Around the Majors: Diamondbacks-Blue Jays trade

1) According to ESPN’s Peter Gammons and mlb.com, the Blue Jays and Diamondbacks on the verge of making a Troy Glaus and a prospect for Orlando Hudson and Miguel Batista trade.

GLAUS
YEAR  AGE RCAA   OBA  SLG   OPS   OWP    RC/G  AVG   HR  RBI   SB   G   TEAM
2003   26    8  .343  .464  .807  .575   5.49  .248  16   50    7   91  Angels       
2004   27    9  .355  .575  .930  .611   6.55  .251  18   42    2   58  Angels       
2005   28   25  .363  .522  .885  .621   6.93  .258  37   97    4  149  Diamondbacks 
CAR        114  .358  .501  .859  .585   6.32  .253 219  612   53  976 
LG AVG       0  .340  .433  .772  .500   5.17  .270 115  484   63 
POS AVG    -36  .330  .426  .756  .464   4.83  .262 117  490   33 

HUDSON
YEAR  AGE RCAA   OBA  SLG   OPS   OWP    RC/G  AVG   HR  RBI   SB   G   TEAM
2003   25  -13  .328  .395  .723  .412   4.34  .268   9   57    5  142  Blue Jays    
2004   26   -5  .341  .438  .779  .468   5.13  .270  12   58    7  135  Blue Jays    
2005   27   -5  .315  .412  .728  .461   4.58  .271  10   63    7  131  Blue Jays    
CAR        -25  .328  .418  .746  .450   4.67  .270  35  201   19  462 
LG AVG       0  .334  .429  .763  .500   5.01  .268  52  216   26 
POS AVG    -24  .324  .401  .725  .450   4.50  .265  36  181   37 

BATISTA
YEAR AGE RSAA  ERA     G  GS   IP    SO   SO/9 BR/9   W   L   SV  NW  NL  TEAM
2003 32   27   3.54   36  29  193.1  142  6.61 12.34  10   9   0  12   7  Diamondbacks 
2004 33    3   4.80   38  31  198.2  104  4.71 13.82  10  13   5  12  11  Blue Jays    
2005 34    3   4.10   71   0   74.2   54  6.51 13.14   5   8  31   7   6  Blue Jays    
CAREER    21   4.44  363 152 1175.1  760  5.82 13.33  57  71  37  68  60 
LG AVG     0   4.39          1175.1  869  6.65 12.91  66  66 

2) The Cardinals signed free agents OF Juan Encarnacion (3 years, $15 million) and 2B Junior Spivey (1 year, $1.2 million).

ENCARNACION
YEAR  AGE RCAA   OBA  SLG   OPS   OWP    RC/G  AVG   HR  RBI   SB   G   TEAM
2003   27   -5  .313  .446  .759  .474   4.55  .270  19   94   19  156  Marlins      
2004   28  -17  .299  .405  .704  .386   3.90  .236  16   62    5  135  Dodgers/Marlins
2005   29   10  .349  .447  .795  .564   5.51  .287  16   76    6  141  Marlins      
CAR        -55  .316  .440  .757  .454   4.62  .268 128  541  119 1028 
LG AVG       0  .342  .433  .775  .500   5.21  .270 126  527   68 
POS AVG     35  .347  .450  .797  .524   5.53  .272 144  559   90 

SPIVEY
YEAR  AGE RCAA   OBA  SLG   OPS   OWP    RC/G  AVG   HR  RBI   SB   G   TEAM
2003   28  -10  .326  .433  .759  .422   4.83  .255  13   50    4  106  Diamondbacks 
2004   29   -2  .359  .421  .780  .478   5.13  .272   7   28    5   59  Brewers      
2005   30   -6  .315  .378  .693  .421   4.17  .232   7   24    9   77  Brewers/Nationals
CAR          3  .354  .436  .790  .505   5.51  .270  48  201   32  457 
LG AVG       0  .340  .430  .770  .500   5.12  .268  50  203   26 
POS AVG    -17  .336  .401  .737  .464   4.75  .271  33  163   31 

3) The Royals signed free agents RF Reggie Sanders (2 years, $10 million) and P Joe Mays (1 year, $1 million).

