Around the Majors: Melvin gets an extension

1) The Brewers gave GM Dave Melvin a 3 year contract extension, covering 2007-09.

2) Brian Giles’s agent confirmed that the Yankees have contacted him.

Giles will become a free agent.

3) The Reds signed OF Dewayne Wise to a minor league contract and invited him to spring training.

YEAR  AGE RCAA   OBA  SLG   OPS   OWP    RC/G  AVG   HR  RBI   SB   G   TEAM
2000   22   -3  .208  .136  .345  .074   1.42  .136   0    0    1   28  Blue Jays    
2002   24   -9  .207  .313  .519  .207   2.35  .179   3   13    5   42  Blue Jays    
2004   26   -5  .272  .444  .716  .395   4.15  .228   6   17    6   77  Braves       
CAR        -17  .243  .372  .614  .301   3.25  .203   9   30   12  147 
LG AVG       0  .338  .433  .771  .500   5.15  .268  10   42    5 
POS AVG      4  .348  .455  .803  .538   5.61  .269  12   45    5 

4) Today’s birthdays–

CARLOS ALMANZAR, AGE: 32
YEAR AGE RSAA  ERA     G  GS   IP    SO   SO/9 BR/9   W   L   SV  NW  NL  TEAM
2002 28    3   2.31    8   1   11.2    7  5.40  8.49   0   1   0   1   0  Reds         
2004 30   11   3.72   67   0   72.2   44  5.45 11.02   7   3   0   6   4  Rangers      
2005 31   -5  14.40    6   0    5      3  5.40 32.40   0   0   0   0   0  Rangers      
CAREER    -5   4.82  210   1  239    170  6.40 13.07  13  13   0  15  11 
LG AVG     0   4.59           239    175  6.58 13.21  13  13 

JOHN CANDELARIA, AGE: 52
YEAR AGE RSAA  ERA     G  GS   IP    SO   SO/9 BR/9   W   L   SV  NW  NL  TEAM
1977 23   42   2.34   33  33  230.2  133  5.19  9.72  20   5   0  18   7  Pirates      
1979 25   16   3.22   33  30  207    101  4.39 10.65  14   9   0  14   9  Pirates      
1982 28   21   2.94   31  30  174.2  133  6.85 10.67  12   7   1  12   7  Pirates      
CAREER   134   3.33  600 356 2525.2 1673  5.96 10.79 177 122  29 171 128 
LG AVG     0   3.76          2525.2 1504  5.36 12.22 141 141 

DEIVI CRUZ, AGE: 33
YEAR  AGE RCAA   OBA  SLG   OPS   OWP    RC/G  AVG   HR  RBI   SB   G   TEAM
1997   24  -37  .263  .314  .577  .200   2.45  .241   2   40    3  147  Tigers       
1998   25  -27  .284  .355  .639  .285   3.17  .260   5   45    3  135  Tigers       
2003   30  -26  .269  .378  .647  .322   3.17  .250  14   65    1  152  Orioles      
CAR       -185  .293  .388  .682  .341   3.58  .269  70  464   16 1234 
LG AVG       0  .341  .433  .774  .500   5.19  .271 136  572   76 
POS AVG    -74  .327  .403  .730  .439   4.59  .270  93  480   98 

CHAD CURTIS, AGE: 37
YEAR  AGE RCAA   OBA  SLG   OPS   OWP    RC/G  AVG   HR  RBI   SB   G   TEAM
1994   25  -18  .317  .397  .714  .373   4.17  .256  11   50   25  114  Angels       
1996   27  -16  .341  .377  .718  .395   4.23  .252  12   46   18  147  Tigers/Dodgers
2000   31  -11  .343  .424  .767  .398   4.65  .272   8   48    3  108  Rangers      
CAR        -49  .349  .396  .745  .457   4.74  .264 101  461  212 1204 
LG AVG       0  .342  .425  .767  .500   5.11  .270 127  569   83 
POS AVG      7  .343  .421  .764  .499   5.18  .273 114  523  157 

DANNY GREEN, 1876-1914
YEAR  AGE RCAA   OBA  SLG   OPS   OWP    RC/G  AVG   HR  RBI   SB   G   TEAM
1901   24   25  .364  .421  .785  .637   7.00  .313   6   61   31  133  Cubs         
1903   26   39  .375  .425  .800  .725   7.06  .309   6   62   29  135  White Sox    
1904   27   22  .352  .343  .695  .644   5.29  .265   2   62   28  147  White Sox    
CAR        139  .359  .391  .750  .624   6.14  .293  29  423  192  923 
LG AVG       0  .328  .358  .687  .500   4.97  .272  19  389  130 
POS AVG     95  .351  .390  .741  .588   5.92  .291  28  403  155 

