Around the Majors: Dodgers sign Mueller

1) The Dodgers signed free agent 3B Bill Mueller to a 2 year, $9.5 million contract.

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 

2) The Mariners signed free agent DH Carl Everett to a 1 year, $4 million contract, with an option for 2007.

YEAR  AGE RCAA   OBA  SLG   OPS   OWP    RC/G  AVG   HR  RBI   SB   G   TEAM
2003   33   24  .366  .510  .876  .619   6.85  .287  28   92    8  147  Rangers/White Sox
2004   34   -9  .319  .402  .721  .390   4.14  .260   7   35    1   82  Expos/White Sox
2005   35   -9  .311  .435  .745  .440   4.40  .251  23   87    4  135  White Sox    
CAR         73  .344  .469  .812  .543   5.75  .274 191  759  106 1313 
LG AVG       0  .339  .430  .769  .500   5.14  .270 141  602   87 
POS AVG     23  .341  .439  .780  .512   5.34  .272 147  602  127 

3) Free agent Nomar Garciaparra could choose between the Yankees, Indians, Astros and Dodgers today.

4) The Indians signed INFs Jose Flores and Andy Tracy and OF Todd Donovan to minor league contracts.

FLORES
YEAR  AGE RCAA   OBA  SLG   OPS   OWP    RC/G  AVG   HR  RBI   SB   G   TEAM
2002   29   -1  .400  .000  .400  .000   0.00  .000   0    0    1    7  A's          
2004   31   -1  .400  .250  .650  .000   0.00  .250   0    0    0    9  Dodgers      
CAR         -2  .400  .143  .543  .000   0.00  .143   0    0    1   16 
LG AVG       0  .336  .430  .766  .500   5.06  .267   0    1    0 
POS AVG      0  .329  .397  .726  .451   4.57  .269   0    1    0 

TRACY
YEAR  AGE RCAA   OBA  SLG   OPS   OWP    RC/G  AVG   HR  RBI   SB   G   TEAM
2000   26    2  .339  .484  .824  .519   5.88  .260  11   32    1   83  Expos        
2001   27   -8  .190  .236  .427  .085   1.56  .109   2    8    0   38  Expos        
2004   30   -2  .235  .250  .485  .116   2.08  .188   0    1    0   15  Rockies      
CAR         -8  .302  .418  .720  .402   4.58  .224  13   41    1  136 
LG AVG       0  .347  .444  .792  .500   5.49  .272  10   39    5 
POS AVG     -1  .343  .446  .789  .484   5.36  .272  10   41    3 

5) The Brewers signed P Wilfredo Rodriguez to a minor league contract.

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 

6) The Mets signed INF Juan Tejada, OF Julio Ramirez, C Sandy Martinez and P Matt Perisho to minor league contracts, with invitations to spring training.

RAMIREZ
YEAR  AGE RCAA   OBA  SLG   OPS   OWP    RC/G  AVG   HR  RBI   SB   G   TEAM
2002   24    0  .343  .438  .780  .457   4.32  .281   1    7    0   29  Angels       
2003   25   -1  .000  .000  .000  .000   0.00  .000   0    0    0    6  Angels       
2005   27   -1  .250  .250  .500  .000   0.00  .250   0    1    0   12  Giants       
CAR        -11  .216  .229  .445  .146   1.93  .167   1   11    2   84 
LG AVG       0  .337  .431  .769  .500   5.12  .268   4   15    2 
POS AVG      0  .335  .430  .765  .496   5.15  .268   3   14    4 

MARTINEZ
YEAR  AGE RCAA   OBA  SLG   OPS   OWP    RC/G  AVG   HR  RBI   SB   G   TEAM
2000   29   -2  .222  .333  .556  .130   1.93  .222   0    0    0   10  Marlins      
2001   30    0  .000  .000  .000  .000   0.00  .000   0    0    0    1  Expos        
2004   33   -1  .000  .000  .000  .000   0.00  .000   0    0    0    4  Indians/Red Sox
CAR        -34  .284  .333  .617  .281   3.26  .230   6   51    1  218 
LG AVG       0  .346  .436  .782  .500   5.35  .273  19   82   11 
POS AVG    -18  .321  .399  .720  .395   4.32  .256  16   76    3 

PERISHO
YEAR AGE RSAA  ERA     G  GS   IP    SO   SO/9 BR/9   W   L   SV  NW  NL  TEAM
2002 27   -5   8.71    5   0   10.1    3  2.61 19.16   0   0   0   0   0  Tigers       
2004 29   -2   4.40   66   0   47     42  8.04 13.98   5   3   0   4   4  Marlins      
2005 30    2   2.57   25   0   14     10  6.43 16.07   2   0   0   2   0  Marlins/Red Sox
CAREER   -52   6.39  177  28  276    202  6.59 17.15  11  17   0  12  16 
LG AVG     0   4.64           276    197  6.42 13.29  16  15 

7) The Nationals signed utilityman Robert Fick and re-signed P Joey Eischen to 1 year contracts and signed Cs Wiki Gonzalez, Mike DiFelice, Alberto Castillo and Brandon Harper to minor league contracts.