SANDERS
YEAR  AGE RCAA   OBA  SLG   OPS   OWP    RC/G  AVG   HR  RBI   SB   G   TEAM
2003   35   22  .345  .567  .913  .629   6.81  .285  31   87   15  130  Pirates      
2004   36    4  .315  .482  .797  .529   5.42  .260  22   67   21  135  Cardinals    
2005   37   12  .340  .546  .886  .609   6.57  .271  21   54   14   93  Cardinals    
CAR        145  .344  .491  .835  .566   5.92  .267 292  923  297 1665 
LG AVG       0  .340  .426  .766  .500   5.11  .270 179  771  121 
POS AVG    104  .350  .459  .808  .547   5.74  .277 226  873  159 

MAYS
YEAR AGE RSAA  ERA     G  GS   IP    SO   SO/9 BR/9   W   L   SV  NW  NL  TEAM
2002 26  -11   5.38   17  17   95.1   38  3.59 13.22   4   8   0   5   7  Twins        
2003 27  -24   6.30   31  21  130     50  3.46 13.98   8   8   0   6  10  Twins        
2005 29  -22   5.65   31  26  156     59  3.40 14.25   6  10   0   6  10  Twins        
CAREER   -10   4.85  193 146  946.1  487  4.63 13.06  48  65   0  58  55 
LG AVG     0   4.61           946.1  659  6.27 13.14  53  53 

4) The Giants signed free agent INF Jose Vizcaino to a 1 year, $1.25 million contract.

YEAR  AGE RCAA   OBA  SLG   OPS   OWP    RC/G  AVG   HR  RBI   SB   G   TEAM
2003   35  -12  .281  .365  .646  .278   3.18  .249   3   26    0   91  Astros       
2004   36  -14  .311  .374  .685  .366   3.91  .274   3   33    1  138  Astros       
2005   37   -8  .299  .337  .636  .348   3.51  .246   1   23    2   98  Astros       
CAR       -200  .318  .346  .664  .360   3.73  .271  34  472   74 1740 
LG AVG       0  .340  .424  .764  .500   5.08  .270 159  697  114 
POS AVG   -134  .325  .373  .699  .409   4.22  .262  83  525  123 

Vizcaino set a major league record in 2005 with his 17th consecutive negative RCAA–

1    Jose Vizcaino            1989-05   17   
T2   Del Rice                 1945-60   16   
T2   Roy McMillan             1951-66   16   
T2   Don Kessinger            1964-79   16   
T2   Ozzie Guillen            1985-00   16   
T6   Hod Ford                 1919-33   15   
T6   Tommy Thevenow           1924-38   15   
T6   Luke Sewell              1925-39   15   
T6   Jim Hegan                1946-60   15   
T6   Bill Mazeroski           1958-72   15   
T6   Ed Brinkman              1961-75   15   
T6   Sandy Alomar Sr.         1964-78   15   
T6   Tim Foli                 1971-85   15   
T6   Alfredo Griffin          1979-93   15   
T6   Rafael Belliard          1984-98   15   
T6   Mark McLemore            1986-00   15   
T6   Joe Girardi              1989-03   15   
T6   Royce Clayton            1991-05   15   

5) The Indians signed free agent C Einar Diaz to a minor league contract, with an invitation to spring training.

YEAR  AGE RCAA   OBA  SLG   OPS   OWP    RC/G  AVG   HR  RBI   SB   G   TEAM
2003   30  -24  .294  .341  .635  .258   3.11  .257   4   35    3  101  Rangers      
2004   31  -10  .293  .302  .595  .249   2.72  .223   1   11    2   55  Expos        
2005   32  -15  .248  .277  .525  .113   1.67  .208   1   17    0   58  Cardinals    
CAR       -120  .302  .346  .648  .297   3.33  .253  21  202   21  670 
LG AVG       0  .339  .433  .772  .500   5.16  .270  70  293   38 
POS AVG    -64  .315  .395  .711  .395   4.13  .256  56  266   11 

6) The Mariners signed free agent OF Matt Lawton to a 1 year, $400,000 contract.

YEAR  AGE RCAA   OBA  SLG   OPS   OWP    RC/G  AVG   HR  RBI   SB   G   TEAM
2003   31    6  .343  .420  .762  .548   5.16  .249  15   53   10   99  Indians      
2004   32    5  .366  .421  .787  .524   5.33  .277  20   70   23  150  Indians      
2005   33   -1  .356  .396  .752  .499   5.11  .254  13   53   18  141  Pirates/Cubs/Yankees
CAR         46  .368  .418  .786  .525   5.60  .267 138  630  165 1323 
LG AVG       0  .340  .433  .774  .500   5.19  .271 155  652   85 
POS AVG     71  .350  .461  .812  .540   5.73  .277 188  733   87 

7) The Mets signed free agent OF Endy Chavez to a 1 year contract.

