Around the Majors: Padres re-sign Giles

1) The Padres re-signed free agent OF Brian Giles to a 3 year, $30 million contract.

YEAR  AGE RCAA   OBA  SLG   OPS   OWP    RC/G  AVG   HR  RBI   SB   G   TEAM
2003   32   45  .427  .514  .941  .719   8.38  .299  20   88    4  134  Pirates/Padres
2004   33   30  .374  .475  .849  .636   6.57  .284  23   94   10  159  Padres       
2005   34   49  .423  .483  .905  .728   7.81  .301  15   83   13  158  Padres       
CAR        424  .413  .542  .954  .709   8.44  .299 246  858   93 1360 
LG AVG       0  .343  .435  .778  .500   5.26  .270 148  607   82 
POS AVG     79  .355  .461  .816  .547   5.91  .273 179  661   98 

2) The White Sox re-signed free agent 1B Paul Konerko to a 5 year, $60 million contract.

YEAR  AGE RCAA   OBA  SLG   OPS   OWP    RC/G  AVG   HR  RBI   SB   G   TEAM
2003   27  -22  .305  .399  .704  .328   3.34  .234  18   65    0  137  White Sox    
2004   28   14  .359  .535  .894  .567   6.39  .277  41  117    1  155  White Sox    
2005   29   38  .375  .534  .909  .673   7.45  .283  40  100    0  158  White Sox    
CAR         63  .349  .488  .837  .543   5.79  .279 210  692    4 1123 
LG AVG       0  .338  .432  .770  .500   5.12  .270 128  540   68 
POS AVG    101  .360  .471  .831  .570   6.05  .275 178  665   23 

3) Free agent P Kyle Farnsworth has reportedly told the Braves he will be signing with the Yankees.

4) The Phillies signed free agent P Julio Santana to a 1 year, $800,000 contract.

YEAR AGE RSAA  ERA     G  GS   IP    SO   SO/9 BR/9   W   L   SV  NW  NL  TEAM
2000 27   -8   5.67   36   4   66.2   58  7.83 14.04   1   5   0   2   4  Expos        
2002 29    8   2.84   38   0   57     38  6.00 12.47   3   5   0   5   3  Tigers       
2005 32   -1   4.50   41   0   42     49 10.50 11.36   3   5   1   4   4  Brewers      
CAREER   -33   5.26  202  42  470.2  304  5.81 14.40  17  31   1  22  26 
LG AVG     0   4.60           470.2  336  6.43 13.23  26  27 

5) The Phillies are reportedly the front runners to sign free agent P Tom Gordon.

6) According to the Boston Herald, now that the Angels lost out on Paul Konerko, they have increased their efforts to trade for Manny Ramirez.

7) The Reds signed INFs Anderson Machado and Aaron Herr and P Jake Robbins to minor league contracts.

MACHADO
YEAR  AGE RCAA   OBA  SLG   OPS   OWP    RC/G  AVG   HR  RBI   SB   G   TEAM
2003   22    0                                        0    0    1    1  Phillies     
2004   23    1  .379  .393  .772  .579   5.79  .268   0    4    3   17  Reds         
2005   24   -2  .133  .000  .133  .000   0.00  .000   0    2    0    6  Reds/Rockies
CAR         -1  .333  .324  .657  .440   4.42  .221   0    6    4   24 
LG AVG       0  .341  .435  .776  .500   5.21  .269   2    9    1 
POS AVG     -2  .316  .378  .694  .397   4.15  .259   1    7    2 

8) The Rockies signed INF Jason Smith and P Nate Field to minor league contracts.

SMITH
YEAR  AGE RCAA   OBA  SLG   OPS   OWP    RC/G  AVG   HR  RBI   SB   G   TEAM
2003   25   -1  .250  .250  .500  .000   0.00  .250   0    0    0    1  Devil Rays   
2004   26   -4  .280  .432  .713  .414   4.10  .239   5   19    1   61  Tigers       
2005   27   -6  .203  .276  .479  .113   1.56  .190   0    2    2   27  Tigers       
CAR        -16  .251  .371  .622  .301   3.10  .219   6   27    6  117 
LG AVG       0  .335  .430  .765  .500   5.04  .269  10   41    5 
POS AVG     -3  .328  .412  .740  .463   4.69  .264   8   36    5 

