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Old 10-29-2002, 11:47 AM   #1
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Default Piniella signs; Mariners get Winn

1) The Mariners got OF Randy Winn and minor league SS Antonio Perez as the compensation for Lou Piniella.

Winn has to prove his 2002 season wasn't a career year. After -9 RCAA/.664 OPS and -7 RCAA/.740 OPS seasons, he hit .461 SLG, .360 OBA, .821 OPS, 22 RCAA in 152 games. It was the first time in his 5 year career that he had a positive RCAA, an above average OPS or an above average SLG. Winn has a .743 career OPS, compared to his league average of .770, and -19 RCAA in 519 games.

Perez, 22, missed almost the entire 2001 season due to a broken wrist and was limited to 72 games in AA in 2002, due to a hand injury. When he played, he had a .645 OPS (.333 SLG, .312 OBA) in 2002. Perez was once considered a top prospect, and was sent to the Mariners in the Ken Griffey Jr. trade, but his injuries and a birthdate change (from 7/26/81 to 7/26/80) has resulted in him losing some of his appeal.

2) Lou Piniella's contract will be a 4 year sentence, for $13 million.

3) Art Howe's contract with the Mets is 4 years, $9.4 million.

4) Cardinals C Mike Matheny had arthroscopic shoulder surgery and is expected to be ready for spring training.

After -22 RCAA/.679 OPS and -31 RCAA/.581 OPS seasons, Matheny hit .317 SLG, .313 OBA, .630 OPS, -12 RCAA in 110 games. It was his 8th consecutive year with a double digit negative RCAA and just the 3rd time in his 8 year career that he avoided a sub .300 OBA. Matheny has a .619 career OPS, compared to his league average of .779, and -167 RCAA in 861 games.

5) The Twins picked up their 2003 options on Ps LaTroy Hawkins ($3 million) and Eddie Guardado ($2.7 million) and C Tom Prince ($450,000). They declined options on P Bob Wells and INF Denny Hocking. Wells will become a free agent, while Hocking has 5 days to decide whether to exercise his player option to stay or become a free agent.

After 3.39 ERA/19 RSAA and 3.96 ERA/-8 RSAA seasons, Hawkins had a 2.13 ERA/20 RSAA in 65 games. He has a 5.39 career ERA, compared to his league average of 4.71, and -43 RSAA in 292 games.

After 3.94 ERA/9 RSAA and 3.51 ERA/8 RSAA seasons, Guardado had a 2.93 ERA/11 RSAA in 68 games. He has a 4.68 career ERA, compared to his league average of 4.66, and 9 RSAA in 573 games.

After -7 RCAA/.682 OPS and -11 RCAA/.641 OPS seasons, Prince hit .392 SLG, .317 OBA, .709 OPS, -4 RCAA in 51 games. He has a .614 career OPS, compared to his league average of .752, and -64 RCAA in 487 games.

After 3.65 ERA/16 RSAA and 5.11 ERA/-4 RSAA seasons, Wells had a 5.90 ERA/-10 RSAA in 48 games. He has a 5.03 career ERA, compared to his league average of 4.75, and -15 RSAA in 414 games.

After -1 RCAA/.789 OPS and -14 RCAA/.654 OPS seasons, Hocking hit .323 SLG, .310 OBA, .633 OPS, -10 RCAA in 102 games. He has a .662 career OPS, compared to his league average of .776, and -100 RCAA in 793 games.

6) Matt Whiteside signed a 2 year contract with a Japanese team.

Whiteside pitched for the Rangers, Phillies, Padres and Braves, from 1992-2001, with a 5.10 career ERA, compared to his league average of 4.56, and -25 RSAA in 284 games. He had a 5.50 ERA in AAA with the Rockies in 2002.

7) Braves C Javier Lopez exercised his $7 million player option to stay with the team.

After -4 RCAA/.822 OPS and -9 RCAA/.747 OPS seasons, Lopez hit .372 SLG, .299 OBA, .670 OPS, -18 RCAA in 109 games. He has a .810 career OPS, compared to his league average of .772, and -6 RCAA in 1027 games. (his OBA is 10 points under the league average, which is most of the explanation for that negative RCAA, despite having an OPS 48 points above his league average.)

8) The Indians have a press conference today to announce the hiring of Eric Wedge as manager.

9) The Brewers have a press conference today to announce the hiring of Ned Yost as manager.

10) The Rockies picked up their $3 million option on P Todd Jones. The team and 3B Todd Zeile both declined their mutual $2.5 millions for next year, as they previously agreed to do.

After 3.52 ERA/9 RSAA and 4.24 ERA/2 RSAA seasons, Jones had a 4.70 ERA/3 RSAA in 79 games. He has a 3.76 career ERA, compared to his league average of 4.43, and 50 RSAA in 607 games.

After 8 RCAA/.823 OPS and -3 RCAA/.732 OPS seasons, Zeile hit .425 SLG, .353 OBA, .778 OPS, -20 RCAA in 144 games. He has a .778 career OPS, compared to his league average of .758, and 23 RCAA in 1921 games.

11) Dodgers LF Brian Jordan is expected to demand a trade. Since Jordan was traded in the middle of a multiyear contract, and has at least 6 years major league experience, he has the right to make a trade demand within 15 days after the end of the World Series. If the player isn't traded by March 15, he'll become a free agent, unless he withdraws the demand. No player has ever become a free agent under this rule.

According to the LA Daily News, the Dodgers aren't taking the demand seriously and GM Dan Evans says he "None of this was unexpected and at the same time I don't expect to make a change to his contract. I expect Brian Jordan to be back at Vero Beach [for spring training] and performing at the level he can perform at. We like Brian Jordan on this team."

Jordan would be using the demand in an attempt to use it as leverage in his attempt to get a contract extension.

After -14 RCAA/.742 OPS and 4 RCAA/.830 OPS seasons, Jordan hit .469 SLG, .338 OBA, .807 OPS, 13 RCAA in 128 games. He has a .806 career OPS, compared to his league average of .770, and 56 RCAA in 1205 games.

12) Seventy players filed for free agency yesterday. I'll present the complete list of free agents once they hit the open market. For those who can't wait, there is a list at http://www.sportsline.com/mlb/story/5829474 which covers those who've filed, those eligible for filing and those whose options haven't been exercised or declined yet.

Correction from Sunday--The 1905-06 Giants, Whitesox should have been on the list of consecutive first time World Champions.

Here's the revised list--

1905 Giants, 1906 Whitesox, 1907 Cubs
1909 Pirates, 1910 Athletics
1919 Reds, 1920 Indians
1923 Yankees, 1924 Senators
2001 Diamondbacks, 2002 Angels
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Default Re: Piniella signs; Mariners get Winn

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1) The Mariners got OF Randy Winn and minor league SS Antonio Perez as the compensation for Lou Piniella.

correction - Perez went from the Mariners to the DRays, so the compensation for Piniella was really Winn minus Perez
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