Around the Majors: Lots of roster moves

1) The Mariners will be mathematically eliminated from winning the division title if they lose to the BlueJays or any of the A’s, Angels or Rangers win.

2) The Brewers will be mathematically eliminated from winning the division title if they lose to the Pirates and the Cardinals beat the Padres.

3) Barry Bonds watch–

OBA–.607, Bonds holds the major league record with .582, in 2002
SLG–.821, on pace for 4th all time, Bonds holds the major league record with .863, 2001
OPS–1.428, Bonds holds the major league record with 1.381, in 2002
RCAA–126, is 13th all time, on pace for 152, Bonds holds the major league record with 169, 2001
BB–185, is 2nd all time, on pace for 224, Bonds holds the major league record with 198, 2002
BB above average–158, is 2nd all time, on pace for 191, Bonds holds the major league record with 163, 2002
career HR–has 696, is 4 away from 700, is 18 behind Ruth, is 59 behind Aaron
career HR above average–has 445, is 3rd all time, is 2 behind Aaron’s NL record
career RCAA–1470, is 5 behind Ted Williams for 2nd place on the all time list

4) Manny Ramirez passed Albert Belle, Frank Howard and Jim Rice into 47th place on the all time HR list, with 383.

5) Carlos Delgado tied Mo Vaughn for 81st place on the all time HR list, with 328.

6) Astros LF Lance Berkman hit his 150th career HR.

After 55 RCAA/.982 OPS and 40 RCAA/.927 OPS seasons, Berkman is hitting .556 SLG, .454 OBA, 1.010 OPS, 53 RCAA in his first 130 games. He has a .977 career OPS, compared to his league average of .778, and 238 RCAA in 745 games.

7) The Brewers traded RF Ben Grieve to the Cubs for a player to be named later and cash.

After 4 RCAA/.784 OPS and -1 RCAA/.716 OPS seasons, Grieve is hitting .415 SLG, .364 OBA, .778 OPS, 0 RCAA in his first 108 games. He has a .810 career OPS, compared to his league average of .775, and 55 RCAA in 938 games.

8) The Tigers traded C Mike DiFelice to the Cubs for a player to be named later.

After -6 RCAA/.660 OPS and -11 RCAA/.696 OPS seasons, DiFelice is off to a .227 SLG, .240 OBA, .467 OPS, -3 RCAA start in his first 13 games. He has a .652 career OPS, compared to his league average of .773, and -86 RCAA in 497 games.

9) The Mariners traded minor league C Pat Borders to the Twins for minor league OF B.J. Garbe.

Borders has -116 RCAA/.669 OPS in 1041 career games, including a .283 SLG, .204 OBA, .487 OPS, -6 RCAA in 19 games in 2004.

10) The Brewers called up OF Dave Krynzel.

11) The Indians tied the modern major league record for the largest shutout, in a 22-0 win over the Yankees. The Pirates also beat the Cubs, 22-0, in 1975.

12) Indians SS Omar Vizquel tied the AL record with 6 hits in a 9 inning game.

After 2 RCAA/.759 OPS and -10 RCAA/.657 OPS seasons, Vizquel is hitting .415 SLG, .367 OBA, .782 OPS, 7 RCAA in his first 125 games. He has a .701 career OPS, compared to his league average of .762, and -138 RCAA in 2115 games.

13) The Indians sold minor league C Sandy Martinez to the Redsox.

Martinez has -33 RCAA/.621 OP in 215 career games.

14) The Redsox will activate 1B David McCarty and 3B Kevin Youkilis from the DL today.

After playing in just 49 games in 2002-03, McCarty is hitting .384 SLG, .323 OBA, .707 OPS, -6 RCAA in his first 81 games. He has a .672 career OPS, compared to his league average of .767, and -70 RCAA in 609 games.

Youkilis is hitting .461 SLG, .384 OBA, .845 OPS, 6 RCAA in his first 56 career games.

15) The BlueJays will call up SS Russ Adams, OF-1B Eric Crozier and C Guillermo Quiroz today.

16) The Yankees will activate P Steve Karsay from the DL and call up C Dioner Navarro and P Felix Heredia today.

Karsay, who missed the entire 2003 season and all of 2004 so far, has a 3.88 career ERA, compared to his league average of 4.62, and 47 RSAA in 321 games.

After 3.61 ERA/5 RSAA and 2.69 ERA/15 RSAA seasons, Heredia is off to a 6.96 ERA/-9 RSAA start in his first 34 games. He has a 4.47 career ERA, compared to his league average of 4.41, and -10 RSAA in 495 games.

17) The Orioles will activate DH-1B David Segui and LF Larry Bigbie from the DL today.

After playing in just 93 games in 20020-03, Segui has a .426 SLG, .791 OPS, 0 RCAA in 13 games in 2004. He has a .801 career OPS, compared to his league average of .764, and 70 RCAA in 1451 games.

