Around the Majors: White Sox-Diamondbacks trade

1) The Diamondbacks traded P Javier Vazquez to the White Sox for Ps Orlando Hernandez and Luis Vizcaino and minor league OF Chris Young.

VAZQUEZ
YEAR AGE RSAA  ERA     G  GS   IP    SO   SO/9 BR/9   W   L   SV  NW  NL  TEAM
2003 26   48   3.24   34  34  230.2  241  9.40 10.11  13  12   0  17   8  Expos        
2004 27  -10   4.91   32  32  198    150  6.82 12.09  14  10   0  11  13  Yankees      
2005 28    0   4.42   33  33  215.2  192  8.01 11.43  11  15   0  13  13  Diamondbacks 
CAREER    42   4.28  257 256 1643   1418  7.77 11.71  89  93   0  95  87 
LG AVG     0   4.38          1643   1225  6.71 12.92  92  92 

HERNANDEZ
YEAR AGE RSAA  ERA     G  GS   IP    SO   SO/9 BR/9   W   L   SV  NW  NL  TEAM
2002 36   12   3.64   24  22  146    113  6.97 10.79   8   5   1   8   5  Yankees      
2004 38   11   3.30   15  15   84.2   84  8.93 12.12   8   2   0   6   4  Yankees      
2005 39   -9   5.12   24  22  128.1   91  6.38 13.96   9   9   1   8  10  White Sox    
CAREER    51   4.11  163 158 1004.2  794  7.11 11.83  70  49   2  66  53 
LG AVG     0   4.67          1004.2  703  6.30 13.26  57  56 

VIZCAINO
YEAR AGE RSAA  ERA     G  GS   IP    SO   SO/9 BR/9   W   L   SV  NW  NL  TEAM
2003 28  -14   6.39   75   0   62     61  8.85 13.06   4   3   0   2   5  Brewers      
2004 29    5   3.75   73   0   72     63  7.88 10.75   4   4   1   5   3  Brewers      
2005 30    6   3.73   65   0   70     43  5.53 13.50   6   5   0   6   5  White Sox    
CAREER    -1   4.36  338   0  344.2  297  7.76 12.09  21  17   7  19  19 
LG AVG     0   4.33           344.2  251  6.55 12.82  19  19 

2) The Dodgers traded OF Milton Bradley and INF Antonio Perez to the A’s for minor league OF Andre Ethier.

BRADLEY
YEAR  AGE RCAA   OBA  SLG   OPS   OWP    RC/G  AVG   HR  RBI   SB   G   TEAM
2003   25   34  .421  .501  .923  .728   7.96  .321  10   56   17  101  Indians      
2004   26    3  .362  .424  .786  .521   5.27  .267  19   67   15  141  Dodgers      
2005   27   10  .350  .484  .835  .604   6.08  .290  13   38    6   75  Dodgers      
CAR          6  .350  .426  .776  .511   5.16  .269  54  233   54  534 
LG AVG       0  .338  .433  .772  .500   5.15  .268  63  256   32 
POS AVG     -8  .333  .424  .757  .485   5.00  .267  58  234   63 

PEREZ
YEAR  AGE RCAA   OBA  SLG   OPS   OWP    RC/G  AVG   HR  RBI   SB   G   TEAM
2003   23   -1  .345  .360  .705  .466   4.64  .248   2   12    4   48  Devil Rays   
2004   24   -1  .286  .308  .593  .245   2.70  .231   0    0    1   13  Dodgers      
2005   25    4  .360  .398  .758  .546   5.34  .297   3   23   11   98  Dodgers      
CAR          2  .353  .383  .736  .512   5.02  .280   5   35   16  159 
LG AVG       0  .337  .428  .766  .500   5.06  .268  12   51    6 
POS AVG     -3  .333  .414  .747  .476   4.80  .267  10   48    6 

3) According to the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, free agent 3B Bill Mueller is expected to choose a team today, with the Pirates being the frontrunners.

4) The Diamondbacks signed free agent P Jason Grimsley to a 1 year, $825,000 contract.

YEAR AGE RSAA  ERA     G  GS   IP    SO   SO/9 BR/9   W   L   SV  NW  NL  TEAM
2003 35    0   5.16   76   0   75     58  6.96 15.48   2   6   0   4   4  Royals       
2004 36    5   3.86   73   0   63     39  5.57 14.14   5   7   0   7   5  Royals/Orioles
2005 37   -4   5.73   22   0   22     10  4.09 13.50   1   2   0   1   2  Orioles      
CAREER    -9   4.76  533  72  909    612  6.06 14.47  41  56   4  49  48 
LG AVG     0   4.56           909    622  6.16 13.15  51  51 

5) The Yankees are reportedly interested in free agent Nomar Garciaparra, with 1B being a possibility.

6) The Royals are reportedly interested in free agent 1B Doug Mientkiewicz.

