Around the Majors: Mets-Dodgers trade

Today in Hardball Times–

Pictures of Batted Balls
by Dave Studeman
Well, maybe not pictures. More like graphs. Really pretty graphs. With a surprising finding at the end.
http://www.hardballtimes.com/daily/article/pictures-of-batted-balls/

Business of Baseball Report
by Brian Borawski
Bob DuPuy’s tantrum and stadium resolutions
http://www.hardballtimes.com/daily/article/business-of-baseball-report31/

1) The Mets traded Ps Jae Seo and Tim Hamulack to the Dodgers for Ps Duaner Sanchez and Steve Schmoll.

SEO
YEAR AGE RSAA  ERA     G  GS   IP    SO   SO/9 BR/9   W   L   SV  NW  NL  TEAM
2003 26    9   3.82   32  31  188.1  110  5.26 11.71   9  12   0  11  10  Mets         
2004 27   -8   4.90   24  21  117.2   54  4.13 14.15   5  10   0   7   8  Mets         
2005 28   16   2.59   14  14   90.1   59  5.88 10.06   8   2   0   7   3  Mets         
CAREER    17   3.85   71  66  397.1  224  5.07 12.03  22  24   0  25  21 
LG AVG     0   4.28           397.1  294  6.66 12.80  22  22 

HAMULACK
YEAR AGE RSAA  ERA     G  GS   IP    SO   SO/9 BR/9   W   L   SV  NW  NL  TEAM
2005 28   -5  23.14    6   0    2.1    2  7.71 30.86   0   0   0   0   0  Mets         
CAREER    -5  23.14    6   0    2.1    2  7.71 30.86   0   0   0   0   0 
LG AVG     0   4.23             2.1    2  6.57 12.76   0   0 

SANCHEZ
YEAR AGE RSAA  ERA     G  GS   IP    SO   SO/9 BR/9   W   L   SV  NW  NL  TEAM
2003 23   -8  16.50    6   0    6      3  4.50 27.00   1   0   0   0   1  Pirates      
2004 24    7   3.38   67   0   80     44  4.95 12.83   3   1   0   2   2  Dodgers      
2005 25    3   3.73   79   0   82     71  7.79 12.51   4   7   8   6   5  Dodgers      
CAREER    -1   4.19  161   0  174    124  6.41 13.40   8   8   8   8   8 
LG AVG     0   4.27           174    129  6.66 12.79  10  10 

SCHMOLL
YEAR AGE RSAA  ERA     G  GS   IP    SO   SO/9 BR/9   W   L   SV  NW  NL  TEAM
2005 25   -5   5.01   48   0   46.2   29  5.59 13.89   2   2   3   2   2  Dodgers      
CAREER    -5   5.01   48   0   46.2   29  5.59 13.89   2   2   3   2   2 
LG AVG     0   4.23            46.2   34  6.57 12.76   3   3 

2) Cubs P Mark Prior exercised his right to void the final year of his contract. Prior’s contract allowed him to void the deal after 2004 or 2005 if he had enough service time to be eligible for arbitration. He had just missed that status last year.

YEAR AGE RSAA  ERA     G  GS   IP    SO   SO/9 BR/9   W   L   SV  NW  NL  TEAM
2003 22   42   2.43   30  30  211.1  245 10.43 10.31  18   6   0  18   6  Cubs         
2004 23    7   4.02   21  21  118.2  139 10.54 12.36   6   4   0   6   4  Cubs         
2005 24   11   3.67   27  27  166.2  188 10.15 11.12  11   7   0  10   8  Cubs         
CAREER    69   3.24   97  97  613.1  719 10.55 11.06  41  23   0  41  23 
LG AVG     0   4.24           613.1  454  6.67 12.77  34  34 

3) The Brewers re-signed P Dan Kolb to a 1 year, $2 million contract, to avoid salary arbitration.

YEAR AGE RSAA  ERA     G  GS   IP    SO   SO/9 BR/9   W   L   SV  NW  NL  TEAM
2003 28   11   1.96   37   0   41.1   39  8.49 11.76   1   2  21   2   1  Brewers      
2004 29    9   2.98   64   0   57.1   21  3.30 10.67   0   4  39   3   1  Brewers      
2005 30  -10   5.93   65   0   57.2   39  6.09 16.86   3   8  11   4   7  Braves       
CAREER     9   4.21  234   0  235.1  149  5.70 13.81   9  21  72  16  14 
LG AVG     0   4.40           235.1  171  6.53 12.94  13  13 

4) The Pirates signed free agent OF Jeromy Burnitz to a 1 year, $6.7 million contract, with a mutual option for 2007.

