><td>Signed pitcher Chia-Jen Lo to a minor league contract; re-signed pitcher LaTroy Hawkins to a one-year contract.</td></tr><tr class="oddrow" valign="top"><td width="50"></td><td>Named Bill Castro pitching coach.</td></tr><tr class="evenrow" valign="top"><td width="50"></td><td>Exercised the 2009 contract option on outfielder Brian Giles.</td></tr><tr class="oddrow" valign="top"><td width="50"></td><td>Exercised the 2009 contract option on third baseman Hank Blalock.</td></tr></tbody></table>
    <table class="tablehead" cellpadding="3" cellspacing="1"><tbody><tr class="stathead"><td colspan="2">Thursday, November 20, 2008</td></tr><tr class="colhead"><td colspan="2">TEAM</td></tr><tr class="oddrow" valign="top"><td width="50"></td><td>Claimed pitcher Eric O'Flaherty off waivers from the Seattle Mariners; purchased the contracts of pitchers Todd Redmond and Stephen Marek and infielder Diory Hernandez.</td></tr><tr class="evenrow" valign="top"><td width="50"></td><td>Purchased the contracts of pitchers Felix Doubront and Hunter Jones and catcher Mark Wagner.</td></tr><tr class="oddrow" valign="top"><td width="50"></td><td>Purchased the of contracts of pitchers Jon Link, Jhonny Nunez and Clevelan Santeliz and first baseman Brandon Allen.</td></tr><tr class="evenrow" valign="top"><td width="50"></td><td>Purchased the contracts of outfielder Trevor Crowe, pitcher Jeff Stevens and catchers Carlos Santana and Chris Gimenez from Columbus of the International League (AAA) and pitcher Hector Rondon from Kinston of the Carolina League (A).</td></tr><tr class="oddrow" valign="top"><td width="50"></td><td>Purchased the contracts of pitchers Alfredo Figaro, Guillermo Moscoso and Zach Simons and outfielders Wilkin Ramirez and Casper Wells.</td></tr><tr class="evenrow" valign="top"><td width="50"></td><td>Activated outfielder Andruw Jones, infielder Tony Abreu and pitchers Mario Alvarez, Yhency Brazoban and Jason Schmidt from the 60-day disabled list; purchased the contracts of outfielder Jamie Hoffmann and pitchers Victor Garate, Brent Leach, Jesus Castillo and Travis Schlichting.</td></tr><tr class="oddrow" valign="top"><td width="50"></td><td>Announced the retirement of pitcher Mike Mussina.</td></tr><tr class="evenrow" valign="top"><td width="50"></td><td>Acquired outfielder John Mayberry from the Texas Rangers for outfielder Greg Golson; assigned Mayberry to Lehigh Valley of the International League (AAA); purchased the contracts of Mayberry, pitchers Carlos Carrasco, Drew Naylor and Sergio Escalona and catcher Joel Naughton.</td></tr><tr class="oddrow" valign="top"><td width="50"></td><td>Purchased the contracts of pitchers Matt Bush, Cesar Carrillo, Jackson Quezada and Cesar Ramos, catcher Jose Lobaton and outfielder Luis Durango.</td></tr><tr class="evenrow" valign="top"><td width="50"></td><td>Purchased the contracts of pitcher Jesse English from Fresno of the Pacific Coast League (AAA), pitcher Joe Martinez from Connecticut of the Eastern League (AA), pitcher Waldis Joaquin from San Jose of the California League (A) and pitcher Henry Sosa from Augusta of the South Atlantic League (A).</td></tr><tr class="oddrow" valign="top"><td width="50"></td><td>Activated second baseman Ian Kinsler and pitcher Kason Gabbard from the 60-day disabled list; designated pitchers Kameron Loe and Wes Littleton for assignment; purchased the contracts of infielder Jose Vallejo and pitchers John Bannister, Willie Eyre and Omar Poveda.</td></tr><tr class="stathead"><td colspan="2">Wednesday, November 19, 2008</td></tr><tr class="colhead"><td colspan="2">TEAM</td></tr><tr class="oddrow" valign="top"><td width="50"></td><td>Acquired pitcher Ramon Ramirez from the Kansas City Royals for outfielder Coco Crisp.