1) The Braves named Tim Hudson as their Opening Day starter.
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YEAR AGE RSAA  ERA     G  GS   IP    SO   SO/9 BR/9   W   L   SV  NW  NL  TEAM
2003 27   41   2.70   34  34  240    162  6.08 10.05  16   7   0  16   7  A's          
2004 28   24   3.53   27  27  188.2  103  4.91 11.93  12   6   0  11   7  A's          
2005 29   19   3.52   29  29  192    115  5.39 12.56  14   9   0  14   9  Braves       
CAREER   188   3.33  212 212 1432.2 1014  6.37 11.50 106  48   0  98  56 
LG AVG     0   4.57          1432.2 1008  6.33 13.10  80  81
2) The Pirates re-signed SS Jack Wilson to a 3 year, $20 million contract extension, covering 2007-09. Wilson would have been able to stop harming the Pirates by becoming a free agent at the end of the season.
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YEAR  AGE RCAA   OBA  SLG   OPS   OWP    RC/G  AVG   HR  RBI   SB   G   TEAM
2003   25  -27  .303  .353  .656  .334   3.50  .256   9   62    5  150  Pirates      
2004   26    6  .335  .459  .794  .531   5.38  .308  11   59    8  157  Pirates      
2005   27  -25  .299  .363  .662  .349   3.66  .257   8   52    7  158  Pirates      
CAR       -109  .304  .368  .672  .362   3.79  .263  35  245   26  720 
LG AVG       0  .340  .431  .771  .500   5.15  .268  89  364   46 
POS AVG    -76  .317  .385  .702  .407   4.21  .264  48  277   64
Wilson has the 3rd worst RCAA in Pirates history--
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RCAA     
1    Bill Mazeroski             -190   
2    Tommy Thevenow             -126   
3    Jack Wilson                -109   
4    Frankie Gustine            -103   
5    Dick Groat                  -99   
6    George Gibson               -96   
7    Jose Lind                   -94   
8    Walter Schmidt              -91   
9    Abraham Nunez               -89   
10   Frank Taveras               -86
He's been a starter over the past 5 years. Over that time, Wilson ranks 4th in the majors in worst RCAA--
Code:
RCAA  
1    Neifi Perez                -159   
2    Brad Ausmus                -133   
3    Royce Clayton              -125   
4    Jack Wilson                -109   
T5   Tony Womack                -100   
T5   Cesar Izturis              -100   
7    Mike Matheny                -98   
T8   Alex Gonzalez               -89   
T8   Einar Diaz                  -89   
T10  Cristian Guzman             -88   
T10  Rey Sanchez                 -88
3) The Giants re-signed CF Randy Winn to a 3 year, $23.25 million contract extension, covering 2007-09. Winn would have been eligible for free agency after the season.
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YEAR  AGE RCAA   OBA  SLG   OPS   OWP    RC/G  AVG   HR  RBI   SB   G   TEAM
2003   29   10  .346  .425  .771  .553   5.48  .295  11   75   23  157  Mariners     
2004   30    7  .346  .427  .772  .535   5.11  .286  14   81   21  157  Mariners     
2005   31   25  .360  .499  .859  .618   6.36  .306  20   63   19  160  Mariners/Giants
CAR         23  .346  .425  .772  .519   5.22  .288  69  401  143  993 
LG AVG       0  .337  .431  .768  .500   5.09  .269 117  494   63 
POS AVG     15  .340  .434  .774  .511   5.25  .276 111  476  105
4) The Diamondbacks traded P Jason Bulger to the Angels for INF Alberto Callaspo.

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BULGER
YEAR AGE RSAA  ERA     G  GS   IP    SO   SO/9 BR/9   W   L   SV  NW  NL  TEAM
2005 26   -1   5.40    9   0   10      9  8.10 17.10   1   0   0   0   1  Diamondbacks 
CAREER    -1   5.40    9   0   10      9  8.10 17.10   1   0   0   0   1 
LG AVG     0   4.23            10      7  6.57 12.76   1   1
5) Today's birthdays--
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LARRY BROWN, AGE: 66
YEAR  AGE RCAA   OBA  SLG   OPS   OWP    RC/G  AVG   HR  RBI   SB   G   TEAM
1964   24  -14  .283  .379  .662  .336   3.23  .230  12   40    1  115  Indians      
1969   29  -17  .304  .294  .598  .342   3.01  .239   4   24    5  132  Indians      
1971   31  -20  .239  .234  .473  .136   1.58  .201   1   14    1   83  Indians/A's
CAR       -117  .300  .313  .612  .355   3.03  .233  47  254   22 1129 
LG AVG       0  .320  .377  .697  .500   4.14  .250  91  395   51 
POS AVG    -69  .304  .335  .639  .415   3.48  .240  52  293   66 

