Around the Majors: Reds hire a GM

1) The Reds hired Wayne Krivsky as GM.

Krivsky was assistant GM with the Twins for the past 8 years.

2) The Brewers re-signed CF Brady Clark to a 2 year, $7 million contract, to avoid salary arbitration.

YEAR  AGE RCAA   OBA  SLG   OPS   OWP    RC/G  AVG   HR  RBI   SB   G   TEAM
2003   30   -7  .330  .403  .733  .427   4.50  .273   6   40   13  128  Brewers      
2004   31    1  .385  .397  .782  .510   5.50  .280   7   46   15  138  Brewers      
2005   32    7  .372  .426  .798  .537   5.50  .306  13   53   10  145  Brewers      
CAR         -7  .361  .404  .765  .486   5.07  .283  32  169   43  572 
LG AVG       0  .340  .432  .772  .500   5.15  .269  48  197   24 
POS AVG     20  .350  .452  .802  .539   5.65  .272  56  206   33 

3) The Phillies signed free agent INF Alex Gonzalez to a 1 year, $750,000 contract.

YEAR  AGE RCAA   OBA  SLG   OPS   OWP    RC/G  AVG   HR  RBI   SB   G   TEAM
2003   30  -23  .295  .409  .704  .359   3.69  .228  20   59    3  152  Cubs         
2004   31  -19  .263  .368  .632  .266   3.00  .225   7   27    2   83  Cubs/Expos/Padres
2005   32   -6  .323  .410  .733  .439   4.24  .269   9   38    2  109  Devil Rays   
CAR       -205  .303  .393  .697  .359   3.84  .244 137  535   97 1376 
LG AVG       0  .342  .433  .774  .500   5.21  .271 168  711   95 
POS AVG   -113  .324  .400  .723  .426   4.47  .267 114  594  116 

Just like Red Sox SS (aka Yankees asset) Alex Gonzalez is among the leaders for worst OBA vs. the league average in the past half century among players with about 3500 PA, this new Braves asset is among the leaders in that category for 5000_ PA–

OBA                             DIFF   PLAYER   LEAGUE   
1    Aurelio Rodriguez         -.051     .275     .326   
2    Ozzie Guillen             -.047     .287     .335   
3    Tim Foli                  -.047     .283     .331   
4    Ed Brinkman               -.043     .280     .323   
5    Alfredo Griffin           -.043     .285     .328   
6    Ken Reitz                 -.043     .290     .332   
7    Neifi Perez               -.041     .301     .342   
8    Tony Armas                -.041     .287     .328   
9    Alex Gonzalez             -.038     .303     .342   
10   Shawon Dunston            -.038     .296     .334   

4) The Orioles signed INF Luis Lopez and Ps Jim Brower, Vic Darensbourg, John Halama and Ryan Jensen to minor league contracts, with invitations to spring training.

LOPEZ
YEAR  AGE RCAA   OBA  SLG   OPS   OWP    RC/G  AVG   HR  RBI   SB   G   TEAM
2002   31  -10  .230  .299  .529  .161   1.95  .197   2   10    1   58  Brewers/Orioles
2004   33  -10  .211  .273  .483  .112   1.73  .182   1    8    0   56  Orioles      
2005   34   -2  .250  .333  .583  .191   2.45  .222   0    2    0   17  Reds         
CAR        -89  .293  .343  .636  .301   3.28  .241  22  151   10  721 
LG AVG       0  .342  .431  .773  .500   5.20  .271  54  230   35 
POS AVG    -32  .331  .396  .727  .435   4.57  .266  36  189   37 

BROWER
YEAR AGE RSAA  ERA     G  GS   IP    SO   SO/9 BR/9   W   L   SV  NW  NL  TEAM
2003 30    3   3.96   51   5  100     65  5.85 11.70   8   5   2   7   6  Giants       
2004 31   12   3.29   89   0   93     63  6.10 12.58   7   7   1   9   5  Giants       
2005 32   -7   5.37   69   0   60.1   53  7.91 16.41   3   3   1   3   3  Giants/Braves
CAREER     4   4.35  333  28  550.2  382  6.24 13.37  33  31   5  34  30 
LG AVG     0   4.38           550.2  409  6.69 12.90  31  31 

