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The Bavasi years

Not too long ago, I decided to chronicle all of Bill Bavasi's moves as the Seattle Mariners GM. It's a long list – and some would same not an impressive one at that – but here it is; all of the major transactions since he became the Mariners' seventh general manager on Nov. 7, 2003.

Nov. 19, 2003

Signed free agent outfielder Raul Ibañez to a three-year contract.

Dec. 9, 2003

Signed free agent LHP Eddie Guardado to a one-year contract with player/club option for 2005, 2006.

Dec. 15, 2003

Acquired outfielder Quinton McCracken from the Arizona Diamondbacks for infielder Greg Colbrunn and cash.

Dec. 17, 2003

Signed free agent infielder Scott Spiezio to a three-year contract with a club option for 2007.

Jan. 5, 2004

Acquired RHP Kevin Jarvis, catcher Wiki Gonzalez, infielder Dave Hansen and minor league outfielder Vince Faison from the San Diego Padres in exchange for third baseman Jeff Cirillo, RHP Brian Sweeney and cash considerations.

Jan. 8, 2004

Signed shortstop Rich Aurilia to a one-year contract.

Acquired infielders Ramon Santiago and Juan Gonzalez from the Detroit Tigers for shortstop Carlos Guillen.

Jan. 16, 2004

Signed LHP Mike Myers, LHP Jose Nunez, LHP George Sherrill, OF Hiram Bocachica and first baseman Bucky Jacobsen to minor league contracts. Resigned catcher Pat Borders to a minor league contract.

Jan. 27, 2004

Released RHP Kazuhiro Sasaki.

Feb. 9, 2004

Signed free agent LHP Ron Villone to a one-year contract.

Feb. 10, 2004

Signed outfielder Eric Owens and LHP Terry Mulholland to minor league contracts.

March 30, 2004

Released outfielder Eric Owens from his Triple-A contract.

April 3, 2004

Acquired infielder Jolbert Cabrera from the Los Angeles Dodgers for RHP Aaron Looper and LHP Ryan Ketchner.

April 12, 2004

Acquired RHP Aaron Looper from the Los Angeles Dodgers for LHP Glenn Bott.

April 13, 2004

Traded LHP Terry Mulholland to the Minnesota Twins for cash considerations.

April 26, 2004

Designated RHP Kevin Jarvis for assignment.

May 28, 2004

Designated outfielder Quinton McCracken for assignment.

June 27, 2004

Acquired catcher Miguel Olivo, outfielder Jeremy Reed and infielder Mike Morse from the Chicago White Sox in exchange for pitcher Freddy Garcia, catcher Ben Davis and cash considerations.

July 10, 2004

Designated shortstop Rich Aurilla for assignment.

July 15, 2004

Designated first baseman John Olerud and catcher Pat Borders for assignment.

July 19, 2004

Traded shortstop Rich Aurillia to the San Diego Padres for a player to be named later or cash considerations.

July 21, 2004

Designated outfielder Hiriam Bocachica for assignment.

July 25, 2004

Catcher Pat Borders accepted assignment to Triple-A Tacoma.

July 27, 2004

Outfielder Hiriam Bocachica accepted assignment to Triple-A Tacoma.

July 30, 2004

Acquired pitcher Jon Huber from the San Diego Padres from infielder Dave Hansen.

Aug. 6, 2004

Traded LHP Mike Myers to the Boston Red Sox for a player to be named later or cash considerations.

Aug. 31, 2004

Acquired outfielder B.J. Garbe from the Minnesota Twins in exchange for catcher Pat Borders.

Sept. 1, 2004

Claimed RHP Masao Kida off waivers from the Los Angeles Dodgers.

Oct. 4, 2004

Manager Bob Melvin was released from his contract.

Oct. 11, 2004

Outfielder Hiriam Bocachica declares free agency.

Oct. 20, 2004

Mike Hargrove named manager; agreed to a three-year contract.

Oct. 29, 2004

LHP Ron Villone elects free agency.

Nov. 3, 2004

LHP Eddie Guardado exercises player option for 2005 contract.

Catcher Dan Wilson elects free agency.

Nov. 19, 2004

Acquired infielder Billy Hogan from the San Diego Padres in exchange for LHP Randy Williams.

Dec. 7, 2004

Signed free agent catcher Dan Wilson to a one-year contract.

Dec. 15, 2004

Signed free agent first baseman Richie Sexson to four-year contract.

Dec. 17

Signed free agent third baseman Adrian Beltre to a five-year contract.

