Around the Majors: 1st arbitration case

1) The Rockies won their arbitration case against P Sun Woo Kim. He will make $600,000 instead of the $800,000 he was seeking.

YEAR AGE RSAA  ERA     G  GS   IP    SO   SO/9 BR/9   W   L   SV  NW  NL  TEAM
2003 25   -5   8.36    4   3   14      5  3.21 23.14   0   1   0   0   1  Expos        
2004 26   -7   4.58   43  17  135.2   87  5.77 14.13   4   6   0   4   6  Expos        
2005 27   -3   4.90   24  10   82.2   55  5.99 13.17   6   3   0   4   5  Nationals/Rockies
CAREER   -24   5.01  110  37  323.1  203  5.65 14.39  13  12   0  11  14 
LG AVG     0   4.31           323.1  238  6.61 12.82  18  18 

2) The Cubs re-signed CF Juan Pierre ($5.75 million) and P Will Ohman ($610,000) to 1 year contracts, to avoid salary arbitration.

PIERRE
YEAR  AGE RCAA   OBA  SLG   OPS   OWP    RC/G  AVG   HR  RBI   SB   G   TEAM
2003   25    7  .361  .373  .734  .533   5.18  .305   1   41   65  162  Marlins      
2004   26   10  .374  .407  .781  .547   5.54  .326   3   49   45  162  Marlins      
2005   27  -10  .326  .354  .680  .446   4.25  .276   2   47   57  162  Marlins      
CAR        -48  .355  .375  .730  .455   5.02  .305   9  247  267  845 
LG AVG       0  .341  .433  .773  .500   5.18  .269 109  442   56 
POS AVG     -9  .336  .427  .763  .490   5.08  .268 105  398  109 

OHMAN
YEAR AGE RSAA  ERA     G  GS   IP    SO   SO/9 BR/9   W   L   SV  NW  NL  TEAM
2000 22   -1   8.10    6   0    3.1    2  5.40 21.60   1   0   0   0   1  Cubs         
2001 23   -5   7.71   11   0   11.2   12  9.26 15.43   0   1   0   0   1  Cubs         
2005 27    6   2.91   69   0   43.1   45  9.35 12.25   2   2   0   3   1  Cubs         
CAREER     0   4.17   86   0   58.1   59  9.10 13.42   3   3   0   3   3 
LG AVG     0   4.28            58.1   43  6.67 12.78   3   3 

3) The Nationals signed SS Royce Clayton and OF George Lombard to minor league contracts, with invitations to spring training.

CLAYTON
YEAR  AGE RCAA   OBA  SLG   OPS   OWP    RC/G  AVG   HR  RBI   SB   G   TEAM
2003   33  -36  .301  .333  .634  .252   2.91  .228  11   39    5  146  Brewers      
2004   34  -31  .338  .397  .735  .348   4.48  .279   8   54   10  146  Rockies      
2005   35  -25  .320  .351  .670  .336   3.64  .270   2   44   13  143  Diamondbacks 
CAR       -288  .313  .370  .683  .352   3.75  .258 107  671  215 1894 
LG AVG       0  .340  .426  .766  .500   5.09  .270 214  929  142 
POS AVG   -150  .326  .385  .711  .425   4.37  .266 127  729  162 

Clayton is closing in on the top 10 for worst career RCAA (since 1900)–

1    Ski Melillo                -355   
2    Tommy Thevenow             -351   
3    Neifi Perez                -329   
4    Bill Bergen                -312   
5    Tim Foli                   -309   
6    Larry Bowa                 -307   
7    Alfredo Griffin            -306   
T8   Don Kessinger              -305   
T8   Ozzie Guillen              -305   
10   Ed Brinkman                -300   
T11  Leo Durocher               -296   
T11  Roy McMillan               -296   
T11  Everett Scott              -296   
T11  Wally Gerber               -296   
15   Royce Clayton              -288   

LOMBARD
YEAR  AGE RCAA   OBA  SLG   OPS   OWP    RC/G  AVG   HR  RBI   SB   G   TEAM
2000   24   -7  .146  .103  .249  .023   0.73  .103   0    2    4   27  Braves       
2002   26   -3  .300  .373  .674  .462   4.20  .241   5   13   13   72  Tigers       
2003   27   -2  .237  .324  .561  .256   2.79  .216   1    4    1   13  Devil Rays   
CAR        -11  .279  .343  .622  .392   3.74  .225   7   20   21  124 
LG AVG       0  .335  .429  .764  .500   5.03  .266  11   46    6 
POS AVG      2  .336  .440  .776  .514   5.23  .271  11   46   10 

4) The Nationals removed P Francis Beltran from the 40 man roster.

