Around the Majors: Padres-Nationals trade

1) The Padres traded P Brian Lawrence and cash to the Nationals for 3B Vinny Castilla.

LAWRENCE
YEAR AGE RSAA  ERA     G  GS   IP    SO   SO/9 BR/9   W   L   SV  NW  NL  TEAM
2003 27   -7   4.19   33  33  210.2  116  4.96 11.71  10  15   0  12  13  Padres       
2004 28   -3   4.12   34  34  203    121  5.36 12.77  15  14   0  14  15  Padres       
2005 29  -22   4.83   33  33  195.2  109  5.01 12.83   7  15   0   9  13  Padres       
CAREER   -23   4.10  162 146  934    579  5.58 12.33  49  61   0  53  57 
LG AVG     0   4.25           934    697  6.72 12.76  52  52 

CASTILLA
YEAR  AGE RCAA   OBA  SLG   OPS   OWP    RC/G  AVG   HR  RBI   SB   G   TEAM
2003   35   -9  .310  .461  .771  .443   4.40  .277  22   76    1  147  Braves       
2004   36   -9  .332  .535  .867  .458   5.76  .271  35  131    0  148  Rockies      
2005   37   -8  .319  .403  .722  .446   4.20  .253  12   66    4  142  Nationals    
CAR       -167  .324  .483  .806  .421   5.11  .278 315 1078   33 1767 
LG AVG       0  .341  .429  .771  .500   5.17  .270 205  870  131 
POS AVG    -21  .339  .431  .769  .486   5.06  .269 214  920   76 

2) The Brewers have a press conference scheduled for today, with Robin Yount expected to be named bench coach.

3) The Devil Rays hired Andrew Friedman as VP of Baseball Operations and Gerry Hunsicker as Senior VP of Baseball Operations. They will be the #1 and #2 men respectively, in the organization.

4) The Padres hired Glenn Hoffman (3B) and Tye Waller (1B) as coaches.

5) The Yankees hired Tony Pena as 1B coach.

6) The Tigers sent the Blue Jays cash to complete the July 22 trade that sent INF John McDonald to the Tigers.

7) The Rangers signed OF Adam Hyzdu, Cs Jamie Burke and Nick Trzesniak and Ps Chris Baker and Shane Bazzell to minor league contracts.

HYZDU
YEAR  AGE RCAA   OBA  SLG   OPS   OWP    RC/G  AVG   HR  RBI   SB   G   TEAM
2003   31   -3  .320  .333  .653  .341   3.57  .206   1    8    0   51  Pirates      
2004   32    2  .364  .800 1.164  .798  11.57  .300   1    2    0   17  Red Sox      
2005   33   -2  .286  .250  .536  .242   2.53  .194   0    4    1   29  Padres/Red Sox
CAR         -4  .311  .441  .752  .456   4.75  .229  19   61    1  219 
LG AVG       0  .340  .430  .769  .500   5.12  .268  12   48    6 
POS AVG      5  .344  .450  .794  .536   5.54  .273  13   49   11 

BURKE
YEAR  AGE RCAA   OBA  SLG   OPS   OWP    RC/G  AVG   HR  RBI   SB   G   TEAM
2003   31    0  .375  .375  .750  .535   5.40  .375   0    2    0    6  White Sox    
2004   32    2  .386  .408  .795  .541   6.04  .333   0   15    0   57  White Sox    
2005   33    0  .000  .000  .000  .000   0.00  .000   0    0    0    1  White Sox    
CAR          1  .377  .396  .772  .516   5.68  .328   0   17    0   73 
LG AVG       0  .338  .434  .772  .500   5.15  .270   4   17    2 
POS AVG     -2  .324  .415  .739  .436   4.50  .262   4   17    1 

8) Dodgers P Elmer Dessens declined his player option and filed for free agency.

9) The Blue Jays met with P A.J. Burnett. Burnett will be a free agent.

Teams are permitted to meet with free agents as soon as they file, but aren’t “allowed” to discuss contract terms until they hit the open market.

10) Dwight Gooden pled guilty to a felony count of speeding away from police after a traffic spot in August, misdemeanor charges of reckless driving and obstruction and an unrelated charge of hitting his girlfriend and was sentenced to 3 years probation.

