Around the Majors: Red Sox-Braves trade

1) The Red Sox traded SS Edgar Renteria and cash to the Braves for 3B Andy Marte.

RENTERIA
YEAR  AGE RCAA   OBA  SLG   OPS   OWP    RC/G  AVG   HR  RBI   SB   G   TEAM
2003   26   33  .394  .480  .874  .654   7.02  .330  13  100   34  157  Cardinals    
2004   27  -12  .327  .401  .728  .430   4.35  .287  10   72   17  149  Cardinals    
2005   28   -8  .335  .385  .721  .455   4.49  .276   8   70    9  153  Red Sox      
CAR        -58  .345  .399  .743  .464   4.73  .288  91  635  246 1449 
LG AVG       0  .342  .432  .774  .500   5.21  .270 181  753  108 
POS AVG   -154  .323  .381  .704  .404   4.25  .263  97  565  122 

MARTE
YEAR  AGE RCAA   OBA  SLG   OPS   OWP    RC/G  AVG   HR  RBI   SB   G   TEAM
2005   21   -8  .227  .211  .438  .091   1.50  .140   0    4    0   24  Braves       
CAR         -8  .227  .211  .438  .091   1.50  .140   0    4    0   24 
LG AVG       0  .339  .428  .767  .500   5.07  .268   2    9    1 
POS AVG      0  .339  .424  .763  .495   5.03  .269   2    9    1 

2) The Tigers signed free agent Ps Kenny Rogers (2 years, $16 million) and Todd Jones (2 years, $11 million).

ROGERS
YEAR AGE RSAA  ERA     G  GS   IP    SO   SO/9 BR/9   W   L   SV  NW  NL  TEAM
2003 38    1   4.57   33  31  195    116  5.35 13.29  13   8   0  11  10  Twins        
2004 39    8   4.76   35  35  211.2  126  5.36 13.73  18   9   0  14  13  Rangers      
2005 40   23   3.46   30  30  195.1   87  4.01 12.26  14   8   0  14   8  Rangers      
CAREER   121   4.21  687 400 2862   1751  5.51 12.92 190 131  28 173 148 
LG AVG     0   4.55          2862   1955  6.15 13.15 161 160 

JONES
YEAR AGE RSAA  ERA     G  GS   IP    SO   SO/9 BR/9   W   L   SV  NW  NL  TEAM
2003 35  -18   7.08   59   1   68.2   59  7.73 16.38   3   5   0   2   6  Rockies/Red Sox
2004 36   -1   4.15   78   0   82.1   59  6.45 13.45  11   5   2   8   8  Reds/Phillies
2005 37   15   2.10   68   0   73     62  7.64  9.62   1   5  40   5   1  Marlins      
CAREER    46   3.91  812   1  904.2  793  7.89 13.03  51  52 226  57  46 
LG AVG     0   4.40           904.2  652  6.49 12.96  51  51 

3) The Orioles signed free agent C Ramon Hernandez to a 4 year, $27.5 million contract. The contract is contingent on him passing a physical and might not be finalized until next week.

YEAR  AGE RCAA   OBA  SLG   OPS   OWP    RC/G  AVG   HR  RBI   SB   G   TEAM
2003   27    6  .331  .458  .789  .542   5.14  .273  21   78    0  140  A's          
2004   28    5  .341  .477  .818  .539   5.27  .276  18   63    1  111  Padres       
2005   29    2  .322  .450  .772  .516   4.73  .290  12   58    1   99  Padres       
CAR        -33  .325  .418  .742  .457   4.48  .262  90  384    5  805 
LG AVG       0  .339  .432  .771  .500   5.15  .269  88  367   46 
POS AVG    -82  .315  .394  .710  .395   4.11  .255  71  332   12 

4) The Mets signed free agent INF Jose Valentin to a minor league contract, with an invitation to spring training.

It’s a minor league contract for now, just so he doesn’t have to be added to the 40 man roster yet. When that happens, it will become a 1 year, $912,5000 contract.

