Around the Majors: Giants will sign Morris

1) The Giants are reportedly about to sign free agent P Matt Morris to a 3 year, $27 million contract.

YEAR AGE RSAA  ERA     G  GS   IP    SO   SO/9 BR/9   W   L   SV  NW  NL  TEAM
2003 28    7   3.76   27  27  172.1  120  6.27 10.81  11   8   0  10   9  Cardinals    
2004 29  -12   4.72   32  32  202    131  5.84 11.90  15  10   0  11  14  Cardinals    
2005 30    4   4.11   31  31  192.2  117  5.47 11.87  14  10   0  12  12  Cardinals    
CAREER    86   3.61  237 206 1377.1  986  6.44 11.73 101  62   4  92  71 
LG AVG     0   4.27          1377.1 1037  6.78 12.78  77  77 

2) Orioles SS Miguel Tejada denies says that he wants to be traded.

Apparently, although saying you want “a change of scenery” means you want to be traded in English, in Tejadaese, it means you want the team to be better.

3) The Cardinals signed free agent P Ricardo Rincon to a 2 year, $2.9 million contract.

YEAR AGE RSAA  ERA     G  GS   IP    SO   SO/9 BR/9   W   L   SV  NW  NL  TEAM
2003 33    6   3.25   64   0   55.1   40  6.51 13.01   8   4   0   7   5  A's          
2004 34    5   3.68   67   0   44     40  8.18 13.91   1   1   0   1   1  A's          
2005 35    1   4.34   67   0   37.1   27  6.51 13.26   1   1   0   1   1  A's          
CAREER    50   3.53  552   0  436.1  391  8.06 11.96  21  24  21  26  19 
LG AVG     0   4.48           436.1  312  6.44 12.97  24  24 

4) Today’s birthdays–

GARRETT ATKINS, AGE: 26
YEAR  AGE RCAA   OBA  SLG   OPS   OWP    RC/G  AVG   HR  RBI   SB   G   TEAM
2003   23  -10  .205  .188  .394  .067   1.37  .159   0    4    0   25  Rockies      
2004   24    3  .424  .536  .960  .697   9.95  .357   1    8    0   15  Rockies      
2005   25  -12  .347  .426  .773  .432   5.00  .287  13   89    0  138  Rockies      
CAR        -19  .336  .404  .740  .407   4.75  .276  14  101    0  178 
LG AVG       0  .339  .428  .768  .500   5.09  .269  19   79   10 
POS AVG     -2  .337  .424  .761  .489   4.98  .267  18   82    6 

JOSE CONTRERAS, AGE: 34
YEAR AGE RSAA  ERA     G  GS   IP    SO   SO/9 BR/9   W   L   SV  NW  NL  TEAM
2003 31    8   3.30   18   9   71     72  9.13 11.03   7   2   0   6   3  Yankees      
2004 32  -16   5.50   31  31  170.1  150  7.93 13.63  13   9   0   9  13  Yankees/White Sox
2005 33   20   3.61   32  32  204.2  154  6.77 11.48  15   7   0  13   9  White Sox    
CAREER    12   4.28   81  72  446    376  7.59 12.23  35  18   0  28  25 
LG AVG     0   4.49           446    310  6.26 12.86  25  25 

SHANE COSTA, AGE: 24
YEAR  AGE RCAA   OBA  SLG   OPS   OWP    RC/G  AVG   HR  RBI   SB   G   TEAM
2005   23   -5  .287  .333  .621  .278   2.86  .235   2    7    0   27  Royals       
CAR         -5  .287  .333  .621  .278   2.86  .235   2    7    0   27 
LG AVG       0  .331  .425  .756  .500   4.89  .268   3   11    1 
POS AVG      0  .329  .423  .753  .500   4.89  .275   2   11    2 

STEVE FARR, AGE: 49
YEAR AGE RSAA  ERA     G  GS   IP    SO   SO/9 BR/9   W   L   SV  NW  NL  TEAM
1988 31   14   2.50   62   1   82.2   72  7.84 11.54   5   4  20   6   3  Royals       
1990 33   27   1.98   57   6  127     94  6.66 10.77  13   7   1  16   4  Royals       
1991 34   15   2.19   60   0   70     60  7.71 10.54   5   5  23   8   2  Yankees      
1992 35   15   1.56   50   0   52     37  6.40  9.52   2   2  30   3   1  Yankees      
CAREER    84   3.25  509  28  824.1  668  7.29 12.20  48  45 132  60  33 
LG AVG     0   4.11           824.1  513  5.60 12.62  46  46 

RALPH GARR, AGE: 60
YEAR  AGE RCAA   OBA  SLG   OPS   OWP    RC/G  AVG   HR  RBI   SB   G   TEAM
1971   25   23  .372  .441  .813  .605   6.12  .343   9   44   30  154  Braves       
1972   26   18  .359  .430  .788  .598   5.79  .325  12   53   25  134  Braves       
1974   28   42  .383  .503  .886  .695   7.21  .353  11   54   26  143  Braves       
CAR         70  .339  .416  .755  .541   5.10  .306  75  408  172 1317 
LG AVG       0  .330  .385  .715  .500   4.39  .262 107  558   89 
POS AVG     88  .343  .418  .760  .554   5.04  .275 130  610  121 

ORLANDO HUDSON, AGE: 28
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 

MIKE MITCHELL, 1879-1961
YEAR  AGE RCAA   OBA  SLG   OPS   OWP    RC/G  AVG   HR  RBI   SB   G   TEAM
1907   27   20  .339  .382  .721  .632   5.26  .292   3   47   17  148  Reds         
1909   29   41  .378  .430  .808  .741   6.71  .310   4   86   37  145  Reds         
1911   31   18  .348  .427  .775  .616   5.48  .291   2   84   35  142  Reds         
CAR         88  .340  .380  .720  .582   4.90  .278  27  514  202 1124 
LG AVG       0  .331  .348  .679  .500   4.35  .262  24  418  164 
POS AVG     29  .334  .367  .701  .532   4.60  .266  33  453  165 

TULLY SPARKS, 1874-1937
YEAR AGE RSAA  ERA     G  GS   IP    SO   SO/9 BR/9   W   L   SV  NW  NL  TEAM
1903 28   10   2.72   28  28  248     88  3.19 11.32  11  15   0  15  11  Phillies     
1905 30   26   2.18   34  26  260     98  3.39 10.35  14  11   1  16   9  Phillies     
1907 32   15   2.00   33  31  265     90  3.06  9.48  22   8   1  18  12  Phillies     
CAREER    23   2.79  313 269 2336.1  778  3.00 11.36 121 136   8 134 123 
LG AVG     0   2.95          2336.1  857  3.30 11.77 130 130 

GORMAN THOMAS, AGE: 55
YEAR  AGE RCAA   OBA  SLG   OPS   OWP    RC/G  AVG   HR  RBI   SB   G   TEAM
1978   27   23  .351  .515  .866  .636   6.23  .246  32   86    3  137  Brewers      
1979   28   31  .356  .539  .895  .646   6.55  .244  45  123    1  156  Brewers      
1982   31   27  .343  .506  .850  .638   5.80  .245  39  112    3  158  Brewers      
CAR         68  .324  .448  .772  .541   4.85  .225 268  782   50 1435 
LG AVG       0  .328  .395  .723  .500   4.44  .263 120  594   93 
POS AVG     15  .331  .400  .731  .504   4.56  .264 126  589  129 

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