7) The Astros re-signed free agent C Brad Ausmus to a 2 year, $7.5 million contract.

YEAR  AGE RCAA   OBA  SLG   OPS   OWP    RC/G  AVG   HR  RBI   SB   G   TEAM
2003   34  -32  .303  .291  .594  .260   3.02  .229   4   47    5  143  Astros       
2004   35  -26  .306  .325  .631  .277   3.13  .248   5   31    2  129  Astros       
2005   36  -14  .351  .331  .682  .378   3.77  .258   3   47    5  134  Astros       
CAR       -207  .328  .353  .680  .361   3.82  .255  71  508   92 1577 
LG AVG       0  .342  .431  .774  .500   5.20  .271 169  714  101 
POS AVG   -127  .324  .402  .726  .417   4.38  .257 151  677   30 

Ausmus is about to set the Astros record for worst career RCAA–

RCAA                           RCAA    
1    Roger Metzger              -153   
2    Brad Ausmus                -152   
3    Bob Lillis                 -109   
4    Craig Reynolds              -83   
5    Tim Bogar                   -73   
6    Luis Pujols                 -64   
7    John Bateman                -60   
8    Bob Aspromonte              -56   
9    Rafael Ramirez              -55   
10   Adam Everett                -53   

8) According to the Houston Chronicle, the Astros are interested in free agents Rondell White and Nomar Garciaparra.

9) Today’s birthdays–

BOBBY ADAMS, 1921-97
YEAR  AGE RCAA   OBA  SLG   OPS   OWP    RC/G  AVG   HR  RBI   SB   G   TEAM
1946   24  -12  .292  .344  .636  .356   3.38  .244   4   24   16   94  Reds         
1949   27  -11  .317  .325  .642  .358   3.59  .253   0   25    4  107  Reds         
1953   31  -15  .338  .357  .696  .419   4.57  .275   8   49    3  150  Reds         
CAR        -62  .340  .368  .708  .446   4.52  .269  37  303   67 1281 
LG AVG       0  .342  .407  .749  .500   5.02  .269 102  510   40 
POS AVG    -27  .339  .395  .734  .477   4.81  .263  95  467   43 

JOHN ANDERSON, 1873-1949
YEAR  AGE RCAA   OBA  SLG   OPS   OWP    RC/G  AVG   HR  RBI   SB   G   TEAM
1898   24   31  .348  .494  .842  .655   7.53  .294   9   81   20  135  Dodgers/Senators
1901   27   38  .360  .476  .836  .675   7.93  .330   8   99   35  138  Brewers      
1907   33   19  .359  .348  .708  .703   5.79  .288   0   44   19   87  Senators     
CAR        136  .329  .404  .733  .572   5.81  .290  49  976  338 1635 
LG AVG       0  .333  .361  .694  .500   5.13  .274  33  723  253 
POS AVG    101  .343  .381  .724  .553   5.70  .285  41  778  290 

CRAIG BIGGIO, AGE: 40
YEAR  AGE RCAA   OBA  SLG   OPS   OWP    RC/G  AVG   HR  RBI   SB   G   TEAM
1994   28   42  .411  .483  .893  .727   8.59  .318   6   56   39  114  Astros       
1995   29   52  .406  .483  .889  .731   7.82  .302  22   77   33  141  Astros       
1997   31   68  .415  .501  .916  .753   8.92  .309  22   81   47  162  Astros       
1998   32   56  .403  .503  .906  .709   8.35  .325  20   88   50  160  Astros       
2003   37    1  .350  .412  .763  .504   5.40  .264  15   62    8  153  Astros       
2004   38    8  .337  .469  .806  .536   5.72  .281  24   63    7  156  Astros       
2005   39    8  .325  .468  .792  .543   5.44  .264  26   69   11  155  Astros       
CAR        354  .370  .437  .807  .601   6.17  .285 260 1063  407 2564 
LG AVG       0  .338  .419  .757  .500   4.98  .268 279 1229  207 
POS AVG   -104  .333  .392  .726  .459   4.62  .265 202 1037  232 

BILL BUCKNER, AGE: 56
YEAR  AGE RCAA   OBA  SLG   OPS   OWP    RC/G  AVG   HR  RBI   SB   G   TEAM
1973   23  -14  .297  .351  .648  .396   3.52  .275   8   46   12  140  Dodgers      
1977   27  -18  .314  .425  .739  .364   4.19  .284  11   60    7  122  Cubs         
1987   37  -14  .314  .365  .678  .384   3.85  .286   5   74    2  132  Red Sox/Angels
CAR        -26  .321  .408  .729  .484   4.50  .289 174 1208  183 2517 
LG AVG       0  .330  .392  .722  .500   4.49  .263 213 1078  201 
POS AVG    152  .344  .421  .765  .548   5.08  .273 276 1297  126 