YEAR AGE RSAA  ERA     G  GS   IP    SO   SO/9 BR/9   W   L   SV  NW  NL  TEAM
2002 21   -5   7.50   11   0   12     11  8.25 22.50   0   0   0   0   0  Cubs         
2004 23   -5   5.47   45   0   49.1   48  8.76 13.86   2   2   1   2   2  Cubs/Expos
CAREER   -10   5.87   56   0   61.1   59  8.66 15.55   2   2   1   2   2 
LG AVG     0   4.28            61.1   46  6.74 12.81   3   3 

5) The Reds re-signed SS Felipe Lopez to a 1 year, $2.7 million contract, to avoid salary arbitration.

YEAR  AGE RCAA   OBA  SLG   OPS   OWP    RC/G  AVG   HR  RBI   SB   G   TEAM
2003   23  -11  .313  .299  .612  .305   3.27  .213   2   13    8   59  Reds         
2004   24   -2  .314  .405  .719  .475   4.61  .242   7   31    1   79  Reds         
2005   25   13  .352  .486  .838  .563   6.19  .291  23   85   15  148  Reds         
CAR        -17  .322  .421  .743  .461   4.76  .257  45  186   33  420 
LG AVG       0  .338  .429  .767  .500   5.08  .268  48  199   25 
POS AVG    -30  .320  .399  .719  .433   4.43  .266  32  165   34 

6) The Tigers re-signed OF Craig Monroe to a 1 year, $2.8 million contract, to avoid salary arbitration.

YEAR  AGE RCAA   OBA  SLG   OPS   OWP    RC/G  AVG   HR  RBI   SB   G   TEAM
2003   26   -8  .287  .449  .736  .438   4.14  .240  23   70    4  128  Tigers       
2004   27   10  .337  .488  .824  .570   5.79  .293  18   72    3  128  Tigers       
2005   28    1  .322  .446  .768  .504   4.83  .277  20   89    8  157  Tigers       
CAR         -3  .313  .453  .766  .493   4.76  .266  64  237   17  453 
LG AVG       0  .334  .429  .763  .500   5.01  .269  49  204   25 
POS AVG     17  .340  .450  .790  .533   5.40  .276  56  223   28 

7) On Wednesday, Jake Wade died at the age of 93.

YEAR AGE RSAA  ERA     G  GS   IP    SO   SO/9 BR/9   W   L   SV  NW  NL  TEAM
1938 26  -14   6.56   27   2   70     23  2.96 15.56   3   2   0   2   3  Tigers       
1939 27  -17   7.45   24   8   64     30  4.22 21.09   1   6   0   2   5  Red Sox/Browns
1944 32  -11   4.80   19   5   75     35  4.20 13.92   2   4   2   2   4  White Sox    
CAREER   -53   5.00  171  71  668    291  3.92 15.35  27  40   3  29  38 
LG AVG     0   4.19           668    265  3.58 13.36  37  37 

8) Today’s birthdays–

JOE COLEMAN, AGE: 59
YEAR AGE RSAA  ERA     G  GS   IP    SO   SO/9 BR/9   W   L   SV  NW  NL  TEAM
1967 20  -19   4.63   28  22  134     77  5.17 14.10   8   9   0   6  11  Senators     
1968 21  -12   3.27   33  33  223    139  5.61 11.10  12  16   0  12  16  Senators     
1974 27  -12   4.31   41  41  286    177  5.57 13.91  14  12   0  12  14  Tigers       
1975 28  -34   5.55   31  31  201    125  5.60 14.69  10  18   0  10  18  Tigers       
CAREER   -31   3.69  484 340 2570.2 1728  6.05 12.29 142 135   7 138 139 
LG AVG     0   3.53          2570.2 1525  5.34 11.96 143 143 

