|02-13-2002, 04:31 PM||#1|
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ATM report--Frankie Crosetti dies, Rickey Henderson update
1) On Monday, Frankie Crosetti died from complications from a fall in early January, at the age of 91.
Crosetti had a .695 OPS, compared to his league average of .748 and SS average of .694, -150 RCAA and -15 RCAP in 1683 games with the Yankees, from 1932-48, before having a 20 year coaching career in pinstripes.
2) According to the Boston Globe, the Redsox are waiting to hear if Rickey Henderson will accept a 1 year, $330,000 contract.
According to the Oakland Tribune, Henderson is still hoping the A's are interested, but Billy Beane says the team doesn't have any room for him, while in addition to being interested in the Redsox, he's also interested in returning to the Padres.
3) The Twins re-signed DH David Ortiz to a 1 year, $950,000 contract.
Ortiz hit .475 SLG, .324 OBA, .799 OPS, 1 RCAA, .510 OWP, 5.27 RC/G, 47 RC in 89 games in 2001. He has a .797 career OPS, compared to his league average of .780 and positional average of .827, -1 RCAA and -33 RCAP in 330 games.
4) The Pirates signed free agent P Ron Villone and C Mike Figga to minor league contracts. Villone will go to major league training camp, while Figga will go the minor league camp.
Villone had a 5.89 ERA and -12 RSAA in 53 games in 2001--22 with the Rockies and 31 with the Astros. It was the 2nd time in the past 3 years that he's had a negative RSAA and Villone has a 4.92 career ERA, compared to his league average of 4.60, and -12 RSAA in 274 games.
Figga had a .514 OPS, -11 RCAA and -8 RCAP in 99 PA with the Yankees and Orioles, from 1997-99.
5) The Rockies signed free agent P Pete Harnisch to a 1 year contract, pending him passing a physical.
Harnisch had a 6.37 ERA and -8 RSAA in 7 games with the Reds in 2001. He has a 3.89 career ERA, compared to his league average of 4.25, and 22 RSAA in 321 games.
6) The Mariners re-signed P Paul Abbott to a 1 year, $3.425 million contract.
Abbott had a 4.25 ERA and -2 RSAA in 27 starts in 2001, snapping a streak of 3 consecutive years with a positive RSAA. He has a 4.28 career ERA, compared to his league average of 4.47, and 7 RSAA in 125 games.
7) The Dodgers signed P Tim Crabtree to a minor league contract.
Crabtree had a 6.56 ERA and -5 RSAA in 21 games with the Rangers in 2001. After a 13 RSAA season in 1998, his RSAA has declined in each subsequent season, but this was the first time since 1997 that he had a negative figure. Crabtree has a 4.20 career ERA, compared to his league average of 4.57, and 32 RSAA in 342 games. He had rotator cuff surgery in July and might not be ready for the start of the season.
8) The Dodgers sent INF Phil Hiatt outright to the minors, after he cleared waivers. Hiatt will be invited to spring training and will be in the competition for a bench job.
Hiatt hit .420 SLG, .283 OBA, .703 OPS, -1 RCAA, .446 OWP, 4.26 RC/G, 6 RC in 30 games in 2001. He has a .645 career OPS, compared to his league average of .757 and positional average of .769, -28 RCAA and -26 RCAP in 170 games.
9) The Yankees are working on re-signing P Allen Watson, who missed the entire 2001 season due to shoulder surgery, to a minor league contract.
Watson was a free agent and wasn't offered salary arbitration by the Yankees. So, normally, the Yankees wouldn't be permitted to re-sign him until May 1.
But, every year, there's at least one player who isn't offered arbitration, then their old team wants to re-sign them to a minor league contract and the rest of MLB grants a waiver for that rule.
10) According to the Dallas Morning News, before the Rangers traded 1B Carlos Pena to the A's, they turned out a deal with the BlueJays for P Chris Carpenter.
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|02-13-2002, 05:15 PM||#2|
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I think most of us grew up with Frankie Crossetti in the coaches box. When you see his career numbers you understand why the Yankees replaced him as soon as Rizzutto became available.
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|02-13-2002, 05:38 PM||#3|
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