YEAR  AGE RCAA   OBA  SLG   OPS   OWP    RC/G  AVG   HR  RBI   SB   G   TEAM
2003   33    0  .313  .463  .776  .503   4.97  .237  28   74    8  144  White Sox    
2004   34  -16  .287  .473  .760  .393   4.35  .216  30   70    8  125  White Sox    
2005   35   -8  .326  .265  .591  .318   3.19  .170   2   14    3   56  Dodgers      
CAR        -61  .321  .447  .768  .460   4.96  .241 228  736  128 1490 
LG AVG       0  .341  .433  .774  .500   5.21  .271 167  713   94 
POS AVG   -106  .325  .402  .727  .429   4.52  .264 124  622   95 

5) The White Sox traded P Damaso Marte to the Pirates for utilityman Rob Mackowiak.

MARTE
YEAR AGE RSAA  ERA     G  GS   IP    SO   SO/9 BR/9   W   L   SV  NW  NL  TEAM
2003 28   26   1.58   71   0   79.2   87  9.83  9.83   4   2  11   5   1  White Sox    
2004 29   13   3.42   74   0   73.2   68  8.31 11.36   6   5   6   7   4  White Sox    
2005 30    4   3.77   66   0   45.1   54 10.72 16.08   3   4   4   4   3  White Sox    
CAREER    50   3.20  307   0  304    323  9.56 11.78  14  14  31  17  11 
LG AVG     0   4.51           304    214  6.34 12.89  17  17 

MACKOWIAK
YEAR  AGE RCAA   OBA  SLG   OPS   OWP    RC/G  AVG   HR  RBI   SB   G   TEAM
2003   27    4  .342  .443  .784  .567   5.91  .270   6   19    6   77  Pirates      
2004   28   -2  .319  .420  .739  .489   4.91  .246  17   75   13  155  Pirates      
2005   29   -6  .337  .389  .726  .459   4.69  .272   9   58    8  142  Pirates      
CAR        -11  .328  .414  .742  .480   4.95  .258  52  221   40  593 
LG AVG       0  .340  .431  .771  .500   5.15  .268  55  225   29 
POS AVG     23  .348  .454  .802  .538   5.61  .270  68  254   28 

6) The Yankees signed free agent P Mike Myers to a 2 year, $2.4 million contract.

YEAR AGE RSAA  ERA     G  GS   IP    SO   SO/9 BR/9   W   L   SV  NW  NL  TEAM
2003 34   -4   5.70   64   0   36.1   21  5.20 15.85   0   1   0   0   1  Diamondbacks 
2004 35   -1   4.64   75   0   42.2   32  6.75 14.77   5   1   0   3   3  Mariners/Red Sox
2005 36    5   3.13   65   0   37.1   21  5.06 10.85   3   1   0   3   1  Red Sox      
CAREER    25   4.30  749   0  456.2  380  7.49 13.74  20  22  14  23  19 
LG AVG     0   4.51           456.2  333  6.57 13.11  26  26 

7) The Yankees traded 2B-OF Tony Womack to the Reds for minor leaguers INF Kevin Howard and OF Ben Himes.

WOMACK
YEAR  AGE RCAA   OBA  SLG   OPS   OWP    RC/G  AVG   HR  RBI   SB   G   TEAM
2003   33  -34  .251  .307  .558  .180   2.46  .226   2   22   13  103  Diamondbacks/Rockies/Cubs
2004   34    3  .349  .385  .735  .519   5.29  .307   5   38   26  145  Cardinals    
2005   35  -23  .276  .280  .556  .246   2.72  .249   0   15   27  108  Yankees      
CAR       -148  .316  .356  .673  .398   4.32  .273  35  363  362 1275 
LG AVG       0  .342  .433  .775  .500   5.23  .270 158  657   94 
POS AVG    -71  .332  .405  .737  .450   4.74  .269 113  556  131 

Womack had the 5th worst OPS vs. the league average in Yankees history (min: 100 games)–

OPS                           YEAR     DIFF   PLAYER   LEAGUE 
1    Andy Fox                 1996    -.255     .541     .795 
2    Pee Wee Wanninger        1925    -.229     .561     .790 
3    Wayne Tolleson           1987    -.212     .547     .759 
4    Frankie Crosetti         1940    -.203     .572     .776 
5    Tony Womack              2005    -.200     .556     .756 
6    Phil Rizzuto             1954    -.188     .541     .729 
7    Alvaro Espinoza          1990    -.183     .532     .715 
8    Everett Scott            1924    -.183     .593     .776 
9    Gene Michael             1970    -.178     .548     .726 
10   Fred Stanley             1975    -.174     .533     .707 

8) The Reds traded 1B Sean Casey to the Pirates for P David Williams.

