Around the Majors: Cubs sign Eyre

1) The Cubs signed free agent P Scott Eyre to a 3 year, $11 million contract. There are incentives in the deal that could be worth an extra $2.4 million and the 3rd year is a player option.

YEAR AGE RSAA  ERA     G  GS   IP    SO   SO/9 BR/9   W   L   SV  NW  NL  TEAM
2003 31    6   3.32   74   0   57     35  5.53 13.74   2   1   1   2   1  Giants       
2004 32    2   4.10   83   0   52.2   49  8.37 11.96   2   2   1   2   2  Giants       
2005 33   12   2.63   86   0   68.1   65  8.56 10.27   2   2   0   3   1  Giants       
CAREER    -3   4.52  408  32  480    365  6.84 13.95  18  25   4  23  20 
LG AVG     0   4.48           480    345  6.47 13.05  27  27 

2) The Pirates re-signed CF Jason Bay to a 4 year, $18.25 million contract.

YEAR  AGE RCAA   OBA  SLG   OPS   OWP    RC/G  AVG   HR  RBI   SB   G   TEAM
2003   24   10  .421  .529  .949  .757   9.43  .287   4   14    3   30  Padres/Pirates
2004   25   18  .358  .550  .907  .621   6.58  .282  26   82    4  120  Pirates      
2005   26   59  .402  .559  .961  .728   8.79  .306  32  101   21  162  Pirates      
CAR         87  .387  .553  .941  .695   7.98  .295  62  197   28  312 
LG AVG       0  .340  .432  .771  .500   5.15  .269  34  138   17 
POS AVG     22  .353  .461  .814  .559   5.84  .270  43  157   17 

3) The Blue Jays have reportedly offered free agent P A.J. Burnett a 5 year, about $50 million contract, with another team also offering a 5 year contract and 2 others expected to do so within the week.

4) According to the Newark Star Ledger, Yankees P Carl Pavano wants to be traded.

5) Orioles P Todd Williams was arrested on suspicion of DWI.

YEAR AGE RSAA  ERA     G  GS   IP    SO   SO/9 BR/9   W   L   SV  NW  NL  TEAM
2001 30    0   4.70   15   0   15.1   13  7.63 19.37   1   0   0   0   1  Yankees      
2004 33    7   2.87   29   0   31.1   13  3.73 11.49   2   0   0   1   1  Orioles      
2005 34    7   3.30   72   0   76.1   38  4.48 11.91   5   5   1   6   4  Orioles      
CAREER     7   3.90  151   0  161.1   83  4.63 13.39  10   8   1   8  10 
LG AVG     0   4.43           161.1  114  6.34 12.84   9   9 

6) According to the Newark Star Ledger, if the Yankees are able to trade Pavano or find a team that likes losing so much that they will take Jaret Wright, then they could be interested in free agent P Jarrod Washburn.

7) According to the Atlanta Journal Constitution, Braves 3B Chipper Jones has agreed to a contract restructuring, contingent on him passing a physical.

8) Today’s birthdays–

DANTE BICHETTE, AGE: 42
YEAR  AGE RCAA   OBA  SLG   OPS   OWP    RC/G  AVG   HR  RBI   SB   G   TEAM
1991   27  -19  .272  .393  .665  .336   3.27  .238  15   59   14  134  Brewers      
1999   35  -12  .354  .541  .895  .444   6.58  .298  34  133    6  151  Rockies      
CAR        -31  .336  .499  .835  .478   5.72  .299 274 1141  152 1704 
LG AVG       0  .339  .420  .758  .500   5.00  .269 180  810  135 
POS AVG     71  .343  .448  .791  .528   5.41  .271 231  927  142 

SHAWN CAMP, AGE: 30
YEAR AGE RSAA  ERA     G  GS   IP    SO   SO/9 BR/9   W   L   SV  NW  NL  TEAM
2004 28    4   3.92   42   0   66.2   51  6.89 12.83   2   2   2   2   2  Royals       
2005 29  -12   6.43   29   0   49     28  5.14 15.80   1   4   0   2   3  Royals       
CAREER    -8   4.98   71   0  115.2   79  6.15 14.08   3   6   2   4   5 
LG AVG     0   4.52           115.2   81  6.33 12.93   7   6 

JACK COOMBS, 1882-1957
YEAR AGE RSAA  ERA     G  GS   IP    SO   SO/9 BR/9   W   L   SV  NW  NL  TEAM
1911 28  -19   3.53   47  40  336.2  185  4.95 13.23  28  12   3  17  23  A's          
1917 34  -17   3.96   31  14  141     34  2.17 13.02   7  11   0   6  12  Dodgers      
1918 35  -21   3.81   27  22  189     44  2.10 11.52   8  14   0   8  14  Dodgers      
CAREER    -5   2.78  355 272 2320.2 1052  4.08 11.49 158 110  10 135 133 
LG AVG     0   2.79          2320.2 1007  3.91 11.34 128 128 

