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  • #16
    Around the Majors: Padres sign Piazza

    1) The Padres signed free agent C Mike Piazza to a 1 year, $2 million contract, with a mutual option for 2007.
    Code:
    YEAR  AGE RCAA   OBA  SLG   OPS   OWP    RC/G  AVG   HR  RBI   SB   G   TEAM
    2003   34    7  .377  .483  .860  .583   6.12  .286  11   34    0   68  Mets         
    2004   35    4  .362  .444  .806  .529   5.54  .266  20   54    0  129  Mets         
    2005   36    2  .326  .452  .778  .515   5.13  .251  19   62    0  113  Mets         
    CAR        439  .382  .555  .936  .684   7.49  .311 397 1223   17 1703 
    LG AVG       0  .342  .429  .770  .500   5.17  .270 183  780  121 
    POS AVG    -99  .329  .409  .738  .441   4.59  .259 179  772   33
    2) Today's birthdays--
    Code:
    JORGE CANTU, AGE: 24
    YEAR  AGE RCAA   OBA  SLG   OPS   OWP    RC/G  AVG   HR  RBI   SB   G   TEAM
    2004   22    3  .341  .462  .803  .552   5.53  .301   2   17    0   50  Devil Rays   
    2005   23    1  .311  .497  .808  .504   4.89  .286  28  117    1  150  Devil Rays   
    CAR          4  .318  .489  .807  .515   5.03  .289  30  134    1  200 
    LG AVG       0  .333  .427  .760  .500   4.95  .269  24  100   12 
    POS AVG     -7  .324  .411  .735  .470   4.63  .267  18   89   16 
    
    WALT DROPO, AGE: 83
    YEAR  AGE RCAA   OBA  SLG   OPS   OWP    RC/G  AVG   HR  RBI   SB   G   TEAM
    1951   28  -19  .312  .369  .681  .326   3.63  .239  11   57    0   99  Red Sox      
    1953   30  -30  .289  .371  .660  .325   3.42  .248  13   96    2  152  Tigers       
    1956   33  -12  .334  .374  .708  .388   4.08  .266   8   52    1  125  White Sox    
    CAR        -58  .326  .432  .757  .451   4.61  .270 152  704    5 1288 
    LG AVG       0  .346  .399  .744  .500   4.90  .267  98  528   37 
    POS AVG     55  .352  .429  .781  .538   5.37  .273 132  636   23 
    
    JEREMY HERMIDA, AGE: 22
    YEAR  AGE RCAA   OBA  SLG   OPS   OWP    RC/G  AVG   HR  RBI   SB   G   TEAM
    2005   21    5  .383  .634 1.017  .760   9.00  .293   4   11    2   23  Marlins      
    CAR          5  .383  .634 1.017  .760   9.00  .293   4   11    2   23 
    LG AVG       0  .339  .428  .767  .500   5.07  .268   1    5    1 
    POS AVG      0  .346  .453  .799  .535   5.53  .268   1    5    1 
    
    DAVEY JOHNSON, AGE: 63
    YEAR  AGE RCAA   OBA  SLG   OPS   OWP    RC/G  AVG   HR  RBI   SB   G   TEAM
    1971   28   16  .351  .443  .794  .596   5.40  .282  18   72    3  142  Orioles      
    1973   30   33  .370  .546  .916  .645   7.38  .270  43   99    5  157  Braves       
    1977   34   14  .408  .545  .952  .716   8.08  .321   8   36    1   78  Phillies     
    CAR         70  .340  .404  .744  .542   4.76  .261 136  609   33 1435 
    LG AVG       0  .324  .378  .701  .500   4.21  .253 114  530   76 
    POS AVG    -56  .318  .347  .666  .447   3.82  .250  74  449   71 
    