</td></tr><tr class="evenrow" valign="top"><td width="50"></td><td>Named Chuck Hernandez bullpen coach.</td></tr><tr class="oddrow" valign="top"><td width="50"></td><td>Purchased the contracts of outfielder Brian Bogusevic, shortstop Tommy Manzella and second baseman Drew Sutton from Corpus Christi of the Texas League (AA).</td></tr><tr class="evenrow" valign="top"><td width="50"></td><td>Added pitchers Brian Duensing and Anthony Swarzak, catchers Drew Butera and Wilson Ramos and infielders Luke Hughes, Trevor Plouffe, Deibinson Romero and Steve Tolleson to the major league roster.</td></tr><tr class="oddrow" valign="top"><td width="50"></td><td>Signed pitcher Chris Schroder; purchased the contract of pitcher Ryan Webb from Midland of the Texas League (AA).</td></tr><tr class="evenrow" valign="top"><td width="50"></td><td>Named Don Wakamatsu manager.</td></tr><tr class="stathead"><td colspan="2">Tuesday, November 18, 2008</td></tr><tr class="colhead"><td colspan="2">TEAM</td></tr><tr class="oddrow" valign="top"><td width="50"></td><td>Signed catcher Jose Reyes; added pitchers Brad Bergesen, David Hernandez, Chorye Spoone and Wilfredo Perez and outfielder Nolan Reimold to the 40-man roster.</td></tr><tr class="evenrow" valign="top"><td width="50"></td><td>Re-signed pitcher Ryan Dempster to a four-year contract.</td></tr><tr class="oddrow" valign="top"><td width="50"></td><td>Named Deron Anderson video production director, Dave Nelson alumni relations director, Katina Shaw community relations director and Teddy Werner business operations director.</td></tr><tr class="stathead"><td colspan="2">Monday, November 17, 2008</td></tr><tr class="colhead"><td colspan="2">TEAM</td></tr><tr class="oddrow" valign="top"><td width="50"></td><td>Signed pitcher Brad Hennessey and infielder Donnie Murphy to minor league contracts.</td></tr><tr class="evenrow" valign="top"><td width="50"></td><td>Claimed pitcher Kelvin Jimenez off waivers from the Toronto Blue Jays.</td></tr><tr class="oddrow" valign="top"><td width="50"></td><td>Named Scott Proefock assistant general manager.</td></tr><tr class="evenrow" valign="top"><td width="50"></td><td>Signed pitcher Jeremy Affeldt to a two-year contract.</td></tr><tr class="stathead"><td colspan="2">Sunday, November 16, 2008</td></tr><tr class="colhead"><td colspan="2">TEAM</td></tr><tr class="evenrow"><td colspan="2" valign="top">No transactions for this day.</td></tr><tr class="stathead"><td colspan="2">Saturday, November 15, 2008</td></tr><tr class="colhead"><td colspan="2">TEAM</td></tr><tr class="evenrow"><td colspan="2" valign="top">No transactions for this day.</td></tr><tr class="stathead"><td colspan="2">Friday, November 14, 2008</td></tr><tr class="colhead"><td colspan="2">TEAM</td></tr><tr class="oddrow" valign="top"><td width="50"></td><td>Sent outright pitcher Mike MacDougal to Charlotte of the International League (AAA).</td></tr><tr class="evenrow" valign="top"><td width="50"></td><td>Activated pitchers Luke Hochevar, Luke Hudson and Carlos Rosa and outfielder Shane Costa from the 60-day disabled list; designated Hudson and pitcher Josh Newman for assignment; named Mike Arbuckle senior advisor to the general manager-scouting and player development.</td></tr><tr class="oddrow" valign="top"><td width="50"></td><td>Named Stan Kyles bullpen coach.</td></tr><tr class="evenrow" valign="top"><td width="50"></td><td>Activated second baseman Aaron Hill and pitcher Casey Janssen from the 60-day disabled list; released pitcher Jean Machi.</td></tr></tbody></table>
