Around the Majors: GM meetings begin today

1) The general managers meetings begin today.

2) Today’s birthdays–

KRIS BENSON, AGE: 31
YEAR AGE RSAA  ERA     G  GS   IP    SO   SO/9 BR/9   W   L   SV  NW  NL  TEAM
2003 28   -9   4.97   18  18  105     68  5.83 14.06   5   9   0   6   8  Pirates      
2004 29   -3   4.31   31  31  200.1  134  6.02 12.26  12  12   0  12  12  Pirates/Mets
2005 30    0   4.13   28  28  174.1   95  4.90 11.56  10   8   0   9   9  Mets         
CAREER    11   4.25  165 165 1024.1  699  6.14 12.66  57  61   0  61  57 
LG AVG     0   4.39          1024.1  762  6.70 13.00  57  57 

JIM KAAT, AGE: 67
YEAR AGE RSAA  ERA     G  GS   IP    SO   SO/9 BR/9   W   L   SV  NW  NL  TEAM
1962 23   31   3.14   39  35  269    173  5.79 11.24  18  14   1  20  12  Twins        
1966 27   37   2.75   41  41  304.2  205  6.06  9.72  25  13   0  25  13  Twins        
1975 36   28   3.11   43  41  303.2  142  4.21 12.06  20  14   0  21  13  White Sox    
CAREER   144   3.45  898 625 4530.1 2461  4.89 11.57 283 237  18 282 238 
LG AVG     0   3.60          4530.1 2746  5.45 11.97 252 252 

DAVE KRYNZEL, AGE: 24
YEAR  AGE RCAA   OBA  SLG   OPS   OWP    RC/G  AVG   HR  RBI   SB   G   TEAM
2004   22   -2  .319  .244  .563  .299   3.38  .220   0    3    0   16  Brewers      
2005   23   -1  .000  .000  .000  .000   0.00  .000   0    0    0    5  Brewers      
CAR         -3  .278  .208  .486  .232   2.77  .188   0    3    0   21 
LG AVG       0  .341  .435  .776  .500   5.22  .269   2    7    1 
POS AVG      1  .351  .458  .809  .542   5.76  .268   2    7    1 

BUCK MARTINEZ, AGE: 57
YEAR  AGE RCAA   OBA  SLG   OPS   OWP    RC/G  AVG   HR  RBI   SB   G   TEAM
1969   20  -12  .258  .327  .585  .259   2.65  .229   4   23    0   72  Royals       
1978   29  -18  .255  .277  .533  .223   2.32  .219   1   20    1   89  Brewers      
1986   37  -13  .271  .269  .539  .200   2.30  .181   2   12    0   81  Blue Jays    
CAR       -116  .284  .343  .627  .336   3.15  .225  58  321    5 1049 
LG AVG       0  .327  .390  .718  .500   4.39  .262  69  346   55 
POS AVG    -51  .313  .364  .677  .428   3.80  .246  64  331   19 

JOE NIEKRO, AGE: 61
YEAR AGE RSAA  ERA     G  GS   IP    SO   SO/9 BR/9   W   L   SV  NW  NL  TEAM
1968 23  -17   4.32   34  29  177     65  3.31 13.53  14  10   2  10  14  Cubs         
1971 26  -16   4.49   31  15  122.1   43  3.16 13.76   6   7   1   5   8  Tigers       
1987 42  -17   5.33   27  26  147     84  5.14 14.02   7  13   0   8  12  Yankees/Twins
CAREER   -42   3.59  702 500 3584   1747  4.39 12.04 221 204  16 209 216 
LG AVG     0   3.64          3584   2170  5.45 12.06 199 199 

GLENDON RUSCH, AGE: 31
YEAR AGE RSAA  ERA     G  GS   IP    SO   SO/9 BR/9   W   L   SV  NW  NL  TEAM
2003 28  -28   6.42   32  19  123.1   93  6.79 16.05   1  12   1   4   9  Brewers      
2004 29   16   3.47   32  16  129.2   90  6.25 11.38   6   2   2   5   3  Cubs         
2005 30   -4   4.52   46  19  145.1  111  6.87 14.18   9   8   0   8   9  Cubs         
CAREER   -72   4.88  271 202 1308.2  961  6.61 13.44  57  86   4  65  78 
LG AVG     0   4.40          1308.2  970  6.67 12.97  73  74 

TRAVIS SMITH, AGE: 33
YEAR AGE RSAA  ERA     G  GS   IP    SO   SO/9 BR/9   W   L   SV  NW  NL  TEAM
2002 29  -20   7.17   12  10   54     32  5.33 15.33   4   2   0   1   5  Cardinals    
2004 31   -9   6.20   16   4   40.2   26  5.75 13.50   2   3   0   2   3  Braves       
2005 32   -3   6.75   12   0   10.2    9  7.59 18.56   0   0   0   0   0  Marlins      
CAREER   -31   6.62   41  14  107.1   68  5.70 14.76   6   5   0   3   8 
LG AVG     0   4.20           107.1   80  6.74 12.74   6   6 

RUSS SPRINGER, AGE: 37
YEAR AGE RSAA  ERA     G  GS   IP    SO   SO/9 BR/9   W   L   SV  NW  NL  TEAM
2003 34   -8   8.31   17   0   17.1   11  5.71 13.50   1   1   0   0   2  Cardinals    
2004 35    3   2.63   16   0   13.2    9  5.93 14.49   0   1   0   1   0  Astros       
2005 36   -4   4.73   62   0   59     54  8.24 11.14   4   4   0   4   4  Astros       
CAREER   -50   5.08  446  27  621.2  559  8.09 13.51  24  38   8  29  33 
LG AVG     0   4.38           621.2  450  6.51 12.99  35  35 

DICK STUART, 1932-2003
YEAR  AGE RCAA   OBA  SLG   OPS   OWP    RC/G  AVG   HR  RBI   SB   G   TEAM
1959   26   20  .362  .549  .911  .630   6.84  .297  27   78    1  118  Pirates      
1961   28   22  .344  .581  .925  .615   6.36  .301  35  117    0  138  Pirates      
1964   31   14  .320  .491  .811  .567   5.47  .279  33  114    0  156  Red Sox      
CAR         52  .316  .489  .806  .535   5.06  .264 228  743    2 1112 
LG AVG       0  .329  .404  .733  .500   4.61  .263 112  480   49 
POS AVG     60  .337  .443  .780  .543   5.15  .267 160  603   29 
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