YEAR  AGE RCAA   OBA  SLG   OPS   OWP    RC/G  AVG   HR  RBI   SB   G   TEAM
2003   25  -37  .294  .354  .648  .268   3.55  .251   5   47   18  141  Expos        
2004   26   -9  .318  .371  .688  .440   4.36  .277   5   34   32  132  Expos        
2005   27  -12  .260  .302  .562  .180   2.36  .216   0   11    2   98  Nationals/Phillies
CAR        -71  .299  .359  .659  .325   3.68  .259  11  106   55  436 
LG AVG       0  .340  .432  .772  .500   5.16  .269  44  179   22 
POS AVG      0  .337  .430  .767  .500   5.16  .270  43  162   47 

8) Today’s birthdays–

MATT GINTER, AGE: 28
YEAR AGE RSAA  ERA     G  GS   IP    SO   SO/9 BR/9   W   L   SV  NW  NL  TEAM
2003 25   -3  13.50    3   0    3.1    0  0.00 13.50   0   0   0   0   0  White Sox    
2004 26   -2   4.54   15  14   69.1   38  4.93 13.89   1   3   0   2   2  Mets         
2005 27   -7   6.17   14   1   35     15  3.86 15.43   0   1   0   0   1  Tigers       
CAREER   -23   5.46   92  15  211    120  5.12 14.20   4   4   1   3   5 
LG AVG     0   4.42           211    151  6.43 12.86  12  12 

KEVIN MILLWOOD, AGE: 31
YEAR AGE RSAA  ERA     G  GS   IP    SO   SO/9 BR/9   W   L   SV  NW  NL  TEAM
2003 28    1   4.01   35  35  222    169  6.85 11.43  14  12   0  13  13  Phillies     
2004 29   -8   4.85   25  25  141    125  7.98 13.60   9   6   0   7   8  Phillies     
2005 30   26   2.86   30  30  192    146  6.84 11.16   9  11   0  13   7  Indians      
CAREER    85   3.76  258 250 1559.1 1280  7.39 11.40 107  75   0 102  80 
LG AVG     0   4.36          1559.1 1158  6.68 12.90  88  87 

FRANK TAVERAS, AGE: 56
YEAR  AGE RCAA   OBA  SLG   OPS   OWP    RC/G  AVG   HR  RBI   SB   G   TEAM
1975   25  -21  .284  .257  .541  .277   2.65  .212   0   23   17  134  Pirates      
1977   27  -19  .306  .331  .637  .376   3.77  .252   1   29   70  147  Pirates      
1979   29  -25  .298  .335  .633  .354   3.27  .262   1   34   44  164  Pirates/Mets
CAR       -149  .301  .313  .614  .353   3.27  .255   2  214  300 1150 
LG AVG       0  .332  .389  .721  .500   4.50  .265  87  484  101 
POS AVG   -137  .304  .326  .631  .364   3.37  .252  23  317  120 

JOE VALENTINE, AGE: 26
YEAR AGE RSAA  ERA     G  GS   IP    SO   SO/9 BR/9   W   L   SV  NW  NL  TEAM
2003 23   -3  18.00    2   0    2      1  4.50 27.00   0   0   0   0   0  Reds         
2004 24   -4   5.22   24   1   29.1   29  8.90 15.34   2   3   4   2   3  Reds         
2005 25   -6   8.16   16   0   14.1    9  5.65 19.47   0   1   0   0   1  Reds         
CAREER   -13   6.70   42   1   45.2   39  7.69 17.15   2   4   4   2   4 
LG AVG     0   4.29            45.2   34  6.68 12.81   3   3 

JAMEY WRIGHT, AGE: 31
YEAR AGE RSAA  ERA     G  GS   IP    SO   SO/9 BR/9   W   L   SV  NW  NL  TEAM
2003 28    3   4.26    4   4   25.1   19  6.75 12.43   1   2   0   2   1  Royals       
2004 29    9   4.12   14  14   78.2   41  4.69 15.22   2   3   0   3   2  Rockies      
2005 30  -12   5.46   34  27  171.1  101  5.31 15.60   8  16   0  11  13  Rockies      
CAREER   -31   5.13  226 216 1305.2  702  4.84 15.20  61  88   0  71  78 
LG AVG     0   4.32          1305.2  982  6.77 12.85  73  73 

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