    <table class="tablehead" cellpadding="3" cellspacing="1"><tbody><tr class="stathead"><td colspan="2">Thursday, November 27, 2008</td></tr><tr class="colhead"><td colspan="2">TEAM</td></tr><tr class="evenrow"><td colspan="2" valign="top">No transactions for this day.</td></tr><tr class="stathead"><td colspan="2">Wednesday, November 26, 2008</td></tr><tr class="colhead"><td colspan="2">TEAM</td></tr><tr class="oddrow" valign="top"><td width="50"></td><td>Named Wayne Krivsky special assistant to the president of baseball operations.</td></tr><tr class="evenrow" valign="top"><td width="50"></td><td>Waived pitcher Kameron Loe.</td></tr><tr class="stathead"><td colspan="2">Tuesday, November 25, 2008</td></tr><tr class="colhead"><td colspan="2">TEAM</td></tr><tr class="evenrow"><td colspan="2" valign="top">No transactions for this day.</td></tr><tr class="stathead"><td colspan="2">Monday, November 24, 2008</td></tr><tr class="colhead"><td colspan="2">TEAM</td></tr><tr class="oddrow" valign="top"><td width="50"></td><td>Named Jim Tracy bench coach, Don Baylor hitting coach, Rich Dauer third base coach, Jim Wright bullpen coach and Brian Jordan strength and conditioning coach. Houston Astros -Acquired pitcher Tyler Lumsden from the Kansas City Royals for cash or a player to be named later.</td></tr><tr class="stathead"><td colspan="2">Sunday, November 23, 2008</td></tr><tr class="colhead"><td colspan="2">TEAM</td></tr><tr class="evenrow"><td colspan="2" valign="top">No transactions for this day.</td></tr><tr class="stathead"><td colspan="2">Saturday, November 22, 2008</td></tr><tr class="colhead"><td colspan="2">TEAM</td></tr><tr class="evenrow"><td colspan="2" valign="top">No transactions for this day.</td></tr><tr class="stathead"><td colspan="2">Friday, November 21, 2008</td></tr><tr class="colhead"><td colspan="2">TEAM</td></tr><tr class="oddrow" valign="top"><td width="50"></td><td>Named Pete Mackanin bench coach.</td></tr></tbody></table>
    <table class="tablehead" cellpadding="3" cellspacing="1"><tbody><tr class="stathead"><td colspan="2">Thursday, December 4, 2008</td></tr><tr class="colhead"><td colspan="2">TEAM</td></tr><tr class="oddrow" valign="top"><td width="50"></td><td>Acquired pitchers Javier Vazquez and Boone Logan from the Chicago White Sox for catcher Tyler Flowers, shortstop Brent Lillibridge, third baseman Jon Gilmore and pitcher Santos Rodriguez.</td></tr><tr class="evenrow" valign="top"><td width="50"></td><td>Signed pitcher Junichi Tazawa to a three-year contract.</td></tr><tr class="oddrow" valign="top"><td width="50"></td><td>Agreed to terms with pitcher Mike Lincoln on a two-year contract.</td></tr><tr class="evenrow" valign="top"><td width="50"></td><td>Signed pitcher Jorge Julio to a one-year contract.</td></tr><tr class="oddrow" valign="top"><td width="50"></td><td>Signed shortstop Edgar Renteria to a two-year contract.</td></tr><tr class="evenrow" valign="top"><td width="50"></td><td>Acquired shortstop Khalil Greene from the San Diego Padres for pitcher Mark Worrell and a player to be named.</td></tr><tr class="stathead"><td colspan="2">Wednesday, December 3, 2008</td></tr><tr class="colhead"><td colspan="2">TEAM</td></tr><tr class="oddrow" valign="top"><td width="50"></td><td>Agreed to terms with second baseman Dustin Pedroia on a six-year contract extension; named Pam Ganley director of media relations.</td></tr><tr class="evenrow" valign="top"><td width="50"></td><td>Agreed to terms with pitcher Chad Fox on a minor league contract; named Louie Eljaua special assistant to the general manager.