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Our 2010-2011 strays

Since we still have some time to kill before the official start of Spring Training let's take a look at what our various strays from the last couple of seasons have done while we were not paying that much attention, shall we?

Ryan Ludwick


  • 7/31/10 traded to the San Diego Padres
  • 7/21/11 traded to the Pittsburgh Pirates

2010 - 59 games (239 PA) for SD: .211/.301/.330 with 6 HRs, .285 wOBA, -1.1 bWAR, -0.2 fWAR

2011 - SD and PIT: .237/.310/.363 with 13 HRs, .297 wOBA, 0.1 bWAR

Interesting: His stats took a hit in 2011 due to lack of production at the Padres home field, Petco Park. At the end of his tenure as a Padre, Ludwick was hitting .238, but with 11 home runs and 64 runs batted in and 42 runs scored. He accounted for 25.3 percent of the Padres' runs. (src Wiki)

Extra: 10 game streak May 11-21, 2011 - 17 hits, 4 HRs, 14 RBIs

Highlights:

Currently: 1 year $2.5M with Cincinnati Reds (1/17/12)

Jason Larue

After the career ending concussion 8/10/10, LaRue retired 9/18/10 because of post-concussion symptoms and returned home to his family.

Felipe Lopez

  • 9/21/10 DFA'd
  • 9/25/10 acquired by the Boston Red Sox
  • 2/2/11 signed minor league deal with the Tampa Bay Rays with Spring Training invite
  • 6/12/11 DFA'd by the Tampa Bay Rays
  • 7/28/11 traded to the Milwaukee Brewers
  • 8/21/11 DFA'd by the Brewers

2010 - 4 games (16 PA) with BOS - 1 HR, 1 RBI

2011 - 32 games (102 PA) TB - .216/.248/.320, 2 HRs, 8 RBIs, -0.2 bWAR

2011 - 16 games (51 PA) MIL - .182/.245/.182, 3 RBIs, -0.4 bWAR

Highlights:

Currently: FA (as of 2/10/12)

Joe Mather

  • claimed by the Atlanta Braves 11/3/10
  • failed to make Opening Day roster, placed on outright waivers, cleared waivers and sent to Triple-A Gwinnett Braves
  • 4/28/11 contract purchased by the Braves
  • 6/19/11 outrighted to minors but opted for free agency
  • 7/4/11 signed with Colorado Rockies
  • 7/5/11 assigned to Triple-A Colorado Springs

2011 - 36 games (83 PA) with ATL - .213/.272/.307 - 1 HR, 9 RBIs

Interesting: career high 4 hit, 4 RBI night against the LA Angels 5/21/11

Highlights:

Currently: signed as a minor league contract with the Chicago Cubs 1/4/12

Matt Pagnozzi

  • 11/29/10 signed minor league contract with the Colorado Rockies
  • contract purchased on 6/17/11
  • claimed off wavers 9/14/11 by the Pittsburgh Pirates

2011 - 7 games (25 PA) with COL - 6 hits, 2 RBIs

2011 - 5 games (9 PA) with PIT - 2 hits, 1 RBI

Highlights:

Currently: Pre-Arb eligible, 12/2/11 signed minor-league contract with Cleveland Indians including an invitation to spring training.

Blake Hawksworth

  • 11/30/10 traded to the Los Angeles Dodgers

2011 - LAD 2-5, 49 G, 53 IP, 4.08 ERA, 3.84 FIP, 92 ERA+, -0.3 bWAR, 0.1 fWAR

Currently: Pre-Arb Eligible

Brendan Ryan

  • traded to the Seattle Mariners 12/10/10

2011 - .248/.313./.326 with 3 HRs, .291 wOBA, 2.8 bWAR (oWAR 1.9, dWAR 0.9), .974 Fld%, 15 E

Interesting: 4/1/11 went 0-for-4 in his Mariners debut, a 6-2 win at Oakland, but scored a run, but drove in a run, scored a run, walked and helped turn two double plays. (src Wiki)

Interesting: 6/5/11 SQUEEEEEEZE!