DARENSBOURG
YEAR AGE RSAA  ERA     G  GS   IP    SO   SO/9 BR/9   W   L   SV  NW  NL  TEAM
2003 32   -3   8.00    9   0    9      4  4.00 18.00   0   0   0   0   0  Rockies/Expos
2004 33   -1   6.43    7   0    7      1  1.29 18.00   0   1   0   0   1  White Sox/Mets
2005 34    4   2.82   22   0   22.1    9  3.63 12.49   1   1   0   1   1  Tigers       
CAREER   -23   4.96  309   0  303    229  6.80 13.78   8  17   2  11  14 
LG AVG     0   4.37           303    227  6.75 12.91  17  17 

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 

JENSEN
YEAR AGE RSAA  ERA     G  GS   IP    SO   SO/9 BR/9   W   L   SV  NW  NL  TEAM
2002 26  -13   4.51   32  30  171.2  105  5.50 13.32  13   8   0   9  12  Giants       
2003 27  -10  10.80    6   2   13.1    3  2.03 18.23   0   0   0   0   0  Giants       
2005 29   -8   7.11    9   3   25.1   18  6.39 14.21   3   2   0   1   4  Royals       
CAREER   -32   5.06   57  42  252.2  152  5.41 14.03  17  12   0  11  18 
LG AVG     0   4.19           252.2  189  6.74 12.67  14  14 

5) The Blue Jays designated P Brian Tallet for assignment.

YEAR AGE RSAA  ERA     G  GS   IP    SO   SO/9 BR/9   W   L   SV  NW  NL  TEAM
2002 24    4   1.50    2   2   12      5  3.75 10.50   1   0   0   1   0  Indians      
2003 25   -1   4.74    5   3   19      9  4.26 15.16   0   2   0   1   1  Indians      
2005 27   -2   7.71    2   0    4.2    2  3.86 19.29   0   0   0   0   0  Indians      
CAREER     1   4.04    9   5   35.2   16  4.04 14.13   1   2   0   2   1 
LG AVG     0   4.49            35.2   24  6.17 12.82   2   2 

6) The Nationals signed free agent 1B-C Matthew LeCroy to a 1 year, $850,000 contract.

7) The Rockies released P Ryan Speier.

YEAR AGE RSAA  ERA     G  GS   IP    SO   SO/9 BR/9   W   L   SV  NW  NL  TEAM
2005 25    3   3.65   22   0   24.2   10  3.65 14.59   2   1   0   2   1  Rockies      
CAREER     3   3.65   22   0   24.2   10  3.65 14.59   2   1   0   2   1 
LG AVG     0   4.23            24.2   18  6.57 12.76   1   1 

8) Today’s birthdays–

CHARLEY BASSETT, 1863-1942
YEAR  AGE RCAA   OBA  SLG   OPS   OWP    RC/G  AVG   HR  RBI   SB   G   TEAM
1887   24  -38  .278  .294  .572  .278   3.96  .230   1   47   25  119  Hoosiers     
1889   26  -40  .304  .317  .620  .297   4.55  .245   4   68   15  127  Hoosiers     
1892   29  -28  .251  .278  .529  .296   3.20  .212   2   51   16  114  Giants/Colonels
CAR       -167  .285  .304  .590  .365   4.27  .231  15  402  116  917 
LG AVG       0  .322  .355  .676  .500   5.92  .259  31  448  195 
POS AVG    -70  .309  .330  .639  .453   5.27  .245  27  419  194 