TONY CASTILLO, AGE: 43
YEAR AGE RSAA  ERA     G  GS   IP    SO   SO/9 BR/9   W   L   SV  NW  NL  TEAM
1994 31   16   2.51   41   0   68     43  5.69 12.84   5   2   1   5   2  Blue Jays    
1995 32   12   3.22   55   0   72.2   38  4.71 11.27   1   5  13   4   2  Blue Jays    
CAREER    33   3.93  403   6  526.2  333  5.69 12.78  28  23  22  30  21 
LG AVG     0   4.46           526.2  353  6.04 13.09  29  30 

RAMON CASTRO, AGE: 30
YEAR  AGE RCAA   OBA  SLG   OPS   OWP    RC/G  AVG   HR  RBI   SB   G   TEAM
2003   27    4  .333  .604  .937  .709   7.82  .283   5    8    0   40  Marlins      
2004   28  -10  .231  .260  .492  .149   1.93  .135   3    8    0   32  Marlins      
2005   29   -3  .321  .435  .756  .447   4.42  .244   8   41    1   99  Mets         
CAR        -23  .304  .387  .690  .383   3.91  .222  26   94    1  306 
LG AVG       0  .343  .434  .777  .500   5.25  .270  23   96   13 
POS AVG    -20  .325  .397  .722  .406   4.30  .255  19   91    3 

DOUG CREEK, AGE: 37
YEAR AGE RSAA  ERA     G  GS   IP    SO   SO/9 BR/9   W   L   SV  NW  NL  TEAM
2002 33   -9   5.82   52   0   55.2   56  9.05 16.01   3   2   0   2   3  Devil Rays/Mariners
2003 34    2   3.29   21   0   13.2   11  7.24 18.44   0   0   0   0   0  Blue Jays    
2005 36   -6   6.85   20   0   22.1   18  7.25 13.70   0   0   0   0   0  Tigers       
CAREER   -27   5.32  279   3  289.1  292  9.08 14.90   7  14   1  10  11 
LG AVG     0   4.50           289.1  206  6.42 13.00  16  16 

OMAR DAAL, AGE: 34
YEAR AGE RSAA  ERA     G  GS   IP    SO   SO/9 BR/9   W   L   SV  NW  NL  TEAM
1997 25  -17   7.06   42   3   57.1   44  6.91 16.48   2   3   1   2   3  Expos/Blue Jays
2000 28  -27   6.14   32  28  167     96  5.17 15.57   4  19   0  10  13  Diamondbacks/Phillies
2003 31  -21   6.34   19  17   93.2   53  5.09 15.95   4  11   0   5  10  Orioles      
CAREER   -36   4.55  392 164 1198.2  806  6.05 12.95  68  78   1  73  73 
LG AVG     0   4.38          1198.2  893  6.70 12.92  67  67 

MARK GARDNER, AGE: 44
YEAR AGE RSAA  ERA     G  GS   IP    SO   SO/9 BR/9   W   L   SV  NW  NL  TEAM
1993 31  -16   6.19   17  16   91.2   54  5.30 12.96   4   6   0   4   6  Royals       
1999 37  -36   6.47   29  21  139     86  5.57 13.40   5  11   0   5  11  Giants       
2001 39  -15   5.40   23  15   91.2   53  5.20 12.76   5   5   0   4   6  Giants       
CAREER  -109   4.56  345 275 1764.2 1256  6.41 12.47  99  93   1  87 105 
LG AVG     0   4.12          1764.2 1261  6.43 12.60  99  99 

KEN HARVEY, AGE: 28
YEAR  AGE RCAA   OBA  SLG   OPS   OWP    RC/G  AVG   HR  RBI   SB   G   TEAM
2003   25  -23  .313  .408  .721  .349   4.06  .266  13   64    2  135  Royals       
2004   26   -1  .338  .421  .759  .489   4.82  .287  13   55    1  120  Royals       
2005   27   -2  .271  .356  .626  .306   3.09  .222   1    5    0   12  Royals       
CAR        -28  .322  .411  .733  .404   4.29  .274  27  126    3  271 
LG AVG       0  .336  .431  .767  .500   5.07  .269  32  134   16 
POS AVG     12  .350  .450  .800  .537   5.51  .266  40  155    6 

PAUL HINES, 1852-1935
YEAR  AGE RCAA   OBA  SLG   OPS   OWP    RC/G  AVG   HR  RBI   SB   G   TEAM
1879   27   55  .369  .482  .851  .799  10.38  .357   2   52    0   85  Grays        
1884   32   45  .360  .435  .794  .722   8.74  .302   3   41    0  114  Grays        
1886   34   42  .358  .462  .820  .696   9.24  .312   9   56   21  121  Statesmen    
CAR        343  .343  .413  .756  .644   7.74  .301  56  751  153 1481 
LG AVG       0  .303  .350  .653  .500   5.73  .261  38  671  152 
POS AVG    120  .319  .375  .694  .560   6.47  .273  48  703  152 

