Around the Majors: Brewers keep Lee

1) The Brewers exercised their $8.5 million option on LF Carlos Lee for 2006.

YEAR  AGE RCAA   OBA  SLG   OPS   OWP    RC/G  AVG   HR  RBI   SB   G   TEAM
2003   27   11  .331  .499  .830  .557   5.59  .291  31  113   18  158  White Sox    
2004   28   26  .366  .525  .891  .615   7.13  .305  31   99   11  153  White Sox    
2005   29    9  .324  .487  .811  .546   5.60  .265  32  114   13  162  Brewers      
CAR         55  .337  .488  .825  .539   5.76  .284 184  666   77 1042 
LG AVG       0  .339  .433  .772  .500   5.15  .270 125  526   66 
POS AVG     30  .344  .444  .788  .521   5.45  .275 132  544   83 

2) The Yankees hired Larry Bowa as 3B coach.

3) The Orioles hired Jim Duquette as VP of Baseball Operations.

4) The A’s removed INF Keith Ginter from the 40 man roster.

YEAR  AGE RCAA   OBA  SLG   OPS   OWP    RC/G  AVG   HR  RBI   SB   G   TEAM
2003   27    1  .352  .427  .779  .505   5.34  .257  14   44    1  127  Brewers      
2004   28    2  .333  .479  .812  .512   5.52  .262  19   60    8  113  Brewers      
2005   29  -15  .234  .263  .497  .124   1.73  .161   3   25    0   51  A's          
CAR        -10  .329  .422  .751  .465   4.87  .243  38  140    9  325 
LG AVG       0  .339  .432  .771  .500   5.14  .269  33  133   16 
POS AVG    -10  .335  .410  .746  .469   4.81  .273  24  113   18 

5) Phillies C Mike Lieberthal had arthroscopic surgery on his right knee and is expected to be ready for spring training.

YEAR  AGE RCAA   OBA  SLG   OPS   OWP    RC/G  AVG   HR  RBI   SB   G   TEAM
2003   31   18  .373  .453  .825  .607   6.20  .313  13   81    0  131  Phillies     
2004   32   -6  .335  .447  .783  .463   4.86  .271  17   61    1  131  Phillies     
2005   33   -5  .336  .418  .755  .463   5.04  .263  12   47    0  118  Phillies     
CAR          1  .339  .449  .788  .498   5.25  .275 141  573    8 1107 
LG AVG       0  .343  .432  .775  .500   5.23  .270 125  521   75 
POS AVG    -89  .327  .403  .730  .422   4.43  .258 110  500   21 

6) Today’s birthday–

GEORGE BELL, 1959, AGE: 46
YEAR  AGE RCAA   OBA  SLG   OPS   OWP    RC/G  AVG   HR  RBI   SB   G   TEAM
1984   24   20  .326  .498  .824  .603   5.73  .292  26   87   11  159  Blue Jays    
1985   25   20  .327  .479  .807  .599   5.67  .275  28   95   21  157  Blue Jays    
1986   26   28  .349  .532  .881  .624   6.46  .309  31  108    7  159  Blue Jays    
1987   27   42  .352  .605  .957  .678   7.46  .308  47  134    5  156  Blue Jays    
1989   29   20  .330  .458  .788  .608   5.16  .297  18  104    4  153  Blue Jays    
CAR         86  .316  .469  .785  .543   5.00  .278 265 1002   67 1587 
LG AVG       0  .328  .397  .725  .500   4.50  .261 154  732  122 
POS AVG     60  .333  .419  .752  .528   4.85  .267 183  815  162 

MARK CHRISTMAN, 1913-76
YEAR  AGE RCAA   OBA  SLG   OPS   OWP    RC/G  AVG   HR  RBI   SB   G   TEAM
1938   24  -25  .307  .302  .609  .254   3.32  .248   1   44    5   95  Tigers       
1939   25  -28  .279  .277  .556  .151   2.38  .218   0   20    2   85  Tigers/Browns
1948   34  -29  .303  .318  .621  .257   3.07  .259   1   40    0  120  Senators     
CAR       -146  .306  .324  .630  .329   3.35  .253  19  348   17  911 
LG AVG       0  .346  .384  .730  .500   4.86  .270  50  389   39 
POS AVG    -34  .342  .366  .708  .464   4.51  .266  40  365   35 

WHITEY FORD, 1928, AGE: 77
YEAR AGE RSAA  ERA     G  GS   IP    SO   SO/9 BR/9   W   L   SV  NW  NL  TEAM
1956 27   38   2.47   31  30  226    141  5.62 10.95  19   6   1  18   7  Yankees      
1958 29   45   2.01   30  29  219    145  5.96  9.82  14   7   1  16   5  Yankees      
1964 35   41   2.13   39  36  245    172  6.32  9.96  17   6   1  17   6  Yankees      
CAREER   321   2.74  498 438 3171   1956  5.55 11.01 236 106  10 214 128 
LG AVG     0   3.84          3171   1776  5.04 12.42 177 177 