FICK
YEAR  AGE RCAA   OBA  SLG   OPS   OWP    RC/G  AVG   HR  RBI   SB   G   TEAM
2003   29    0  .335  .418  .753  .498   4.97  .269  11   80    1  126  Braves       
2004   30  -13  .277  .319  .595  .295   3.06  .199   6   26    0   89  Devil Rays/Padres
2005   31   -1  .340  .365  .705  .483   4.40  .265   3   30    0   93  Padres       
CAR         -7  .330  .418  .748  .487   4.74  .260  65  299    5  668 
LG AVG       0  .337  .430  .768  .500   5.09  .268  66  277   35 
POS AVG     13  .344  .447  .791  .518   5.36  .268  79  311   18 

EISCHEN
YEAR AGE RSAA  ERA     G  GS   IP    SO   SO/9 BR/9   W   L   SV  NW  NL  TEAM
2003 33   12   3.06   70   0   53     40  6.79 12.40   2   2   1   3   1  Expos        
2004 34    0   3.93   21   0   18.1   17  8.35 12.27   0   1   0   1   0  Expos        
2005 35    3   3.22   57   0   36.1   30  7.43 14.61   2   1   0   2   1  Nationals    
CAREER    29   3.42  302   0  281.2  226  7.22 13.39  11   8   3  13   6 
LG AVG     0   4.30           281.2  209  6.68 12.83  16  16 

GONZALEZ
YEAR  AGE RCAA   OBA  SLG   OPS   OWP    RC/G  AVG   HR  RBI   SB   G   TEAM
2002   28   -9  .330  .299  .629  .301   2.89  .220   1   20    0   56  Padres       
2003   29   -6  .264  .277  .541  .159   1.89  .200   0   10    0   24  Padres       
2005   31   -1  .298  .378  .676  .411   3.97  .267   0    2    0   14  Mariners     
CAR        -31  .312  .362  .674  .359   3.60  .240  17  101    3  283 
LG AVG       0  .344  .437  .782  .500   5.33  .270  28  114   16 
POS AVG    -19  .330  .405  .735  .421   4.52  .258  24  108    5 

DIFELICE
YEAR  AGE RCAA   OBA  SLG   OPS   OWP    RC/G  AVG   HR  RBI   SB   G   TEAM
2003   34  -11  .299  .397  .696  .320   3.78  .254   3   25    1   62  Royals       
2004   35   -4  .214  .200  .414  .056   1.08  .120   0    2    0   17  Tigers/Cubs
2005   36   -3  .211  .118  .328  .000   0.00  .118   0    0    0   11  Mets         
CAR        -90  .288  .359  .647  .294   3.27  .238  28  157    3  512 
LG AVG       0  .341  .432  .773  .500   5.18  .271  50  212   31 
POS AVG    -38  .321  .404  .725  .416   4.34  .258  45  199    9 

CASTILLO
YEAR  AGE RCAA   OBA  SLG   OPS   OWP    RC/G  AVG   HR  RBI   SB   G   TEAM
2003   33   -1  .200  .467  .667  .181   2.25  .200   1    4    0   11  Giants       
2004   34   -1  .365  .371  .736  .471   4.63  .270   1   11    0   29  Royals       
2005   35   -6  .289  .307  .596  .282   2.89  .208   1   14    1   35  Royals/A's
CAR        -75  .295  .296  .591  .247   2.91  .222  11   98    3  407 
LG AVG       0  .342  .434  .777  .500   5.26  .272  35  149   21 
POS AVG    -24  .325  .408  .733  .422   4.49  .260  32  139    6 

8) Today’s birthdays–

STAN BAHNSEN, AGE: 61
YEAR AGE RSAA  ERA     G  GS   IP    SO   SO/9 BR/9   W   L   SV  NW  NL  TEAM
1974 29  -23   4.70   38  35  216.1  102  4.24 14.31  12  15   0  11  16  White Sox    
1975 30  -14   4.36   33  28  167.1   80  4.30 13.39  10  13   0  10  13  White Sox/A's
1977 32  -18   5.00   34  24  149.1   79  4.76 13.14   9  11   1   8  12  A's/Expos
CAREER   -32   3.60  574 327 2529   1359  4.84 12.09 146 149  20 145 150 
LG AVG     0   3.54          2529   1496  5.32 11.98 141 141 

