Around the Majors: Phillies sign Franklin

1) The Phillies signed free agent P Ryan Franklin to a 1 year, $2.6 million contract.

Franklin had become a free agent when the Mariners nontendered him.

YEAR AGE RSAA  ERA     G  GS   IP    SO   SO/9 BR/9   W   L   SV  NW  NL  TEAM
2003 30   20   3.57   32  32  212     99  4.20 11.42  11  13   0  14  10  Mariners     
2004 31  -14   4.90   32  32  200.1  104  4.67 13.25   4  16   0   9  11  Mariners     
2005 32  -17   5.10   32  30  190.2   93  4.39 13.26   8  15   0  10  13  Mariners     
CAREER    -5   4.34  181 106  811.1  427  4.74 12.34  35  50   0  42  43 
LG AVG     0   4.51           811.1  564  6.26 12.89  45  46 

2) According to the Detroit News, the Tigers are interested in Orioles SS Miguel Tejada.

3) According to the Chicago Tribune, the Cubs and Orioles are getting close to a Corey Patterson for a minor leaguer trade.

4) The Nationals re-signed INF Jamey Carroll to a 1 year, $700,000 contract, to avoid salary arbitration.

YEAR  AGE RCAA   OBA  SLG   OPS   OWP    RC/G  AVG   HR  RBI   SB   G   TEAM
2003   28  -21  .323  .326  .649  .238   3.25  .260   1   10    5  105  Expos        
2004   29    4  .378  .372  .750  .553   5.60  .289   0   16    5  102  Expos        
2005   30  -13  .333  .284  .617  .349   3.36  .251   0   22    3  113  Nationals    
CAR        -28  .344  .338  .682  .392   4.10  .269   2   54   14  336 
LG AVG       0  .340  .431  .771  .500   5.14  .269  27  111   14 
POS AVG     -9  .334  .413  .747  .466   4.80  .268  23  103   15 

5) The A’s signed C Raul Casanova and P Randy Keisler to minor league contracts, with invitations to spring training.

CASANOVA
YEAR  AGE RCAA   OBA  SLG   OPS   OWP    RC/G  AVG   HR  RBI   SB   G   TEAM
2001   28   -1  .303  .484  .787  .476   5.11  .260  11   33    0   71  Brewers      
2002   29   -8  .270  .227  .497  .138   1.78  .182   1    8    0   33  Brewers/Orioles
2005   32   -1  .200  .200  .400  .000   0.00  .200   0    0    0    6  White Sox    
CAR        -46  .300  .369  .669  .329   3.60  .232  28  113    2  338 
LG AVG       0  .344  .436  .780  .500   5.30  .271  33  136   19 
POS AVG    -25  .326  .401  .727  .411   4.41  .258  28  126    5 

KEISLER
YEAR AGE RSAA  ERA     G  GS   IP    SO   SO/9 BR/9   W   L   SV  NW  NL  TEAM
2001 25  -10   6.22   10  10   50.2   36  6.39 15.28   1   2   0   1   2  Yankees      
2003 27   -5  12.00    2   2    6      5  7.50 22.50   0   1   0   0   1  Padres       
2005 29  -11   6.27   24   4   56     43  6.91 14.95   2   1   0   1   2  Reds         
CAREER   -34   7.01   40  17  123.1   90  6.57 15.91   4   4   0   2   6 
LG AVG     0   4.40           123.1   89  6.50 12.91   7   7 

6) The Pirates signed Ps Marty McLeary, C.J. Nitkowski, Nerio Rodriguez and Scott Strickland to minor league contracts.

MCLEARY
YEAR AGE RSAA  ERA     G  GS   IP    SO   SO/9 BR/9   W   L   SV  NW  NL  TEAM
2004 29   -4  14.73    3   0    3.2    4  9.82 22.09   0   0   0   0   0  Padres       
CAREER    -4  14.73    3   0    3.2    4  9.82 22.09   0   0   0   0   0 
LG AVG     0   4.31             3.2    3  6.74 12.84   0   0 

NITKOWSKI
YEAR AGE RSAA  ERA     G  GS   IP    SO   SO/9 BR/9   W   L   SV  NW  NL  TEAM
2003 30   -3   7.45    6   0    9.2    5  4.66 23.28   0   0   0   0   0  Rangers      
2004 31   -5   5.73   41   0   33     26  7.09 16.91   2   1   0   1   2  Braves/Yankees
2005 32   -2   8.10    7   0    3.1    2  5.40 18.90   0   0   0   0   0  Nationals    
CAREER   -38   5.37  336  44  479    347  6.52 15.37  18  32   3  22  28 
LG AVG     0   4.66           479    340  6.38 13.33  27  27 

RODRIGUEZ
YEAR AGE RSAA  ERA     G  GS   IP    SO   SO/9 BR/9   W   L   SV  NW  NL  TEAM
1998 25  -13   8.56   13   4   27.1   11  3.62 17.45   2   3   0   1   4  Orioles/Blue Jays
1999 26   -2  13.50    2   0    2      2  9.00 18.00   0   1   0   0   1  Blue Jays    
2002 29    0   3.86    3   0    4.2    2  3.86  9.64   0   0   0   0   0  Indians/Cardinals
CAREER   -15   6.32   32   7   72.2   38  4.71 14.61   4   6   0   3   7 
LG AVG     0   4.68            72.2   52  6.39 13.37   4   4 

