Around the Majors: Cubs re-sign Perez

1) According to the Chicago Tribune, the Cubs have agreed to a 2 year contract for all time great run coster Neifi Perez.

YEAR  AGE RCAA   OBA  SLG   OPS   OWP    RC/G  AVG   HR  RBI   SB   G   TEAM
2003   30  -20  .285  .348  .632  .279   3.05  .256   1   31    3  120  Giants       
2004   31  -23  .296  .336  .632  .299   3.42  .255   4   39    1  126  Giants/Cubs
2005   32  -27  .298  .383  .681  .332   3.49  .274   9   54    8  154  Cubs         
CAR       -329  .301  .380  .681  .289   3.86  .270  61  454   56 1262 
LG AVG       0  .342  .433  .775  .500   5.23  .270 157  654   91 
POS AVG   -127  .324  .385  .709  .409   4.33  .263  89  500  108 

The only question for Perez is whether he gets enough playing time in 2006 to set the record for worst career RCAA or whether he has to wait until early 2007.

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   

In 2005, Perez set the major league record for most consecutive years with -20 or worse RCAA–

1    Neifi Perez              1998-05    8   
2    Doug Flynn               1977-83    7   
T3   Bill Bergen              1901-06    6   
T3   George McBride           1911-16    6   
T3   Wally Gerber             1919-24    6   
T3   Rabbit Warstler          1932-37    6   
T3   Hal Lanier               1965-70    6   
T8   Tommy Corcoran           1902-06    5   
T8   Everett Scott            1920-24    5   
T8   Frank O'Rourke           1926-30    5   
T8   Rabbit Maranville        1929-33    5   
T8   Ski Melillo              1932-36    5   
T8   Ed Brinkman              1963-67    5   
T8   Alfredo Griffin          1980-84    5   
T8   Andres Thomas            1986-90    5   

2) The Indians re-signed P Scott Sauerbeck to a 1 year, $1.2 million contract.

Sauerbeck would have become a free agent.

YEAR AGE RSAA  ERA     G  GS   IP    SO   SO/9 BR/9   W   L   SV  NW  NL  TEAM
2002 30   14   2.30   78   0   62.2   70 10.05 11.20   5   4   0   7   2  Pirates      
2003 31   -2   4.76   79   0   56.2   50  7.94 15.09   3   5   0   4   4  Pirates/Red Sox
2005 33    0   4.04   58   0   35.2   35  8.83 13.88   1   0   0   1   0  Indians      
CAREER    26   3.74  425   0  361    372  9.27 14.06  20  16   5  23  13 
LG AVG     0   4.41           361    268  6.69 12.96  20  20 

3) Jim Bowden and Jim Beattie will interview for the Red Sox GM job.

4) The Orioles hired Jim Elias as bench coach and moved Rick Dempsey from 3B to bullpen coach.

5) According to the Kansas City Star, the Royals, Rockies and Mariners are interested in Matt Morris.

6) Mets RF Mike Cameron’s agent is denying rumors that he wants to be traded somewhere where he can move back to CF.

7) Today’s birthdays–

JEFF BLAUSER, AGE: 40
YEAR  AGE RCAA   OBA  SLG   OPS   OWP    RC/G  AVG   HR  RBI   SB   G   TEAM
1992   26   13  .354  .458  .811  .615   5.70  .262  14   46    5  123  Braves       
1993   27   30  .401  .436  .837  .638   6.66  .305  15   73   16  161  Braves       
1997   31   32  .405  .482  .886  .657   7.33  .308  17   70    5  151  Braves       
CAR         22  .354  .406  .760  .510   5.14  .262 122  513   65 1407 
LG AVG       0  .335  .410  .745  .500   4.84  .267 122  571  111 
POS AVG    -99  .322  .368  .690  .417   4.09  .258  70  440  103 

TONY CUCCINELLO, 1907-95
YEAR  AGE RCAA   OBA  SLG   OPS   OWP    RC/G  AVG   HR  RBI   SB   G   TEAM
1931   23   18  .374  .431  .805  .595   5.99  .315   2   93    1  154  Reds         
1936   28   14  .374  .402  .776  .578   5.74  .308   7   86    1  150  Braves       
1945   37   19  .379  .400  .780  .658   5.94  .308   2   49    6  118  White Sox    
CAR         36  .343  .394  .737  .518   4.88  .280  94  884   42 1704 
LG AVG       0  .341  .398  .739  .500   5.00  .281  94  773   67 
POS AVG   -114  .331  .367  .698  .436   4.37  .273  57  661   72 