CASEY
YEAR  AGE RCAA   OBA  SLG   OPS   OWP    RC/G  AVG   HR  RBI   SB   G   TEAM
2003   28   -2  .350  .408  .758  .486   4.98  .291  14   80    4  147  Reds         
2004   29   40  .381  .534  .915  .690   7.54  .324  24   99    2  146  Reds         
2005   30   -1  .371  .423  .795  .494   5.32  .312   9   58    2  137  Reds         
CAR         88  .371  .462  .833  .560   6.13  .305 118  605   15 1081 
LG AVG       0  .343  .435  .778  .500   5.26  .270 126  516   69 
POS AVG     93  .362  .474  .836  .564   6.11  .276 171  636   31 

WILLIAMS
YEAR AGE RSAA  ERA     G  GS   IP    SO   SO/9 BR/9   W   L   SV  NW  NL  TEAM
2002 23   -3   4.98    9   9   43.1   33  6.85 13.71   2   5   0   3   4  Pirates      
2004 25   -1   4.42   10   6   38.2   33  7.68 10.94   2   3   0   2   3  Pirates      
2005 26   -2   4.41   25  25  138.2   88  5.71 13.18  10  11   0  10  11  Pirates      
CAREER     2   4.25   66  58  334.2  211  5.67 12.59  17  26   0  21  22 
LG AVG     0   4.27           334.2  251  6.76 12.73  19  19 

9) The Rockies signed free agent P Jose Mesa to a 1 year, $2.515 million contract, with an option for 2007.

YEAR AGE RSAA  ERA     G  GS   IP    SO   SO/9 BR/9   W   L   SV  NW  NL  TEAM
2003 37  -16   6.52   61   0   58     45  6.98 15.98   5   7  24   4   8  Phillies     
2004 38    7   3.25   70   0   69.1   37  4.80 12.85   5   2  43   4   3  Pirates      
2005 39   -3   4.76   55   0   56.2   37  5.88 14.29   2   8  27   5   5  Pirates      
CAREER    -1   4.29  887  95 1425.2  970  6.12 13.52  77 101 319  87  91 
LG AVG     0   4.40          1425.2  972  6.14 13.03  80  80 

Mesa is the all time leader for career games with a negative RSAA–

GAMES                            G      RSAA    
1    Jose Mesa                   887       -1   
2    Buddy Groom                 786       -6   
3    Johnny Klippstein           711      -47   
4    Joe Niekro                  702      -42   
5    Eddie Fisher                690       -4   
6    David Weathers              687      -14   
7    Terry Mulholland            680      -88   
8    Dave Giusti                 668      -36   
9    Diego Segui                 639      -29   
10   Alan Embree                 635      -16   

10) The Astros re-signed free agent OF Orlando Palmeiro to a 2 year, $1.9 million contract.

YEAR  AGE RCAA   OBA  SLG   OPS   OWP    RC/G  AVG   HR  RBI   SB   G   TEAM
2003   34   -6  .336  .347  .683  .441   4.35  .271   3   33    3  141  Cardinals    
2004   35   -4  .344  .346  .690  .414   4.37  .241   3   12    2  102  Astros       
2005   36    1  .341  .431  .772  .513   5.09  .284   3   20    3  114  Astros       
CAR        -37  .355  .356  .710  .441   4.60  .277  12  203   37 1002 
LG AVG       0  .341  .433  .775  .500   5.20  .271  70  293   38 
POS AVG     17  .347  .447  .794  .521   5.50  .271  78  309   47 

11) The Royals signed free agent P Elmer Dessens to a 2 year contract.

