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"Dear Mr. Kuhn, After twelve years in the major leagues,
I do not feel that I am a piece of property to be bought and sold irrespective of my wishes."

-Curt Flood-

ATL 2006 Free Agent Watch

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Free Agent - Satchel Paige
The Free Agent Signings

12/18/05


B. Red Sox:    drop Tommy Leach       3B
               drop George Scott      1B

               sign Omar Vizquel      SS
               sign Red Schoendiest   2B


Kansas City:   drop Toshio Shinozuka  2B
               drop Matty Alou        CF
               drop Miller Huggins    2B
               drop Jim Rice          LF
               drop Larry Gura        SP
               drop Ray Chapman       SS

               sign Sal Bando         3B
               sign Bump Hadley       SP
               sign Juan Guzman       SP
               sign Thornton Lee      SP
               sign Bob Allison       RF
               sign Rube Walberg      SPBeans Salmon


C.Cubs:        drop Ed Konetchy       1B
               drop Happy Felsch      CF
               drop Art Nehf          SP
               drop Jon Matlack       SP
               drop Herman Long       SS
               drop José Fernandez    CA
               drop Heavy Johnson     LF

               sign Beans Salmon      SP
               sign Phil Cockrell     SP
               sign Red Fields        SP
               sign Joe Tinker        SS
               sign Streak Milton     OF
               sign Bobby Veach       LF
               sign Johnny Kling      CA


StL Cardinals: drop Hal Chase         1B
               drop Rollie Hemsley    CA
               drop Danny Murphy      2B
               drop Lave Cross        3B
               drop Johhny Ray        2BKen Boyer
               drop John Roseboro     CA
               drop Darryl Strawberry RF
               drop Gus Triandos      CA
               drop Bill Dahlen       SS
               drop Bobo Newsom       SP
               drop Riggs Stephenson  LF
               drop Curt Flood        CF

              
               sign Ken Boyer         3B
               sign Don Slaught       CA
               sign Cecil Travis      SS
               sign Andrés Galarraga  1B
               sign Bernie Williams   CF
               sign Pablo Mesa        LF              
               sign Rico Carty        LF
               sign Jesse Tannehill   SP
               sign Jesse Barnes      SP
               sign Vern Stephens     SS
               sign Del Ennis         LF
               sign Johnny Podres     SP

               tried to sign Johnny Kling  CA
               tried to sign Bobby Veach   LF
               tried to sign Rico Carty twice


Houston:       drop Garry Templeton   SS
               drop Billy Goodman     2B

               sign Nish Williams     CA
               sign Jeff Brantley     CL

               tried to sign Bob Allison   RF
               tried to sign Streak Milton OF


Brooklyn:      drop Tuffy Rhodes      OFJosé Canseco
               drop Charlie Hough     SP
               drop Tadahito Iguchi   2b
               drop Topsy Hartsell    LF

               sign José Canseco      RF
               sign Rick Reuschel     SP
               sign Wes Ferrell       SP
               sign Bert Campaneris   SS

               tried to sign Ken Boyer     3B


Oakland:       drop Mo Vaughn         1B
               drop Chris Chambliss   1B

               sign Brad Radke        SP
               sign Ryan Klesko       LF

               tried to sign José Canseco RF

Additionally, the Boston Braves had 36 players on their roster, so Andy Pettitte was given his unconditional release.


12/25/05


Cincinnati:     drop Davy Force         SS

                sign Ted Lyons          SP


NY Giants:      drop Jelly Jackson      SSEarl Battey

                sign Earl Battey        CA


B.Red Sox:      drop Maury Wills        SS

                sign Ed Konetchey       1B (Waiver List)


Washington:     drop Hiroshi Oshita     OF
                drop Jack Quinn         SP

                sign Matt Williams      3B

Mudville:       tried to sign Art Nehf SP (Waiver List)


C.Cubs:         drop Johnny Kling         CA
                drop John Tudor           SP
                drop Charlie Hickman      1B

                sign Heavy Johnson        LF (Waiver List)
                sign José Fernandez       CA (Waiver List)
                sign Eddie Miller         SS


StL Cardinals:  drop Heine Zimmerman      3BJack Glasscock
                drop Cecil Travis         SS
                drop Pablo Mesa           LF
                drop Don Slaught          CA

                sign Jack Glasscock       SS
                sign Paul Derringer       SP
                sign Clark Griffith       SP
                sign Rusty Staub          RF

                tried to sign Roster Player Dwight Gooden
                tried to sign Roster Player Bob Lemon


