Around the Majors: Phillies sign Gordon

1) The Phillies signed free agent P Tom Gordon to a 3 year, $18 million contract.

YEAR AGE RSAA  ERA     G  GS   IP    SO   SO/9 BR/9   W   L   SV  NW  NL  TEAM
2003 35   11   3.16   66   0   74     91 11.07 11.19   7   6  12   8   5  White Sox    
2004 36   22   2.21   80   0   89.2   96  9.64  8.03   9   4   4  10   3  Yankees      
2005 37   17   2.57   79   0   80.2   69  7.70  9.82   5   4   2   7   2  Yankees      
CAREER   128   3.93  750 203 1977.1 1802  8.20 12.38 127 115 116 137 105 
LG AVG     0   4.42          1977.1 1320  6.01 13.04 111 111 

2) The Marlins traded 2B Luis Castillo to the Twins for minor league Ps Travis Bowyer and Scott Tyler.

CASTILLO
YEAR  AGE RCAA   OBA  SLG   OPS   OWP    RC/G  AVG   HR  RBI   SB   G   TEAM
2003   27   11  .381  .397  .778  .558   5.46  .314   6   39   21  152  Marlins      
2004   28   -1  .373  .348  .720  .493   4.92  .291   2   47   21  150  Marlins      
2005   29    6  .391  .374  .765  .543   5.26  .301   4   30   10  122  Marlins      
CAR          1  .370  .356  .726  .497   5.01  .293  20  271  281 1128 
LG AVG       0  .343  .434  .776  .500   5.25  .270 141  579   80 
POS AVG    -46  .340  .405  .745  .464   4.89  .273  93  464  105 

BOWYER
YEAR AGE RSAA  ERA     G  GS   IP    SO   SO/9 BR/9   W   L   SV  NW  NL  TEAM
2005 23   -1   5.59    8   0    9.2   12 11.17 13.03   0   1   0   0   1  Twins        
CAREER    -1   5.59    8   0    9.2   12 11.17 13.03   0   1   0   0   1 
LG AVG     0   4.36             9.2    7  6.16 12.63   1   1 

3) The Yankees signed free agent P Kyle Farnsworth to a 3 year, $17 million contract.

YEAR AGE RSAA  ERA     G  GS   IP    SO   SO/9 BR/9   W   L   SV  NW  NL  TEAM
2003 27    8   3.30   77   0   76.1   92 10.85 10.49   3   2   0   3   2  Cubs         
2004 28   -1   4.73   72   0   66.2   78 10.53 13.77   4   5   0   4   5  Cubs         
2005 29   16   2.19   72   0   70     87 11.19  9.51   1   1  16   2   0  Tigers/Braves
CAREER    -3   4.45  415  26  548.2  554  9.09 12.75  23  38  20  28  33 
LG AVG     0   4.41           548.2  409  6.70 12.96  31  31 

4) The Angels signed free agent P Hector Carrasco to a 2 year, $6.1 million contract and re-signed free agent DH Tim Salmon to a minor league contract, with an invitation to spring training.

CARRASCO
YEAR AGE RSAA  ERA     G  GS   IP    SO   SO/9 BR/9   W   L   SV  NW  NL  TEAM
2001 31   -1   4.64   56   0   73.2   70  8.55 13.07   4   3   1   3   4  Twins        
2003 33   -3   4.93   40   0   38.1   27  6.34 14.56   2   6   1   4   4  Orioles      
2005 35   19   2.04   64   5   88.1   75  7.64 10.49   5   4   2   7   2  Nationals    
CAREER    43   3.93  562   6  693.2  557  7.23 13.22  35  46  18  45  36 
LG AVG     0   4.44           693.2  500  6.49 13.01  39  39 

Salmon missed the entire 2005 season.

YEAR  AGE RCAA   OBA  SLG   OPS   OWP    RC/G  AVG   HR  RBI   SB   G   TEAM
2002   33   33  .380  .503  .883  .684   7.25  .286  22   88    6  138  Angels       
2003   34   25  .374  .464  .838  .637   6.31  .275  19   72    3  148  Angels       
2004   35   -9  .306  .323  .628  .337   3.54  .253   2   23    1   60  Angels       
CAR        324  .386  .500  .886  .642   7.22  .283 290  989   48 1596 
LG AVG       0  .341  .430  .771  .500   5.17  .271 177  764  104 
POS AVG     72  .349  .458  .807  .533   5.64  .273 221  868   90 

Salmon holds the Angels record for career RCAA.