YEAR AGE RSAA  ERA     G  GS   IP    SO   SO/9 BR/9   W   L   SV  NW  NL  TEAM
2003 31   -6   5.07   34  30  175.2  113  5.79 13.99   8   8   0   8   8  Diamondbacks 
2004 32   -1   4.46   50  10  105     73  6.26 13.29   2   6   2   4   4  Diamondbacks/Dodgers
2005 33    3   3.56   28   7   65.2   37  5.07 11.38   1   2   0   2   1  Dodgers      
CAREER    12   4.40  277 135  979.2  587  5.39 12.82  41  51   3  48  44 
LG AVG     0   4.32           979.2  738  6.78 12.83  55  55 

12) The Giants signed free agent OF-1B Mark Sweeney to a 2 year, $1.8 million contract.

YEAR  AGE RCAA   OBA  SLG   OPS   OWP    RC/G  AVG   HR  RBI   SB   G   TEAM
2003   33   -4  .321  .412  .733  .370   4.32  .258   2   14    0   67  Rockies      
2004   34    4  .377  .508  .885  .556   7.15  .266   9   40    1  122  Rockies      
2005   35   15  .395  .466  .861  .681   6.91  .294   8   40    4  135  Padres       
CAR          5  .356  .404  .760  .508   5.22  .262  35  195   14  900 
LG AVG       0  .341  .429  .770  .500   5.16  .270  43  182   27 
POS AVG     26  .354  .459  .813  .552   5.81  .273  54  205   25 

13) Orioles SS Miguel Tejada says he wants to be traded.

YEAR  AGE RCAA   OBA  SLG   OPS   OWP    RC/G  AVG   HR  RBI   SB   G   TEAM
2003   27   19  .336  .472  .807  .592   5.75  .278  27  106   10  162  A's          
2004   28   23  .360  .534  .894  .596   6.63  .311  34  150    4  162  Orioles      
2005   29   26  .349  .515  .865  .621   6.01  .304  26   98    5  162  Orioles      
CAR         78  .338  .477  .815  .545   5.54  .280 216  852   58 1260 
LG AVG       0  .338  .432  .770  .500   5.13  .270 157  661   85 
POS AVG    -50  .330  .414  .744  .464   4.79  .273 119  580  105 

14) According to the Minneapolis Star Tribune, the Twins and Rangers are talking about a deal of Hank Blalock for pitching, possibly J.C. Romero.

15) According to NY Newsday, the Mets and Rangers are working on a Kris Benson for Layne Nix and Juan Dominguez trade.

16) According to the Dallas Morning News, the Blue Jays, Padres, Orioles, Dodgers and Cubs have contacted the Rangers about newly acquired OF Brad Wilkerson.

17) Results of the Rule 5 draft–

Royals–P Fabio Castro, from White Sox
Rockies–P Luis Gonzalez, from Dodgers
Devil Rays–P Steve Andrade, from Blue Jays
Pirates–P Victor Santos, from Royals
Tigers–P Chris Booker, from Nationals
Padres–P Seth Etherton, from Royals
Mets–P Mitchell Wylie, from Giants
Marlins–INF Dan Uggla, from Diamondbacks
Twins–OF Jason Pridie, from Devil Rays
Red Sox–P James Vermilyea, from Blue Jays
Cardinals–P Juan Mateo, from Cubs
Marlins–P Michael Megrew, from Dodgers

18) The Tigers sold P Chris Booker to the Phillies.

YEAR AGE RSAA  ERA     G  GS   IP    SO   SO/9 BR/9   W   L   SV  NW  NL  TEAM
2005 28   -6  31.50    3   0    2      2  9.00 45.00   0   0   0   0   0  Reds         
CAREER    -6  31.50    3   0    2      2  9.00 45.00   0   0   0   0   0 
LG AVG     0   4.23             2      1  6.57 12.76   0   0 

19) The Rangers traded P Fabio Castro to the Royals for INF Esteban German.