After 14 RCAA/.821 in 2003, his first year with more than 47 games, Bigbie is off to a .422 SLG, .332 OBA, .753 OPS, -7 RCAA start in his first 108 games. He has a .744 career OPS, compared to his league average of .769, and -1 RCAA in 254 games.

18) The Tigers will call up Ps John Ennis and Lino Urdaneta today.

Ennis has a 8.22 ERA/-3 RSAA in 4 career games, including a 12.27 ERA/-3 RSAA in 3 games in 2004.

19) The Braves sent P Roman Colon to the minors and called up OF DeWayne Wise.

Colon has a 3.00 ERA/1 RSAA in his first 6 career games.

Wise has -17 RCAA/.595 OPS in 119 career games, including a .443 SLG, .268 OBA, .710 OPS, -5 RCAA in a career high 49 games in 2004.

20) The Phillies placed P Randy Wolf on the 15 day DL and called up INF Shawn Wooten, 1B Ryan Howard and C A.J. Hinch.

Wolf has tendinitis in his elbow. After 3.20 ERA/13 RSAA and 4.23 ERA/-4 RSAA seasons, he is off to a 4.28 ERA/1 RSAA start in his first 23 starts. Wolf has a 4.13 career ERA, compared to his league average of 4.37, and 17 RSAA in 169 games.

After 1 RCAA/.773 OPS and -11 RCAA/.653 OPS seasons, Wooten is off to a .245 SLG, .245 OBA, .490 OPS, -7 RCAA start in his first 29 games. He has a .717 career OPS, compared to his league average of .764, and -14 RCAA in 262 games.

Hinch has -57 RCAA/.638 OPS in 346 career games.

21) The Pirates activated P David Williams from the DL and sent P Mark Corey to the minors.

Williams has a 4.17 ERA/3 RSAA in 35 career games, including a 6.75 ERA/-2 RSAA in 4 games in 2004.

Corey has a 6.37 ERA/-18 RSAA in 70 career games, including a 4.84 ERA/-2 RSAA in 20 games in 2004.

22) The A’s will call up INF Esteban German.

German has -7 RCAA/.536 OPS in 35 career games, including a .288 SLG, .273 OBA, .561 OPS, -4 RCAA in 21 games in 2004.

23) Expos 3B Tony Batista tied the major league record with 5 SO in a 9 inning game.

After -3 RCAA/.766 OPS and -29 RCAA/.663 OPS seasons, Batista is off to a .437 SLG, .269 OBA, .706 OPS, -23 RCAA start in his first 127 games. He has a .754 career OPS, compared to his league average of .774, and -84 RCAA in 1149 games.

24) The Dodgers will activate P Hideo Nomo from the DL today.

After 3.39 ERA/9 RSAA and 3.09 ERA/22 RSAA seasons, Nomo is off to a 8.06 ERA/-30 RSAA start in his first 297 games. He has a 4.00 career ERA, compared to his league average of 4.35, and 17 RSAA in 297 games.

25) The Rockies will activate C Todd Greene from the DL.

After -2 RCAA/.862 OPS and -12 RCAA/.677 OPS seasons, Greene is off to a .510 SLG, .305 OBA, .815 OPS, -6 RCAA start in his first 60 games. He has a .718 career OPS, compared to his league average of .777, and -59 RCAA in 422 games.

26) The Cardinals called up P Dan Haren, sent P Al Reyes to the minors and will activate OF Ray Lankford and P Rick Ankiel from the DL and call up C Cody McKay.

Haren has a 5.57 ERA/-15 RSAA in 21 career games, including a 7.03 ERA/-7 RSAA in 7 games (3 starts) in 2004.

Reyes was removed from the 40 man roster. He has a 4.04 ERA/14 RSAA in 221 career games, including 1 shutout inning in 1 game in 2004.

After missing the 2003 season, Lankford is hitting .425 SLG, .353 OBA, .778 OPS, -2 RCAA in his first 77 games. He has a .841 career OPS, compared to his league average of .758, and 223 RCAA in 1686 games.

Ankiel had a 3.84 ERA/20 RSAA in 46 games with the 1999-2001 Cardinals.

McKay has -6 RCAA/.545 OPS in 28 career games, including a .246 SLG, .266 OBA, .512 OPS, -7 RCAA in 26 games in 2004.

27) The Padres called up 1B-OF Robert Fick and INF Ramon Vazquez, sent C Humberto Quintero and P Marty McLeary to the minors and will activate C Miguel Ojeda from the DL.

After 3 RCAA/.764 OPS and 0 RCAA/.753 OPS seasons, Fick hit .327 SLG, .273 OBA, .600 OPS, -12 RCAA in 76 games with the Devil Rays before being released. He has a .755 career OPS, compared to his league average of .769, and -5 RCAA in 562 games.

After 1 RCAA/.706 OPS and -4 RCAA/.684 OPS seasons, Vazquez is off to a .149 SLG, .218 OBA, .367 OPS, -6 RCAA start in his first 27 games. He has a .669 career OPS, compared to his league average of .768, and -12 RCAA in 288 games.