RCAA  
1    Tim Salmon                  324   
2    Brian Downing               237   
3    Bobby Grich                 133   
4    Jim Fregosi                 126   
5    Wally Joyner                116   
6    Chili Davis                 107   
7    Vladimir Guerrero           106   
8    Rod Carew                    98   
9    Troy Glaus                   89   
10   Jim Edmonds                  83   

5) The Blue Jays designated P Chad Gaudin for assignment.

YEAR AGE RSAA  ERA     G  GS   IP    SO   SO/9 BR/9   W   L   SV  NW  NL  TEAM
2003 20    4   3.60   15   3   40     23  5.18 12.15   2   0   0   1   1  Devil Rays   
2004 21   -2   4.85   26   4   42.2   30  6.33 16.66   1   2   0   1   2  Devil Rays   
2005 22  -13  13.15    5   3   13     12  8.31 26.31   1   3   0   0   4  Blue Jays    
CAREER   -11   5.46   46  10   95.2   65  6.11 16.09   4   5   0   2   7 
LG AVG     0   4.55            95.2   67  6.27 12.96   5   5 

6) The Cubs traded minor league P Jermaine Van Buren to the Red Sox for a player to be named later.

YEAR AGE RSAA  ERA     G  GS   IP    SO   SO/9 BR/9   W   L   SV  NW  NL  TEAM
2005 24    1   3.00    6   0    6      3  4.50 16.50   0   2   0   1   1  Cubs         
CAREER     1   3.00    6   0    6      3  4.50 16.50   0   2   0   1   1 
LG AVG     0   4.23             6      4  6.57 12.76   0   0 

7) The Phillies signed free agent C Sal Fasano to a 1 year, $425,000 contract and released Ps Pedro Liriano and Franklin Perez.

FASANO
YEAR  AGE RCAA   OBA  SLG   OPS   OWP    RC/G  AVG   HR  RBI   SB   G   TEAM
2001   29   -6  .277  .365  .641  .283   3.70  .200   3    9    0   39  A's/Royals/Rockies
2002   30    0  .000  .000  .000  .000   0.00  .000   0    0    0    2  Angels       
2005   33    1  .310  .475  .785  .516   4.75  .250  11   20    0   64  Orioles      
CAR        -29  .302  .407  .709  .381   4.11  .222  41  115    2  318 
LG AVG       0  .342  .436  .778  .500   5.26  .273  29  122   16 
POS AVG    -25  .319  .400  .719  .402   4.27  .257  25  110    4 

LIRIANO
YEAR AGE RSAA  ERA     G  GS   IP    SO   SO/9 BR/9   W   L   SV  NW  NL  TEAM
2004 23    1   4.02   11   0   15.2   10  5.74 10.91   0   0   0   0   0  Brewers      
2005 24   -5  10.57    5   0    7.2    6  7.04 19.96   0   0   0   0   0  Phillies     
CAREER    -4   6.17   16   0   23.1   16  6.17 13.89   0   0   0   0   0 
LG AVG     0   4.29            23.1   17  6.68 12.81   1   1 

8) The Reds signed Ps Tommy Phelps and Jimmy Journell to minor league contracts and invited them to spring training.

PHELPS
YEAR AGE RSAA  ERA     G  GS   IP    SO   SO/9 BR/9   W   L   SV  NW  NL  TEAM
2003 29    0   4.00   27   7   63     43  6.14 13.57   3   2   0   3   2  Marlins      
2004 30   -3   4.76   19   4   34     28  7.41 12.18   1   1   0   1   1  Marlins      
2005 31   -1   4.63   29   0   23.1   14  5.40 15.04   0   2   1   1   1  Brewers      
CAREER    -4   4.34   75  11  120.1   85  6.36 13.46   4   5   1   5   4 
LG AVG     0   4.28           120.1   89  6.66 12.81   7   7 

JOURNELL
YEAR AGE RSAA  ERA     G  GS   IP    SO   SO/9 BR/9   W   L   SV  NW  NL  TEAM
2003 25   -2   6.00    7   0    9      8  8.00 21.00   0   0   0   0   0  Cardinals    
2005 27   -3  10.38    5   0    4.1    5 10.38 22.85   0   1   0   0   1  Cardinals    
CAREER    -5   7.43   12   0   13.1   13  8.78 21.60   0   1   0   0   1 
LG AVG     0   4.27            13.1   10  6.62 12.79   1   1 

9) The Brewers signed P Jason Kershner to a minor league contract.

