Around the Majors: Epstein gets the GM title

1) The Red Sox gave Theo Epstein the title of GM again.

2) Red Sox P Guillermo Mota failed a physical, which puts the proposed Red Sox-Indians trade in danger. The trade would have sent OF Coco Crisp, P David Riske and C Josh Bard to the Red Sox for Mota, 3B Andy Marte and C Kelly Shoppach.

3) The Orioles re-signed RF Jay Gibbons to a 4 year, $21.1 million contract, to avoid salary arbitration. Gibbons would have been eligible for free agency after the season.

YEAR  AGE RCAA   OBA  SLG   OPS   OWP    RC/G  AVG   HR  RBI   SB   G   TEAM
2003   26    9  .330  .456  .786  .548   5.29  .277  23  100    0  160  Orioles      
2004   27  -17  .303  .379  .682  .337   3.70  .246  10   47    1   97  Orioles      
2005   28   11  .317  .516  .833  .575   5.41  .277  26   79    0  139  Orioles      
CAR          4  .315  .466  .781  .507   4.90  .261 102  331    2  605 
LG AVG       0  .333  .428  .762  .500   4.99  .267  69  290   36 
POS AVG     17  .338  .449  .787  .524   5.28  .269  83  314   33 

4) The Yankees re-signed P Aaron Small to a 1 year, $1.2 million contract, to avoid salary arbitration.

YEAR AGE RSAA  ERA     G  GS   IP    SO   SO/9 BR/9   W   L   SV  NW  NL  TEAM
2002 30   -1  27.00    1   0    0.1    1 27.00 108.00  0   0   0   0   0  Braves       
2004 32   -8   8.27    7   0   16.1    8  4.41 17.08   0   0   0   0   0  Marlins      
2005 33   11   3.20   15   9   76     37  4.38 11.84  10   0   0   6   4  Yankees      
CAREER   -12   4.90  161  12  294    158  4.84 14.57  25  10   4  19  16 
LG AVG     0   4.51           294    209  6.40 13.07  16  16 

5) The Dodgers signed free agents C Pat Borders and P Joel Beimel to minor league contracts, with invitations to spring training.

BORDERS
YEAR  AGE RCAA   OBA  SLG   OPS   OWP    RC/G  AVG   HR  RBI   SB   G   TEAM
2003   40   -1  .200  .214  .414  .196   2.25  .143   0    1    0   12  Mariners     
2004   41   -7  .247  .326  .574  .212   2.42  .232   1   10    3   38  Mariners/Twins
2005   42  -12  .228  .265  .493  .118   1.60  .197   1    7    0   39  Mariners     
CAR       -129  .288  .375  .663  .347   3.40  .253  69  346    9 1099 
LG AVG       0  .335  .408  .743  .500   4.76  .265  91  429   66 
POS AVG    -67  .317  .385  .702  .423   4.07  .253  86  410   19 

BEIMEL
YEAR AGE RSAA  ERA     G  GS   IP    SO   SO/9 BR/9   W   L   SV  NW  NL  TEAM
2003 26   -6   5.05   69   0   62.1   42  6.06 15.30   1   3   0   2   2  Pirates      
2004 27   -7  43.20    3   0    1.2    2 10.80 54.00   0   0   0   0   0  Twins        
2005 28    1   3.27    7   0   11      3  2.45 15.55   0   0   0   0   0  Devil Rays   
CAREER   -26   5.16  174  23  275.2  158  5.16 14.95  10  19   0  13  16 
LG AVG     0   4.27           275.2  209  6.81 12.71  15  15 

6) The Twins re-signed INF Nick Punto to a 1 year contract, to avoid salary arbitration.

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 

7) The Blue Jays signed P James Baldwin to a minor league contract, with an invitation to spring training.

YEAR AGE RSAA  ERA     G  GS   IP    SO   SO/9 BR/9   W   L   SV  NW  NL  TEAM
2003 31   -1   5.40   10   0   15      7  4.20 15.00   0   1   1   0   1  Twins        
2004 32   -7  15.00    2   2    6      1  1.50 28.50   0   2   0   0   2  Mets         
2005 33    3   3.81   28   0   56.2   29  4.61 11.59   0   2   1   1   1  Orioles/Rangers
CAREER   -65   5.01  266 202 1322.2  844  5.74 13.48  79  74   2  70  83 
LG AVG     0   4.69          1322.2  933  6.35 13.33  74  74 

8) The Devil Rays re-signed P Casey Fossum to a 2 year, $4.2 million contract, with an option for 2008, to avoid salary arbitration.