Quintero has -7 RCAA/.634 OPS in 33 career games, including a .386 SLG, .303 OBA, .688 OPS, -5 RCAA in 21 games in 2004.

McLeary has a 14.73 ERA/-4 RSAA in his first 3 career games.

After starting his career with -2 RCAA/.693 OPS in 2003, Ojeda is off to a .394 SLG, .318 OBA, .712 OPS, -1 RCAA start in his first 50 games.

28) The Astros got back to back to back HR from Carlos Beltran, Jeff Bagwell and Lance Berkman in the 5th inning, against the Reds.

29) The Diamondbacks claimed P Chad Durbin off waivers from the Indians.

30) Mariners P Jamie Moyer set the team record for HR allowed in a season.

After 3.32 ERA/21 RSAA and 3.27 ERA/27 RSAA seasons, Moyer is off to a 4.86 ERA/-10 RSAA start in his first 27 starts (28 games). He has a 4.12 career ERA, compared to his league average of 4.45, and 102 RSAA in 500 games.

The new top 10–

HOMERUNS                      YEAR     HR     
1    Jamie Moyer              2004       37   
2    Scott Bankhead           1987       35   
T3   Ryan Franklin            2003       34   
T3   Jeff Fassero             1999       34   
5    Jeff Fassero             1998       33   
T6   Floyd Bannister          1982       32   
T6   Glenn Abbott             1977       32   
T6   Mark Langston            1988       32   
T9   Freddy Garcia            2003       31   
T9   Rich DeLucia             1991       31   

Moyer also tied the record for worst HR vs. the league average–

HOMERUNS                      YEAR     DIFF   PLAYER   LEAGUE   
T1   Jeff Fassero             1999      -16       34       18   
T1   Jamie Moyer              2004      -16       37       21   
T1   Scott Bankhead           1987      -16       35       19   
4    Rich DeLucia             1991      -14       31       17   
5    Bob Stoddard             1983      -13       29       16   
6    Glenn Abbott             1977      -12       32       20   
7    Jim Colborn              1978      -11       21       10   
T8   Ken Cloude               1998      -10       29       19   
T8   Bob Wolcott              1997      -10       22       12   
T10  Dave Fleming             1995       -9       15        6   
T10  Glenn Abbott             1978       -9       22       13   
T10  Diego Segui              1977       -9       20       11   
T10  Mark Huismann            1986       -9       18        9   

31) The Twins sent C Rob Bowen to the minors and called up INF Terry Tiffee and Ps Matt Guerrier and Jesse Crain.

Bowen has -6 RCAA/.380 OPS in 24 career games, including a .222 SLG, .226 OBA, .448 OPS, -4 RCAA in 17 games in 2004.

32) The Brewers ended their 12 game losing streak.

33) The Mets called up 1B Craig Brazell and Ps Tyler Yates and Matt Ginter.

Brazell was 0 for 3, with a BB and -1 RCAA, in his first 4 career games.

Yates has a 7.07 ERA/-12 RSAA in his first 10 career games (7 starts).

Ginter has a 5.35 ERA/-18 RSAA in 77 career games, including a 4.61 ERA/-4 RSAA in 13 starts (14 games) in 2004.

34) Devil Rays LF Carl Crawford was out of yesterday’s lineup, due to a sore right shoulder, and he will have a MRI today.

After starting his career with -9 RCAA/.661 OPS and -11 RCAA/.671 OPS seasons, Crawford is hitting .445 SLG, .329 OBA, .774 OPS, 9 RCAA in his first 129 games. He has a .708 career OPS, compared to his league average of .767, and -11 RCAA in 343 games.

35) The Devil Rays will activate CF Rocco Baldelli from the DL.

After starting his career with -3 RCAA/.742 OPS in 2003, Baldelli is off to a .413 SLG, .327 OBA, .740 OPS, -5 RCAA start in his first 109 games.

36) The Dodgers will call up C Tom Wilson.

Wilson has -10 RCAA/.720 OPS in 205 career games, including 1 for 4, with a BB and -1 RCAA, in 4 games with the 2004 Mets.

37) The Angels will call up 1B Casey Kotchman and Andres Galarraga.

Kotchman had a .277 SLG, .286 OBA, .563 OPS, -8 RCAA in his first 28 career games.

After -4 RCAA/.738 OPS and 4 RCAA/.841 OPS seasons, Galarraga hasn’t made his 2004 debut yet. He has a .846 career OPS, compared to his league average of .746, and 186 RCAA in 2250 games.

38) The Reds will activate 3B Brandon Larson from the DL.

Larson has -21 RCAA/.570 OPS in 109 career games, including a .339 SLG, .304 OBA, .643 OPS, -5 RCAA in a career high 40 games in 2004.

39) The Rangers sent P Scott Erickson to the minors after he cleared waivers. Erickson had been removed from the 25 and 40 man rosters when he was designated for assignment on August 27.


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