Around the Majors: Marlins-Yankees trade

1) The Marlins traded P Ron Villone to the Yankees for minor league P Ben Julianel.

YEAR AGE RSAA  ERA     G  GS   IP    SO   SO/9 BR/9   W   L   SV  NW  NL  TEAM
2003 33    4   4.13   19  19  106.2   91  7.68 12.15   6   6   0   6   6  Astros       
2004 34    2   4.08   56  10  117     86  6.62 13.69   8   6   0   7   7  Mariners     
2005 35    1   4.08   79   0   64     70  9.84 13.92   5   5   1   5   5  Mariners/Marlins
CAREER   -20   4.75  473  93  946.2  745  7.08 13.92  52  54   6  50  56 
LG AVG     0   4.47           946.2  698  6.64 13.05  53  53 

2) The Mariners are reportedly close to signing free agent P Jarrod Washburn to a 4 year, $35-40 million contract.

3) The Royals signed free agents 1B Doug Mientkiewicz (1 year, $1.85 million), 2B Mark Grudzielanek ($1 year, 4 million plus a player option for 2006 if he has 500 PA), C Paul Bako (1 year, $700,000) and P Scott Elarton (2 years, $8 million).

MIENTKIEWICZ
YEAR  AGE RCAA   OBA  SLG   OPS   OWP    RC/G  AVG   HR  RBI   SB   G   TEAM
2003   29   23  .393  .450  .843  .630   6.84  .300  11   65    4  142  Twins        
2004   30  -19  .326  .350  .676  .344   3.75  .238   6   35    2  127  Twins/Red Sox
2005   31   -7  .322  .407  .729  .411   4.08  .240  11   29    0   87  Mets         
CAR         -1  .359  .405  .763  .498   5.16  .268  55  305   11  779 
LG AVG       0  .337  .431  .768  .500   5.09  .269  82  343   44 
POS AVG     66  .360  .472  .831  .572   6.03  .275 113  420   15 

GRUDZIELANEK
YEAR  AGE RCAA   OBA  SLG   OPS   OWP    RC/G  AVG   HR  RBI   SB   G   TEAM
2003   33    6  .366  .416  .782  .537   5.51  .314   3   38    6  121  Cubs         
2004   34   -2  .347  .432  .779  .472   5.23  .307   6   23    1   81  Cubs         
2005   35   -8  .334  .407  .741  .446   4.58  .294   8   59    8  137  Cardinals    
CAR        -85  .330  .391  .721  .444   4.51  .287  74  502  125 1436 
LG AVG       0  .342  .431  .773  .500   5.21  .270 175  735  110 
POS AVG   -103  .333  .389  .723  .434   4.56  .267 103  559  125 

BAKO
YEAR  AGE RCAA   OBA  SLG   OPS   OWP    RC/G  AVG   HR  RBI   SB   G   TEAM
2003   31   -8  .311  .330  .641  .348   3.60  .229   0   17    0   70  Cubs         
2004   32  -13  .288  .283  .571  .195   2.56  .203   1   10    1   49  Cubs         
2005   33    0  .362  .300  .662  .468   4.50  .250   0    4    0   13  Dodgers      
CAR        -72  .313  .330  .643  .326   3.54  .239  14  133    4  530 
LG AVG       0  .343  .436  .779  .500   5.28  .271  50  207   29 
POS AVG    -41  .324  .400  .725  .408   4.34  .256  42  193    7 

ELARTON
YEAR AGE RSAA  ERA     G  GS   IP    SO   SO/9 BR/9   W   L   SV  NW  NL  TEAM
2003 27   -8   6.27   11  10   51.2   20  3.48 16.90   4   4   0   3   5  Rockies      
2004 28  -21   5.90   29  29  158.2  103  5.84 13.05   3  11   0   5   9  Rockies/Indians
2005 29  -10   4.61   31  31  181.2  103  5.10 12.04  11   9   0   9  11  Indians      
CAREER   -50   5.10  195 141  898.1  621  6.22 12.90  50  47   3  45  52 
LG AVG     0   4.47           898.1  660  6.62 12.98  50  50 

4) The Rockies sold P Luis Gonzalez to the Mariners and sent C Miguel Ojeda to the minors after he cleared waivers.

Gonzalez was taken in the Rule 5 draft from the Dodgers. The requirement to keep him in the majors for the entire season or offer him back is transferred to the Mariners.