YEAR AGE RSAA  ERA     G  GS   IP    SO   SO/9 BR/9   W   L   SV  NW  NL  TEAM
2002 25   -2   4.88   25   0   24     18  6.75 13.50   0   1   1   0   1  Padres/Blue Jays
2003 26   10   3.17   40   0   54     32  5.33 10.00   3   3   0   4   2  Blue Jays    
2004 27   -3   6.04   24   2   22.1   15  6.04 15.31   0   1   0   0   1  Blue Jays    
CAREER     5   4.22   89   2  100.1   65  5.83 12.02   3   5   1   4   4 
LG AVG     0   4.47           100.1   70  6.32 12.89   6   6 

10) The Astros re-signed free agent P Russ Springer to a 1 year, $750,000 contract.

YEAR AGE RSAA  ERA     G  GS   IP    SO   SO/9 BR/9   W   L   SV  NW  NL  TEAM
2003 34   -8   8.31   17   0   17.1   11  5.71 13.50   1   1   0   0   2  Cardinals    
2004 35    3   2.63   16   0   13.2    9  5.93 14.49   0   1   0   1   0  Astros       
2005 36   -4   4.73   62   0   59     54  8.24 11.14   4   4   0   4   4  Astros       
CAREER   -50   5.08  446  27  621.2  559  8.09 13.51  24  38   8  29  33 
LG AVG     0   4.38           621.2  450  6.51 12.99  35  35 

11) The Giants signed free agent Ps Tim Worrell to a 2 year, $4 million contract.

YEAR AGE RSAA  ERA     G  GS   IP    SO   SO/9 BR/9   W   L   SV  NW  NL  TEAM
2003 35   12   2.87   76   0   78.1   65  7.47 11.72   4   4  38   5   3  Giants       
2004 36    6   3.68   77   0   78.1   64  7.35 11.26   5   6  19   6   5  Phillies     
2005 37    3   4.07   51   0   48.2   39  7.21 13.50   1   2   1   2   1  Phillies/Diamondbacks
CAREER    32   3.89  655  49  953.1  746  7.04 12.46  45  57  65  56  46 
LG AVG     0   4.34           953.1  699  6.60 12.89  53  53 

12) According to the LA Times, the Dodgers offered free agent SS Rafael Furcal a 3 year, close to $40 million contract.

13) According to the Forth Worth Star-Telegram, the Rangers are interested in A’s P Barry Zito, while the Dodgers are interested in Rangers 2B Alfonso Soriano.

14) According to the Arizona Republic, the Diamondbacks are interested in free agent Nomar Garciaparra, who would be moved to the OF.

15) According to the Chicago Tribune, the Twins are interested in free agent DH Frank Thomas.

16) Today’s birthdays–

PAUL BYRD, AGE: 35
YEAR AGE RSAA  ERA     G  GS   IP    SO   SO/9 BR/9   W   L   SV  NW  NL  TEAM
2002 31   35   3.90   33  33  228.1  129  5.08 10.60  17  11   0  18  10  Royals       
2004 33    5   3.94   19  19  114.1   79  6.22 11.34   8   7   0   8   7  Braves       
2005 34   10   3.74   31  31  204.1  102  4.49 11.06  12  11   0  13  10  Angels       
CAREER    50   4.23  246 158 1111.2  654  5.29 11.88  72  64   0  74  62 
LG AVG     0   4.42          1111.2  804  6.51 12.91  62  62 

MATT CHILDERS, AGE: 27
YEAR AGE RSAA  ERA     G  GS   IP    SO   SO/9 BR/9   W   L   SV  NW  NL  TEAM
2002 23   -8  12.00    8   0    9      6  6.00 22.00   0   0   0   0   0  Brewers      
2005 26    0   4.50    3   0    4      2  4.50 20.25   0   0   0   0   0  Braves       
CAREER    -8   9.69   11   0   13      8  5.54 21.46   0   0   0   0   0 
LG AVG     0   4.15            13     10  6.71 12.69   1   1 

CLAY DALRYMPLE, AGE: 69
YEAR  AGE RCAA   OBA  SLG   OPS   OWP    RC/G  AVG   HR  RBI   SB   G   TEAM
1961   24  -26  .281  .294  .575  .237   2.54  .220   5   42    0  129  Phillies     
1965   28  -12  .292  .302  .594  .329   2.79  .213   4   23    0  103  Phillies     
1967   30  -21  .271  .239  .510  .180   1.91  .172   3   21    1  101  Phillies     
CAR        -64  .322  .335  .657  .414   3.65  .233  55  327    3 1079 
LG AVG       0  .325  .393  .717  .500   4.40  .261  79  367   43 
POS AVG    -54  .314  .365  .679  .429   3.82  .246  75  359   13 