JOHNNY RAY, AGE: 49
YEAR  AGE RCAA   OBA  SLG   OPS   OWP    RC/G  AVG   HR  RBI   SB   G   TEAM
1982   25  -12  .318  .382  .700  .429   4.28  .281   7   63   16  162  Pirates      
1987   30  -17  .334  .374  .708  .398   4.19  .289   5   69    4  153  Pirates/Angels
CAR         -6  .333  .391  .724  .489   4.49  .290  53  594   80 1353 
LG AVG       0  .329  .391  .721  .500   4.47  .263 118  598  130 
POS AVG    -53  .328  .360  .688  .456   4.12  .264  60  474  158 

RICH RODRIGUEZ, AGE: 43
YEAR AGE RSAA  ERA     G  GS   IP    SO   SO/9 BR/9   W   L   SV  NW  NL  TEAM
1992 29   14   2.37   61   1   91     64  6.33 10.48   6   3   0   6   3  Padres       
CAREER    18   3.81  609   2  640.2  396  5.56 12.85  31  22   8  28  25 
LG AVG     0   4.08           640.2  448  6.29 12.53  36  36 

FARMER VAUGHN, 1864-1914
YEAR  AGE RCAA   OBA  SLG   OPS   OWP    RC/G  AVG   HR  RBI   SB   G   TEAM
1889   25  -30  .253  .322  .576  .257   3.61  .239   3   45   13   90  Colonels     
1893   29  -19  .332  .371  .703  .410   5.98  .280   1  108   16  121  Reds         
1896   32  -18  .320  .395  .715  .395   5.32  .293   2   66    7  114  Reds         
CAR       -172  .307  .365  .672  .369   5.01  .274  21  525   92  915 
LG AVG       0  .353  .380  .732  .500   6.54  .282  27  498  201 
POS AVG   -104  .328  .359  .687  .425   5.48  .267  25  488  117 

2/29 bithdays who otherwise fall through the cracks--

TERRENCE LONG, AGE: 30
YEAR  AGE RCAA   OBA  SLG   OPS   OWP    RC/G  AVG   HR  RBI   SB   G   TEAM
2003   27  -12  .293  .385  .678  .410   3.85  .245  14   61    4  140  A's          
2004   28   -3  .335  .420  .756  .465   4.48  .295   3   28    3  136  Padres       
2005   29  -11  .321  .378  .699  .416   4.01  .279   6   53    3  137  Royals       
CAR        -55  .319  .406  .725  .436   4.32  .270  69  374   27  878 
LG AVG       0  .337  .431  .768  .500   5.10  .269  98  410   52 
POS AVG      9  .336  .437  .773  .507   5.22  .273  95  405   86 

PEPPER MARTIN, 1904-65
YEAR  AGE RCAA   OBA  SLG   OPS   OWP    RC/G  AVG   HR  RBI   SB   G   TEAM
1933   29   42  .387  .456  .843  .703   7.22  .316   8   57   26  145  Cardinals    
1936   32   27  .373  .469  .842  .638   6.78  .309  11   76   23  143  Cardinals    
1937   33   16  .366  .475  .841  .634   6.98  .304   5   38    9   98  Cardinals    
CAR        108  .358  .443  .801  .581   6.15  .298  59  501  146 1189 
LG AVG       0  .340  .398  .738  .500   4.99  .281  58  486   41 
POS AVG     31  .344  .412  .757  .525   5.29  .286  68  497   52 

STEVE MINGORI, AGE: 62
YEAR AGE RSAA  ERA     G  GS   IP    SO   SO/9 BR/9   W   L   SV  NW  NL  TEAM
1971 27   15   1.42   54   0   57     45  7.11  8.84   1   2   4   3   0  Indians      
1976 32   11   2.33   55   0   85     38  4.02 10.69   5   5  10   7   3  Royals       
CAREER    54   3.04  385   2  584    329  5.07 12.13  18  33  42  32  19 
LG AVG     0   3.70           584    323  4.97 12.22  33  33 

AL ROSEN, AGE: 82
YEAR  AGE RCAA   OBA  SLG   OPS   OWP    RC/G  AVG   HR  RBI   SB   G   TEAM
1952   28   51  .387  .524  .911  .746   7.34  .302  28  105    8  148  Indians      
1953   29   82  .422  .613 1.034  .801   9.87  .336  43  145    8  155  Indians      
1954   30   38  .404  .506  .910  .707   7.47  .300  24  102    6  137  Indians      
CAR        230  .384  .495  .879  .666   6.87  .285 192  717   39 1044 
LG AVG       0  .349  .397  .745  .500   4.95  .268  83  471   32 
POS AVG     28  .362  .397  .760  .521   5.21  .272  78  476   32