Designated infielder Luis Ugueto for assignment.

Dec. 20, 2004

Acquired RHP Sean Green from the Colorado Rockies in exchange for RHP Aaron Taylor.

Designated RHP Rett Johnson for assignment.

LHP Ron Villone accepted arbitration and was added to the 40-man roster.

Dec. 21, 2004

Did not tender contracts to RHP Rett Johnson and SS Luis Ugueto, making them free agents.

Jan. 4, 2005

Signed free-agent shortstop Pokey Reese to a one-year contract with a club option for 2006.

Placed infielder Jolbert Cabrera on unconditional release waivers to allow him to play in Japan.

Jan. 14, 2005

Signed infielder Benji Gil to a minor league contract.

Jan. 18, 2005

Signed LHP Ron Villone to a two-year contract.

Jan. 19, 2005

Signed RHP Aaron Sele to a one-year contract.

Jan. 25, 2005

Signed free agent shortstop Yuiesky Betancort to a four-year contract.

Jan. 26, 2005

Designated RHP Aaron Looper for assignment.

Jan. 28, 2005

RHP Aaron Looper cleared waivers and signed a minor league contract.

Jan. 31, 2005

Signed RHP Jeff Nelson to a minor league contract.

March 3, 2005

Signed RHP Jorge Campillo to a one-year contract.

March 27, 2005

Traded infielder Mickey Lopez to the San Francisco Giants for cash considerations.

March 29, 2005

Traded infielder Benji Gil to the New York Mets for cash considerations.

March 31, 2005

Claimed outfielder Abraham Nunez on waivers from the Kansas City Royals.

April 1, 2005

Claimed infielder Wilson Valdez on waivers from the New York Mets.

April 2, 2005

Designated outfielder Abraham Nunez for assignment.

April 3, 2005

Released infielder Ricky Gutierrez.

April 4, 2005

Released LHP Ryan Anderson.

Released RHP Rett Johnson.

April 8, 2005

Assigned outfielder Abraham Nunez to Triple-A Tacoma.

April 19, 2005

Released RHP Dan Reichert from Triple-A Tacoma.

April 20, 2005

Signed RHP Albie Lopez to a minor league contract.

April 28, 2005

Signed infielder Dave Hansen to a minor league contract.

May 19, 2005

Acquired catcher Pat Borders from the Milwaukee Brewers for cash considerations.

May 31, 2005

Designated infielder Wilson Valdez for assignment.

June 3, 2005

Infielder Wilson Valdez assigned to Triple-A Tacoma.

June 9, 2005

Acquired RHP Mike Bumstead and RHP R.D. Spiehs from the San Diego Padres for infielder Wilson Valdez.

July 3, 2005

Designated second baseman Bret Boone for assignment.

July 11, 2005

Traded second baseman Bret Boone and cash to the Minnesota Twins for a player to be named later.

July 29, 2005

Designated catcher Pat Borders for assignment.

July 31, 2005

Acquired RHP Yorman Bazardo and RHP Michael Flannery from the Florida Marlins for LHP Ron Villone.

Acquired catcher Miguel Ojeda and RHP Nathanael Mateo from the San Diego Padres for C Miguel Olivo.

Acquired RHP Jesse Foppert and catcher Yorvit Torrealba from the San Francisco Giants for outfielder Randy Winn.

Aug. 1, 2005

Released RHP Aaron Sele.

Aug. 8, 2005

Released catcher Pat Borders.

Aug. 19, 2005

Released infielder Scott Spiezio.

Aug. 26, 2005

Claimed RHP Francisco Cruceta off waivers from the Cleveland Indians.

Oct. 11, 2005

Catcher Miguel Ojeda claimed on waivers by the Colorado Rockies.

Oct. 27, 2005

RHP Jeff Nelson elects free agency.

Oct. 28, 2005

Infielder Dave Hansen elects free agency.

Nov. 1, 2005

Club option on infielder Pokey Reese is declined.

Club option on RHP Shigetoshi Hasegawa is declined.

Nov. 7, 2005

LHP Jamie Moyer elects free agency.

Nov. 18, 2005

Infielder Ramon Santiago is released.

Nov. 22, 2005

Signed free agent catcher Kenji Johjima to a three-year contract.

Dec. 7, 2005

Signed LHP Jamie Moyer to a one-year contract.

Traded catcher Yorvit Torrealba to the Colorado Rockies for a player to be named later.