Interesting: 7/26/11 broke up C.C. Sabathia's bid for a perfect game with a base hit with one out in the seventh

Interesting: 8/2/11 "infield triple" (officially scored as a single and fielder's choice) - Boog's baserunning adventure

Extra: 11 game streak May 20-31, 2011 - 20 hits (3 doubles, 1 triple), 8 RBIs + fielding

Extra: 11 game streak Jul 15-27, 2011 - 17 hits (4 doubles), 2 HRs, 7 RBIs

Highlights of a real shortstop (significantly shortened):

Currently: 2nd-Year Arb Eligible, 2 yrs/$2.75M (11-12) SEA

Brad Penny

  • 1/18/11 signed one-year $3 million deal with Detroit Tigers
  • started in number 2 spot, slid down to number 4
  • entered postseason in bullpen.

2011r - DET 11-11 in 31 starts 181.2 IP ERA 5.30, FIP 5.02, 77 ERA+, -0.4 bWAR, 0.8 fWAR

2011p - DET ALCS 1.2 IP, 7 H, 5 ER, 2 HR, 2 BB

Interesting: Brad Penny used his Cardinals money to buy Karina Smirnoff a $100,000 engagement ring in October 2010 before they broke it off in December 2011

Highlights:

Currently: 2/5/12 signed 1/$3M with the Fukuoka SoftBank Hawks

Evan MacLane

Jeff Suppan

  • 1/25/11 signed Suppan minor league deal with San Francisco Giants
  • released 3/29/11
  • 4/4/11 signed to minor league deal by Kansas City Royals

2011 - Finished 11-8 in 28 games, 165.2 IP, 4.78 ERA, 4.88 FIP

Currently: 2/8/12 signed minor league deal with the San Diego Padres

Robert Maiklejohn "Mike" MacDougal

  • 1/28/11 signed a minor league contract with the Los Angeles Dodgers, but made the Major League club to start the season.

2011 - LAD 69 G, 3-1, 1 SV, 57.0 IP, ERA 2.05 (team leading), FIP 3.96, 1.4 bWAR, 0.0 fWAR

Currently: 1/5/12 resigned by the Los Angeles Dodgers for 1/$1M plus 2013 club option

Randy Winn

  • 2/3/11 signed minor league contract with the Baltimore Orioles
  • 3/28/11 granted request for unconditional release
  • 4/1/11 announced retirement

Pedro Feliz

  • Feb 2011 signed to minor league deal with the Kansas City Royals, with invitation to Spring Training
  • released 3/28/11
  • 5/13/11 signed with the Camden Riversharks in the independent leagues
  • 8/10/11 signed to minor league contract with the San Diego Padres

2011 - 72 games with Camden Riversharks - leading the team in BA .298 and OBP.366; hit 11 HRs, tied for second in RBI - 45; 16-game hitting streak

2011 - 25 games (92 AB) with Triple-A Tucson Padres - .217/.217/.304, 3 HR, 12 RBIs

Currently: FA (as of 2/10/12)

Aaron Miles

  • Feb 2011 signed minor league deal with the LA Dodgers with Spring Training invite
  • made Opening Day roster

2011 - LAD .275/.314/.346 - 17 doubles, 3 HRs, 45 RBIs, 25 BB, .291 wOBA, 0.1 bWAR, 0.8 fWAR

Interesting: 6/28/11 hit first HR in over two years (530+ AB)

Extra: 7 game streak Jun 4-12 - 14 hits (2 doubles), 7 RBIs

Extra: 11 game streak Aug 16-28 - 13 hits (2 doubles, 1 triple), 2 HRs, 8 RBIs, 6 BB

Highlights:

Currently: FA (as of 2/10/12)

Nick Stavinoha

2011 Memphis Redbirds - .270/.329/.488 - 28 HR, 109 RBIs

Dennys Reyes

  • March 2011 signed minor league deal with the Boston Red Sox and attended spring training as non-roster invitee
  • made team's opening day roster as the only lefty in the bullpen
  • DFA'd 4/8/11, assigned to Triple A Pawtucket Red Sox.