    JOHN PATTERSON, AGE: 28
    YEAR AGE RSAA  ERA     G  GS   IP    SO   SO/9 BR/9   W   L   SV  NW  NL  TEAM
    2003 25   -8   6.05   16   8   55     43  7.04 15.22   1   4   1   2   3  Diamondbacks 
    2004 26  -10   5.03   19  19   98.1   99  9.06 14.09   4   7   0   4   7  Expos        
    2005 27   18   3.13   31  31  198.1  185  8.39 10.98   9   7   0  10   6  Nationals    
    CAREER     4   4.05   73  63  382.1  358  8.43 12.33  16  18   1  17  17 
    LG AVG     0   4.25           382.1  282  6.64 12.78  21  22
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    • #17
      I am surprised to say the least.I guess when you own every catching offensive record you still want to play the position and at your own terms. 100 games behind the plate is only 13 fewer then he had last year with the Mets when he really fell off. I had said earlier that I felt like 20 -25 games and not having to focus on a pitching staff seemed like a better idea but he's the HOF player not me .Good luck

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      • #18
        Originally posted by Lindseynelson
        I am surprised to say the least.I guess when you own every catching offensive record you still want to play the position and at your own terms. 100 games behind the plate is only 13 fewer then he had last year with the Mets when he really fell off. I had said earlier that I felt like 20 -25 games and not having to focus on a pitching staff seemed like a better idea but he's the HOF player not me .Good luck
        The interesting thing, from what I've heard that ESPN reported on the TV, is that he can play as many games "AS HE WANTS". That means to me that if he's either performing less in his role than other catchers (not sure of SDG's catching situation), or if he's gotten hurt a few times, then he'd likely become the pinch-hitter.

        For a guy who's been expected to become a DH/1B/backup C in an AL team with a smaller park, that may be his only bet if he unfortunately doesn't do as well as hoped.

        I wish him well, but sometimes wonder why he's putting himself through more physical demands at age 37. As mentioned earlier, he's certainly not taking the easy way out.
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        • #19
          Anyone else thinking 'mid-season trade bait'?

          Supposing the Pads are in with a shout at the All-Star Break, but need something extra. Piazza can't play however many games for whatever reason there may be - so you offload him to an AL team (thinking that they can use him as a DH) for some pitching or an everyday player or whatever piece of the puzzle is missing.

          Seems like another option on the table that (I don't think) anyone else has put forward yet.
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          • #20
            Originally posted by BristolBoy
            Anyone else thinking 'mid-season trade bait'?

            Supposing the Pads are in with a shout at the All-Star Break, but need something extra. Piazza can't play however many games for whatever reason there may be - so you offload him to an AL team (thinking that they can use him as a DH) for some pitching or an everyday player or whatever piece of the puzzle is missing.

            Seems like another option on the table that (I don't think) anyone else has put forward yet.
            If that's the case, then the new team would inherit the mutual $8m option for 2007. If said team decides against picking up that option, then they'd just have to buy him out.

            Now that I think about it, that $8m thing could've just been a "carrot in front of the horse" to merely get him to play to his potential.

            I think he'd be wise to do some 1B/PH duties as well, since squatting for 3-4 hours daily can do some major damage to one's knees, back and such.
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            THE BROOKLYN DODGERS - 1890 thru 1957
            Montreal Expos 1969 - 2004

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            • #21
              Originally posted by Mattingly
              If that's the case, then the new team would inherit the mutual $8m option for 2007. If said team decides against picking up that option, then they'd just have to buy him out.

              Now that I think about it, that $8m thing could've just been a "carrot in front of the horse" to merely get him to play to his potential.

              I think he'd be wise to do some 1B/PH duties as well, since squatting for 3-4 hours daily can do some major damage to one's knees, back and such.
              Is that not a roundabout way of saying 'hey BB, good thinking dude! Not bad for an English guy!'.
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              • #22
                DodgerBlues.com says it best:

                There are more Dodgers on the Padres (Park, Young, Roberts, etc.) than Dodgers on the Dodgers.
                SOUVENEZ-VOUS LES EXPOS!!!
                "The future's uncertain and the end is always near" - Jim Morrison

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                • #23
                  The AP is reporting the following story on the Padres MIKE PIAZZA media conference yesterday....

                  http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/11206027/from/RS.3/


                  Also, can I ask just WHO added to my original title of this thread? While it's no major issue, I would like to know for future issue. I thought that was a "NO-NO"!!

                  c.

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