Around the Majors: New steroids policy

1) MLB and the union agreed to a new steroids policy: 50 games for a first suspension, 100 for a second and a lifetime ban for a third.

2) The Yankees re-signed LF Hideki Matsui to a 4 year, $52 million contract and exercised their $1.5 million option on P Tanyon Sturtze.

MATSUI
YEAR  AGE RCAA   OBA  SLG   OPS   OWP    RC/G  AVG   HR  RBI   SB   G   TEAM
2003   29    5  .353  .435  .788  .526   5.09  .287  16  106    2  163  Yankees      
2004   30   44  .390  .522  .912  .693   7.73  .298  31  108    3  162  Yankees      
2005   31   26  .367  .496  .863  .619   6.53  .305  23  116    2  162  Yankees      
CAR         75  .370  .484  .853  .618   6.40  .297  70  330    7  487 
LG AVG       0  .334  .429  .764  .500   5.02  .269  57  237   28 
POS AVG     16  .340  .443  .783  .528   5.37  .280  58  247   36 

STURTZE
YEAR AGE RSAA  ERA     G  GS   IP    SO   SO/9 BR/9   W   L   SV  NW  NL  TEAM
2003 32  -12   5.94   40   8   89.1   54  5.44 15.82   7   6   0   5   8  Blue Jays    
2004 33   -9   5.47   28   3   77.1   56  6.52 13.27   6   2   1   3   5  Yankees      
2005 34   -2   4.73   64   1   78     45  5.19 12.58   5   3   1   4   4  Yankees      
CAREER   -55   5.18  251  84  784    473  5.43 14.17  40  44   3  39  45 
LG AVG     0   4.53           784    550  6.31 12.97  44  44 

3) The Blue Jays re-signed P Josh Towers to a 2 year, $5.2 million contract.

YEAR AGE RSAA  ERA     G  GS   IP    SO   SO/9 BR/9   W   L   SV  NW  NL  TEAM
2003 26    2   4.48   14   8   64.1   42  5.88 10.91   8   1   1   5   4  Blue Jays    
2004 27   -2   5.11   21  21  116.1   51  3.95 14.16   9   9   0   9   9  Blue Jays    
2005 28   17   3.71   33  33  208.2  112  4.83 11.73  13  12   0  15  10  Blue Jays    
CAREER     1   4.49   97  85  557    276  4.46 12.39  38  35   1  38  35 
LG AVG     0   4.47           557    389  6.29 12.85  31  31 

4) The Dodgers hired Ned Colletti as GM.

5) According to NY Newsday, the Yankees were turned off by Johnny Damon’s 7 year, $84 million asking price, so they are turning their attention towards Brian Giles.

6) According to the Philadelphia Daily News, when the Phillies meet today with Billy Wagner, it may represent their last chance to re-sign him, with him indicating that, if he gets a 4 year offer from the Mets, that could be too good for him to pass up.

7) Today’s birthdays–

FRANK BOLLING, AGE: 74
YEAR  AGE RCAA   OBA  SLG   OPS   OWP    RC/G  AVG   HR  RBI   SB   G   TEAM
1963   31  -17  .299  .312  .611  .365   3.12  .244   5   43    2  142  Braves       
1964   32  -25  .245  .278  .524  .205   2.05  .199   5   34    0  120  Braves       
1965   33  -17  .295  .363  .657  .369   3.41  .264   7   50    0  148  Braves       
1966   34  -17  .244  .256  .499  .187   1.99  .211   1   18    1   75  Braves       
CAR       -126  .313  .366  .679  .412   3.87  .254 106  556   40 1540 
LG AVG       0  .332  .399  .730  .500   4.58  .263 148  685   65 
POS AVG   -123  .319  .352  .672  .414   3.84  .258  72  491   61 

FERNANDO CABRERA, AGE: 24
YEAR AGE RSAA  ERA     G  GS   IP    SO   SO/9 BR/9   W   L   SV  NW  NL  TEAM
2004 22    1   3.38    4   0    5.1    6 10.13  6.75   0   0   0   0   0  Indians      
2005 23    9   1.47   15   0   30.2   29  8.51 10.27   2   1   0   3   0  Indians      
CAREER    10   1.75   19   0   36     35  8.75  9.75   2   1   0   3   0 
LG AVG     0   4.40            36     25  6.20 12.71   2   2 

DWIGHT GOODEN, AGE: 41
YEAR AGE RSAA  ERA     G  GS   IP    SO   SO/9 BR/9   W   L   SV  NW  NL  TEAM
1984 19   24   2.60   31  31  218    276 11.39  9.74  17   9   0  17   9  Mets         
1985 20   58   1.53   35  35  276.2  268  8.72  8.75  24   4   0  23   5  Mets         
1986 21   17   2.84   33  33  250    200  7.20 10.12  17   6   0  14   9  Mets         
CAREER   105   3.51  430 410 2800.2 2293  7.37 11.56 194 112   3 170 136 
LG AVG     0   3.96          2800.2 1843  5.92 12.38 156 156 

JULIO LUGO, AGE: 30
YEAR  AGE RCAA   OBA  SLG   OPS   OWP    RC/G  AVG   HR  RBI   SB   G   TEAM
2003   27   -2  .333  .410  .743  .482   4.85  .271  15   55   12  139  Astros/Devil Rays
2004   28    0  .338  .396  .734  .500   4.93  .275   7   75   21  157  Devil Rays   
2005   29   16  .362  .403  .765  .580   5.79  .295   6   57   39  158  Devil Rays   
CAR        -28  .340  .400  .739  .468   4.89  .276  56  299  115  798 
LG AVG       0  .338  .433  .772  .500   5.15  .269  97  399   50 
POS AVG    -56  .325  .398  .723  .436   4.49  .266  63  323   62 

JOE QUEST, 1852-93
YEAR  AGE RCAA   OBA  SLG   OPS   OWP    RC/G  AVG   HR  RBI   SB   G   TEAM
1879   26  -25  .227  .260  .488  .265   3.14  .207   0   22    0   83  Cubs         
1881   28  -21  .251  .276  .527  .295   3.76  .246   1   26    0   78  Cubs         
1884   31  -22  .253  .269  .522  .308   3.71  .207   0    0    0   93  Cardinals/Alleghenys
CAR       -121  .252  .267  .519  .335   3.68  .217   1  149    5  593 
LG AVG       0  .285  .336  .622  .500   5.38  .255   9  181    8 
POS AVG    -50  .271  .308  .579  .440   4.66  .239   7  160    8 

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