RON COOMER, AGE: 39
YEAR  AGE RCAA   OBA  SLG   OPS   OWP    RC/G  AVG   HR  RBI   SB   G   TEAM
1998   31  -24  .295  .406  .702  .340   3.64  .276  15   72    2  137  Twins        
1999   32  -22  .307  .424  .731  .349   4.14  .263  16   65    2  127  Twins        
2000   33  -29  .317  .415  .733  .331   4.11  .270  16   82    2  140  Twins        
CAR       -117  .313  .421  .734  .369   4.09  .274  92  449   13  911 
LG AVG       0  .344  .436  .780  .500   5.29  .272 101  426   56 
POS AVG     27  .349  .455  .804  .520   5.62  .274 122  489   25 

TOM GORDON, AGE: 38
YEAR AGE RSAA  ERA     G  GS   IP    SO   SO/9 BR/9   W   L   SV  NW  NL  TEAM
2003 35   11   3.16   66   0   74     91 11.07 11.19   7   6  12   8   5  White Sox    
2004 36   22   2.21   80   0   89.2   96  9.64  8.03   9   4   4  10   3  Yankees      
2005 37   17   2.57   79   0   80.2   69  7.70  9.82   5   4   2   7   2  Yankees      
CAREER   128   3.93  750 203 1977.1 1802  8.20 12.38 127 115 116 137 105 
LG AVG     0   4.42          1977.1 1320  6.01 13.04 111 111 

STEVE HENDERSON, AGE: 53
YEAR  AGE RCAA   OBA  SLG   OPS   OWP    RC/G  AVG   HR  RBI   SB   G   TEAM
1977   24   14  .372  .480  .852  .618   6.09  .297  12   65    6   99  Mets         
1979   26   17  .380  .440  .820  .642   6.22  .306   5   39   13   98  Mets         
1980   27   12  .368  .402  .770  .571   5.08  .290   8   58   23  143  Mets         
CAR         43  .352  .413  .765  .535   4.88  .280  68  428   79 1085 
LG AVG       0  .330  .394  .724  .500   4.52  .265  79  409   83 
POS AVG     47  .341  .420  .761  .540   5.00  .274  96  450  109 

JAY HOOK, AGE: 69
YEAR AGE RSAA  ERA     G  GS   IP    SO   SO/9 BR/9   W   L   SV  NW  NL  TEAM
1960 23  -19   4.50   36  33  222    103  4.18 12.16  11  18   0  12  17  Reds         
1961 24  -25   7.71   22   5   63     36  5.14 15.71   1   3   0   1   3  Reds         
1963 26  -35   5.47   41  20  153     89  5.24 13.53   4  14   1   5  13  Mets         
CAREER  -109   5.22  160 112  754    394  4.70 13.29  29  62   1  34  57 
LG AVG     0   3.76           754    468  5.59 12.10  42  42 

CAL KOONCE, 1940-93
YEAR AGE RSAA  ERA     G  GS   IP    SO   SO/9 BR/9   W   L   SV  NW  NL  TEAM
1969 28  -13   4.99   40   0   83     48  5.20 14.10   6   3   7   3   6  Mets         
CAREER    -3   3.78  334  90  972.1  504  4.67 12.63  47  49  24  48  48 
LG AVG     0   3.56           972.1  626  5.80 11.83  54  54 

LES MANN, 1893-1962
YEAR  AGE RCAA   OBA  SLG   OPS   OWP    RC/G  AVG   HR  RBI   SB   G   TEAM
1918   24   14  .342  .384  .727  .600   4.80  .288   2   55   21  129  Cubs         
1921   27   18  .390  .512  .902  .685   7.21  .328   7   30    5   97  Cardinals    
1923   29   15  .430  .633 1.063  .838  11.40  .367   5   11    0   46  Cardinals/Reds
CAR         43  .330  .394  .724  .536   4.73  .280  40  445  111 1363 
LG AVG       0  .331  .367  .697  .500   4.39  .272  34  448  121 
POS AVG     47  .341  .384  .726  .538   4.78  .280  40  452  150 

DEACON MCGUIRE, 1863-1936
YEAR  AGE RCAA   OBA  SLG   OPS   OWP    RC/G  AVG   HR  RBI   SB   G   TEAM
1894   30  -15  .366  .419  .784  .431   6.78  .306   6   78   11  104  Senators     
1898   34  -24  .310  .323  .633  .347   3.82  .268   1   57   10  131  Senators     
1904   40  -18  .276  .258  .533  .282   2.60  .208   0   20    2  101  Yankees      
CAR        -42  .341  .372  .713  .485   5.72  .278  45  787  117 1781 
LG AVG       0  .340  .369  .709  .500   5.89  .276  42  750  297 
POS AVG   -230  .310  .332  .642  .392   4.59  .254  30  692  156 