WALTER JOHNSON, 1887-1946
YEAR AGE RSAA  ERA     G  GS   IP    SO   SO/9 BR/9   W   L   SV  NW  NL  TEAM
1910 22   49   1.36   45  42  370    313  7.61  8.54  25  17   1  32  10  Senators     
1911 23   49   1.90   40  37  322.1  207  5.78 10.33  25  13   1  28  10  Senators     
1912 24   74   1.39   50  37  369    303  7.39  8.56  33  12   2  37   8  Senators     
1913 25   75   1.14   48  36  346    243  6.32  7.26  36   7   2  37   6  Senators     
1914 26   44   1.72   51  40  371.2  225  5.45  9.01  28  18   1  33  13  Senators     
1915 27   49   1.55   47  39  336.2  203  5.43  8.90  27  13   4  30  10  Senators     
1918 30   56   1.27   39  29  326    162  4.47  8.81  23  13   3  29   7  Senators     
1919 31   52   1.49   39  29  290.1  147  4.56  9.08  20  14   2  27   7  Senators     
1924 36   40   2.72   38  38  277.2  158  5.12 10.37  23   7   0  20  10  Senators     
CAREER   643   2.17  802 666 5914.2 3509  5.34  9.85 417 279  34 470 226 
LG AVG     0   3.24          5914.2 2318  3.53 12.18 327 326 

MACK JONES, 1938-2004
YEAR  AGE RCAA   OBA  SLG   OPS   OWP    RC/G  AVG   HR  RBI   SB   G   TEAM
1965   26   16  .313  .510  .822  .594   5.64  .262  31   75    8  143  Braves       
1969   30   24  .379  .488  .867  .644   6.39  .270  22   79    6  135  Expos        
1970   31   16  .398  .458  .856  .646   6.97  .240  14   32    5  108  Expos        
CAR         78  .347  .444  .790  .574   5.37  .252 133  415   65 1002 
LG AVG       0  .326  .390  .716  .500   4.39  .261  75  356   44 
POS AVG     55  .336  .420  .756  .553   5.01  .273  89  380   71 

BUDDY KERR, AGE: 83
YEAR  AGE RCAA   OBA  SLG   OPS   OWP    RC/G  AVG   HR  RBI   SB   G   TEAM
1945   22  -24  .304  .319  .623  .337   3.34  .249   4   40    5  149  Giants       
1948   25  -23  .317  .288  .605  .328   3.42  .240   0   46    9  144  Giants       
1950   27  -27  .296  .310  .606  .297   2.85  .227   2   46    0  155  Braves       
CAR       -145  .312  .328  .640  .358   3.58  .249  31  333   38 1067 
LG AVG       0  .342  .391  .734  .500   4.95  .269  74  468   41 
POS AVG   -128  .314  .340  .653  .376   3.77  .252  38  358   44 

ADAM LAROCHE, AGE: 26
YEAR  AGE RCAA   OBA  SLG   OPS   OWP    RC/G  AVG   HR  RBI   SB   G   TEAM
2004   24    2  .333  .488  .821  .517   5.44  .278  13   45    0  110  Braves       
2005   25   -9  .320  .455  .775  .435   4.59  .259  20   78    0  141  Braves       
CAR         -7  .326  .468  .794  .470   4.94  .267  33  123    0  251 
LG AVG       0  .340  .431  .771  .500   5.15  .269  25  102   13 
POS AVG     23  .363  .480  .842  .582   6.16  .280  35  125    5 

JUSTIN SPEIER, AGE: 32
YEAR AGE RSAA  ERA     G  GS   IP    SO   SO/9 BR/9   W   L   SV  NW  NL  TEAM
2003 29    6   4.05   72   0   73.1   66  8.10 12.64   3   1   9   2   2  Rockies      
2004 30    8   3.91   62   0   69     52  6.78 11.87   3   8   7   7   4  Blue Jays    
2005 31   14   2.57   65   0   66.2   56  7.56  8.91   3   2   0   4   1  Blue Jays    
CAREER    36   4.14  401   0  465.2  391  7.56 11.63  25  20  17  28  17 
LG AVG     0   4.45           465.2  339  6.55 12.96  26  26 
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