YEAR  AGE RCAA   OBA  SLG   OPS   OWP    RC/G  AVG   HR  RBI   SB   G   TEAM
2003   24   -1  .250  .250  .500  .000   0.00  .250   0    1    0    5  A's          
2004   25   -4  .297  .300  .597  .245   2.81  .250   0    7    0   31  A's          
2005   26    4  .750 1.000 1.750  .996 108.00  .750   0    1    2    5  Rangers      
CAR         -3  .313  .291  .604  .386   4.00  .252   0    9    3   50 
LG AVG       0  .336  .431  .767  .500   5.07  .268   3   14    2 
POS AVG     -1  .331  .415  .746  .478   4.83  .264   3   13    2 

20) The Yankees signed OF Chris Prieto to a minor league contract and invited him to spring training.

YEAR  AGE RCAA   OBA  SLG   OPS   OWP    RC/G  AVG   HR  RBI   SB   G   TEAM
2005   32   -1  .000  .000  .000  .000   0.00  .000   0    0    0    2  Angels       
CAR         -1  .000  .000  .000  .000   0.00  .000   0    0    0    2 
LG AVG       0  .331  .425  .756  .500   4.89  .268   0    1    0 
POS AVG      0  .325  .407  .732  .475   4.61  .267   0    0    0 

21) Today’s birthdays–

TONY BATISTA, AGE: 32
YEAR  AGE RCAA   OBA  SLG   OPS   OWP    RC/G  AVG   HR  RBI   SB   G   TEAM
1997   23  -18  .265  .330  .594  .176   2.32  .202   4   18    2   68  A's          
2003   29  -29  .270  .393  .663  .328   3.22  .235  26   99    4  161  Orioles      
2004   30  -20  .272  .455  .728  .388   3.88  .241  32  110   14  157  Expos        
CAR        -81  .298  .458  .756  .434   4.48  .251 214  681   47 1179 
LG AVG       0  .340  .434  .774  .500   5.20  .270 143  600   78 
POS AVG    -43  .331  .424  .755  .465   4.87  .266 136  588   62 

CHRIS BOOKER, AGE: 29
see above for stats

JOE DEMAESTRI, AGE: 77
YEAR  AGE RCAA   OBA  SLG   OPS   OWP    RC/G  AVG   HR  RBI   SB   G   TEAM
1954   25  -37  .258  .315  .574  .237   2.52  .230   8   40    1  146  A's          
1956   27  -31  .277  .316  .593  .243   2.85  .233   6   39    3  133  A's          
1958   29  -38  .247  .290  .536  .175   2.13  .219   6   38    1  139  A's          
CAR       -215  .274  .325  .599  .262   2.80  .236  49  281   15 1121 
LG AVG       0  .340  .396  .737  .500   4.74  .265  87  444   33 
POS AVG   -106  .318  .339  .657  .387   3.73  .252  40  316   38 

JOE KELLEY, 1871-1943
YEAR  AGE RCAA   OBA  SLG   OPS   OWP    RC/G  AVG   HR  RBI   SB   G   TEAM
1894   22   94  .502  .602 1.104  .781  15.27  .393   6  111   46  129  Orioles      
1895   23   69  .456  .546 1.003  .736  12.58  .365  10  134   54  131  Orioles      
1896   24   95  .469  .543 1.013  .800  14.13  .364   8  100   87  131  Orioles      
1897   25   63  .447  .489  .936  .759  10.84  .362   5  118   44  131  Orioles      
CAR        502  .402  .451  .853  .665   8.65  .317  65 1194  443 1842 
LG AVG       0  .346  .371  .717  .500   5.75  .281  42  859  313 
POS AVG    205  .367  .403  .770  .583   6.84  .299  52  911  391 

DAROLD KNOWLES, AGE: 64
YEAR AGE RSAA  ERA     G  GS   IP    SO   SO/9 BR/9   W   L   SV  NW  NL  TEAM
1969 27   12   2.24   53   0   84.1   59  6.30 11.53   9   2  13   8   3  Senators     
1970 28   21   2.04   71   0  119.1   71  5.35 12.22   2  14  27  12   4  Senators     
1972 30   11   1.37   54   0   65.2   36  4.93 11.79   5   1  11   5   1  A's          
CAREER    50   3.12  765   8 1092    681  5.61 12.56  66  74 143  79  61 
LG AVG     0   3.56          1092    659  5.43 11.96  61  61 