B.Braves:       drop Mickey Tettleton     CA
                drop George Stone         LF
                drop Lou Brock            LF
                drop Bryn Smith           SP
                drop Max Lanier           SP
                drop Chick Hafey          LF
                drop Bob Lemon            SP
                drop Johnny Antonelli     SP

                sign Muddy Ruel           CA
                sign Birdie Tebbets       CA
                sign Tommy Holmes         RF
                sign Johnny Logan         SS
                sign Bob Elliott          3B
                sign Lew Burdette         SP
                sign Cherokee Fisher      SP
                sign Art Nehf             SP (Waiver List)


StL Stars:      drop Edgar Wesley         1BDolph Camilli

                sign Dolph Camilli        1B
                sign Frank Sullivan       SP


Kansas City:    drop Tim McCarver         CA
                drop Chet Lemon           CF
                drop Rube Walberg         SP
                drop Dwight Gooden        SP

                sign Virgil Trucks        SP
                sign Joe Benz             SP
                sign Alvin Crowder        SP
                sign Andy Pettitte        SP (Waiver List)

                tried to sign Frank Sullivan


Tokyo:          drop Katsuo Osugi         1B

                sign Kazuhiro Kiyohara    1B


01/01/06


C.White Stockings: drop Bobby Marcano     2B
                   drop Kid Gleason       2B

                   sign Lou Brock         LF (Waiver List)
                   sign Pablo Mesa        LF (Waiver List)

                   tried to sign Chick Hafey LF (Waiver List)Lou Brock


Oakland:           drop Cecil Cooper      1B

                   sign Buddy Myer        2B


Cincinnati:        drop Jimmy Williams    2B

                   sign Ricky Bottalico   MR


Washington:        drop Roy Cullenbine    RF


Orix:              tried to sign Dwight Gooden SP (Waiver List)


NY Giants:         drop Takahito Nomura   MR

                   sign Johnny Antonelli  SP (Waiver List)

                   tried to sign John Tudor SP (Waiver List)


C.Cubs:            drop Carl Weilman      SP
                   drop José Fernandez    CA
                   drop Streak Milton     LF

                   sign Bob Ewing         SP
                   sign Cecil Travis      SS (Waiver List)
                   sign Chick Hafey       LF (Waiver List)
                   sign Danny Murphy      2B


B.Red Caps:        drop Makoto Matsubara  UT
                   drop Dink Mothel       2B
                   drop Ed Lopat          SP
                   drop Dave Parker       RF
                   drop Birdie Tebbetts   CA

                   sign Rudy York         1BRudy York
                   sign Billy Goodman     2B
                   sign John Tudor        SP (Waiver List)
                   sign Jim Rice          LF
                   sign Johny Kling       CA (Waiver List)


StL Cardinals:     drop JR Richard        SP
                   drop Van Lingle Mungo  SP
                   drop Del Ennis         LF
                   drop Johnny Podres     SP

                   sign Felipe Alou       RF
                   sign Ted Kluzewski     1B
                   sign Bob Lemon         SP (Waiver List)
                   sign Chuck Knoblauch   2B

                   tried to sign Dwight Gooden SP (Waiver List)


Kansas City:       drop Bob Watson        1B
                   drop Andy Pettitte     SP
                   drop Bob Meusel        LF

                   sign Davey Johnson     2B
                   sign George Stone      LF (Waiver List)
                   sign Doug DeCinces     3B

Pittsburgh:        tried to sign Maury Wills SS (Waiver List)Doc Gooden


Detroit:           drop Red Faber         SP
                   drop Noburu Akiyama    MR
                   drop Jim Bunning       SP
                   drop Luis Aparicio     SS

                   sign Charmer Zettlein  SP
                   sign Danny Darwin      SP
                   sign Dwight Gooden     SP (Waiver List)
                   sign Maury Wills       SS (Waiver List)
 



01/04/06


Cleveland
:        drop Steve O'Neil       CAKoichiro Yoshinaga
                  sign Koichiro Yoshinaga CA



Orix:
             drop Vern Law           SP
                  sign Red Faber          SP (Waiver List)
                  tried to sign Jim Bunning SP (Waiver List)



C.Cubs
:           drop Red Fields         SP
                  sign Jim Bunning        SP (Waiver List) 
         


B.Red Caps
:       drop Cherokee Fisher    SP
                  sign Juan Pizarro       SPJuan Pizarro


StL Cardinals:    drop Harry Danning      CA
                  sign Max Lanier         SP


Kansas City
:      drop Juan Guzman        SP
                  sign Ben McDonald       SP



Pittsburgh
:       drop Don Buford         LF
                  sign Dink Mothel        2B   (Waiver List)


Tokyo:            drop Kazuhiro Kiyohara  1B
                  sign Koji Yamamoto      CF


NY Yankees:       drop Earle Combs        CF


Toronto:          sign Davy Force         SS



01/08/06


Pittsburgh
:       drop Toby Harrah        3BNoboru Akiyama
                  sign Noboru Akiyama     MR


C.Cubs:           drop Bob Ewing          SP
                  sign Charlie Hough      SP