Dec. 8, 2005

Acquired RHP Marcos Carvajal from the Colorado Rockies to complete Dec. 7 trade.

RHP Jeff Harris designated for assignment.

Dec. 14, 2005

Signed free agent DH Carl Everett to a one-year contract with a club option for 2007.

RHP Jeff Harris assigned to Triple-A Tacoma.

RHP Cha Seung Baek designated for assignment.

Purchased LHP Luis Gonzalez from the Colorado Rockies.

Dec. 19, 2005

Signed free agent LHP Jarrod Washburn to a four-year contract.

Dec. 20, 2005

Claimed LHP Jake Woods off waivers from the Los Angeles Angels.

Infielder Greg Dobbs designated for assignment.

Outfielder Jamal Strong non-tendered.

RHP Cha Seung Baek non-tendered.

RHP Ryan Franklin non-tendered.

Jan. 9, 2006

Signed RHP Kevin Appier to a minor league contract.

Signed second baseman Fernando Vina to a minor league contract.

Jan. 11, 2006

Signed free agent outfielder Matt Lawton to a one-year contract.

Feb. 21, 2006

Signed free agent first baseman Roberto Petagine to a minor league contract.

March 20, 2006

Acquired outfielder Joe Borchard from the Chicago White Sox in exchange for LHP Matt Thornton.

March 24, 2006

Released second baseman Fernando Vina.

March 30, 2006

Traded infielder Cody Ransom to the Houston Astros for cash considerations.

March 31, 2006

Claimed catcher Guillermo Quiroz off waivers from the Toronto Blue Jays.

April 1, 2006

Designated RHP Marcos Carvajal for assignment.

April 6, 2006

Acquired RHP Jose De La Cruz from the Tampa Bay Devil Rays in exchange for RHP Marcos Carvajal.

April 12, 2006

Designated catcher Guillermo Quiroz for assignment.

April 17, 2006

Outrighted catcher Guillermo Quiroz to Triple-A Tacoma; released catcher Corky Miller.

April 23, 2006

Designated outfielder Joe Borchard for assignment.

May 3, 2006

Outfielder Joe Borchard claimed off waivers by the Florida Marlins.

May 20, 2006

Outfielder Matt Lawton designated for assignment.

June 2, 2006

Released RHP Kevin Appier.

June 30, 2006

Acquired first baseman Eduardo Perez from the Cleveland Indians for infielder Asdrubal Cabrera.

July 6, 2006

Acquired RHP Travis Chick from the Cincinnati Reds for LHP Eddie Guardado and cash.

July 9, 2006

Designated first baseman Roberto Petagine for assignment.

July 14, 2006

Released RHP Jeff Harris.

July 26, 2006

Designated DH Carl Everett for assignment.

Acquired first baseman Ben Broussard from the Cleveland Indians for outfielder Shin-Soo Choo and a player to be named later.

Aug. 19, 2006

Acquired RHP Andy Baldwin and RHP Andrew Barb from the Philadelphia Phillies for LHP Jamie Moyer.

Aug. 24, 2006

Sent LHP Shawn Nottingham to the Cleveland Indians to complete July 26 trade.

Oct. 10, 2006

Released RHP Jesse Foppert.

Oct. 11, 2006

RHP Francisco Cruceta claimed off waivers by the Texas Rangers.

Oct. 28, 2006

RHP Gil Meche elects free agency.

Nov. 2, 2006

Declines option on first baseman Eduardo Perez.

Nov. 14, 2006

Signed shortstop Rey Ordonez to a minor league contract.

Nov. 20, 2006

Outfielder T.J. Bohn claimed off waivers by the Atlanta Braves.

RHP Jorge Campillo designated for assignment.

Dec. 4, 2006

Signed free agent outfielder Jose Guillen to a one-year contract.

Dec. 7, 2006

Acquired RHP Sean White from the Pittsburgh Pirates for cash considerations.

Designated LHP Bobby Livingston for assignment.

Acquired LHP Horacio Ramirez from the Atlanta Braves for RHP Rafael Soriano.

Dec. 12, 2006

LHP Bobby Livingston claimed off waivers by the Cincinnati Reds.

Dec. 14, 2006

Signed free agent RHP Miguel Batista to a three-year contract.

Dec. 18, 2006

Acquired infielder Jose Vidro and cash considerations from the Washington Nationals for outfielder Chris Snelling and RHP Emialiano Fruto.

Jan. 3, 2007

Signed free agent infielder Sean Burroughs to a minor league contract.