WAYNE GARRETT, AGE: 58
YEAR  AGE RCAA   OBA  SLG   OPS   OWP    RC/G  AVG   HR  RBI   SB   G   TEAM
1969   21  -20  .290  .268  .558  .292   2.69  .218   1   39    4  124  Mets         
1971   23  -11  .310  .238  .548  .267   2.35  .213   1   11    1   56  Mets         
CAR         -1  .350  .341  .691  .493   4.35  .239  61  340   38 1092 
LG AVG       0  .332  .386  .718  .500   4.47  .262  75  390   61 
POS AVG      6  .335  .394  .728  .500   4.54  .258  88  417   42 

GARY GLOVER, AGE: 29
YEAR AGE RSAA  ERA     G  GS   IP    SO   SO/9 BR/9   W   L   SV  NW  NL  TEAM
2003 26   -2   4.74   42   0   62.2   37  5.31 14.65   2   0   0   0   2  White Sox/Angels
2004 27    2   3.50    4   3   18      8  4.00 14.00   2   1   0   2   1  Brewers      
2005 28  -10   5.57   15  11   64.2   58  8.07 13.36   5   4   0   3   6  Brewers      
CAREER   -22   5.03  149  47  385    236  5.52 13.00  21  18   1  17  22 
LG AVG     0   4.43           385    272  6.36 12.85  22  22 

DARRYL HAMILTON, AGE: 41
YEAR  AGE RCAA   OBA  SLG   OPS   OWP    RC/G  AVG   HR  RBI   SB   G   TEAM
1996   31  -20  .348  .381  .730  .397   4.76  .293   6   51   15  148  Rangers      
CAR        -16  .360  .385  .746  .482   5.11  .291  51  454  163 1328 
LG AVG       0  .340  .420  .761  .500   5.03  .269 133  597   91 
POS AVG      5  .341  .420  .761  .497   5.08  .270 126  558  159 

JERRY JOHNSON, AGE: 62
YEAR AGE RSAA  ERA     G  GS   IP    SO   SO/9 BR/9   W   L   SV  NW  NL  TEAM
1969 25  -11   4.28   33  21  147.1   82  5.01 12.89   6  13   1   8  11  Phillies     
1973 29  -16   6.18   39   1   59.2   45  6.79 16.44   5   6   5   3   8  Indians      
1976 32  -10   5.31   24   1   39     27  6.23 15.00   1   3   0   1   3  Padres       
CAREER   -62   4.31  365  39  770.2  489  5.71 13.72  48  51  41  43  56 
LG AVG     0   3.62           770.2  472  5.51 12.10  43  43 

GENE NELSON, AGE: 45
YEAR AGE RSAA  ERA     G  GS   IP    SO   SO/9 BR/9   W   L   SV  NW  NL  TEAM
1983 22  -14   7.88   10   5   32     11  3.09 16.88   0   3   0   1   2  Mariners     
1991 30  -16   6.84   44   0   48.2   23  4.25 15.90   1   5   0   2   4  A's          
1992 31  -15   6.45   28   2   51.2   23  4.01 15.68   3   1   0   1   3  A's          
CAREER    -8   4.13  493  68 1080    655  5.46 12.60  53  64  28  60  57 
LG AVG     0   4.10          1080    652  5.43 12.56  60  60 

CHRIS SNELLING, AGE: 24
YEAR  AGE RCAA   OBA  SLG   OPS   OWP    RC/G  AVG   HR  RBI   SB   G   TEAM
2002   20   -3  .207  .259  .466  .067   1.08  .148   1    3    0    8  Mariners     
2005   23    1  .382  .448  .831  .569   5.63  .276   1    1    0   15  Mariners     
CAR         -2  .302  .357  .659  .344   3.31  .214   2    4    0   23 
LG AVG       0  .331  .425  .756  .500   4.90  .266   2    8    1 
POS AVG      0  .333  .426  .760  .509   5.01  .270   2    8    1 

AL SPOHRER, 1902-72
YEAR  AGE RCAA   OBA  SLG   OPS   OWP    RC/G  AVG   HR  RBI   SB   G   TEAM
1931   28  -20  .285  .317  .602  .286   3.02  .240   0   27    2  114  Braves       
1934   31  -16  .262  .279  .541  .246   2.39  .223   0   17    1  100  Braves       
1935   32  -20  .273  .288  .562  .223   2.60  .242   1   16    0   92  Braves       
CAR       -102  .301  .336  .637  .334   3.51  .259   6  199   13  756 
LG AVG       0  .350  .419  .769  .500   5.41  .292  38  307   28 
POS AVG    -44  .337  .389  .726  .437   4.73  .278  32  305   11 

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