Around the Majors: Blue Jays sign Halladay

1) The Blue Jays signed P Roy Halladay to a 3 year, $40 million contract extension, covering 2008-10.

YEAR AGE RSAA  ERA     G  GS   IP    SO   SO/9 BR/9   W   L   SV  NW  NL  TEAM
2003 26   45   3.25   36  36  266    204  6.90  9.95  22   7   0  19  10  Blue Jays    
2004 27   11   4.20   21  21  133     95  6.43 12.18   8   8   0   9   7  Blue Jays    
2005 28   32   2.41   19  19  141.2  108  6.86  9.08  12   4   0  12   4  Blue Jays    
CAREER   127   3.70  184 159 1116.1  810  6.53 11.55  79  43   1  75  47 
LG AVG     0   4.57          1116.1  775  6.25 13.04  63  63 

Halladay ranks 14th in RSAA through the age of 28 for AL pitchers in the past half century–

RSAA        
1    Roger Clemens               280   
2    Bert Blyleven               233   
3    Pedro Martinez              196   
4    Kevin Appier                194   
5    Dave Stieb                  187   
6    Tim Hudson                  169   
7    Bret Saberhagen             162   
T8   Mike Mussina                158   
T8   Jim Palmer                  158   
10   Mark Buehrle                138   
11   Sam McDowell                133   
12   Barry Zito                  132   
13   Dean Chance                 131   
14   Roy Halladay                127   
15   Johan Santana               125   

2) Cubs P Mark Prior was diagnosed with a strained right shoulder and could miss the start of the season. But, the news is still much better than the Cubs feared.

3) Nationals SS Cristian Guzman was diagnosed with a tear in his shoulder and could keep him out for the whole season.

YEAR  AGE RCAA   OBA  SLG   OPS   OWP    RC/G  AVG   HR  RBI   SB   G   TEAM
2003   25  -18  .311  .365  .676  .388   3.99  .268   3   53   18  143  Twins        
2004   26  -24  .309  .384  .693  .360   3.86  .274   8   46   10  145  Twins        
2005   27  -32  .260  .314  .574  .234   2.47  .219   4   31    7  142  Nationals    
CAR       -165  .298  .374  .671  .348   3.75  .260  43  320  109  983 
LG AVG       0  .339  .433  .772  .500   5.16  .270 125  523   65 
POS AVG    -46  .330  .413  .743  .459   4.78  .272  94  459   86 

Guzman ranks 7th on the all time list for worst RCAA through the age of 27–

RCAA    
1    Hal Lanier                 -234   
2    Tommy Thevenow             -231   
3    Tim Foli                   -207   
4    Alfredo Griffin            -186   
5    Neifi Perez                -170   
6    Ed Brinkman                -167   
7    Cristian Guzman            -165   
8    Ozzie Guillen              -159   
9    Jim Levey                  -157   
10   Don Kessinger              -152   

4) The Indians sent INF Jake Gautreau, INF-OF Joe Inglett, OFs Brad Snyder and Todd Donovan, C Armando Camacaro and Ps Kazuhito Tadano to the minors.

YEAR AGE RSAA  ERA     G  GS   IP    SO   SO/9 BR/9   W   L   SV  NW  NL  TEAM
2004 24   -1   4.65   14   4   50.1   39  6.97 13.59   1   1   0   1   1  Indians      
2005 25    1   2.25    1   0    4      1  2.25  9.00   0   0   0   0   0  Indians      
CAREER     0   4.47   15   4   54.1   40  6.63 13.25   1   1   0   1   1 
LG AVG     0   4.62            54.1   39  6.43 13.11   3   3 

5) The Dodgers sent 3B Andy LaRoche and P Greg Miller to the minors.

6) The Phillies sent OF Josh Kroeger and C Carlos Ruiz to the minors.

KROEGER
YEAR  AGE RCAA   OBA  SLG   OPS   OWP    RC/G  AVG   HR  RBI   SB   G   TEAM
2004   21   -9  .182  .222  .404  .016   0.56  .167   0    2    0   22  Diamondbacks 
CAR         -9  .182  .222  .404  .016   0.56  .167   0    2    0   22 
LG AVG       0  .341  .437  .778  .500   5.26  .270   2    8    1 
POS AVG      1  .355  .466  .821  .559   5.95  .271   3    9    1 

7) The Cardinals sent SS Brendan Ryan, 3B Travis Hanson and Ps Blaine Neal, John Riedling, Brad Voyles and John Webb to the minors.