CLETE BOYER, AGE: 69
YEAR  AGE RCAA   OBA  SLG   OPS   OWP    RC/G  AVG   HR  RBI   SB   G   TEAM
1961   24  -16  .308  .347  .656  .377   3.50  .224  11   55    1  148  Yankees      
1964   27  -29  .269  .304  .573  .265   2.58  .218   8   52    6  147  Yankees      
1970   33  -21  .305  .381  .686  .345   3.68  .246  16   62    2  134  Braves       
CAR       -130  .299  .372  .670  .410   3.64  .242 162  654   41 1725 
LG AVG       0  .328  .393  .722  .500   4.47  .258 156  697   73 
POS AVG    -24  .326  .391  .717  .479   4.33  .260 149  708   58 

NAPOLEON CALZADO, AGE: 29
YEAR  AGE RCAA   OBA  SLG   OPS   OWP    RC/G  AVG   HR  RBI   SB   G   TEAM
2005   28   -1  .200  .200  .400  .000   0.00  .200   0    0    0    4  Orioles      
CAR         -1  .200  .200  .400  .000   0.00  .200   0    0    0    4 
LG AVG       0  .331  .425  .756  .500   4.89  .268   0    1    0 
POS AVG      0  .329  .423  .753  .500   4.89  .275   0    1    0 

VLADIMIR GUERRERO, AGE: 30
YEAR  AGE RCAA   OBA  SLG   OPS   OWP    RC/G  AVG   HR  RBI   SB   G   TEAM
1998   22   52  .371  .589  .960  .717   7.68  .324  38  109   11  159  Expos        
2000   24   64  .410  .664 1.074  .735   9.85  .345  44  123    9  154  Expos        
2002   26   61  .417  .593 1.010  .729   8.70  .336  39  111   40  161  Expos        
2003   27   28  .426  .586 1.012  .654   8.72  .330  25   79    9  112  Expos        
2004   28   56  .391  .598  .989  .721   8.61  .337  39  126   15  156  Angels       
2005   29   50  .394  .565  .959  .737   8.24  .317  32  108   13  141  Angels       
CAR        367  .391  .587  .977  .681   8.07  .324 305  936  151 1301 
LG AVG       0  .342  .433  .774  .500   5.22  .270 151  626   86 
POS AVG     89  .353  .469  .821  .551   5.88  .279 191  719  105 

TEX HUGHSON, 1916-93
YEAR AGE RSAA  ERA     G  GS   IP    SO   SO/9 BR/9   W   L   SV  NW  NL  TEAM
1942 26   36   2.59   38  30  281    113  3.62 10.70  22   6   4  19   9  Red Sox      
1944 28   26   2.26   28  23  203    112  4.97  9.53  18   5   5  16   7  Red Sox      
1946 30   39   2.75   39  35  278    172  5.57  9.87  20  11   3  21  10  Red Sox      
CAREER   133   2.95  225 156 1375    693  4.54 10.82  96  54  17  96  54 
LG AVG     0   3.59          1375    564  3.69 12.54  76  76 

JOHN KRUK, AGE: 45
YEAR  AGE RCAA   OBA  SLG   OPS   OWP    RC/G  AVG   HR  RBI   SB   G   TEAM
1987   26   32  .406  .488  .894  .680   7.45  .313  20   91   18  138  Padres       
1991   30   32  .367  .483  .851  .669   6.55  .294  21   92    7  152  Phillies     
1992   31   43  .423  .458  .881  .726   7.45  .323  10   70    3  144  Phillies     
1993   32   46  .430  .475  .905  .713   8.16  .316  14   85    6  150  Phillies     
CAR        221  .397  .446  .842  .658   6.59  .300 100  592   58 1200 
LG AVG       0  .330  .398  .728  .500   4.60  .263  91  446   98 
POS AVG     77  .346  .431  .777  .560   5.33  .273 120  533   85 

DIONER NAVARRO, AGE: 22
YEAR  AGE RCAA   OBA  SLG   OPS   OWP    RC/G  AVG   HR  RBI   SB   G   TEAM
2004   20    0  .429  .429  .857  .535   5.40  .429   0    1    0    5  Yankees      
2005   21    0  .354  .375  .729  .507   4.91  .273   3   14    0   50  Dodgers      
CAR          0  .356  .377  .733  .508   4.93  .279   3   15    0   55 
LG AVG       0  .339  .428  .767  .500   5.07  .269   5   23    3 
POS AVG     -6  .314  .387  .701  .387   3.96  .249   5   22    1 