JAMIE MOYER, AGE: 43
YEAR AGE RSAA  ERA     G  GS   IP    SO   SO/9 BR/9   W   L   SV  NW  NL  TEAM
2003 40   27   3.27   33  33  215    129  5.40 11.43  21   7   0  18  10  Mariners     
2004 41  -22   5.21   34  33  202    125  5.57 12.97   7  13   0   8  12  Mariners     
2005 42    1   4.28   32  32  200    102  4.59 12.83  13   7   0  10  10  Mariners     
CAREER    91   4.16  538 485 3139.2 1884  5.40 12.12 205 152   0 187 170 
LG AVG     0   4.44          3139.2 2144  6.15 12.98 176 176 

DAVID ORTIZ, AGE: 30
YEAR  AGE RCAA   OBA  SLG   OPS   OWP    RC/G  AVG   HR  RBI   SB   G   TEAM
2003   27   33  .369  .592  .961  .680   7.94  .288  31  101    0  128  Red Sox      
2004   28   46  .380  .603  .983  .687   8.41  .301  41  139    0  150  Red Sox      
2005   29   66  .397  .604 1.001  .747   8.96  .300  47  148    1  159  Red Sox      
CAR        159  .366  .534  .901  .632   7.09  .282 177  626    5  892 
LG AVG       0  .337  .431  .768  .500   5.09  .269  98  411   52 
POS AVG     70  .352  .472  .824  .565   5.90  .272 139  503   21 

MARK PETKOVSEK, AGE: 40
YEAR AGE RSAA  ERA     G  GS   IP    SO   SO/9 BR/9   W   L   SV  NW  NL  TEAM
1991 25  -11  14.46    4   1    9.1    6  5.79 24.11   0   1   0   0   1  Rangers      
1997 31  -11   5.06   55   2   96     51  4.78 13.69   4   7   2   4   7  Cardinals    
2001 35  -19   6.69   55   0   76.2   42  4.93 15.97   1   2   0   1   2  Rangers      
CAREER   -26   4.73  390  41  710    358  4.54 13.36  46  28   5  36  38 
LG AVG     0   4.39           710    517  6.56 12.96  40  40 

GARY SHEFFIELD, AGE: 37
YEAR  AGE RCAA   OBA  SLG   OPS   OWP    RC/G  AVG   HR  RBI   SB   G   TEAM
2003   34   72  .419  .604 1.023  .772   9.72  .330  39  132   18  155  Braves       
2004   35   40  .393  .534  .927  .676   7.41  .290  36  121    5  154  Yankees      
2005   36   37  .379  .512  .891  .666   7.31  .291  34  123   10  154  Yankees      
CAR        642  .399  .527  .925  .698   7.81  .297 449 1476  215 2190 
LG AVG       0  .338  .420  .758  .500   4.98  .268 226  994  154 
POS AVG     91  .344  .443  .788  .532   5.40  .273 270 1092  156 

ROY SIEVERS, AGE: 79
YEAR  AGE RCAA   OBA  SLG   OPS   OWP    RC/G  AVG   HR  RBI   SB   G   TEAM
1957   30   58  .388  .579  .967  .744   8.52  .301  42  114    1  152  Senators     
1958   31   37  .357  .544  .900  .684   6.93  .295  39  108    3  148  Senators     
1960   33   37  .396  .534  .930  .706   7.67  .295  28   93    1  127  White Sox    
CAR        196  .354  .475  .829  .587   5.92  .267 318 1147   14 1887 
LG AVG       0  .341  .399  .740  .500   4.78  .265 159  794   64 
POS AVG    140  .355  .441  .795  .562   5.55  .272 227  974   51 

C.J. WILSON, AGE: 25
YEAR AGE RSAA  ERA     G  GS   IP    SO   SO/9 BR/9   W   L   SV  NW  NL  TEAM
2005 24  -13   6.94   24   6   48     30  5.63 15.56   1   7   1   3   5  Rangers      
CAREER   -13   6.94   24   6   48     30  5.63 15.56   1   7   1   3   5 
LG AVG     0   4.36            48     33  6.16 12.63   3   3 

MATT WISE, AGE: 30
YEAR AGE RSAA  ERA     G  GS   IP    SO   SO/9 BR/9   W   L   SV  NW  NL  TEAM
2002 26    1   3.24    7   0    8.1    6  6.48  9.72   0   0   0   0   0  Angels       
2004 28    0   4.44   30   3   52.2   30  5.13 11.62   1   2   0   1   2  Brewers      
2005 29    6   3.36   49   0   64.1   62  8.67  9.09   4   4   1   5   3  Brewers      
CAREER     7   4.25  105  18  212    168  7.13 11.17   9  13   1  12  10 
LG AVG     0   4.44           212    154  6.52 12.99  12  12 

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