NEAL
YEAR AGE RSAA  ERA     G  GS   IP    SO   SO/9 BR/9   W   L   SV  NW  NL  TEAM
2003 25  -10   8.14   18   0   21     10  4.29 20.57   0   0   0   0   0  Marlins      
2004 26    0   4.07   40   0   42     36  7.71 13.29   1   1   0   1   1  Padres       
2005 27   -6   7.15   19   0   22.2   11  4.37 18.66   1   3   0   1   3  Red Sox/Rockies
CAREER   -13   5.08  113   0  124     93  6.75 15.60   5   4   0   4   5 
LG AVG     0   4.25           124     92  6.68 12.76   7   7 

RIEDLING
YEAR AGE RSAA  ERA     G  GS   IP    SO   SO/9 BR/9   W   L   SV  NW  NL  TEAM
2003 27   -7   4.90   55   8  101     65  5.79 13.99   2   3   1   2   3  Reds         
2004 28  -10   5.10   70   0   77.2   46  5.33 15.53   5   3   0   3   5  Reds         
2005 29  -10   7.16   29   0   27.2   16  5.20 15.61   4   1   0   1   4  Marlins      
CAREER    -7   4.41  229   8  302    198  5.90 13.86  17  13   3  14  16 
LG AVG     0   4.29           302    226  6.72 12.80  17  17 

VOYLES
YEAR AGE RSAA  ERA     G  GS   IP    SO   SO/9 BR/9   W   L   SV  NW  NL  TEAM
2001 24    1   3.86    7   0    9.1    6  5.79 13.50   0   0   0   0   0  Royals       
2002 25   -4   6.51   22   0   27.2   26  8.46 16.59   0   2   1   1   1  Royals       
2003 26   -8   7.47   11   3   31.1   24  6.89 18.96   0   2   0   1   1  Royals       
CAREER   -11   6.59   40   3   68.1   56  7.38 17.25   0   4   1   2   2 
LG AVG     0   4.50            68.1   47  6.22 12.86   4   4 

WEBB
YEAR AGE RSAA  ERA     G  GS   IP    SO   SO/9 BR/9   W   L   SV  NW  NL  TEAM
2004 25   -3   7.00    4   0    9      9  9.00 20.00   0   0   0   0   0  Devil Rays   
2005 26   -6  18.00    1   1    4      2  4.50 24.75   0   1   0   0   1  Devil Rays   
CAREER    -9  10.38    5   1   13     11  7.62 21.46   0   1   0   0   1 
LG AVG     0   4.55            13      9  6.36 12.99   1   1 

8) The Devil Rays sent 1B Kevin Witt, 2B Fernando Cortez, SS B.J Upton, OFs Delmon Young, Elijah Dukes and Darnell McDonald, Cs Shawn Riggans and Ryan Christianson and Ps Chris Seddon, James Shields and Brian Stokes to the minors.

WITT
YEAR  AGE RCAA   OBA  SLG   OPS   OWP    RC/G  AVG   HR  RBI   SB   G   TEAM
1999   23   -3  .250  .324  .574  .234   2.89  .206   1    5    0   15  Blue Jays    
2001   25   -1  .233  .407  .641  .358   3.52  .185   2    5    0   14  Padres       
2003   27   -5  .301  .407  .708  .439   4.15  .263  10   26    1   93  Tigers       
CAR        -10  .287  .393  .681  .399   3.87  .249  13   36    1  127 
LG AVG       0  .336  .431  .767  .500   5.08  .269  11   46    6 
POS AVG      8  .358  .465  .823  .568   5.90  .269  16   56    2 

CORTEZ
YEAR  AGE RCAA   OBA  SLG   OPS   OWP    RC/G  AVG   HR  RBI   SB   G   TEAM
2005   23   -2  .143  .077  .220  .000   0.00  .077   0    1    0    8  Devil Rays   
CAR         -2  .143  .077  .220  .000   0.00  .077   0    1    0    8 
LG AVG       0  .331  .425  .756  .500   4.89  .268   0    2    0 
POS AVG      0  .324  .412  .735  .477   4.63  .268   0    2    0 

UPTON
YEAR  AGE RCAA   OBA  SLG   OPS   OWP    RC/G  AVG   HR  RBI   SB   G   TEAM
2004   19    0  .324  .409  .733  .494   4.87  .258   4   12    4   45  Devil Rays   
CAR          0  .324  .409  .733  .494   4.87  .258   4   12    4   45 
LG AVG       0  .338  .434  .773  .500   5.16  .271   5   22    3 
POS AVG     -2  .326  .417  .743  .456   4.72  .272   4   19    3 

MCDONALD
YEAR  AGE RCAA   OBA  SLG   OPS   OWP    RC/G  AVG   HR  RBI   SB   G   TEAM
2004   25   -4  .206  .188  .393  .044   1.00  .156   0    1    1   17  Orioles      
CAR         -4  .206  .188  .393  .044   1.00  .156   0    1    1   17 
LG AVG       0  .338  .434  .773  .500   5.16  .271   1    5    1 
POS AVG      0  .342  .439  .781  .511   5.32  .275   1    5    1 

9) The Rangers sent Ps John Danks, Thomas Diamond and Jayson Durocher to the minors.