YEAR AGE RSAA  ERA     G  GS   IP    SO   SO/9 BR/9   W   L   SV  NW  NL  TEAM
2003 25   -6   5.47   19  14   79     63  7.18 13.67   6   5   1   5   6  Red Sox      
2004 26  -35   6.65   27  27  142    117  7.42 15.46   4  15   0   6  13  Diamondbacks 
2005 27  -11   4.92   36  25  162.2  128  7.08 13.72   8  12   0   9  11  Devil Rays   
CAREER   -43   5.17  138  85  534.2  435  7.32 13.95  26  38   2  27  37 
LG AVG     0   4.40           534.2  377  6.35 12.79  30  30 

9) The Braves signed P Mike Remlinger to a minor league contract, with an invitation to spring training.

YEAR AGE RSAA  ERA     G  GS   IP    SO   SO/9 BR/9   W   L   SV  NW  NL  TEAM
2003 37    4   3.65   73   0   69     83 10.83 12.39   6   5   0   6   5  Cubs         
2004 38    5   3.44   48   0   36.2   35  8.59 12.27   1   2   2   2   1  Cubs         
2005 39  -10   6.58   43   0   39.2   35  7.94 14.75   0   3   0   1   2  Cubs/Red Sox
CAREER    38   3.90  603  59  856.2  835  8.77 12.67  51  51  18  56  46 
LG AVG     0   4.28           856.2  639  6.72 12.81  48  48 

10) Today’s birthdays–

ANDY MACHADO, AGE: 25
YEAR  AGE RCAA   OBA  SLG   OPS   OWP    RC/G  AVG   HR  RBI   SB   G   TEAM
2003   22    0                                        0    0    1    1  Phillies     
2004   23    1  .379  .393  .772  .579   5.79  .268   0    4    3   17  Reds         
2005   24   -2  .133  .000  .133  .000   0.00  .000   0    2    0    6  Reds/Rockies
CAR         -1  .333  .324  .657  .440   4.42  .221   0    6    4   24 
LG AVG       0  .341  .435  .776  .500   5.21  .269   2    9    1 
POS AVG     -2  .316  .378  .694  .397   4.15  .259   1    7    2 

JOSE MACIAS, AGE: 32
YEAR  AGE RCAA   OBA  SLG   OPS   OWP    RC/G  AVG   HR  RBI   SB   G   TEAM
2003   29  -25  .273  .353  .626  .222   3.10  .239   4   22    4  111  Expos        
2004   30   -9  .292  .376  .668  .336   3.83  .268   3   22    4   98  Cubs         
2005   31  -14  .274  .316  .591  .220   2.55  .254   1   13    4  112  Cubs         
CAR        -77  .298  .371  .669  .341   3.70  .256  26  173   43  659 
LG AVG       0  .339  .431  .769  .500   5.12  .268  54  226   30 
POS AVG     -5  .336  .429  .765  .488   5.05  .266  54  225   29 

DANNY RICHARDSON, 1863-1926
YEAR  AGE RCAA   OBA  SLG   OPS   OWP    RC/G  AVG   HR  RBI   SB   G   TEAM
1890   27  -40  .307  .335  .642  .326   5.16  .256   4   80   37  123  Giants       
1892   29  -32  .274  .294  .568  .325   3.85  .240   3   58   25  142  Senators     
1894   31  -36  .317  .309  .626  .288   4.24  .253   1   40    8  116  Colonels     
CAR       -145  .301  .332  .633  .413   4.96  .254  32  558  225 1131 
LG AVG       0  .333  .370  .703  .500   6.31  .269  41  606  241 
POS AVG    -78  .321  .350  .671  .460   5.70  .260  35  574  239 

DERRICK TURNBOW, AGE: 28
YEAR AGE RSAA  ERA     G  GS   IP    SO   SO/9 BR/9   W   L   SV  NW  NL  TEAM
2003 25    6   0.59   11   0   15.1   15  8.80  5.87   2   0   0   2   0  Angels       
2004 26    3   0.00    4   0    6.1    3  4.26 12.79   0   0   0   0   0  Angels       
2005 27   19   1.74   69   0   67.1   64  8.55  9.89   7   1  39   7   1  Brewers      
CAREER    29   2.41  108   1  127    107  7.58 11.83   9   1  39   9   1 
LG AVG     0   4.49           127     91  6.42 13.08   7   7 

VERN RUHLE, AGE: 55
YEAR AGE RSAA  ERA     G  GS   IP    SO   SO/9 BR/9   W   L   SV  NW  NL  TEAM
1977 26  -10   5.70   14  10   66.1   27  3.66 13.70   3   5   0   3   5  Tigers       
1984 33  -13   4.58   40   6   90.1   60  5.98 14.35   1   9   2   4   6  Astros       
CAREER   -20   3.73  327 188 1411.1  582  3.71 11.90  67  88  11  76  79 
LG AVG     0   3.71          1411.1  804  5.13 12.18  78  78 

The 2006 edition of the sabermetric baseball encyclopedia is available and is now shipping. Also, for the first time, there will be a subscription package available to get the encyclopedia updated every day during the 2006 season. The encyclopedia can be ordered at http://www.baseball-encyclopedia.com

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