KHALIL GREENE, 1979, AGE: 26
YEAR  AGE RCAA   OBA  SLG   OPS   OWP    RC/G  AVG   HR  RBI   SB   G   TEAM
2003   23   -4  .271  .400  .671  .298   2.95  .215   2    6    0   20  Padres       
2004   24    9  .349  .446  .795  .559   5.52  .273  15   65    4  139  Padres       
2005   25   -3  .296  .431  .727  .475   4.32  .250  15   70    5  121  Padres       
CAR          2  .321  .437  .758  .508   4.80  .259  32  141    9  280 
LG AVG       0  .340  .432  .773  .500   5.17  .269  32  131   16 
POS AVG    -25  .318  .389  .707  .415   4.30  .267  17  100   24 

ZACK GREINKE, 1983, AGE: 22
YEAR AGE RSAA  ERA     G  GS   IP    SO   SO/9 BR/9   W   L   SV  NW  NL  TEAM
2004 20    7   3.97   24  24  145    100  6.21 10.99   8  11   0  10   9  Royals       
2005 21  -30   5.80   33  33  183    114  5.61 14.70   5  17   0   8  14  Royals       
CAREER   -23   4.99   57  57  328    214  5.87 13.06  13  28   0  18  23 
LG AVG     0   4.48           328    229  6.29 12.86  18  18 

GABE GROSS, 1979, AGE: 26
YEAR  AGE RCAA   OBA  SLG   OPS   OWP    RC/G  AVG   HR  RBI   SB   G   TEAM
2004   24   -8  .311  .310  .621  .287   3.34  .209   3   16    2   44  Blue Jays    
2005   25   -2  .324  .348  .671  .427   4.24  .250   1    7    1   40  Blue Jays    
CAR        -10  .316  .326  .642  .343   3.70  .226   4   23    3   84 
LG AVG       0  .335  .431  .766  .500   5.05  .270   7   31    4 
POS AVG      2  .341  .448  .790  .528   5.39  .274   8   33    4 

TOBY HALL, 1975, AGE: 30
YEAR  AGE RCAA   OBA  SLG   OPS   OWP    RC/G  AVG   HR  RBI   SB   G   TEAM
2003   27  -19  .295  .380  .675  .356   3.61  .253  12   47    0  130  Devil Rays   
2004   28  -21  .300  .366  .666  .309   3.18  .255   8   60    0  119  Devil Rays   
2005   29  -13  .315  .368  .683  .392   3.81  .287   5   48    0  135  Devil Rays   
CAR        -71  .303  .381  .683  .359   3.61  .266  36  228    2  522 
LG AVG       0  .334  .429  .763  .500   5.01  .268  60  250   31 
POS AVG    -47  .314  .397  .711  .411   4.13  .256  50  232    8 

BILL LEE, 1909-77
YEAR AGE RSAA  ERA     G  GS   IP    SO   SO/9 BR/9   W   L   SV  NW  NL  TEAM
1935 25   25   2.96   39  32  252    100  3.57 11.79  20   6   1  16  10  Cubs         
1936 26   24   3.30   43  33  259    102  3.54 11.61  18  11   1  17  12  Cubs         
1938 28   38   2.66   44  37  291    121  3.74 11.04  22   9   2  21  10  Cubs         
CAREER    72   3.54  462 378 2862.2  998  3.14 12.17 169 157  13 172 154 
LG AVG     0   3.78          2862.2 1090  3.43 12.58 159 159 

ANDY MARTE, 1983, AGE: 22
YEAR  AGE RCAA   OBA  SLG   OPS   OWP    RC/G  AVG   HR  RBI   SB   G   TEAM
2005   21   -8  .227  .211  .438  .091   1.50  .140   0    4    0   24  Braves       
CAR         -8  .227  .211  .438  .091   1.50  .140   0    4    0   24 
LG AVG       0  .339  .428  .767  .500   5.07  .268   2    9    1 
POS AVG      0  .339  .424  .763  .495   5.03  .269   2    9    1 

BILL RUSSELL, 1948, AGE: 57
YEAR  AGE RCAA   OBA  SLG   OPS   OWP    RC/G  AVG   HR  RBI   SB   G   TEAM
1977   28  -24  .304  .360  .664  .355   3.45  .278   4   51   16  153  Dodgers      
1979   30  -27  .297  .359  .656  .330   3.21  .271   7   56    6  153  Dodgers      
1983   34  -20  .302  .286  .588  .318   2.93  .246   1   30   13  131  Dodgers      
CAR       -169  .310  .338  .648  .403   3.50  .263  46  627  167 2181 
LG AVG       0  .331  .388  .720  .500   4.48  .264 163  863  171 
POS AVG   -218  .307  .331  .639  .379   3.48  .251  60  609  195 

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