DUROCHER
YEAR AGE RSAA  ERA     G  GS   IP    SO   SO/9 BR/9   W   L   SV  NW  NL  TEAM
2002 27   11   1.88   39   0   48     44  8.25  9.38   1   1   0   2   0  Brewers      
2003 28   -5  11.05    6   0    7.1    7  8.59 14.73   2   0   0   0   2  Brewers      
CAREER     6   3.09   45   0   55.1   51  8.30 10.08   3   1   0   2   2 
LG AVG     0   4.14            55.1   42  6.75 12.69   3   3 

10) The Brewers sent INF Hernan Iribarren, OF Tony Gwynn Jr. and Ps Chris Demaria, Dana Eveland and Wilfredo Rodriguez to the minors.

DEMARIA
YEAR AGE RSAA  ERA     G  GS   IP    SO   SO/9 BR/9   W   L   SV  NW  NL  TEAM
2005 24   -5   9.00    8   0    9     11 11.00 19.00   1   0   0   0   1  Royals       
CAREER    -5   9.00    8   0    9     11 11.00 19.00   1   0   0   0   1 
LG AVG     0   4.36             9      6  6.16 12.63   1   1 

EVELAND
YEAR AGE RSAA  ERA     G  GS   IP    SO   SO/9 BR/9   W   L   SV  NW  NL  TEAM
2005 21   -6   5.97   27   0   31.2   23  6.54 16.77   1   1   1   1   1  Brewers      
CAREER    -6   5.97   27   0   31.2   23  6.54 16.77   1   1   1   1   1 
LG AVG     0   4.23            31.2   23  6.57 12.76   2   2 

RODRIGUEZ
YEAR AGE RSAA  ERA     G  GS   IP    SO   SO/9 BR/9   W   L   SV  NW  NL  TEAM
2001 22   -3  15.00    2   0    3      3  9.00 21.00   0   0   0   0   0  Astros       
CAREER    -3  15.00    2   0    3      3  9.00 21.00   0   0   0   0   0 
LG AVG     0   4.36             3      2  6.99 12.69   0   0 

11) The Mets sent Ps Anderson Garcia, Alay Soler, Tim Levighne and Mike Venafro to the minors.

VENAFRO
YEAR AGE RSAA  ERA     G  GS   IP    SO   SO/9 BR/9   W   L   SV  NW  NL  TEAM
2002 28    0   4.62   47   0   37     16  3.89 14.84   2   2   0   2   2  A's          
2003 29    0   4.74   24   0   19      9  4.26 14.21   1   0   0   0   1  Devil Rays   
2004 30    0   4.00   17   0    9      6  6.00 16.00   0   0   0   0   0  Dodgers      
CAREER    19   4.11  300   0  249.2  129  4.65 13.45  14  10   5  13  11 
LG AVG     0   4.68           249.2  175  6.31 13.30  14  14 

12) The Blue Jays sent 2B Ryan Roberts and Rob Cosby, SS Sergio Santos, 3B John Hattig, C Curtis Thigpen and Ps Josh Banks, Ismael Ramirez and Casey Janssen to the minors.

13) The Diamondbacks sent C Miguel Montero and P Enrique Gonzalez to the minors.

14) Today’s birthdays–

SCOTT DOWNS, AGE: 30
YEAR AGE RSAA  ERA     G  GS   IP    SO   SO/9 BR/9   W   L   SV  NW  NL  TEAM
2003 27   -3  15.00    1   1    3      4 12.00 24.00   0   1   0   0   1  Expos        
2004 28   -7   5.14   12  12   63     38  5.43 15.00   3   6   0   4   5  Expos        
2005 29    1   4.31   26  13   94     75  7.18 12.64   4   3   0   4   3  Blue Jays    
CAREER   -20   5.01   58  45  257    180  6.30 14.43  11  13   0  11  13 
LG AVG     0   4.45           257    186  6.53 12.97  14  14 