2011 BOS - 4 G, 1.2 IP, 10 BF, 2 H, 3 ER, 2 BB, 2 HBP

Currently: FA (as of 2/10/12)

Miguel Batista

  • 6/22/11 released
  • 7/4/11 signed a minor league contract with the New York Mets
  • 8/28/11 the Mets selected his contract from Buffalo

2011 NYM - 9 G, 4 GS, 2-0, 30.2 IP , 22 H, 9 ER, 14 BB, 2.64 ERA

Interesting: made his first start with the Mets 9/1/11 and won his 100th career game.

Interesting: 9/28/11, the New York Mets' final game of the season, Batista pitched a two-hit, complete-game shutout against Cincinnati.

Highlights:

Currently: 1/10/12 signed minor league deal with the New York Mets with a Spring Training invite

Ryan Franklin

  • DFA'd 6/29/11
  • retired on 12/9/11

World Champion

Colby Rasmus

  • 7/27/11 traded to the Toronto Blue Jays

2011 - 35 games (140 PAs) TOR - .173/.201/.316, 3 HRs, 13 RBIs, .225 wOBA, -0.9 bWAR

Extra: 7 game streak Aug 3-10, 2011 - 10 hits (3 doubles), 1 HR, 3RBIs

Highlights:

Currently: 1st-Year Arb Eligible, 1 yr/$2.7M (12)

Brian Tallet

  • 7/27/11 traded back to the Toronto Blue Jays
  • rehab in Class-A Dunedin Blue Jays
  • 8/28/11 called up to the Blue Jays
  • 8/31/11 DFA'd

2011 - TOR 1 G, 0.1 IP, 5 BF, 2 H, 2 ER, 2 BB, blown save

Interesting: facial hair

Currently: 2/3/12 signed with the Pittsburgh Pirates (not announced but probably a minor league deal)

PJ Walters

  • 7/27/11 traded to the Toronto Blue Jays
  • demoted to minor leagues where he went 1-3 with an 8.38 ERA in Triple-A
  • 12/14/11 signed a minor league contract with the Minnesota Twins

2011 - TOR 1 G, 1 IP, 3 BF, 1 BB

Currently: Pre-Arb Eligible

Trever Miller

  • 7/27/11 traded to the Toronto Blue Jays
  • DFA'd 8/16/11
  • unconditionally released 8/21/11
  • 8/30/11 signed by the Boston Red Sox and later designated to Triple-A Pawtucket

2011 - TOR 6 G, 3.2 IP, 18 BF, 6 H, 2 ER, 1 HR, 2 BB

2011 - BOS 3 G, 2.0 IP, 6 BF, 0 H, 0 ER

Currently: 1/30/12 signed a minor league deal with the Chicago Cubs with Spring Training invite

Raúl Valdés

  • 8/12/11 DFA'd claimed off waivers
  • 8/16/11 by the New York Yankees
  • 8/18/11 assigned to Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Yankees
  • filed for FA in October
  • 11/10/11 signed minor league contract with an invite to spring training with the Philadelphia Phillies

2011 - NYY 6G, 6.2 IP, 28 BF, 8 H, 2 ER, 1 HR, 2 BB

Currently: Pre-Arb Eligible

Next year - stray class 2011-2012:

Albert Pujols - 12/10/11 signed with the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim 10/$240M

Ryan Theriot - 12/12/11 non-tendered FA, 1/27/12 signed with the San Francisco Giants 1/$1.25M

Nick Punto - 12/14/11 signed with the Boston Red Sox 2/$3M. We'll miss you, Shredder

Gerald Laird - 11/18/11 signed as a backup catcher with the Detroit Tigers 1/$1M

Edwin Jackson - 2/2/12 signed 1/$11M deal with the Washington Nationals

Octavio Dotel - 10/31/11 Cardinals denied team option for 2012, making Dotel a type A free agent. 12/7/11 signed with the Detroit Tigers 1/$3.5M with 2013 option

Arthur Rhodes - (2011's Bengie Molina - was going get a ring either way, as the Rangers were paying most of his salary for him to pitch against them). As of 2/10/12 he's still a free agent

Corey Patterson - 1/31/12 signed a minor league deal with the Milwaukee Brewers, no spring training invite, likely to play all of 2012 in Triple A Nashville. Fun Fact - Corey Patterson's first name is Donald. (For more fun, Salas' first name is Noel, Berk's first name is William, and Lynn's first name is Michael)

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