Around the Majors: Postseason starts today

1) Today’s schedule–

Padres (Jake Peavy, 2.88, 21 RSAA) at Cardinals (Chris Carpenter, 2.83, 39 RSAA), 1:00
Red Sox (Matt Clement, 4.57, -3 RSAA) at White Sox (Jose Contreras, 3.61, 20 RSAA), 4:00
Yankees (Mike Mussina, 4.41, 1 RSAA) at Angels (Bartolo Colon, 3.48, 17 RSAA), 8:00

2) The Dodgers fired manager Jim Tracy.

3) The Tigers fired manager Alan Trammell.

4) The A’s offered a new contract to manager Ken Macha, whose contract expired.

5) On Sunday, Pat Kelly died at the age of 61.

YEAR  AGE RCAA   OBA  SLG   OPS   OWP    RC/G  AVG   HR  RBI   SB   G   TEAM
1972   27   12  .355  .368  .723  .595   5.07  .261   5   24   32  119  White Sox    
1978   33   10  .357  .445  .802  .613   5.01  .274  11   40   10  100  Orioles      
1979   34   10  .367  .536  .903  .681   6.81  .288   9   25    4   68  Orioles      
CAR         53  .354  .377  .731  .535   4.69  .264  76  418  250 1385 
LG AVG       0  .327  .381  .708  .500   4.27  .258 102  505   78 
POS AVG     50  .334  .404  .738  .534   4.68  .262 124  554   87 

6) Mets P Braden Looper had arthroscopic shoulder surgery and is expected to be ready for spring training.

YEAR AGE RSAA  ERA     G  GS   IP    SO   SO/9 BR/9   W   L   SV  NW  NL  TEAM
2003 28    3   3.68   74   0   80.2   56  6.25 12.50   6   4  28   5   5  Marlins      
2004 29   15   2.70   71   0   83.1   60  6.48 11.34   2   5  29   5   2  Mets         
2005 30    1   3.94   60   0   59.1   27  4.10 13.96   4   7  28   6   5  Mets         
CAREER    37   3.57  503   0  534    333  5.61 12.67  25  29 103  29  25 
LG AVG     0   4.35           534    400  6.74 12.92  30  30 

7) Twins P Juan Rincon had surgery on a bone spur in his elbow.

YEAR AGE RSAA  ERA     G  GS   IP    SO   SO/9 BR/9   W   L   SV  NW  NL  TEAM
2003 24    9   3.68   58   0   85.2   63  6.62 12.19   5   6   0   7   4  Twins        
2004 25   19   2.63   77   0   82    106 11.63  9.44  11   6   2  13   4  Twins        
2005 26   17   2.45   75   0   77     84  9.82 11.22   6   6   0   9   3  Twins        
CAREER    38   3.35  224   3  279    278  8.97 11.71  22  20   2  30  12 
LG AVG     0   4.51           279    194  6.25 12.88  16  16 

8) Reds INF Aaron Holbert became a free agent when he refused an assignment to the minors.

YEAR  AGE RCAA   OBA  SLG   OPS   OWP    RC/G  AVG   HR  RBI   SB   G   TEAM
1996   23   -1  .000  .000  .000  .000   0.00  .000   0    0    0    1  Cardinals    
2005   32   -2  .290  .333  .624  .299   3.38  .222   0    2    1   22  Reds         
CAR         -3  .265  .300  .565  .258   3.00  .200   0    2    1   23 
LG AVG       0  .339  .427  .766  .500   5.07  .269   1    4    1 
POS AVG      0  .337  .402  .739  .470   4.80  .270   1    4    1 

9) The Nationals released C Keith Osik and Ps John Halama and Antonio Osuna and added minor leaguers INF Kory Casto, OF Frank Diaz and P Armando Galarraga to the 40 man roster.