CHICK FRASER, 1871-1940
YEAR AGE RSAA  ERA     G  GS   IP    SO   SO/9 BR/9   W   L   SV  NW  NL  TEAM
1898 27  -51   5.36   32  32  245     77  2.83 15.43   9  20   0   9  20  Colonels/Spiders
1903 32  -39   4.50   31  29  250    104  3.74 13.43  12  17   1  10  19  Phillies     
1904 33  -20   3.25   42  36  302    127  3.78 11.86  14  24   1  16  22  Phillies     
CAREER  -108   3.68  433 388 3355.2 1098  2.94 13.33 176 213   5 183 206 
LG AVG     0   3.38          3355.2 1104  2.96 12.48 188 188 

CITO GASTON, AGE: 62
YEAR  AGE RCAA   OBA  SLG   OPS   OWP    RC/G  AVG   HR  RBI   SB   G   TEAM
1969   25  -20  .275  .309  .585  .281   2.63  .230   2   28    4  129  Padres       
1971   27  -13  .264  .386  .650  .392   3.27  .228  17   61    1  141  Padres       
1974   30  -14  .259  .322  .581  .281   2.57  .213   6   33    0  106  Padres       
CAR        -40  .298  .397  .695  .445   3.92  .256  91  387   13 1026 
LG AVG       0  .331  .388  .719  .500   4.47  .262  72  362   53 
POS AVG     49  .343  .415  .758  .547   5.04  .274  81  380   79 

BILL MUELLER, AGE: 35
YEAR  AGE RCAA   OBA  SLG   OPS   OWP    RC/G  AVG   HR  RBI   SB   G   TEAM
2003   32   38  .398  .540  .938  .683   8.00  .326  19   85    1  146  Red Sox      
2004   33    5  .365  .446  .811  .534   5.90  .283  12   57    2  110  Red Sox      
2005   34    7  .369  .430  .799  .540   5.41  .295  10   62    0  150  Red Sox      
CAR         77  .373  .425  .798  .553   5.73  .292  82  478   19 1184 
LG AVG       0  .341  .432  .772  .500   5.19  .270 130  545   77 
POS AVG     -2  .339  .436  .776  .494   5.16  .269 139  574   52 

FRED PFEFFER, 1860-1932
YEAR  AGE RCAA   OBA  SLG   OPS   OWP    RC/G  AVG   HR  RBI   SB   G   TEAM
1889   29  -25  .302  .322  .624  .385   4.95  .228   7   77   45  134  Cubs         
1890   30  -25  .319  .361  .680  .386   5.61  .257   5   80   27  124  Pirates      
1896   36  -32  .292  .337  .629  .287   4.35  .241   2   56   22   98  Giants/Cubs
CAR       -124  .312  .369  .682  .460   5.84  .255  94 1019  382 1670 
LG AVG       0  .329  .370  .699  .500   6.27  .270  56  878  293 
POS AVG   -115  .318  .349  .667  .460   5.66  .258  50  833  277 

ROBB QUINLAN, AGE: 29
YEAR  AGE RCAA   OBA  SLG   OPS   OWP    RC/G  AVG   HR  RBI   SB   G   TEAM
2003   26   -3  .330  .372  .702  .397   3.70  .287   0    4    1   38  Angels       
2004   27   15  .401  .525  .926  .727   8.75  .344   5   23    3   56  Angels       
2005   28   -6  .273  .403  .676  .335   3.22  .231   5   14    0   54  Angels       
CAR          6  .340  .446  .786  .548   5.40  .291  10   41    4  148 
LG AVG       0  .334  .429  .764  .500   5.02  .269  12   50    6 
POS AVG      1  .338  .434  .772  .512   5.13  .266  13   51    5 

PETE REISER, 1919-81
YEAR  AGE RCAA   OBA  SLG   OPS   OWP    RC/G  AVG   HR  RBI   SB   G   TEAM
1941   22   62  .406  .558  .964  .773   9.30  .343  14   76    4  137  Dodgers      
1942   23   38  .375  .463  .838  .729   7.19  .310  10   64   20  125  Dodgers      
1947   28   17  .415  .418  .832  .615   7.08  .309   5   46   14  110  Dodgers      
CAR        139  .380  .450  .829  .647   6.77  .295  58  368   87  861 
LG AVG       0  .339  .383  .722  .500   4.78  .266  46  302   27 
POS AVG     34  .348  .404  .751  .542   5.24  .276  50  310   34 