FIELD
YEAR AGE RSAA  ERA     G  GS   IP    SO   SO/9 BR/9   W   L   SV  NW  NL  TEAM
2003 27    2   4.15   19   0   21.2   19  7.89 14.12   1   1   0   1   1  Royals       
2004 28    1   4.26   43   0   44.1   30  6.09 12.38   2   3   3   3   2  Royals       
2005 29   -4   9.45    7   0    6.2    4  5.40 24.30   0   0   0   0   0  Royals       
CAREER    -3   4.98   74   0   77.2   56  6.49 14.37   3   4   3   4   3 
LG AVG     0   4.57            77.2   55  6.32 13.00   4   4 

9) The Tigers signed P Bobby Seay to a minor league contract.

YEAR AGE RSAA  ERA     G  GS   IP    SO   SO/9 BR/9   W   L   SV  NW  NL  TEAM
2003 25    2   3.00   12   0    9      5  5.00 13.00   0   0   0   0   0  Devil Rays   
2004 26    5   2.38   21   0   22.2   17  6.75 11.12   0   0   0   0   0  Devil Rays   
2005 27   -5   8.49   17   0   11.2   11  8.49 20.06   0   0   0   0   0  Rockies      
CAREER    -1   4.63   62   0   56.1   45  7.19 13.74   1   1   0   1   1 
LG AVG     0   4.50            56.1   40  6.42 12.97   3   3 

10) The Pirates hired Jeff Cox as 3B coach.

11) Today’s birthdays–

GEORGE FOSTER, AGE: 57
YEAR  AGE RCAA   OBA  SLG   OPS   OWP    RC/G  AVG   HR  RBI   SB   G   TEAM
1976   27   43  .364  .530  .894  .707   7.19  .306  29  121   17  144  Reds         
1977   28   63  .382  .631 1.013  .738   8.64  .320  52  149    6  158  Reds         
1979   30   39  .386  .561  .948  .728   7.77  .302  30   98    0  121  Reds         
CAR        230  .338  .480  .818  .598   5.57  .274 348 1239   51 1977 
LG AVG       0  .331  .387  .718  .500   4.45  .264 147  795  169 
POS AVG     97  .341  .409  .750  .541   4.94  .271 171  850  246 

COOKIE LAVAGETTO, 1912-90
YEAR  AGE RCAA   OBA  SLG   OPS   OWP    RC/G  AVG   HR  RBI   SB   G   TEAM
1934   21  -19  .295  .322  .617  .295   3.49  .220   3   46    6   87  Pirates      
CAR         -9  .360  .377  .737  .492   5.04  .269  40  486   63 1043 
LG AVG       0  .341  .393  .734  .500   4.95  .277  56  433   37 
POS AVG    -27  .339  .374  .714  .474   4.69  .275  41  386   47 

MARTY MARION, AGE: 88
YEAR  AGE RCAA   OBA  SLG   OPS   OWP    RC/G  AVG   HR  RBI   SB   G   TEAM
1941   23  -29  .308  .320  .628  .317   3.38  .252   3   58    8  155  Cardinals    
1948   30  -27  .298  .333  .631  .327   3.39  .252   4   43    1  144  Cardinals    
1949   31  -25  .323  .369  .692  .346   3.96  .272   5   70    0  134  Cardinals    
CAR       -163  .323  .345  .668  .396   3.92  .263  36  624   35 1572 
LG AVG       0  .340  .384  .724  .500   4.82  .267 100  679   60 
POS AVG   -178  .313  .333  .646  .382   3.71  .251  49  519   69 

CAL MCLISH, AGE: 80
YEAR AGE RSAA  ERA     G  GS   IP    SO   SO/9 BR/9   W   L   SV  NW  NL  TEAM
1944 18  -38   7.82   23  13   84     24  2.57 17.04   3  10   0   3  10  Dodgers      
CAREER   -53   4.01  352 209 1609    713  3.99 12.66  92  92   6  88  96 
LG AVG     0   3.79          1609    888  4.97 12.27  90  90 

GREG MCMICHAEL, AGE: 39
YEAR AGE RSAA  ERA     G  GS   IP    SO   SO/9 BR/9   W   L   SV  NW  NL  TEAM
1993 26   20   2.06   74   0   91.2   89  8.74  9.52   2   3  19   4   1  Braves       
1995 28   14   2.79   67   0   80.2   74  8.26 10.71   7   2   2   6   3  Braves       
1997 30   12   2.98   73   0   87.2   81  8.32 10.47   7  10   7  11   6  Mets         
CAREER    57   3.25  453   0  523.1  459  7.89 11.78  31  29  53  36  24 
LG AVG     0   4.23           523.1  381  6.56 12.75  29  29 