YEAR  AGE RCAA   OBA  SLG   OPS   OWP    RC/G  AVG   HR  RBI   SB   G   TEAM
2003   34    0  .299  .487  .786  .503   4.98  .239  31   77    5  126  Mets/Dodgers
2004   35   12  .356  .559  .916  .553   7.10  .283  37  110    5  150  Rockies      
2005   36   -6  .322  .435  .757  .468   4.76  .258  24   87    5  160  Cubs         
CAR         92  .348  .485  .832  .544   5.88  .255 299  932   73 1583 
LG AVG       0  .342  .433  .775  .500   5.23  .270 176  734  101 
POS AVG    116  .356  .471  .827  .556   5.98  .278 230  857  113 

5) The Padres signed free agent P Shawn Estes to a 1 year contract.

YEAR AGE RSAA  ERA     G  GS   IP    SO   SO/9 BR/9   W   L   SV  NW  NL  TEAM
2003 30  -26   5.73   29  28  152.1  103  6.09 15.72   8  11   0   7  12  Cubs         
2004 31  -15   5.84   34  34  202    117  5.21 15.10  15   8   0  10  13  Rockies      
2005 32   -5   4.80   21  21  123.2   63  4.58 13.17   7   8   0   7   8  Diamondbacks 
CAREER   -82   4.71  273 272 1628.2 1187  6.56 14.06  99  89   0  87 101 
LG AVG     0   4.33          1628.2 1224  6.76 12.89  91  91 

6) The Mets signed free agent 2B Bret Boone to a minor league contract, with an invitation to spring training.

From 2001-03, Boone had one of the biggest fluke periods in history. Over those 3 years, he had 108 RCAA. Over the rest of his career, he’s had -124.

YEAR  AGE RCAA   OBA  SLG   OPS   OWP    RC/G  AVG   HR  RBI   SB   G   TEAM
2003   34   38  .366  .535  .902  .662   7.05  .294  35  117   16  159  Mariners     
2004   35   -7  .317  .423  .740  .460   4.34  .251  24   83   10  148  Mariners     
2005   36  -17  .290  .350  .639  .319   3.20  .221   7   37    4   88  Mariners/Twins
CAR        -16  .325  .442  .767  .488   4.85  .266 252 1021   94 1780 
LG AVG       0  .339  .428  .767  .500   5.11  .270 212  911  137 
POS AVG    -88  .334  .396  .730  .454   4.69  .269 136  737  194 

7) The Pirates designated INF J.J. Furmaniak for assignment and signed P Brandon Duckworth to a minor league contract.

FURMANIAK
YEAR  AGE RCAA   OBA  SLG   OPS   OWP    RC/G  AVG   HR  RBI   SB   G   TEAM
2005   25   -1  .300  .308  .608  .372   3.86  .192   0    1    0   13  Pirates      
CAR         -1  .300  .308  .608  .372   3.86  .192   0    1    0   13 
LG AVG       0  .339  .428  .767  .500   5.07  .268   1    3    0 
POS AVG      0  .339  .408  .747  .480   4.90  .272   1    3    1 

DUCKWORTH
YEAR AGE RSAA  ERA     G  GS   IP    SO   SO/9 BR/9   W   L   SV  NW  NL  TEAM
2003 27   -9   4.94   24  18   93     68  6.58 14.71   4   7   0   5   6  Phillies     
2004 28  -11   6.86   19   6   39.1   23  5.26 15.56   1   2   0   1   2  Astros       
2005 29  -13  11.02    7   2   16.1   10  5.51 19.84   0   1   0   0   1  Astros       
CAREER   -57   5.34   91  66  380.2  308  7.28 13.97  16  21   0  15  22 
LG AVG     0   4.23           380.2  286  6.77 12.73  21  21 

8) The Marlins signed P Kerry Ligtenberg to a minor league contract, with an invitation to spring training, and designated SS Josh Wilson and C John Baker for assignment.

LIGTENBERG
YEAR AGE RSAA  ERA     G  GS   IP    SO   SO/9 BR/9   W   L   SV  NW  NL  TEAM
2003 32    6   3.34   68   0   59.1   47  7.13 11.53   4   2   1   4   2  Orioles      
2004 33   -9   6.38   57   0   55     49  8.02 16.36   1   6   3   3   4  Blue Jays    
2005 34  -10  13.97    7   0    9.2    5  4.66 18.62   0   0   0   0   0  Diamondbacks 
CAREER    25   3.82  386   0  390.2  357  8.22 11.96  17  20  48  23  14 
LG AVG     0   4.39           390.2  289  6.66 12.88  22  22 

WILSON
YEAR  AGE RCAA   OBA  SLG   OPS   OWP    RC/G  AVG   HR  RBI   SB   G   TEAM
2005   24   -2  .182  .200  .382  .000   0.00  .100   0    0    0   11  Marlins      
CAR         -2  .182  .200  .382  .000   0.00  .100   0    0    0   11 
LG AVG       0  .339  .428  .767  .500   5.07  .268   0    1    0 
POS AVG      0  .319  .389  .708  .420   4.29  .268   0    1    0 

9) The White Sox re-signed utilityman Rob Mackowiak to a 2year, $5.3 million contract, with an option for 2008.