Ojeda was previously removed from the 40 man roster when he was designated for assignment.

5) The Cubs traded minor league 1B Aaron Rifkin to the Rockies for a player to be named later or cash.

6) The Indians signed C Tim Laker and P Ben Howard to minor league contracts and invited them to spring training.

LAKER
YEAR  AGE RCAA   OBA  SLG   OPS   OWP    RC/G  AVG   HR  RBI   SB   G   TEAM
2003   33   -8  .281  .364  .645  .313   3.02  .241   3   21    2   52  Indians      
2004   34  -11  .262  .308  .570  .174   2.16  .214   3   17    0   43  Indians      
2005   35    0  .000  .000  .000  .000   0.00  .000   0    0    0    1  Devil Rays   
CAR        -42  .275  .324  .600  .252   2.72  .224  11   77    5  277 
LG AVG       0  .336  .423  .759  .500   5.00  .269  21   91   14 
POS AVG    -15  .319  .399  .718  .425   4.28  .256  19   89    3 

HOWARD
YEAR AGE RSAA  ERA     G  GS   IP    SO   SO/9 BR/9   W   L   SV  NW  NL  TEAM
2002 23   -7   9.28    3   2   10.2   10  8.44 22.78   0   1   0   0   1  Padres       
2003 24    1   3.63    6   6   34.2   24  6.23 11.94   1   3   0   2   2  Padres       
2004 25   -6   5.50   31   0   37.2   33  7.88 14.10   1   1   0   1   1  Marlins      
CAREER   -12   5.20   40   8   83     67  7.27 14.31   2   5   0   3   4 
LG AVG     0   4.28            83     62  6.70 12.80   5   5 

7) Free agent Nomar Garciaparra is reportedly leaning towards signing with the Dodgers.

8) According to the Boston Herald, the Indians and Red Sox have had trade talks of Coco Crisp for either Bronson Arroyo or Matt Clement.

9) The Rangers signed free agent INF D’Angelo Jimenez to a minor league contract, with an invitation to spring training.

YEAR  AGE RCAA   OBA  SLG   OPS   OWP    RC/G  AVG   HR  RBI   SB   G   TEAM
2003   25    3  .349  .415  .764  .518   5.25  .273  14   57   11  146  White Sox/Reds
2004   26    3  .364  .394  .758  .517   5.05  .270  12   67   13  152  Reds         
2005   27   -6  .319  .295  .615  .321   3.58  .229   0    5    2   35  Reds         
CAR         -9  .350  .382  .732  .485   4.75  .267  33  210   34  540 
LG AVG       0  .339  .432  .771  .500   5.14  .268  65  263   33 
POS AVG    -30  .331  .400  .730  .449   4.62  .269  43  213   42 

10) Roger Clemens says that, if he returns for 2006, the possible teams are the Astros, Rangers, Yankees and Red Sox.

Since the Astros didn’t offer him salary arbitration, he is not permitted to re-sign with them until May 1.

11) Today’s birthdays–

JERRY ADAIR, 1936-87
YEAR  AGE RCAA   OBA  SLG   OPS   OWP    RC/G  AVG   HR  RBI   SB   G   TEAM
1963   26  -21  .246  .346  .592  .253   2.26  .228   6   30    3  109  Orioles      
1964   27  -29  .283  .341  .624  .293   2.89  .248   9   47    3  155  Orioles      
1969   32  -29  .285  .310  .596  .229   2.42  .250   5   48    1  126  Royals       
CAR       -146  .292  .347  .639  .346   3.09  .254  57  366   29 1165 
LG AVG       0  .324  .389  .713  .500   4.36  .254 112  476   53 
POS AVG    -82  .310  .348  .659  .416   3.68  .248  65  366   60 

LEO CARDENAS, AGE: 67
YEAR  AGE RCAA   OBA  SLG   OPS   OWP    RC/G  AVG   HR  RBI   SB   G   TEAM
1963   24  -28  .270  .326  .595  .290   2.65  .235   7   48    3  158  Reds         
1966   27  -19  .309  .419  .728  .383   4.03  .255  20   81    9  160  Reds         
1968   29  -21  .292  .319  .611  .308   2.83  .235   7   41    2  137  Reds         
CAR       -143  .311  .367  .679  .413   3.72  .257 118  689   39 1941 
LG AVG       0  .324  .385  .710  .500   4.30  .258 165  771   98 
POS AVG   -190  .304  .324  .628  .380   3.34  .245  69  541  125 