Jan. 5, 2007

Signed free agent RHP Chris Reitsma to a one-year contract with a club-option for 2008.

Jan. 17, 2007

Signed free agent LHP Matt Perisho to a minor league contract.

Jan. 23, 2007

Signed free agents RHP Jesse Foppert, RHP Jorge Campillo, RHP Aaron Small, RHP Justin Lehr to minor league contracts.

Jan. 25, 2007

Signed free agent LHP Arthur Rhodes to a minor league contract.

Jan. 29, 2007

Signed free agent RHP Jeff Weaver to a one-year contract.

Jan. 30, 2007

Designated RHP Yorman Bazardo for assignment.

Feb. 2, 2007

Signed LHP Jim Parque to a minor league contract.

Feb. 7, 2007

Acquired outfielder Jeff Frazier from the Detroit Tigers for RHP Yorman Bazardo.

March 13, 2007

Released LHP Matt Perisho.

March 18, 2007

Released RHP Jesse Foppert.

April 1, 2007

Acquired outfielder Jason Ellison from the San Francisco Giants for LHP Travis Blackley.

Designated infielder Michael Garciaparra for assignment.

April 11, 2007

Infielder Michael Garciaparra claimed off waivers by the Philadelphia Phillies.

May 13, 2007

Acquired RHP Jason Davis from the Cleveland Indians for a player to be named later.

May 17, 2007

Sent RHP Gregorio Rosario to the Cleveland Indians to complete May 13 trade.

July 1, 2007

Manager Mike Hargrove resigns. John McLaren named manager.

July 6, 2007

RHP Jason Davis designated for assignment.

July 23, 2007

Signed RHP Rick White to a minor league contract.

July 31, 2007

Traded RHP Julio Mateo to the Philadelphia Phillies for shortstop Jesus Merchan.

Aug. 3, 2007

Designated outfielder Jason Ellison for assignment.

Aug. 8, 2007

Outfielder Jason Ellison claimed off waivers by the Cincinnati Reds.

Aug. 9, 2007

Acquired LHP John Parrish from the Baltimore Orioles for outfielder Sebastien Boucher and a player to be named later.

Sept. 6, 2007

Released RHP Rick White.

Oct. 25, 2007

RHP Jorge Campillo elects free agency.

Oct. 30, 2007

LHP Art Rhodes elects free agency.

Oct. 31, 2007

RHP Jeff Weaver elects free agency.

Nov. 2, 2007

Declined option on outfielder Jose Guillen.

Declined optioin on RHP Chris Reitsma.

Dec. 12, 2007

Acquired infielder Tug Hulet from the Texas Rangers for first baseman Ben Broussard.

LHP John Parrish non-tendered.

Dec. 20, 2007

Signed free agent RHP Carlos Silva to a four-year contract with a mutual option for 2012.

Jan. 8, 2008

Signed INF Miguel Cairo to a one-year contract.

Jan. 10, 2008

Re-signed RHP Chris Reitsma to a minor league contract.

Jan. 15, 2008

Re-signed LHP Art Rhodes to a minor league contract.

Jan. 31, 2008

Signed free agent OF Brad Wilkerson to a one-year contract.

Feb. 8, 2008

Acquired LHP Erik Bedard from the Baltimore Orioles for outfielder Adam Jones, LHP George Sherrill, RHP Chris Tillman, RHP Kam Mickolio and LHP Tony Butler.

Feb. 13, 2008

Signed infielder Greg Norton to a minor league contract.

Feb. 16, 2008

Claimed RHP Anderson Garcia off waivers from the Philadelphia Phillies.

March 12, 2008

Released LHP Horacio Ramirez.

March 29, 2008

Acquired RHP R.A. Dickey from the Minnesota Twins for catcher Jair Fernandez.

April 11, 2008

Designated outfielder Charlton Jimerson for assignment.

April 16, 2008

Resigned OF Charlton Jimerson to a minor league contract.

April 30, 2008

Designated infielder Greg Norton for assignment.

Designated outfielder Brad Wilkerson for assignment.

May 5, 2008

Traded infielder Greg Norton to the Atlanta Braves for a player to be named or cash considerations.

May 7, 2008

Released outfielder Brad Wilkerson.

May 19, 2008

Claimed RHP Tracy Thorpe off waivers from the Toronto Blue Jays.

May 21, 2008

Designated RHP Cha Seung Baek for assignment.

May 27, 2008

Acquired RHP Jared Wells from the San Diego Padres for RHP Cha Seung Baek.

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