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 

11) Today’s birthdays–

EZEQUIEL ASTACIO, AGE: 26
YEAR AGE RSAA  ERA     G  GS   IP    SO   SO/9 BR/9   W   L   SV  NW  NL  TEAM
2005 25  -14   5.67   22  14   81     66  7.33 14.00   3   6   0   3   6  Astros       
CAREER   -14   5.67   22  14   81     66  7.33 14.00   3   6   0   3   6 
LG AVG     0   4.23            81     59  6.57 12.76   5   5 

CARLOS BAERGA, AGE: 37
YEAR  AGE RCAA   OBA  SLG   OPS   OWP    RC/G  AVG   HR  RBI   SB   G   TEAM
2003   34    6  .396  .464  .859  .577   6.80  .343   4   39    1  105  Diamondbacks 
2004   35   -7  .309  .329  .638  .210   2.63  .235   2   11    0   79  Diamondbacks 
2005   36   -5  .318  .335  .653  .394   3.73  .253   2   19    0   93  Nationals    
CAR        -11  .332  .423  .754  .489   4.84  .291 134  774   59 1630 
LG AVG       0  .338  .417  .755  .500   4.94  .267 153  696  105 
POS AVG    -30  .340  .397  .737  .476   4.76  .271 110  612  130 

LARRY BIGBIE, AGE: 28
YEAR  AGE RCAA   OBA  SLG   OPS   OWP    RC/G  AVG   HR  RBI   SB   G   TEAM
2003   25   14  .365  .456  .821  .642   6.55  .303   9   31    7   83  Orioles      
2004   26   -2  .341  .427  .768  .489   5.24  .280  15   68    8  139  Orioles      
2005   27   -9  .301  .346  .647  .377   3.70  .239   5   23    5   90  Orioles/Rockies
CAR         -5  .331  .398  .729  .483   4.84  .268  31  136   25  375 
LG AVG       0  .335  .430  .765  .500   5.05  .269  38  160   20 
POS AVG      9  .341  .441  .782  .523   5.36  .277  39  164   27 

DOUG CORBETT, AGE: 53
YEAR AGE RSAA  ERA     G  GS   IP    SO   SO/9 BR/9   W   L   SV  NW  NL  TEAM
1980 27   37   1.98   73   0  136.1   89  5.88  9.57   8   6  23  11   3  Twins        
1981 28   13   2.57   54   0   87.2   60  6.16 11.70   2   6  17   5   3  Twins        
1984 31   18   2.12   45   1   85     48  5.08 11.44   5   1   4   5   1  Angels       
CAREER    50   3.32  313   1  553    343  5.58 11.44  24  30  66  33  21 
LG AVG     0   4.03           553    308  5.01 12.51  31  31 

TITO FRANCONA, AGE: 72
YEAR  AGE RCAA   OBA  SLG   OPS   OWP    RC/G  AVG   HR  RBI   SB   G   TEAM
1959   25   48  .414  .566  .980  .790   9.17  .363  20   79    2  122  Indians      
1960   26   26  .372  .460  .832  .635   6.33  .292  17   79    4  147  Indians      
1961   27   21  .363  .459  .823  .604   6.06  .301  16   85    2  155  Indians      
CAR         77  .343  .403  .746  .545   4.98  .272 125  656   46 1719 
LG AVG       0  .331  .397  .728  .500   4.57  .261 134  604   57 
POS AVG     94  .343  .430  .774  .554   5.21  .268 173  695   61 

JOHN GRABOW, AGE: 27
YEAR AGE RSAA  ERA     G  GS   IP    SO   SO/9 BR/9   W   L   SV  NW  NL  TEAM
2003 24    0   3.60    5   0    5      9 16.20 10.80   0   0   0   0   0  Pirates      
2004 25   -7   5.11   68   0   61.2   64  9.34 15.91   2   5   1   3   4  Pirates      
2005 26   -3   4.85   63   0   52     42  7.27 12.63   2   3   0   2   3  Pirates      
CAREER   -10   4.93  136   0  118.2  115  8.72 14.26   4   8   1   5   7 
LG AVG     0   4.28           118.2   88  6.66 12.80   7   7 

DICK GROAT, AGE: 75
YEAR  AGE RCAA   OBA  SLG   OPS   OWP    RC/G  AVG   HR  RBI   SB   G   TEAM
1955   24  -22  .317  .351  .669  .344   3.44  .267   4   51    0  151  Pirates      
1956   25  -22  .317  .321  .638  .338   3.32  .273   0   37    0  142  Pirates      
1959   28  -25  .312  .361  .673  .344   3.59  .275   5   51    0  147  Pirates      
CAR       -131  .330  .366  .696  .432   4.10  .286  39  707   14 1929 
LG AVG       0  .330  .406  .736  .500   4.65  .265 202  893   89 
POS AVG   -168  .317  .358  .675  .411   3.87  .257 111  687  104 