LOU CRIGER, 1872-1934
YEAR  AGE RCAA   OBA  SLG   OPS   OWP    RC/G  AVG   HR  RBI   SB   G   TEAM
1901   29  -19  .270  .276  .546  .255   2.82  .231   0   24    7   76  Red Sox      
1903   31  -23  .256  .306  .562  .264   2.79  .192   3   31    5   96  Red Sox      
1907   35  -17  .251  .199  .450  .181   1.73  .181   0   14    2   75  Red Sox      
CAR       -139  .295  .290  .584  .351   3.36  .221  11  342   58 1012 
LG AVG       0  .326  .351  .677  .500   4.77  .268  17  377  132 
POS AVG   -126  .293  .306  .599  .367   3.49  .240  10  343   63 

FRED LYNN, AGE: 54
YEAR  AGE RCAA   OBA  SLG   OPS   OWP    RC/G  AVG   HR  RBI   SB   G   TEAM
1975   23   53  .401  .566  .967  .743   8.43  .331  21  105   10  145  Red Sox      
1978   26   33  .380  .492  .872  .667   6.80  .298  22   82    3  150  Red Sox      
1979   27   76  .423  .637 1.059  .792  10.58  .333  39  122    2  147  Red Sox      
CAR        317  .360  .484  .845  .629   6.23  .283 306 1111   72 1969 
LG AVG       0  .328  .395  .723  .500   4.46  .263 166  814  133 
POS AVG     50  .333  .405  .738  .520   4.72  .269 163  782  243 

BAKE MCBRIDE, AGE: 57
YEAR  AGE RCAA   OBA  SLG   OPS   OWP    RC/G  AVG   HR  RBI   SB   G   TEAM
1974   25   15  .369  .394  .763  .580   5.54  .309   6   56   30  150  Cardinals    
1976   27   16  .386  .445  .831  .674   6.79  .335   3   24   10   72  Cardinals    
1977   28   31  .364  .520  .884  .696   7.57  .316  15   61   36  128  Cardinals/Phillies
CAR         72  .345  .420  .765  .556   5.33  .299  63  430  183 1071 
LG AVG       0  .332  .389  .722  .500   4.51  .265  79  430   87 
POS AVG     63  .341  .422  .762  .550   5.11  .277  98  471  104 

SLIM SALLEE, 1885-1950
YEAR AGE RSAA  ERA     G  GS   IP    SO   SO/9 BR/9   W   L   SV  NW  NL  TEAM
1912 27   29   2.60   48  32  294    108  3.31 11.23  16  17   6  21  12  Cardinals    
1914 29   24   2.11   46  30  282    105  3.35 10.63  18  17   6  22  13  Cardinals    
1919 34   23   2.05   29  28  228     24  0.95  9.55  21   7   0  18  10  Reds         
CAREER   111   2.57  476 307 2821    836  2.67 10.66 174 143  36 180 137 
LG AVG     0   2.95          2821   1114  3.55 11.55 155 155 

SKIP SCHUMAKER, AGE: 26
YEAR  AGE RCAA   OBA  SLG   OPS   OWP    RC/G  AVG   HR  RBI   SB   G   TEAM
2005   25   -1  .308  .292  .599  .271   3.00  .250   0    1    1   27  Cardinals    
CAR         -1  .308  .292  .599  .271   3.00  .250   0    1    1   27 
LG AVG       0  .339  .428  .767  .500   5.07  .268   1    3    0 
POS AVG      0  .350  .456  .805  .556   5.73  .269   1    3    0 

JOE STRIPP, 1903-89
YEAR  AGE RCAA   OBA  SLG   OPS   OWP    RC/G  AVG   HR  RBI   SB   G   TEAM
1929   26  -16  .313  .299  .613  .250   3.27  .214   3   20    2   64  Reds         
1937   34  -25  .291  .300  .591  .218   2.70  .243   1   26    1   90  Dodgers      
1938   35  -13  .326  .327  .653  .391   3.81  .280   1   37    2  113  Cardinals/Braves
CAR        -51  .340  .384  .724  .461   4.67  .294  24  464   50 1146 
LG AVG       0  .344  .408  .753  .500   5.20  .287  66  546   47 
POS AVG    -64  .335  .384  .719  .450   4.67  .279  48  514   53 

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