JOHN DENNY, AGE: 53
YEAR AGE RSAA  ERA     G  GS   IP    SO   SO/9 BR/9   W   L   SV  NW  NL  TEAM
1976 23   27   2.52   30  30  207     74  3.22 11.78  11   9   0  13   7  Cardinals    
1983 30   35   2.37   36  36  242.2  139  5.16 10.61  19   6   0  17   8  Phillies     
1984 31   21   2.45   22  22  154.1   94  5.48  9.04   7   7   0   9   5  Phillies     
CAREER    36   3.59  325 322 2148.2 1146  4.80 12.25 123 108   0 122 109 
LG AVG     0   3.70          2148.2 1251  5.24 12.18 120 120 

BUCKY HARRIS, 1896-1977
YEAR  AGE RCAA   OBA  SLG   OPS   OWP    RC/G  AVG   HR  RBI   SB   G   TEAM
1924   27  -19  .344  .358  .703  .395   4.12  .268   1   58   19  143  Senators     
1925   28  -15  .370  .358  .728  .422   4.55  .287   1   66   14  144  Senators     
1928   31  -34  .264  .263  .526  .177   2.28  .204   0   28    5   99  Senators     
CAR       -118  .352  .354  .706  .423   4.34  .274   9  506  166 1264 
LG AVG       0  .362  .410  .772  .500   5.37  .294  57  663   92 
POS AVG    -84  .356  .381  .737  .448   4.79  .284  36  575  109 

ED KRANEPOOL, AGE: 61
YEAR  AGE RCAA   OBA  SLG   OPS   OWP    RC/G  AVG   HR  RBI   SB   G   TEAM
1963   18  -18  .256  .289  .545  .215   2.10  .209   2   14    4   86  Mets         
1965   20  -13  .303  .371  .675  .400   3.62  .253  10   53    1  153  Mets         
1968   23  -14  .271  .295  .566  .321   2.55  .231   3   20    0  127  Mets         
CAR        -41  .316  .377  .693  .467   3.98  .261 118  614   15 1853 
LG AVG       0  .326  .385  .710  .500   4.33  .261 123  614   88 
POS AVG     94  .336  .426  .761  .553   4.94  .267 185  772   58 

GARY LUCAS, AGE: 51
YEAR AGE RSAA  ERA     G  GS   IP    SO   SO/9 BR/9   W   L   SV  NW  NL  TEAM
1981 26   13   2.00   57   0   90     53  5.30 11.70   7   7  13  10   4  Padres       
CAREER    38   3.01  409  18  669    410  5.52 11.46  29  44  63  44  29 
LG AVG     0   3.73           669    400  5.38 12.15  37  37 

JOSE OFFERMAN, AGE: 37
YEAR  AGE RCAA   OBA  SLG   OPS   OWP    RC/G  AVG   HR  RBI   SB   G   TEAM
2002   33  -14  .320  .335  .655  .331   3.26  .232   5   31    9  101  Red Sox/Mariners
2004   35    0  .363  .395  .759  .507   5.36  .256   2   22    1   77  Twins        
2005   36   -7  .308  .333  .641  .290   3.14  .229   2   13    0   86  Phillies/Mets
CAR        -29  .360  .373  .732  .478   4.86  .273  57  537  172 1651 
LG AVG       0  .339  .425  .764  .500   5.08  .270 173  765  119 
POS AVG    -35  .342  .402  .743  .474   4.88  .270 129  658  133 

NICK PUNTO, AGE: 28
YEAR  AGE RCAA   OBA  SLG   OPS   OWP    RC/G  AVG   HR  RBI   SB   G   TEAM
2003   25   -6  .273  .272  .544  .238   2.59  .217   1    4    2   64  Phillies     
2004   26   -3  .340  .319  .658  .401   4.24  .253   2   12    6   38  Twins        
2005   27  -21  .301  .335  .636  .315   3.23  .239   4   26   13  112  Twins        
CAR        -31  .302  .321  .624  .317   3.28  .238   7   42   21  227 
LG AVG       0  .334  .427  .761  .500   4.97  .269  20   82   10 
POS AVG     -6  .326  .409  .735  .468   4.64  .268  14   71   13 

JERRY REMY, AGE: 53
YEAR  AGE RCAA   OBA  SLG   OPS   OWP    RC/G  AVG   HR  RBI   SB   G   TEAM
1975   22  -18  .311  .311  .622  .365   3.03  .258   1   46   34  147  Angels       
1982   29  -23  .337  .324  .661  .370   3.80  .280   0   47   16  155  Red Sox      
1983   30  -17  .320  .319  .639  .383   3.59  .275   0   43   11  146  Red Sox      
CAR        -96  .327  .328  .656  .415   3.74  .275   7  329  208 1154 
LG AVG       0  .327  .390  .717  .500   4.38  .262 105  539   89 
POS AVG    -63  .321  .351  .672  .442   3.91  .261  51  412  138 
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