YEAR  AGE RCAA   OBA  SLG   OPS   OWP    RC/G  AVG   HR  RBI   SB   G   TEAM
2003   27    4  .342  .443  .784  .567   5.91  .270   6   19    6   77  Pirates      
2004   28   -2  .319  .420  .739  .489   4.91  .246  17   75   13  155  Pirates      
2005   29   -6  .337  .389  .726  .459   4.69  .272   9   58    8  142  Pirates      
CAR        -11  .328  .414  .742  .480   4.95  .258  52  221   40  593 
LG AVG       0  .340  .431  .771  .500   5.15  .268  55  225   29 
POS AVG     23  .348  .454  .802  .538   5.61  .270  68  254   28 

10) The Orioles signed free agent 1B-LF Jeff Conine to a 1 year, $1.7 million contract, with a mutual option for 2007.

YEAR  AGE RCAA   OBA  SLG   OPS   OWP    RC/G  AVG   HR  RBI   SB   G   TEAM
2003   37   11  .338  .459  .797  .558   5.41  .282  20   95    5  149  Orioles/Marlins
2004   38   -2  .340  .432  .772  .490   4.89  .280  14   83    5  140  Marlins      
2005   39    5  .374  .403  .777  .549   5.34  .304   3   33    2  131  Marlins      
CAR         89  .350  .449  .798  .540   5.49  .288 198  968   47 1781 
LG AVG       0  .339  .428  .767  .500   5.10  .270 188  812  123 
POS AVG    120  .354  .461  .814  .553   5.80  .275 246  943  104 

11) The Tigers signed INF Ramon Santiago to a minor league contract.

YEAR  AGE RCAA   OBA  SLG   OPS   OWP    RC/G  AVG   HR  RBI   SB   G   TEAM
2003   23  -27  .292  .284  .576  .275   2.79  .225   2   29   10  141  Tigers       
2004   24   -4  .256  .205  .461  .114   1.54  .179   0    2    0   19  Mariners     
2005   25    0  .417  .125  .542  .340   3.38  .125   0    0    0    8  Mariners     
CAR        -37  .297  .303  .600  .307   3.01  .227   6   51   18  233 
LG AVG       0  .333  .428  .761  .500   4.99  .267  25  104   13 
POS AVG     -5  .328  .414  .741  .480   4.77  .268  21   95   16 

12) Today’s birthdays–

EARL BATTEY, 1935-2003
YEAR  AGE RCAA   OBA  SLG   OPS   OWP    RC/G  AVG   HR  RBI   SB   G   TEAM
1963   28   25  .369  .476  .845  .643   6.05  .285  26   84    0  147  Twins        
1965   30   17  .375  .409  .783  .636   5.79  .297   6   60    0  131  Twins        
CAR         13  .349  .409  .757  .506   4.79  .270 104  449   13 1141 
LG AVG       0  .328  .397  .726  .500   4.51  .258 101  431   41 
POS AVG    -57  .316  .375  .691  .434   3.96  .248  93  428   11 

BOB CARUTHERS, 1864-1911
YEAR  AGE RCAA   OBA  SLG   OPS   OWP    RC/G  AVG   HR  RBI   SB   G   TEAM
1886   22   62  .448  .527  .974  .838  12.94  .334   4    0   26   87  Cardinals    
1887   23   62  .463  .547 1.010  .767  14.33  .357   8    0   49   98  Cardinals    
1892   28   28  .386  .357  .742  .648   7.29  .277   3   69   24  143  Cardinals    
CAR        181  .391  .400  .790  .668   8.53  .282  29  213  152  705 
LG AVG       0  .322  .345  .667  .500   5.94  .257  15  183  142 
POS AVG    -66  .301  .309  .610  .423   5.00  .235  11  151  112 