FERNANDO RODNEY, AGE: 29
YEAR AGE RSAA  ERA     G  GS   IP    SO   SO/9 BR/9   W   L   SV  NW  NL  TEAM
2002 25   -4   6.00   20   0   18     10  5.00 17.50   1   3   0   1   3  Tigers       
2003 26   -6   6.07   27   0   29.2   33 10.01 16.08   1   3   3   1   3  Tigers       
2005 28    7   2.86   39   0   44     42  8.59 11.86   2   3   9   3   2  Tigers       
CAREER    -3   4.52   86   0   91.2   85  8.35 14.33   4   9  12   5   8 
LG AVG     0   4.44            91.2   63  6.16 12.75   5   5 

CHARLIE ROOT, 1899-1970
YEAR AGE RSAA  ERA     G  GS   IP    SO   SO/9 BR/9   W   L   SV  NW  NL  TEAM
1926 27   36   2.82   42  32  271    127  4.22 11.13  18  17   2  23  12  Cubs         
1929 30   34   3.47   43  31  272    124  4.10 12.31  19   6   5  16   9  Cubs         
1930 31   23   4.34   37  30  220    124  5.07 12.97  16  14   3  18  12  Cubs         
CAREER   134   3.59  632 341 3197   1459  4.11 11.88 201 160  40 197 164 
LG AVG     0   4.00          3197   1111  3.13 12.85 178 178 

HANK SAUER, 1917-2001
YEAR  AGE RCAA   OBA  SLG   OPS   OWP    RC/G  AVG   HR  RBI   SB   G   TEAM
1949   32   22  .349  .507  .856  .625   6.49  .275  31   99    0  138  Reds/Cubs
1952   35   34  .361  .531  .892  .661   6.89  .270  37  121    1  151  Cubs         
1954   37   35  .375  .563  .938  .668   7.72  .288  41  103    2  142  Cubs         
CAR        143  .347  .496  .843  .584   6.18  .266 288  876   11 1399 
LG AVG       0  .341  .410  .750  .500   5.02  .269 124  601   47 
POS AVG     91  .352  .446  .799  .555   5.72  .277 166  717   31 

ROD SCURRY, 1956-92
YEAR AGE RSAA  ERA     G  GS   IP    SO   SO/9 BR/9   W   L   SV  NW  NL  TEAM
1982 26   27   1.74   76   0  103.2   94  8.16 12.76   4   5  14   7   2  Pirates      
CAREER    29   3.24  332   7  460.2  431  8.42 13.23  19  32  39  28  23 
LG AVG     0   3.68           460.2  274  5.36 12.10  26  26 

JOHN SMILEY, AGE: 41
YEAR AGE RSAA  ERA     G  GS   IP    SO   SO/9 BR/9   W   L   SV  NW  NL  TEAM
1992 27   25   3.21   34  34  241    163  6.09 10.31  16   9   0  15  10  Twins        
1995 30   12   3.46   28  27  176.2  124  6.32 11.00  12   5   0  10   7  Reds         
1996 31   14   3.64   35  34  217.1  171  7.08 10.97  13  14   0  15  12  Reds         
CAREER    19   3.80  361 280 1907.2 1284  6.06 11.21 126 103   4 115 114 
LG AVG     0   3.92          1907.2 1289  6.08 12.31 106 106 

OSCAR STANAGE, 1883-1964
YEAR  AGE RCAA   OBA  SLG   OPS   OWP    RC/G  AVG   HR  RBI   SB   G   TEAM
1911   28  -33  .297  .336  .633  .298   3.50  .264   3   51    3  141  Tigers       
1914   31  -25  .242  .233  .474  .219   1.84  .193   0   25    2  122  Tigers       
1920   37  -18  .277  .303  .579  .241   2.86  .231   0   17    0   78  Tigers       
CAR       -165  .284  .295  .579  .321   2.94  .234   8  321   30 1094 
LG AVG       0  .334  .347  .681  .500   4.34  .265  16  371  142 
POS AVG   -118  .303  .296  .598  .374   3.25  .235   7  328   63 

VANCE WILSON, AGE: 33
YEAR  AGE RCAA   OBA  SLG   OPS   OWP    RC/G  AVG   HR  RBI   SB   G   TEAM
2003   30  -13  .293  .373  .666  .337   3.52  .243   8   39    1   96  Mets         
2004   31   -2  .335  .427  .762  .466   4.83  .274   4   21    1   79  Mets         
2005   32  -12  .275  .283  .558  .201   2.25  .197   3   19    0   61  Tigers       
CAR        -35  .301  .365  .666  .350   3.55  .243  20  111    2  346 
LG AVG       0  .339  .430  .769  .500   5.10  .268  27  110   14 
POS AVG    -21  .322  .395  .717  .414   4.22  .256  22  102    4 

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