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Cubs Offseason Transactions Recap

Friday, February 11, 2005

We're all intimately familiar with what happened this offseason for the Cubs, but even a quiet off-season contains lots of news. So with pitchers and catchers reporting next week, a quick Cliff's notes recap of the Cubs offseason transactions from this year.

The Cliffs Notes - Players

  • October 30: Exercised Ryan Dempster's 2005 option
  • November 5: Re-signed Neifi Perez.
  • November 20: Re-signed Glendon Rusch.
  • December 8: Re-signed Nomar Garciappara, Todd Walker. Signed free agent Henry Blanco.
  • December 13: Lost Andy Sisco and Luke Haggerty in the Rule 5 Draft. Selected Travis Ezi, Brad Stiles, and Jonathan Searles in the Triple-A draft.
  • December 21: Re-signed Jose Macias.
  • December 28: Re-signed Todd Hollandsworth.
  • January 10: Traded for Stephen Randolph. The Cubs will send a player to be named later to the Arizona Diamondbacks.
  • January 15: Signed free agent Chad Fox to a minor league deal.
  • January 18: Re-signed Corey Patterson, Kyle Farnsworth, and Michael Barrett. Signed free agent Scott Williamson to a minor league deal.
  • February 2: Traded Sammy Sosa to the Baltimore Orioles. The Cubs received Jerry Hairston Jr., Mike Fontenot, and Dave Crouthers. Signed free agent Jeromy Burnitz.
  • February 5: Re-signed Aramis Ramirez and Carlos Zambrano. Signed free agent Dave Hansen to a minor league deal.
  • February 9: Traded Kyle Farnsworth to the Detroit Tigers. The Cubs received Robert Novoa, Bo Flowers, and Scott Moore. Farnsworth will be accompanied by a player to be named later.

The Cliffs Notes - Personnel

  • October 3: Chip Caray announced he will leave the Cubs to join the Braves as their play-by-play announcer.
  • October 9: Fired Dave Groeschner and Sandy Krum, the trainer and assistant trainer.
  • October 10: Fired Wendell Kim. Switched Gene Clines (to hitting coach) and Gary Matthews (to first base coach).
  • October 21: Hired Chris Speier. Speier will be the new third base coach.
  • October 28: Steve Stone announces he won't be back with the team in 2005.
  • November 9: Bob Brenly is named as the Cubs color analyst.
  • November 19: Len Kasper is named as the Cubs play-by-play man.
  • December 7: Cubs hire Mark O'Neal as the trainer.
  • December 22: Cubs sued by ex-assistant trainer Sandy Krum.

New Cubs

  • Henry Blanco
  • Stephen Randolph
  • Chad Fox
  • Scott Williamson
  • Jerry Hairston Jr.
  • Mike Fontenot
  • David Crouthers
  • Jeromy Burnitz
  • Dave Hansen
  • Robert Novoa
  • Bo Flowers
  • Scott Moore
  • Travis Ezi
  • Brad Stiles
  • Jonathan Searles
  • Bob Brenly
  • Len Kasper
  • Chris Speier
  • Mark O'Neal


  • Mark Grudzielanek
  • Moises Alou
  • Paul Bako
  • Matt Clement
  • Tom Goodwin
  • Ben Grieve
  • Ramon Martinez
  • Kent Mercker
  • Kyle Farnsworth
  • Sammy Sosa
  • Andy Sisco
  • Luke Haggerty
  • PTBNL #1
  • PTBNL #1
  • Steve Stone
  • Chip Caray
  • Wendell Kim
  • Sandy Krum
  • Dave Groeschner
Posted by Byron at February 11, 2005 9:23 PM | Bookmark and Share | BallHype: hype it up!
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