ALEX CINTRON, AGE: 27
YEAR  AGE RCAA   OBA  SLG   OPS   OWP    RC/G  AVG   HR  RBI   SB   G   TEAM
2003   24    8  .359  .489  .848  .551   6.42  .317  13   51    2  117  Diamondbacks 
2004   25  -29  .301  .363  .665  .325   3.63  .262   4   49    3  154  Diamondbacks 
2005   26  -12  .298  .415  .713  .377   4.02  .273   8   48    1  122  Diamondbacks 
CAR        -39  .320  .412  .732  .411   4.52  .279  25  152    6  439 
LG AVG       0  .340  .432  .773  .500   5.17  .269  46  186   23 
POS AVG    -36  .319  .389  .708  .416   4.31  .265  25  143   32 

CY FALKENBERG, 1880-1961
YEAR AGE RSAA  ERA     G  GS   IP    SO   SO/9 BR/9   W   L   SV  NW  NL  TEAM
1906 25  -11   2.86   40  36  299    178  5.36 11.98  14  20   1  15  19  Senators     
1910 29  -10   2.95   37  29  256.2  107  3.75 11.54  14  13   1  12  15  Indians      
CAREER   -13   2.76  249 195 1678    832  4.46 11.52  93  93   4  93  94 
LG AVG     0   2.69          1678    730  3.92 11.23  92  92 

BILL HUTCHISON, 1859-1926
YEAR AGE RSAA  ERA     G  GS   IP    SO   SO/9 BR/9   W   L   SV  NW  NL  TEAM
1889 29   16   3.54   37  36  318    136  3.85 12.20  16  17   0  18  15  Cubs         
1890 30   80   2.70   71  66  603    289  4.31 10.51  42  25   2  44  23  Cubs         
1891 31   50   2.81   66  58  561    261  4.19 11.01  44  19   1  39  24  Cubs         
1892 32   16   2.76   75  70  622    312  4.51 11.01  37  36   1  39  34  Cubs         
CAREER   156   3.59  375 346 3078   1232  3.60 12.47 184 163   4 196 151 
LG AVG     0   3.92          3078   1043  3.05 13.25 172 172 

BOB OJEDA, AGE: 48
YEAR AGE RSAA  ERA     G  GS   IP    SO   SO/9 BR/9   W   L   SV  NW  NL  TEAM
1984 26   11   3.99   33  32  216.2  137  5.69 12.84  12  12   0  13  11  Red Sox      
1986 28   22   2.57   32  30  217.1  148  6.13  9.90  18   5   0  15   8  Mets         
1991 33   11   3.18   31  31  189.1  120  5.70 12.07  12   9   0  12   9  Dodgers      
CAREER    26   3.65  351 291 1884.1 1128  5.39 12.10 115  98   1 114  99 
LG AVG     0   3.80          1884.1 1157  5.53 12.13 105 105 

CURTIS PRIDE, AGE: 37
YEAR  AGE RCAA   OBA  SLG   OPS   OWP    RC/G  AVG   HR  RBI   SB   G   TEAM
2003   34   -2  .083  .333  .417  .000   0.00  .083   1    1    0    4  Yankees      
2004   35   -3  .268  .325  .593  .216   2.53  .250   0    3    1   35  Angels       
2005   36   -2  .091  .182  .273  .000   0.00  .091   0    0    0   11  Angels       
CAR        -13  .326  .404  .730  .445   4.73  .251  19   80   29  399 
LG AVG       0  .343  .434  .778  .500   5.27  .272  26  110   15 
POS AVG     13  .353  .463  .816  .542   5.85  .282  30  120   17 

CHASE UTLEY, AGE: 27
YEAR  AGE RCAA   OBA  SLG   OPS   OWP    RC/G  AVG   HR  RBI   SB   G   TEAM
2003   24   -2  .322  .373  .696  .445   4.33  .239   2   21    2   43  Phillies     
2004   25   -3  .308  .468  .776  .462   4.85  .266  13   57    4   94  Phillies     
2005   26   32  .376  .540  .915  .646   7.60  .291  28  105   16  147  Phillies     
CAR         27  .350  .496  .846  .578   6.33  .276  43  183   22  284 
LG AVG       0  .340  .431  .771  .500   5.14  .269  29  121   15 
POS AVG     -7  .339  .410  .749  .476   4.90  .273  22  102   19 

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