RICK HELLING, AGE: 35
YEAR AGE RSAA  ERA     G  GS   IP    SO   SO/9 BR/9   W   L   SV  NW  NL  TEAM
2002 31   -1   4.51   30  30  175.2  120  6.15 11.99  10  12   0  11  11  Diamondbacks 
2003 32  -16   5.17   35  24  155     98  5.69 13.01   8   8   0   7   9  Orioles/Marlins
2005 34   10   2.39   15   7   49     42  7.71 10.84   3   1   0   3   1  Brewers      
CAREER     0   4.69  281 232 1491.1 1026  6.19 12.73  93  79   0  87  85 
LG AVG     0   4.58          1491.1 1061  6.40 13.20  84  84 

RAY HERBERT, AGE: 76
YEAR AGE RSAA  ERA     G  GS   IP    SO   SO/9 BR/9   W   L   SV  NW  NL  TEAM
1954 24  -20   5.89   42   4   84     44  4.71 17.79   3   6   0   3   6  Tigers       
1955 25  -22   6.24   23  11   88     30  3.07 14.32   1   8   0   3   6  A's          
1959 29  -17   4.84   37  26  184     99  4.84 12.67  11  11   1   9  13  A's          
CAREER   -39   4.01  407 236 1883.1  864  4.13 12.40 104 107  15 105 106 
LG AVG     0   3.83          1883.1 1074  5.13 12.32 105 105 

AARON MILES, AGE: 29
YEAR  AGE RCAA   OBA  SLG   OPS   OWP    RC/G  AVG   HR  RBI   SB   G   TEAM
2003   26    1  .333  .583  .917  .641   6.75  .333   0    2    0    8  White Sox    
2004   27  -32  .329  .368  .697  .319   4.17  .293   6   47   12  134  Rockies      
2005   28  -20  .306  .355  .661  .298   3.64  .281   2   28    4   99  Rockies      
CAR        -51  .320  .366  .686  .316   4.00  .289   8   77   16  241 
LG AVG       0  .340  .433  .774  .500   5.18  .269  28  112   14 
POS AVG     -6  .339  .414  .753  .477   4.95  .275  21   97   18 

EDDIE ROBINSON, AGE: 85
YEAR  AGE RCAA   OBA  SLG   OPS   OWP    RC/G  AVG   HR  RBI   SB   G   TEAM
1950   29   25  .395  .450  .846  .618   7.12  .295  21   86    0  155  Senators/White Sox
1951   30   32  .371  .495  .866  .658   6.72  .282  29  117    2  151  White Sox    
1952   31   40  .382  .466  .848  .691   7.08  .296  22  104    2  155  White Sox    
CAR         96  .353  .440  .793  .567   5.66  .268 172  723   10 1315 
LG AVG       0  .351  .395  .746  .500   5.00  .269  89  546   38 
POS AVG     27  .353  .413  .766  .518   5.24  .269 116  621   29 

MO VAUGHN, AGE: 38
YEAR  AGE RCAA   OBA  SLG   OPS   OWP    RC/G  AVG   HR  RBI   SB   G   TEAM
1995   27   40  .388  .575  .963  .673   7.84  .300  39  126   11  140  Red Sox      
1996   28   57  .420  .583 1.003  .691   9.30  .326  44  143    2  161  Red Sox      
1997   29   54  .420  .560  .980  .733   8.98  .315  35   96    2  141  Red Sox      
1998   30   60  .402  .591  .993  .727   9.13  .337  40  115    0  154  Red Sox      
CAR        304  .383  .523  .906  .637   7.27  .293 328 1064   30 1512 
LG AVG       0  .342  .427  .769  .500   5.14  .271 164  723  101 
POS AVG    167  .366  .477  .842  .582   6.26  .280 243  913   37 

MICHAEL WUERTZ, AGE: 27
YEAR AGE RSAA  ERA     G  GS   IP    SO   SO/9 BR/9   W   L   SV  NW  NL  TEAM
2004 25    1   4.34   31   0   29     30  9.31 12.10   1   0   1   1   0  Cubs         
2005 26    4   3.81   75   0   75.2   89 10.59 11.89   6   2   0   4   4  Cubs         
CAREER     5   3.96  106   0  104.2  119 10.23 11.95   7   2   1   5   4 
LG AVG     0   4.25           104.2   77  6.62 12.78   6   6 

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