Parallels2の日記

2005-10-31

[]城島FA

城島、大リーグ挑戦表明 初の日本人捕手誕生か

MarinersとMetsが有力、ってどっちいってもつらい目に会いそうですね。守備面が心配されてるようですが、ホークス時代も出始めは同じこと言われてたわけでなんとかするでしょう、と思います。松井稼頭央みたいに自分の殻にこもるタイプでもないので、なんとかなっちゃうと思います。ひとなつっこいラティーノの投手がたくさんいる球団に行ったほうがいいのかも、と考えるとメッツも良い選択肢かもしれない、と思ってしまいますね。

怖いのは打撃。昔は高めに弱かったのですが、克服されたんでしょうか。そのままだとすると、イチローメジャー1,2年目みたいな外角高めにストレート攻めされてしまうと可能性が。対策してたのかなあ。井口といっしょにスカパー見てた、というのなら希望が持てそうですが。プロ野球もレベル上がってますが、球の力だけはまだ数段の差があると思います。ゆえに…

「打力のある捕手」ゆえに引き合いがあるので、そこが崩れると相当つらい思いをしそうだなあ、と思います。元ホークスファンとしては、期待したいのですが…

[]10月の人事異動

Arizona Diamondbacks

Sent OF Quinton McCracken outright to Triple-A Tucson; McCracken refused the assignment and is now a free agent.Sent C Kelly Stinnett outright to Triple-A Tucson; Stinnett refused the assignment and is now a free agent.(10/14)

Baltimore Orioles

Outrighted 2B Bernie Castro, 1B Alejandro Freire, OF Ramon Nivar, OF Keith Reed and SS Eddie Rogers have been sent to Triple-A Ottawa.(10/7)

Boston Red Sox

Released OF Adam Hyzdu; Purchased the contract of RHP Edgar Martinez from Double-A Portland.Sent RHP Chad Harville, LHP Mike Stanton and RHP Jeremi Gonzalez outright to Triple-A Pawtucket. Harville, Stanton and Gonzalez refused the assignments and are now free agents.(10/15)

Chicago Cubs

Signed RHP Ryan Dempster to a three-year, $15.5 million contract extension.(10/1)

Picked up options on INF Todd Walker and RHP Scott Williamson; declined a mutual option on OF Jeromy Burnitz.(10/29)

Signed LHP Glendon Rusch to a two-year contract, guaranteeing him $6 million, plus as much as $1 million more in performance bonuses based on starts.(10/31)

Chicago White Sox

Sent LHP David Sanders outright to Triple-A Charlotte and LHP Ryan Wing outright to Single-A Winston-Salem.(10/8)

Exercised 2006 club option on RHP Cliff Politte; Declined 2006 club option on DH Carl Everett, making him a free agent; DH Frank Thomas exercised 2006 player option.(10/31)

Cincinnati Reds

Sent RHP Chris Booker outright to Triple-A Louisville; Booker refused the assignment and is now a free agent; INF D'Angelo Jimenez and RHP Ben Weber elected free agency.(10/10)

Declined the 2006 contract option on RHP Ramon Ortiz; The Reds and INF Rich Aurilia mutually agreed to decline his 2006 contract option; IF/OF Jacob Cruz declared free agency; Named Jim Pransky professional scout.(10/28)

Reinstated INF Luis Lopez from the 60-day disabled list.Reinstated RHP Ryan Wagner from the 15-day disabled list.(10/31)

Cleveland Indians

Outrighted RHP Jason Young to Triple-A Buffalo.(10/1)

Activated RHP Kyle Denney (concussion/skull fracture) from the 60-day disabled list.(10/4)

Outrighted RHP Kyle Denney and OF Jeff Liefer to Triple-A Buffalo.(10/7)

Claimed RHP Sean Douglass off waivers from the Detroit Tigers.(10/10)

Re-signed INF Ramon Vazquez to a one-year contract.(10/28)

Colorado Rockies

Exercised the 2006 option on OF Matt Holliday and declined a 2006 club option on C Todd Greene.(10/4)

Claimed LHP Jaime Cerda off waivers from the Royals and outrighted INF Eddy Garabito to Triple-A Colorado Springs.(10/5)

Announced OF Dustan Mohr has elected free agency.(10/7)