Detroit:          drop Charmer Zettlein   SP
                  sign Larry Gura         SP


Kansas City:      drop Bump Hadley        SP
                  sign Shigeru Kobayashi  SP


StL Stars:        sign Darryl Strawberry  RF
                  sign Fred Hutchinson    SP
                  sign Miller Huggins     2B
                  sign Stan Spence        CF
                  sign Darrell Evans      3B

                  tried to sign Earle Combs LF (Waiver List)


NY Yankees:       drop Bobby Thigpen      CL
Earle Combs
                  sign Earle Combs        LF (Waiver List)


StL Cardinals:    drop José Cardenal      CF
                  sign Tim McCarver       CA


Cleveland:        drop Koichiro Yoshinaga CA
                  sign Dave Parker        RF (Waiver List)


NY Giants:        drop Dale Murphy        CF
                  sign Red Fields         SP (Waiver List)


01/11/06


C.Cubs:           drop Danny Murphy       2BHarry Danning
                  sign Harry Danning      CA (Waiver List)


Cleveland:        drop Stuffy McInnis     1B
                  sign Javy Lopez         CA


StL Cardinals:    drop Rusty Staub        RF
                  sign Eddie Rommel       SP


Toronto:          drop Bob Horner         3B
                  sign Dale Murphy        CF (Waiver List)


01/15/06


C.Cubs:           drop Joe Tinker         SS
                  sign Bobby Wallace      SSGinger Beaumont

Cleveland:        drop George Van Haltren CF
                  drop Sam Jones          SP
                  sign Ginger Beaumont    CF

Detroit:          sign Bobby Thigpen      CL (Waiver List)

StL Stars
:        drop Fred Hutchinson    SP
                  sign Kazuhiro Yamauchi  LF

Washington:       drop Matt Williams      3B
                  sign Tuffy Rhodes       OF


01/18/06


C.Cubs:           drop Slim Sallee        SP
                 
sign JR Richard         SPJR Richard

Cleveland:        drop Harvey Kuenn       RF
                 
sign Paul Hines         CF

StL Cardinals:    drop Vern Stephens      SS
                 
sign Dick Bartell       SS

Toronto:          drop Davy Force         SS
                 
sign Mike Flanagan      SP

Washington:       drop Red Smith          3B
                  sign
Plunk Drake        SP



01/22/06
Claude Ritchey
StL Stars:        drop Dolph Camilli      1B
                  sign Claude Ritchey     2B


C.Cubs:           drop Jack Glasscock     SS
                  sign Harvey Kuenn       RF (Waiver List)


Toronto:          drop Mike Hampton       SP
                  sign Juan Guzman        SP




01/25/06Kazuhiro Kiyohara

C.Cubs:           drop Jim Bottomley      1B
                  sign Kazuhiro Kiyohara  1B


StL.Cardinals:    drop Chick Hafey        Lf
                  sign Pete Runnels       2B






01/29/06Edgar Wesley

C.Cubs:           drop Jimmy Lyons          LF
                  sign Edgar Wesley         1B

Cleveland:        drop Dave Parker          RF
                  sign Jim Bottomley        1B (Waiver List)

NY Giants:        drop Fernando Valenzuela  SP
                  sign Jim Bagby            SP





02/01/06
José Fernandez

B.Red Caps:       drop Lew Burdette         SP
                  sign John Morrill         1B

C.Cubs:           drop Bobby Wallace        SS
                  sign José Fernandez       CA

Cleveland:        drop Ginger Beaumont      CF
                  sign Jimmie Lyons         LF (Waiver)






02/05/06
Mike Dorgan


C.Cubs:           drop
Kazuhiro Kiyohara   1B
                  sign Akira Eto           3B

Cleveland:        drop Hal Trosky          1B
                  sign Mike Dorgan         RF






02/08/06Norihiro Noakamura



C.Cubs:           drop Ben Chapman         CF

                  sign Norihiro Nakamura   3B

Cleveland:        drop Jimmie Lyons        LF
                  sign Kazuhiro Kiyohara   1B (Waiver)







02/12/06



Baltimore:        drop Jim Maloney         SPTakahito Nomura

                  sign Andy Pettitte       SP

B.Red Caps:       drop Frank Howard        LF
                  sign Ben Chapman         CF (Waiver)

C.Cubs:           drop Beans Salmon        SP
                  sign Roy Sievers         1B

StL.Stars:        drop Claude Ritchey      2B
                  sign Jimmie Lyons        LF (Waiver)

Tokyo:            drop Choji Murata        SP
                  sign Takahito Nomura     MR




02/15/06Johnny Ray

C.Cubs:           tried to sign Jim Maloney SP (Waiver)

Cleveland:        drop Kazuhiro Kiyohara    1B
                  sign Jim Maloney          SP (Waiver)