DAVE GASSNER, AGE: 27
YEAR AGE RSAA  ERA     G  GS   IP    SO   SO/9 BR/9   W   L   SV  NW  NL  TEAM
2005 26   -1   5.87    2   2    7.2    2  2.35 11.74   1   0   0   0   1  Twins        
CAREER    -1   5.87    2   2    7.2    2  2.35 11.74   1   0   0   0   1 
LG AVG     0   4.36             7.2    5  6.16 12.63   0   0 

SCOTT HATTEBERG, AGE: 36
YEAR  AGE RCAA   OBA  SLG   OPS   OWP    RC/G  AVG   HR  RBI   SB   G   TEAM
2003   33   -2  .342  .383  .725  .489   4.57  .253  12   61    0  147  A's          
2004   34    8  .367  .420  .787  .544   5.73  .284  15   82    0  152  A's          
2005   35  -19  .334  .343  .677  .354   3.63  .256   7   59    0  134  A's          
CAR         -5  .356  .403  .758  .493   5.05  .268  83  422    1 1023 
LG AVG       0  .337  .430  .767  .500   5.08  .269 108  454   58 
POS AVG      1  .339  .435  .774  .499   5.11  .264 123  490   19 

KEN HILL, AGE: 40
YEAR AGE RSAA  ERA     G  GS   IP    SO   SO/9 BR/9   W   L   SV  NW  NL  TEAM
1992 26   28   2.68   33  33  218    150  6.19 10.94  16   9   0  16   9  Expos        
1994 28   18   3.32   23  23  154.2   85  4.95 11.35  16   5   0  13   8  Expos        
1996 30   47   3.63   35  35  250.2  170  6.10 12.60  16  10   0  17   9  Rangers      
CAREER    55   4.06  332 315 1973   1181  5.39 12.94 117 109   0 118 108 
LG AVG     0   4.23          1973   1343  6.13 12.75 110 110 

SAM JONES, 1925-71
YEAR AGE RSAA  ERA     G  GS   IP    SO   SO/9 BR/9   W   L   SV  NW  NL  TEAM
1958 32   39   2.88   35  35  250    225  8.10 11.41  14  13   0  18   9  Cardinals    
1959 33   26   2.82   50  35  271    209  6.94 11.59  21  15   4  22  14  Giants       
CAREER    48   3.59  322 222 1644   1376  7.53 12.51 102 101   9 108  95 
LG AVG     0   3.90          1644    920  5.04 12.34  92  92 

BILLY KOCH, AGE: 31
YEAR AGE RSAA  ERA     G  GS   IP    SO   SO/9 BR/9   W   L   SV  NW  NL  TEAM
1999 24   11   3.39   56   0   63.2   57  8.06 12.44   0   5  31   3   2  Blue Jays    
2000 25   21   2.63   68   0   78.2   60  6.86 11.21   9   3  33   9   3  Blue Jays    
2002 27   15   3.27   84   0   93.2   93  8.94 11.82  11   4  44  10   5  A's          
CAREER    40   3.89  379   0  407.1  357  7.89 12.99  29  25 163  33  21 
LG AVG     0   4.63           407.1  286  6.31 13.18  23  23 

RODRIGO LOPEZ, AGE: 30
YEAR AGE RSAA  ERA     G  GS   IP    SO   SO/9 BR/9   W   L   SV  NW  NL  TEAM
2003 27  -25   5.82   26  26  147    103  6.31 14.76   7  10   0   6  11  Orioles      
2004 28   23   3.59   37  23  170.2  121  6.38 11.60  14   9   0  15   8  Orioles      
2005 29  -19   4.90   35  35  209.1  118  5.07 12.98  15  12   0  11  16  Orioles      
CAREER   -15   4.56  137 118  748.1  495  5.95 12.69  51  43   0  47  47 
LG AVG     0   4.49           748.1  521  6.26 12.87  42  42 

SHAUN MARCUM, AGE: 24
YEAR AGE RSAA  ERA     G  GS   IP    SO   SO/9 BR/9   W   L   SV  NW  NL  TEAM
2005 23    4   0.00    5   0    8      4  4.50 11.25   0   0   0   0   0  Blue Jays    
CAREER     4   0.00    5   0    8      4  4.50 11.25   0   0   0   0   0 
LG AVG     0   4.36             8      5  6.16 12.63   0   0 

LEFTY TYLER, 1889-1953
YEAR AGE RSAA  ERA     G  GS   IP    SO   SO/9 BR/9   W   L   SV  NW  NL  TEAM
1913 23   10   2.79   39  34  290    143  4.44 11.30  16  17   2  18  15  Braves       
1916 26   11   2.02   34  28  249    117  4.23  9.43  17   9   1  15  11  Braves       
1918 28   20   2.01   33  30  269    102  3.41  9.70  19   8   1  17  10  Cubs         
CAREER    13   2.95  323 265 2228   1003  4.05 11.66 127 116   7 126 117 
LG AVG     0   2.97          2228    880  3.55 11.55 122 122 

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