DOC MEDICH, AGE: 57
YEAR AGE RSAA  ERA     G  GS   IP    SO   SO/9 BR/9   W   L   SV  NW  NL  TEAM
1977 28  -12   4.53   30  29  177     80  4.07 12.51  12   7   0   8  11  A's/Mariners/Mets
1982 33  -26   5.04   31  31  185.2   73  3.54 14.54  12  15   0  10  17  Rangers/Brewers
CAREER   -17   3.78  312 287 1996.1  955  4.31 12.15 124 105   2 112 117 
LG AVG     0   3.85          1996.1 1071  4.83 12.42 111 111 

JUAN SAMUEL, AGE: 45
YEAR  AGE RCAA   OBA  SLG   OPS   OWP    RC/G  AVG   HR  RBI   SB   G   TEAM
1993   32  -11  .298  .345  .642  .344   3.44  .230   4   26    9  103  Reds         
CAR         -8  .315  .420  .735  .490   4.61  .259 161  703  396 1720 
LG AVG       0  .330  .396  .726  .500   4.58  .263 149  736  163 
POS AVG    -18  .333  .381  .714  .483   4.48  .265 110  638  203 

CY SEYMOUR, 1872-1919
YEAR  AGE RCAA   OBA  SLG   OPS   OWP    RC/G  AVG   HR  RBI   SB   G   TEAM
1903   30   35  .382  .478  .861  .663   8.14  .342   7   72   25  135  Reds         
1904   31   20  .352  .439  .790  .616   6.50  .313   5   58   11  131  Reds         
1905   32   92  .429  .559  .988  .825  11.49  .377   8  121   21  149  Reds         
CAR        157  .347  .405  .752  .591   5.99  .303  52  799  222 1528 
LG AVG       0  .329  .346  .675  .500   4.73  .266  26  578  220 
POS AVG     25  .336  .350  .685  .523   4.92  .270  29  534  215 

DEL UNSER, AGE: 61
YEAR  AGE RCAA   OBA  SLG   OPS   OWP    RC/G  AVG   HR  RBI   SB   G   TEAM
1968   23  -13  .282  .277  .560  .395   2.77  .230   1   30   11  156  Senators     
1972   27  -18  .288  .277  .565  .294   2.57  .238   1   17    5  132  Indians      
1976   31  -16  .269  .355  .624  .359   3.00  .228  12   40    7  146  Mets/Expos
CAR        -35  .319  .358  .677  .466   4.00  .258  87  481   64 1799 
LG AVG       0  .328  .379  .707  .500   4.30  .257 117  584   96 
POS AVG     41  .331  .396  .727  .521   4.58  .266 123  590  138 

TODD VAN POPPEL, AGE: 34
YEAR AGE RSAA  ERA     G  GS   IP    SO   SO/9 BR/9   W   L   SV  NW  NL  TEAM
1994 22  -22   6.09   23  23  116.2   83  6.40 15.43   7  10   0   6  11  A's          
1996 24  -44   9.06   37  15   99.1   53  4.80 18.48   3   9   1   3   9  A's/Tigers
2004 32  -27   6.09   48  11  115.1   72  5.62 13.34   4   6   0   3   7  Reds         
CAREER  -118   5.58  359  98  907    711  7.06 14.16  40  52   4  36  56 
LG AVG     0   4.57           907    642  6.37 13.20  51  51 

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“Lee Sinins’ Sabermetric Encyclopedia is best reason yet developed to own a computer. I think I must own a copy of every baseball encyclopedia there is or ever was, and occasionally I find that I still need to pull out one of the others, but not very often; the Sabermetric Encyclopedia covers 97% of my needs. Whether I’m working or playing, calculating or daydreaming, the Sabermetric Encyclopedia pops up to help out. I turn it on in the morning; I turn it off when the house is on fire. Otherwise, I’m using it.”–Bill James

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