</td></tr><tr class="oddrow" valign="top"><td width="50"></td><td>Signed pitcher Mike Hampton to one-year contract; named Marc Bombard manager of Round Rock of the Pacific Coast League (AAA), Keith Bodie hitting coach of Corpus Christi of the Texas League (AA), Wes Clements manager, Don Alexander pitching coach and Eric Montague trainer of Lancaster of the California League (A), Tom Lawless manager and Pete Rancont hitting coach of Lexington of the South Atlantic League (A), Jim Pankovits manager and Gary Ruby pitching coach of Tri-City of the New York-Penn League (A), Stubby Clapp hitting coach of Greeneville of the Appalachian League (Rookie), Omar Lopez manager, Rick Aponte pitching coach, D.J. Boston hitting coach and Gordy McKenzie instruct</td></tr><tr class="evenrow" valign="top"><td width="50"></td><td>Signed pitchers Nelson Figueroa and Brian Bostick, infielder Andy Green and catcher Rene Rivera to minor league contracts.</td></tr><tr class="oddrow" valign="top"><td width="50"></td><td>Signed pitcher Bobby Howry to a one-year contract.</td></tr><tr class="evenrow" valign="top"><td width="50"></td><td>Agreed to terms with pitcher Trever Miller on a one-year contract.</td></tr><tr class="stathead"><td colspan="2">Tuesday, December 2, 2008</td></tr><tr class="colhead"><td colspan="2">TEAM</td></tr><tr class="oddrow" valign="top"><td width="50"></td><td>Re-signed pitcher Doug Brocail to a one-year contract with a club option for 2010.</td></tr><tr class="evenrow" valign="top"><td width="50"></td><td>Placed pitcher Salomon Torres on the voluntarily retired list.</td></tr><tr class="oddrow" valign="top"><td width="50"></td><td>Promoted Melanie Lenz to vice president of development.</td></tr><tr class="stathead"><td colspan="2">Monday, December 1, 2008</td></tr><tr class="colhead"><td colspan="2">TEAM</td></tr><tr class="oddrow" valign="top"><td width="50"></td><td>Named Mike Barnett hitting coordinator.</td></tr><tr class="evenrow" valign="top"><td width="50"></td><td>Agreed to terms with pitchers Kevin Cameron and Jonathan Hunton, first baseman Tagg Bozied and outfielder Matt Carson on minor league contracts.</td></tr><tr class="stathead"><td colspan="2">Sunday, November 30, 2008</td></tr><tr class="colhead"><td colspan="2">TEAM</td></tr><tr class="evenrow"><td colspan="2" valign="top">No transactions for this day.</td></tr><tr class="stathead"><td colspan="2">Saturday, November 29, 2008</td></tr><tr class="colhead"><td colspan="2">TEAM</td></tr><tr class="evenrow"><td colspan="2" valign="top">No transactions for this day.</td></tr><tr class="stathead"><td colspan="2">Friday, November 28, 2008</td></tr><tr class="colhead"><td colspan="2">TEAM</td></tr><tr class="oddrow" valign="top"><td width="50"></td><td>Named Tim Bogar first base coach.</td></tr></tbody></table>
    <table class="tablehead" cellpadding="3" cellspacing="1"><tbody><tr class="oddrow" valign="top"><td width="50"></td><td>Acquired pitcher David Patton from the Cincinnati Reds for cash considerations.</td></tr><tr class="evenrow" valign="top"><td width="50"></td><td>Signed pitchers Horacio Ramirez and Doug Waechter to one-year contracts.</td></tr><tr class="oddrow" valign="top"><td width="50"></td><td>Agreed to terms with infielder Nick Punto on a two-year contract with a club option for 2011.</td></tr><tr class="evenrow" valign="top"><td width="50"></td><td>Acquired pitcher Jose Lugo from the Kansas City Royals for cash.</td></tr><tr class="oddrow" valign="top"><td width="50"></td><td>Acquired pitcher Beau Vaughan from the Boston Red Sox; signed pitchers Brian Gordon and Joe Torres to minor league contracts.</td></tr><tr class="stathead"><td colspan="2">Wednesday, December 10, 2008</td></tr><tr class="colhead"><td colspan="2">TEAM</td></tr><tr class="oddrow" valign="top"><td width="50"></td><td>Agreed to terms with infielder Augie Ojeda on a one-year contract.</td></tr><tr class="evenrow" valign="top"><td width="50"></td><td>Acquired pitcher Joe Smith from the New York Mets and infielder Luis Valbuena from the Seattle Mariners in a three-team trade.