OSIK
YEAR  AGE RCAA   OBA  SLG   OPS   OWP    RC/G  AVG   HR  RBI   SB   G   TEAM
2003   34  -10  .342  .324  .665  .360   3.86  .249   2   21    0   80  Brewers      
2004   35   -5  .080  .080  .160  .000   0.00  .080   0    0    0   11  Orioles      
2005   36   -1  .000  .000  .000  .000   0.00  .000   0    0    0    6  Nationals    
CAR        -64  .308  .321  .630  .310   3.47  .231  13  108    6  456 
LG AVG       0  .343  .433  .776  .500   5.24  .270  38  159   23 
POS AVG    -24  .329  .408  .736  .430   4.54  .259  35  153    7 

HALAMA
YEAR AGE RSAA  ERA     G  GS   IP    SO   SO/9 BR/9   W   L   SV  NW  NL  TEAM
2003 31    0   4.22   35  13  108.2   51  4.22 12.84   3   5   0   4   4  A's          
2004 32   -4   4.70   34  14  118.2   59  4.47 12.97   7   6   0   6   7  Devil Rays   
2005 33  -11   5.68   40   4   65     37  5.12 14.26   1   4   0   2   3  Red Sox/Nationals
CAREER   -17   4.60  245 118  881.2  480  4.90 13.38  53  47   0  49  51 
LG AVG     0   4.65           881.2  618  6.31 13.22  49  50 

OSUNA
YEAR AGE RSAA  ERA     G  GS   IP    SO   SO/9 BR/9   W   L   SV  NW  NL  TEAM
2003 30    3   3.73   48   0   50.2   47  8.35 14.21   2   5   0   4   3  Yankees      
2004 31    6   2.45   31   0   36.2   36  8.84 10.80   2   1   0   2   1  Padres       
2005 32  -10  42.43    4   0    2.1    0  0.00 61.71   0   0   0   0   0  Nationals    
CAREER    20   3.68  411   0  488.2  501  9.23 12.12  36  29  21  39  26 
LG AVG     0   4.35           488.2  360  6.63 12.86  27  27 

10) Cardinals P Al Reyes has a torn ligament in his elbow, will have reconstructive surgery and will miss the postseason and the 2006 season.

YEAR AGE RSAA  ERA     G  GS   IP    SO   SO/9 BR/9   W   L   SV  NW  NL  TEAM
2003 32    2   3.18   13   0   17      9  4.76 11.65   0   0   0   0   0  Yankees      
2004 33    5   0.75   12   2   12     11  8.25  3.75   0   0   0   0   0  Cardinals    
2005 34   15   2.15   65   0   62.2   67  9.62  9.05   4   2   3   5   1  Cardinals    
CAREER    34   3.60  297   2  345.1  333  8.68 11.88  19  10   6  16  13 
LG AVG     0   4.47           345.1  251  6.54 13.07  19  19 

11) The Marlins released INF Derek Wathan and Ps Tim Spooneybarger and John Riedling.

SPOONEYBARGER
YEAR AGE RSAA  ERA     G  GS   IP    SO   SO/9 BR/9   W   L   SV  NW  NL  TEAM
2001 21    1   2.25    4   0    4      3  6.75 15.75   0   1   0   1   0  Braves       
2002 22    9   2.63   51   0   51.1   33  5.79 11.57   1   0   1   1   0  Braves       
2003 23    0   4.07   33   0   42     32  6.86  8.36   1   2   0   1   2  Marlins      
CAREER    10   3.24   88   0   97.1   68  6.29 10.36   2   3   1   3   2 
LG AVG     0   4.20            97.1   73  6.72 12.73   5   5 

RIEDLING
YEAR AGE RSAA  ERA     G  GS   IP    SO   SO/9 BR/9   W   L   SV  NW  NL  TEAM
2003 27   -7   4.90   55   8  101     65  5.79 13.99   2   3   1   2   3  Reds         
2004 28  -10   5.10   70   0   77.2   46  5.33 15.53   5   3   0   3   5  Reds         
2005 29  -10   7.16   29   0   27.2   16  5.20 15.61   4   1   0   1   4  Marlins      
CAREER    -7   4.41  229   8  302    198  5.90 13.86  17  13   3  14  16 
LG AVG     0   4.29           302    226  6.72 12.80  17  17 
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