July 22, 2006: Sal Fasano traded to the New York Yankees for Hector Made
July 28, 2006: David Bell traded to the Milwaukee Brewers for Wilfrido Laureano
July 30, 2006: Ryan Franklin traded to the Cincinnati Reds for Zac Stott
July 30, 2006: Bobby Abreu and Cory Lidle traded to the New York Yankees for C.J. Henry, Matt Smith, Jesus Sanchez and Carlos Monasterios
July 31, 2006: Rheal Cormier traded to the Cincinnati Reds for Jason Germano
These too were rough days to be a Phillies fan. It seemed as if the team wasn't going anywhere, and we traded away a lot for very little in return. Jenna was especially distraught over the departure of Rheal.
Amazingly enough, the dismantling had the effect of rejuvenating the team, as they finished the season just 3 games back in the NL Wild Card race.