</td></tr><tr class="oddrow" valign="top"><td width="50"></td><td>Acquired pitcher Edwin Jackson from the Tampa Bay Rays for outfielder Matt Joyce.</td></tr><tr class="evenrow" valign="top"><td width="50"></td><td>Claimed pitcher Jairo Cuevas off waivers from the Atlanta Braves.</td></tr><tr class="oddrow" valign="top"><td width="50"></td><td>Agreed to terms with infielder Mark Loretta on a one-year contract.</td></tr><tr class="evenrow" valign="top"><td width="50"></td><td>Signed pitcher Francisco Rodriguez to a three-year contract; acquired pitchers J.J. Putz and Sean Green and outfielder Jeremy Reed from the Seattle Mariners in a three-team trade also involving the Cleveland Indians.</td></tr><tr class="oddrow" valign="top"><td width="50"></td><td>Acquired pitchers Aaron Heilman, Jason Vargas and Maikel Cleto, outfielders Endy Chavez and Ezequiel Carrera and infielder-outfielder Mike Carp from the New York Mets and outfielder Franklin Gutierrez from the Cleveland Indians in a three-team trade.</td></tr><tr class="stathead"><td colspan="2">Tuesday, December 9, 2008</td></tr><tr class="colhead"><td colspan="2">TEAM</td></tr><tr class="oddrow" valign="top"><td width="50"></td><td>Acquired catcher Ramon Hernandez and cash from the Baltimore Orioles for infielders Ryan Freel, Justin Turner and Brandon Waring.</td></tr><tr class="evenrow" valign="top"><td width="50"></td><td>Sold the contract of pitcher Tom Mastny to the Yokohama Bay Stars of the Japanese Central League.</td></tr><tr class="oddrow" valign="top"><td width="50"></td><td>Agreed to terms with third baseman Casey Blake on a three-year contract with a club option for 2012.</td></tr><tr class="evenrow" valign="top"><td width="50"></td><td>Agreed to terms with third baseman Mike Lamb on a one-year contract.</td></tr><tr class="oddrow" valign="top"><td width="50"></td><td>Named Roy Smith scout.</td></tr><tr class="stathead"><td colspan="2">Monday, December 8, 2008</td></tr><tr class="colhead"><td colspan="2">TEAM</td></tr><tr class="oddrow" valign="top"><td width="50"></td><td>Acquired catcher Gerald Laird from the Texas Rangers for pitchers Guillermo Moscoso and Carlos Melo.</td></tr><tr class="evenrow" valign="top"><td width="50"></td><td>Named Jeff Conine a special assistant to the president</td></tr><tr class="oddrow" valign="top"><td width="50"></td><td>Claimed pitcher Jeff Fulchino off waivers from the Kansas City Royals.</td></tr><tr class="evenrow" valign="top"><td width="50"></td><td>Agreed to terms on a one-year contract with pitcher Todd Coffey.</td></tr><tr class="stathead"><td colspan="2">Sunday, December 7, 2008</td></tr><tr class="colhead"><td colspan="2">TEAM</td></tr><tr class="oddrow" valign="top"><td width="50"></td><td>Agreed to terms on a one-year contract with pitcher Todd Coffey.</td></tr><tr class="stathead"><td colspan="2">Saturday, December 6, 2008</td></tr><tr class="colhead"><td colspan="2">TEAM</td></tr><tr class="evenrow"><td colspan="2" valign="top">No transactions for this day.</td></tr><tr class="stathead"><td colspan="2">Friday, December 5, 2008</td></tr><tr class="colhead"><td colspan="2">TEAM</td></tr><tr class="oddrow" valign="top"><td width="50"></td><td>Signed pitcher Tomo Ohka to a minor league contract.</td></tr><tr class="evenrow" valign="top"><td width="50"></td><td>Signed infielder Matt Kata to a minor league contract.</td></tr><tr class="oddrow" valign="top"><td width="50"></td><td>Agreed to terms with pitcher Pil Joon Jang on a minor league contract.</td></tr><tr class="evenrow" valign="top"><td width="50"></td><td>Re-signed pitcher Jeremy Cummings and outfielder-first baseman Chris Richard to minor league contracts; agreed to terms with pitcher Jason Childers on a minor league contract.</td></tr></tbody></table>