ERIC KARROS, AGE: 38
YEAR  AGE RCAA   OBA  SLG   OPS   OWP    RC/G  AVG   HR  RBI   SB   G   TEAM
1995   27   37  .369  .535  .905  .680   7.00  .298  32  105    4  143  Dodgers      
1998   30   23  .355  .475  .830  .629   6.30  .296  23   87    7  139  Dodgers      
1999   31   23  .362  .550  .912  .598   6.83  .304  34  112    8  153  Dodgers      
CAR         47  .325  .454  .779  .518   4.98  .268 284 1027   59 1755 
LG AVG       0  .340  .425  .765  .500   5.10  .270 195  850  140 
POS AVG    139  .356  .462  .818  .557   5.86  .278 261 1055   72 

TOMMY LEACH, 1877-1969
YEAR  AGE RCAA   OBA  SLG   OPS   OWP    RC/G  AVG   HR  RBI   SB   G   TEAM
1902   24   27  .341  .426  .767  .662   6.23  .278   6   85   25  135  Pirates      
1907   29   27  .352  .404  .756  .655   6.09  .303   4   43   43  149  Pirates      
1913   35   27  .391  .421  .812  .680   6.52  .287   6   32   21  131  Cubs         
CAR        105  .340  .369  .709  .552   5.00  .269  62  810  361 2156 
LG AVG       0  .329  .345  .674  .500   4.51  .264  41  829  321 
POS AVG    -20  .327  .343  .670  .499   4.43  .263  36  802  352 

CHRIS RESOP, AGE: 23
YEAR AGE RSAA  ERA     G  GS   IP    SO   SO/9 BR/9   W   L   SV  NW  NL  TEAM
2005 22   -8   8.47   15   0   17     15  7.94 16.94   2   0   0   0   2  Marlins      
CAREER    -8   8.47   15   0   17     15  7.94 16.94   2   0   0   0   2 
LG AVG     0   4.23            17     12  6.57 12.76   1   1 

DICK SELMA, 1943-2001
YEAR AGE RSAA  ERA     G  GS   IP    SO   SO/9 BR/9   W   L   SV  NW  NL  TEAM
1972 28  -24   5.55   46  10   99     58  5.27 15.36   2   9   3   3   8  Phillies     
CAREER    -9   3.62  307  76  841    681  7.29 12.22  42  54  31  47  49 
LG AVG     0   3.51           841    543  5.82 11.82  47  47 

BOBBY WALLACE, 1873-1960
YEAR  AGE RCAA   OBA  SLG   OPS   OWP    RC/G  AVG   HR  RBI   SB   G   TEAM
1897   23   23  .394  .504  .898  .605   8.67  .335   4  112   14  130  Spiders      
1901   27   25  .351  .451  .802  .639   6.67  .324   2   91   15  134  Cardinals    
1904   30   16  .330  .355  .685  .615   4.94  .275   2   69   20  139  Browns       
1906   32   16  .344  .345  .688  .623   5.11  .258   2   67   24  139  Browns       
CAR         37  .332  .358  .690  .522   4.86  .268  34 1121  201 2383 
LG AVG       0  .329  .351  .680  .500   4.79  .269  41  948  349 
POS AVG   -160  .316  .325  .641  .441   4.15  .253  30  908  328 

SKEETER WEBB, 1909-86
YEAR  AGE RCAA   OBA  SLG   OPS   OWP    RC/G  AVG   HR  RBI   SB   G   TEAM
1940   30  -27  .299  .290  .590  .238   3.00  .237   1   29    3   84  White Sox    
1944   34  -37  .242  .271  .513  .201   2.10  .211   0   30    7  139  White Sox    
1945   35  -33  .254  .238  .492  .175   1.91  .199   0   21    8  118  Tigers       
CAR       -176  .263  .268  .531  .206   2.33  .219   3  166   33  699 
LG AVG       0  .343  .383  .726  .500   4.81  .270  37  296   31 
POS AVG    -52  .326  .352  .678  .423   4.08  .257  28  261   30 
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