JIM RAY, AGE: 61
YEAR AGE RSAA  ERA     G  GS   IP    SO   SO/9 BR/9   W   L   SV  NW  NL  TEAM
CAREER    -6   3.61  308  20  618    407  5.93 12.00  43  30  25  36  37 
LG AVG     0   3.56           618    389  5.66 11.97  34  34 

ED REULBACH, 1882-1961
YEAR AGE RSAA  ERA     G  GS   IP    SO   SO/9 BR/9   W   L   SV  NW  NL  TEAM
1905 22   52   1.42   34  29  292    152  4.68  9.22  18  14   1  26   6  Cubs         
1906 23   25   1.65   33  24  218     94  3.88  9.66  19   4   3  16   7  Cubs         
1909 26   20   1.78   35  32  263    105  3.59  9.82  19  10   0  19  10  Cubs         
CAREER   141   2.29  366 270 2363   1020  3.88 10.71 161  96  12 156 101 
LG AVG     0   2.83          2363    963  3.67 11.49 130 130 

KIRK RUETER, AGE: 35
YEAR AGE RSAA  ERA     G  GS   IP    SO   SO/9 BR/9   W   L   SV  NW  NL  TEAM
2003 32   -4   4.53   27  27  147     41  2.51 13.35  10   5   0   7   8  Giants       
2004 33   -6   4.73   33  33  190.1   56  2.65 13.81   9  12   0  10  11  Giants       
2005 34  -21   5.95   20  18  107.1   25  2.10 15.01   2   7   0   3   6  Giants       
CAREER   -30   4.27  340 336 1918    818  3.84 12.66 130  92   0 109 113 
LG AVG     0   4.30          1918   1430  6.71 12.84 107 107 

REGGIE SANDERS, AGE: 38
YEAR  AGE RCAA   OBA  SLG   OPS   OWP    RC/G  AVG   HR  RBI   SB   G   TEAM
2003   35   22  .345  .567  .913  .629   6.81  .285  31   87   15  130  Pirates      
2004   36    4  .315  .482  .797  .529   5.42  .260  22   67   21  135  Cardinals    
2005   37   12  .340  .546  .886  .609   6.57  .271  21   54   14   93  Cardinals    
CAR        145  .344  .491  .835  .566   5.92  .267 292  923  297 1665 
LG AVG       0  .340  .426  .766  .500   5.11  .270 179  771  121 
POS AVG    104  .350  .459  .808  .547   5.74  .277 226  873  159 

DAN SCHATZEDER, AGE: 51
YEAR AGE RSAA  ERA     G  GS   IP    SO   SO/9 BR/9   W   L   SV  NW  NL  TEAM
1981 26  -18   6.06   17  14   71.1   20  2.52 13.25   6   8   0   4  10  Tigers       
1982 27  -14   5.32   39   4   69.1   33  4.28 14.28   1   6   0   2   5  Giants/Expos
CAREER    -3   3.74  504 121 1317    748  5.11 11.99  69  68  10  69  68 
LG AVG     0   3.76          1317    780  5.33 12.21  73  73 

LARRY WALKER, AGE: 39
YEAR  AGE RCAA   OBA  SLG   OPS   OWP    RC/G  AVG   HR  RBI   SB   G   TEAM
1997   30  101  .452  .720 1.172  .803  13.05  .366  49  130   33  153  Rockies      
1998   31   54  .445  .630 1.075  .725  11.38  .363  23   67   14  130  Rockies      
1999   32   63  .458  .710 1.168  .739  13.13  .379  37  115   11  127  Rockies      
2001   34   70  .449  .662 1.111  .751  11.97  .350  38  123   14  142  Rockies      
2002   35   46  .421  .602 1.023  .706   9.89  .338  26  104    6  136  Rockies      
CAR        536  .400  .565  .965  .670   8.59  .313 383 1311  230 1988 
LG AVG       0  .338  .419  .758  .500   5.00  .268 189  838  142 
POS AVG    110  .347  .454  .800  .545   5.58  .275 244  977  162 

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