    Since Then:

    CC Sabathia signed with NYY
    Mike Cameron was traded to NYY for OF Melky Cabrera

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    I'm signing up for "Knicks Online Baseball Coordinator" if someone doesn't want me as that then I'll step down I'll make threads about baseball and stuff. After Off-season we can have a Grade each teams off season thread..

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    Originally Posted by jpz17
    I'm signing up for "Knicks Online Baseball Coordinator" if someone doesn't want me as that then I'll step down I'll make threads about baseball and stuff. After Off-season we can have a Grade each teams off season thread..

    cool, some1 should talk about football 2

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    Melky for Cameron STILL isn't official and you STILL have it up there, if you want to designate yourself some kind of commish at least stay up on it...

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    i dun care who's centerfielder im just waiting till our prospect Austin Jackson is developed enough to come to the MLB and take over dude is nasty

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    Originally Posted by DaTPRiNCE
    i dun care who's centerfielder im just waiting till our prospect Austin Jackson is developed enough to come to the MLB and take over dude is nasty
    Cameron would be just a stop gap until Jackson is around, and I'm totally fine with that. Melky has no real future with this team...he had a horrid year last year and even if he were to be on the roster I'd see Gardener starting over the Melk Man. Cameron > Melky, especially for the 1-2.5 years the Yanks will need him.

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    Originally Posted by DaTPRiNCE
    i dun care who's centerfielder im just waiting till our prospect Austin Jackson is developed enough to come to the MLB and take over dude is nasty
    A-Jack is at least 1 year or 2 from making it to the big leagues. He needs time to develop.

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    Uhm...what about the biggest trade of the offseason?

    Obtaining one closer wasn't enough for the Mets. On the day Francisco Rodriguez passed a physical, GM Omar Minaya obtained Seattle's J.J. Putz in a three-team swap that shipped out seven players and involved Cleveland. "All I kept on hearing on the streets of New York when I go get bagels in the morning: 'Omar, address the bullpen,'" Minaya said at the Bellagio early this morning. "Well, to Mets fans: We've addressed the bullpen."
    The Mets also got outfielder Jeremy Reed and righthander Sean Green from Seattle. They sent Aaron Heilman, Endy Chavez and minor-leaguers Maikel Cleto, Mike Carp, Ezequiel Carrera and Jason Vargas to the Mariners and Joe Smith to Cleveland.
    Franklin Gutierrez went from the Indians to Mariners, with Luis Valbuena headed in the opposite direction. Cleto, a righthander capable of reaching 100 mph, was about to be rated the No. 8 prospect in the organization by Baseball America, while first baseman Carp was to be rated 18th and the outfielder Carrera 22nd. Heilman may be given a chance to start with Seattle.

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    dude, it's not official yet, give me a break..

    *edit* nevermind it was up there before

    <table class="tablehead" cellpadding="3" cellspacing="1"><tbody><tr class="oddrow" valign="top"><td>Agreed to terms with infielder Mark Loretta on a one-year contract.</td></tr><tr class="evenrow" valign="top"><td width="50"></td><td>Signed pitcher Francisco Rodriguez to a three-year contract; acquired pitchers J.J. Putz and Sean Green and outfielder Jeremy Reed from the Seattle Mariners in a three-team trade also involving the Cleveland Indians.</td></tr><tr class="oddrow" valign="top"><td width="50"></td><td>Acquired pitchers Aaron Heilman, Jason Vargas and Maikel Cleto, outfielders Endy Chavez and Ezequiel Carrera and infielder-outfielder Mike Carp from the New York Mets and outfielder Franklin Gutierrez from the Cleveland Indians in a three-team trade.</td></tr></tbody></table>

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