BOB CARUTHERS
YEAR AGE RSAA  ERA     G  GS   IP    SO   SO/9 BR/9   W   L   SV  NW  NL  TEAM
1885 21   41   2.07   53  53  482.1  190  3.55  9.44  40  13   0  34  19  Cardinals    
1886 22   41   2.32   44  43  387.1  166  3.86  9.67  30  14   0  31  13  Cardinals    
1887 23   45   3.30   39  39  341     74  1.95 10.93  29   9   0  24  14  Cardinals    
CAREER   179   2.83  340 310 2828.2  900  2.86 10.56 218  99   3 190 127 
LG AVG     0   3.51          2828.2 1172  3.73 12.13 158 158 

BILL DAHLEN, 1870-1950
YEAR  AGE RCAA   OBA  SLG   OPS   OWP    RC/G  AVG   HR  RBI   SB   G   TEAM
1892   22   41  .347  .422  .769  .688   7.64  .291   5   58   60  143  Cubs         
1894   24   42  .444  .566 1.010  .648  12.18  .357  15  107   42  121  Cubs         
1896   26   50  .438  .553  .990  .694  11.21  .352   9   74   51  125  Cubs         
CAR        186  .358  .382  .739  .559   6.31  .272  84 1233  547 2443 
LG AVG       0  .339  .360  .699  .500   5.45  .274  54 1102  418 
POS AVG   -108  .326  .348  .673  .470   5.04  .264  50 1116  431 

JEFF FASSERO, AGE: 43
YEAR AGE RSAA  ERA     G  GS   IP    SO   SO/9 BR/9   W   L   SV  NW  NL  TEAM
2003 40  -13   5.68   62   6   77.2   55  6.37 14.95   1   7   3   3   5  Cardinals    
2004 41   -4   5.46   41  12  112     60  4.82 14.79   3   8   0   5   6  Rockies/Diamondbacks
2005 42    1   4.05   48   6   91     60  5.93 12.16   4   7   0   6   5  Giants       
CAREER    75   4.08  710 241 2018.2 1636  7.29 12.54 120 123  25 131 112 
LG AVG     0   4.35          2018.2 1445  6.44 12.91 113 113 

ART FLETCHER, 1885-1950
YEAR  AGE RCAA   OBA  SLG   OPS   OWP    RC/G  AVG   HR  RBI   SB   G   TEAM
1915   30  -10  .280  .326  .606  .421   2.75  .254   3   74   12  149  Giants       
1922   37  -21  .325  .409  .734  .352   4.66  .280   7   53    3  110  Phillies     
CAR        -11  .319  .365  .684  .496   4.18  .277  32  675  159 1533 
LG AVG       0  .329  .357  .686  .500   4.25  .267  37  565  184 
POS AVG    -83  .315  .334  .649  .446   3.75  .258  22  495  172 

JIM GANTNER, AGE: 53
YEAR  AGE RCAA   OBA  SLG   OPS   OWP    RC/G  AVG   HR  RBI   SB   G   TEAM
1985   32  -27  .300  .327  .627  .304   3.11  .254   5   44   11  143  Brewers      
1986   33  -13  .313  .370  .684  .398   3.84  .274   7   38   13  139  Brewers      
1991   38  -14  .320  .361  .681  .398   3.78  .283   2   47    4  140  Brewers      
CAR       -103  .319  .351  .671  .431   3.80  .274  47  568  137 1801 
LG AVG       0  .328  .397  .724  .500   4.47  .262 156  755  119 
POS AVG    -63  .326  .366  .692  .457   4.13  .262  95  617  147 

CHARLIE HOUGH, AGE: 58
YEAR AGE RSAA  ERA     G  GS   IP    SO   SO/9 BR/9   W   L   SV  NW  NL  TEAM
1983 35   25   3.18   34  33  252    152  5.43 11.32  15  13   0  17  11  Rangers      
1985 37   36   3.31   34  34  250.1  141  5.07 10.35  14  16   0  19  11  Rangers      
1987 39   28   3.79   40  40  285.1  223  7.03 12.02  18  13   0  18  13  Rangers      
CAREER   104   3.75  858 440 3801.1 2362  5.59 12.13 216 216  61 232 200 
LG AVG     0   3.99          3801.1 2278  5.39 12.48 212 212 

DANNY JACKSON, AGE: 44
YEAR AGE RSAA  ERA     G  GS   IP    SO   SO/9 BR/9   W   L   SV  NW  NL  TEAM
1989 27  -25   5.60   20  20  115.2   70  5.45 14.01   6  11   0   5  12  Reds         
1991 29  -22   6.75   17  14   70.2   31  3.95 17.58   1   5   0   2   4  Cubs         
1997 35  -28   7.58   17  13   67.2   32  4.26 17.42   2   9   0   3   8  Cardinals/Padres
CAREER    -3   4.01  353 324 2072.2 1225  5.32 12.92 112 131   1 123 120 
LG AVG     0   3.96          2072.2 1354  5.88 12.32 116 116 