STRICKLAND
YEAR AGE RSAA  ERA     G  GS   IP    SO   SO/9 BR/9   W   L   SV  NW  NL  TEAM
2002 26    2   3.54   69   0   68.2   69  9.04 12.58   6   9   2   8   7  Expos/Mets
2003 27    4   2.25   19   0   20     16  7.20 12.15   0   2   0   2   0  Mets         
2005 29   -1   6.75    5   0    4      2  4.50  9.00   0   0   0   0   0  Astros       
CAREER    28   3.34  236   0  240    243  9.11 12.00  12  21  20  21  12 
LG AVG     0   4.35           240    182  6.82 12.88  13  13 

7) Today’s birthdays–

MARLON ANDERSON, AGE: 32
YEAR  AGE RCAA   OBA  SLG   OPS   OWP    RC/G  AVG   HR  RBI   SB   G   TEAM
2003   29   -6  .328  .376  .703  .462   4.60  .270   6   67   19  145  Devil Rays   
2004   30  -14  .269  .379  .649  .312   3.29  .237   8   28    6  113  Cardinals    
2005   31   -2  .316  .391  .708  .465   4.60  .264   7   19    6  123  Mets         
CAR        -76  .312  .382  .694  .402   4.15  .264  47  296   61  860 
LG AVG       0  .341  .434  .775  .500   5.22  .269  89  364   49 
POS AVG    -25  .338  .411  .749  .468   4.91  .272  65  307   62 

RALPH BRANCA, AGE: 80
YEAR AGE RSAA  ERA     G  GS   IP    SO   SO/9 BR/9   W   L   SV  NW  NL  TEAM
1947 21   49   2.67   43  36  280    148  4.76 11.41  21  12   1  23  10  Dodgers      
1948 22   16   3.50   36  28  216    122  5.08 11.38  14   9   1  13  10  Dodgers      
1951 25   12   3.26   42  27  204    118  5.21 11.82  13  12   3  14  11  Dodgers      
CAREER    39   3.79  322 188 1485    829  5.02 12.52  88  68  19  85  71 
LG AVG     0   3.95          1485    625  3.79 12.78  83  83 

NORM CHARLTON, AGE: 43
YEAR AGE RSAA  ERA     G  GS   IP    SO   SO/9 BR/9   W   L   SV  NW  NL  TEAM
1990 27   18   2.74   56  16  154.1  117  6.82 11.95  12   9   2  14   7  Reds         
1991 28   14   2.91   39  11  108.1   77  6.40 10.97   3   5   1   5   3  Reds         
1995 32   10   3.36   55   0   69.2   70  9.04 10.46   4   6  14   5   5  Phillies/Mariners
CAREER    43   3.71  605  37  899.1  808  8.09 12.40  51  54  97  58  47 
LG AVG     0   4.08           899.1  602  6.03 12.54  50  50 

TOM FERRICK, 1915-96
YEAR AGE RSAA  ERA     G  GS   IP    SO   SO/9 BR/9   W   L   SV  NW  NL  TEAM
1942 27   12   2.00   31   2   81     28  3.11  9.78   3   2   3   4   1  Indians      
CAREER    42   3.47  323   7  674    245  3.27 11.78  40  40  56  45  35 
LG AVG     0   4.04           674    277  3.70 13.23  38  38 

LENNY GREEN, AGE: 73
YEAR  AGE RCAA   OBA  SLG   OPS   OWP    RC/G  AVG   HR  RBI   SB   G   TEAM
1960   27   13  .383  .430  .814  .605   6.17  .294   5   33   21  127  Senators     
CAR          9  .351  .379  .731  .502   4.88  .267  47  253   78 1136 
LG AVG       0  .330  .399  .729  .500   4.57  .259  82  356   33 
POS AVG     34  .341  .410  .751  .532   4.99  .261  88  349   61 

PHIL MASI, 1916-90
YEAR  AGE RCAA   OBA  SLG   OPS   OWP    RC/G  AVG   HR  RBI   SB   G   TEAM
1940   24  -12  .270  .261  .531  .174   2.09  .196   1   14    0   63  Braves       
1948   32  -17  .318  .343  .661  .344   3.52  .253   5   44    2  113  Braves       
1949   33  -12  .332  .313  .645  .332   3.46  .246   2   19    2   85  Braves/Pirates
CAR        -37  .344  .370  .714  .465   4.50  .264  47  417   45 1229 
LG AVG       0  .344  .389  .733  .500   4.93  .270  65  437   37 
POS AVG    -70  .329  .366  .694  .429   4.23  .256  65  435   17 

EARLY WYNN, 1920-99
YEAR AGE RSAA  ERA     G  GS   IP    SO   SO/9 BR/9   W   L   SV  NW  NL  TEAM
1954 34   31   2.72   40  36  271    155  5.15 10.23  23  11   2  22  12  Indians      
1955 35   31   2.82   32  31  230    122  4.77 11.35  17  11   0  18  10  Indians      
1956 36   41   2.72   38  35  278    158  5.12 10.65  20   9   2  20   9  Indians      
CAREER   105   3.54  691 612 4566   2334  4.60 12.08 300 244  15 288 256 
LG AVG     0   3.88          4566   2141  4.22 12.75 254 254 

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