StL.Cardinals:    drop Dick Bartell         SS
                  sign Johnny Ray           2B






02/19/06

B.Red Caps:       drop Firpo Marberry       CLDave Parker
                  sign Beans Salmon         SP (Waiver)

C.Cubs:           drop Lefty LaMarque       SP
                  sign Bump Hadley          SP

Cleveland
:        drop Javy Lopez           CA

StL Cardinals:    drop Harvey Kuenn         RF
                  sign Dave Parker          RF

StL Stars:        sign Mickey Tettleton     CA



02/22/06Firpo Marberry

Baltimore:        sign Brady Anderson       CF

Houston:          drop Rick Monday          CF
                  sign Firpo Marberry       CL (Waiver)

Oakland:          drop John Kruk            1B






02/26/06Bill Buckner

C.Cubs:           drop Roy Sievers          1B
                  sign Don Buford           LF

Cleveland:        drop Jim Maloney          SP
                  sign Bill Buckner         1B








03/01/06Jim Maloney

C.Cubs:           drop Bump Hadley          SP
                  sign Jim Maloney          SP (Waiver)











03/05/06Michiyo Arito2

C.Cubs:           drop Akira Eto            3B
                  sign Michiyo Arito        3B

Kansas City:      sign Lefty LaMarque       SP

Pitsburgh:        sign Masatoshi Gondo      SP

StL Cardinals:    drop Buddy Bell           3B
                  drop Johnny Ray           2B




03/08/06


Brooklyn:        drop Wes Ferrell           SPTsutomu Wakamatsu
                 sign Van Lingle Mungo      SP

C.Cubs:          drop JR Richard            SP
                 sign Tsutomu Wakamatsu     CF

StL Cardinals:   drop Tim McCarver          CA
                 sign Spud Davis            CA

StL Stars:       drop Stan Spence           CF
                 sign Buddy Bell            3B




03/12/06Wes & Rick Ferrell

C.Cubs:          drop Jim Maloney           SP
                 sign Wes Ferrell           SP (Waiver)











03/16/06Frank Howard

C.Cubs           drop
Michiyo Arito        3B
                 sign Frank Howard         LF











03/19/06
Heinie Zimmerman

B.Red Caps       drop Willie Kamm          3B
                 sign Jackie Jensen        RF

C.Cubs           drop Johnny Evers         2B
                 sign Heine Zimmerman      3B

Houston          drop Takuro Ishii         SS
                 sign Streak Milton        OF





03/32/06Johnny Evers


B.Red Caps       try to sign Johnny Evers  2B

C.Cubs           drop Frank Howard         LF
                 sign Jack Glasscock       SS

Houston          drop Joe Ferguson         CA
                 sign Johnny Evers         2B

StL.Cardinals    drop Ken Boyer            3B
                 sign Dick Bartell         SS



03/26/06Tim Wakefield

B.Red Caps:      drop Marty Pattin         SP
                 sign Tim Wakefield        SP

Pittsburgh:      drop Masatoshi Gondo      SP
                 sign Frank Howard         LF (Waiver)








03/28/06George Scott


B.Red Caps:     drop Bobby Veach           LF
                sign George Scott          1B

C.Cubs:         drop Tsutomu Wakamatsu     CF
                sign Willie Davis          CF







04/02/06Cecil Cooper


B.Red Caps:     drop Muddy Ruel           CA
                sign Jimmy Barrett        CF

Cleveland:      drop Mike Dorgan          RF
                sign Cecil Cooper         1B

StL Cardinals:  drop Billy Herman         2B
                sign Bobby Avila          2B




04/05/06


B.Red Caps:     drop Hugh Duffy           LF
                sign Buck Freeman         RF

Kansas City:    drop Ted Abernathy        MR
                sign Slim Sallee          SP



04/16/06

B.Red Caps      drop Ben Chapman          CF
                sign Harry Schafer        3B

C.Cubs:         drop Heine Zimmerman      3B
                sign Koichiro Yoshinaga   CA


04/23/06



Baltimore       drop LeRon Lee            OF
                sign Ben Chapman          CF


C.Cubs          drop Willie Davis         CF
                sign Bobby Veach          LF


Cleveland       drop Bill Buckner         1B
                sign Doug Drabek          SP


StL.Stars       drop Jimmie Lyons         LF
                sign Fred Hutchinson      SP

Waiver List - Mickey Cochrane


Waiver List


  Free Agent           Position      Waiver End Date
None at this time



Game 100 - End of the 2006 Free Agent Season

Baseball-Reference.com

"The bases were drunk, and I painted the black with my best yakker.
But blue squeezed me, and I went full.
I came back with my heater, but the stick flares one the other way and chalk flies for two bases.
Three earnies! Next thing I know, skipper hooks me and I'm sipping suds with the clubby."

-Ed Lynch-

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