JACK KRAMER, 1918-95
YEAR AGE RSAA  ERA     G  GS   IP    SO   SO/9 BR/9   W   L   SV  NW  NL  TEAM
1939 21  -22   5.82   40  31  212     68  2.89 16.94   9  16   0  11  14  Browns       
1940 22  -10   6.23   16   9   65     12  1.66 15.51   3   7   0   4   6  Browns       
1947 29  -24   4.97   33  28  199     77  3.48 13.43  11  16   1  11  16  Browns       
1951 33  -10   5.67   23   4   46     17  3.33 15.85   1   3   0   2   2  Giants/Yankees
CAREER   -37   4.24  322 215 1639    613  3.37 13.47  95 103   7  99  99 
LG AVG     0   3.90          1639    670  3.68 12.96  91  91 

MARK REDMAN, AGE: 32
YEAR AGE RSAA  ERA     G  GS   IP    SO   SO/9 BR/9   W   L   SV  NW  NL  TEAM
2003 29    9   3.59   29  29  190.2  151  7.13 11.23  14   9   0  13  10  Marlins      
2004 30   -1   4.71   32  32  191    102  4.81 13.76  11  12   0  11  12  A's          
2005 31  -12   4.90   30  30  178.1  101  5.10 12.41   5  15   0   9  11  Pirates      
CAREER    -1   4.47  169 157  985    624  5.70 12.58  53  66   0  60  59 
LG AVG     0   4.50           985    705  6.44 13.03  55  55 

LUKE SEWELL, 1901-87
YEAR  AGE RCAA   OBA  SLG   OPS   OWP    RC/G  AVG   HR  RBI   SB   G   TEAM
1926   25  -28  .302  .293  .596  .281   3.04  .238   0   46    9  126  Indians      
1929   28  -35  .287  .298  .585  .224   2.77  .236   1   39    6  124  Indians      
1936   35  -24  .332  .350  .682  .347   4.40  .251   5   73   11  128  White Sox    
CAR       -285  .323  .341  .665  .335   3.91  .259  20  696   65 1630 
LG AVG       0  .361  .418  .779  .500   5.59  .290  85  789   87 
POS AVG   -132  .348  .371  .719  .428   4.80  .272  58  728   45 

RIGGS STEPHENSON, 1898-1985
YEAR  AGE RCAA   OBA  SLG   OPS   OWP    RC/G  AVG   HR  RBI   SB   G   TEAM
1927   29   44  .415  .491  .906  .698   7.84  .344   7   82    8  152  Cubs         
1928   30   36  .407  .477  .883  .692   7.49  .324   8   90    8  137  Cubs         
1929   31   51  .445  .562 1.006  .721   9.96  .362  17  110   10  136  Cubs         
CAR        261  .407  .473  .880  .654   7.47  .336  63  773   54 1310 
LG AVG       0  .353  .413  .766  .500   5.30  .292  60  551   62 
POS AVG     37  .360  .427  .787  .525   5.62  .299  65  577   66 

MILT THOMPSON, AGE: 47
YEAR  AGE RCAA   OBA  SLG   OPS   OWP    RC/G  AVG   HR  RBI   SB   G   TEAM
1990   31  -18  .292  .328  .620  .346   3.53  .218   6   30   25  135  Cardinals    
1996   37  -10  .192  .136  .328  .039   0.89  .106   0    3    1   62  Dodgers/Rockies
CAR        -10  .335  .372  .708  .486   4.60  .274  47  357  214 1359 
LG AVG       0  .330  .398  .728  .500   4.60  .263  91  444   99 
POS AVG     31  .334  .411  .745  .521   4.90  .267  99  457  155 

The 2006 edition of the sabermetric baseball encyclopedia is available and is now shipping. Also, for the first time, there will be a subscription package available to get the encyclopedia updated every day during the 2006 season. The encyclopedia can be ordered at http://www.baseball-encyclopedia.com

“Lee Sinins’ Sabermetric Encyclopedia is best reason yet developed to own a computer. I think I must own a copy of every baseball encyclopedia there is or ever was, and occasionally I find that I still need to pull out one of the others, but not very often; the Sabermetric Encyclopedia covers 97% of my needs. Whether I’m working or playing, calculating or daydreaming, the Sabermetric Encyclopedia pops up to help out. I turn it on in the morning; I turn it off when the house is on fire. Otherwise, I’m using it.”–Bill James

Print Friendly
« Previous: Sacrificing in 2005 Redux
Next: Business of Baseball Report »

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <strike> <strong>

Current day month ye@r *