PETE O'BRIEN, AGE: 48
YEAR  AGE RCAA   OBA  SLG   OPS   OWP    RC/G  AVG   HR  RBI   SB   G   TEAM
1984   26   13  .348  .448  .796  .577   5.40  .287  18   80    3  142  Rangers      
1986   28   29  .385  .468  .854  .652   6.28  .290  23   90    4  156  Rangers      
CAR         17  .336  .409  .745  .505   4.70  .261 169  736   24 1567 
LG AVG       0  .328  .399  .727  .500   4.52  .262 142  670  107 
POS AVG    116  .346  .435  .780  .563   5.27  .271 193  816   44 

TODD PRATT, AGE: 39
YEAR  AGE RCAA   OBA  SLG   OPS   OWP    RC/G  AVG   HR  RBI   SB   G   TEAM
2003   36    7  .400  .464  .864  .656   6.96  .272   4   20    0   43  Phillies     
2004   37   -4  .351  .367  .719  .401   4.24  .258   3   16    0   45  Phillies     
2005   38   -4  .332  .394  .726  .425   4.63  .251   7   23    0   60  Phillies     
CAR         -3  .350  .403  .753  .492   5.03  .255  45  205    5  600 
LG AVG       0  .342  .431  .772  .500   5.19  .270  47  199   29 
POS AVG    -36  .324  .399  .723  .416   4.36  .256  42  190    8 

VIC WERTZ, 1925-83
YEAR  AGE RCAA   OBA  SLG   OPS   OWP    RC/G  AVG   HR  RBI   SB   G   TEAM
1950   25   49  .408  .533  .941  .709   8.49  .308  27  123    0  149  Tigers       
1951   26   26  .383  .511  .894  .637   7.20  .285  27   94    0  138  Tigers       
1952   27   32  .381  .506  .887  .702   7.43  .277  23   70    1  122  Tigers/Browns
1957   32   26  .371  .485  .857  .637   6.60  .282  28  105    2  144  Indians      
CAR        201  .364  .469  .833  .592   6.21  .277 266 1178    9 1862 
LG AVG       0  .347  .397  .744  .500   4.91  .267 138  762   56 
POS AVG     49  .349  .419  .768  .523   5.20  .271 167  857   45 

MOOKIE WILSON, AGE: 50
YEAR  AGE RCAA   OBA  SLG   OPS   OWP    RC/G  AVG   HR  RBI   SB   G   TEAM
1986   30   14  .345  .430  .775  .615   5.51  .289   9   45   25  123  Mets         
1987   31   15  .359  .455  .814  .611   6.34  .299   9   34   21  124  Mets         
1988   32   15  .345  .431  .776  .644   5.12  .296   8   41   15  112  Mets         
CAR          8  .314  .386  .700  .500   4.39  .274  67  438  327 1403 
LG AVG       0  .329  .388  .717  .500   4.42  .262 111  580  131 
POS AVG     38  .330  .399  .729  .520   4.69  .269 110  552  259 

HEINIE ZIMMERMAN, 1887-1969
YEAR  AGE RCAA   OBA  SLG   OPS   OWP    RC/G  AVG   HR  RBI   SB   G   TEAM
1911   24   19  .343  .462  .805  .616   5.81  .307   9   85   23  143  Cubs         
1912   25   62  .418  .571  .989  .759   9.61  .372  14   99   23  145  Cubs         
1913   26   32  .379  .490  .868  .708   7.00  .313   9   95   18  127  Cubs         
CAR        144  .331  .419  .750  .597   5.12  .295  58  796  175 1456 
LG AVG       0  .327  .350  .677  .500   4.19  .262  32  517  187 
POS AVG     -6  .327  .347  .674  .500   4.16  .262  27  518  192 

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