Acquired Miguel Ojeda on waivers from the Seattle Mariners.(10/11)

Signed RHP Mike DeJean to a one-year contract for the 2006 season with a mutual option for 2007.(10/27)

Detroit Tigers

Sent RHP Matt Ginter, RHP Jason Karnuth, LHP Doug Creek, LHP Vic Darensbourg, and INF Kevin Hooper outright to Triple-A Toledo; All five refused the assignment and are now free agents; Released RHP Gary Knotts.(10/10)

Florida Marlins

Released RHP Tim Spooneybarger, RHP John Riedling and INF Derek Wathan.(10/3)

Houston Astros

Outrighted RHP Scott Strickland, RHP Brandon Duckworth and RHP Travis Driskill to Triple-A Round Rock.(10/10)

Sent LHP Carlos Hernandez outright to Triple-A Round Rock. Hernandez refused the assignment and is now a free agent.(10/17)

Extended manager Phil Garner's contract by one year, keeping him in Houston through 2007.(10/31)

Kansas City Royals

Did not renew the contracts of bench coach Bob Schaefer and pitching coach Guy Hansen.(10/2)

Sent RHP Nate Field outright to Triple-A Omaha.(10/5)

Claimed RHP Joel Peralta off waivers from the Los Angeles Angels; OF Terrence Long and RHP Nate Field elected free agency.(10/7)

Claimed LHP Bobby Madritsch off waivers from the Seattle Mariners.(10/21)

Re-signed RHP Dave Elder to a Minor League contract.(10/28)

LHP Brian Anderson, RHPs Jose Lima and Scott Sullivan and INF Denny Hocking filed for free agency.(10/29)

INF Joe McEwing filed for free agency.(10/31)

Los Angeles Dodgers

Designated LHP Ryan Ketchner and LHP Derek Thompson for assignment.(10/15)

Announced that LHP Kelly Wunsch and RHP Giovanni Carrara declined Minor League assignments and opted for free agency.(10/17)

Milwaukee Brewers

Sent RHP Julio Santana, RHP Victor Santos, OF Chris Magruder, INF Trent Durrington and LHP Luis Pena outright to Triple-A Nashville.(10/8)

RHP Victor Santos, RHP Julio Santana, INF Trent Durrington and OF Chris Magruder refused their outright assignments to Triple-A Nashville and elected free agency.(10/14)

Minnesota Twins

Sent INF Brent Abernathy, INF Luis Rivas and OF Michael Ryan outright to Triple-A Rochester.(10/4)

Outrighted the contracts of C Matthew LeCroy, OF Jason Tyner and INF Glenn Williams to Triple-A Rochester; Declined the 2006 club option on P Joe Mays; Activated OF Torii Hunter from the 15-day disabled list.(10/7)

Purchased the contract of RHP Willie Eyre from Triple-A Rochester.(10/10)

Signed OF Jason Tyner to a Minor League contract; activated RHP Grant Balfour and OF Jason Kubel from the 60-day disabled list.(10/14)

Named Joe Vavra hitting coach; Moved Scott Ullger from hitting coach to third base coach; Announced that pitching coach Rick Anderson, bench coach Steve Liddle, first base coach Jerry White and bullpen coach Rick Stelmaszek would return in 2006.(10/27)

New York Mets

Reinstated OF Mike Cameron, RHP Bartolome Fortunato, RHP Tyler Yates, LHP Felix Heredia and IF Jeff Keppinger from the 60-day disabled list.Exercised 2006 option of RHP Steve Trachsel and declined options on RHP Braden Looper and 1B Doug Mientkiewicz.(10/31)

New York Yankees

Sent 2B Mark Bellhorn outright to Triple-A Columbus; Bellhorn refused the assignment and is now a free agent.(10/19)

Oakland Athletics

Announced that the contract of hitting coach Dave Hudgens will not be renewed.(10/3)

Agreed to three-year contract with manager Ken Macha.(10/14)

Exercised the contract option on OF Jay Payton for the 2006 season; Declined the contract option on RHP Keiichi Yabu.(10/17)

Sent INF Keith Ginter outright to Sacramento.(10/20)

Philadelphia Phillies

Outrighted RHP Keith Bucktrot, RHP Francisco Butto, RHP Edwin Moreno and C A.J. Hinch Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre; Hinch has opted for free agency; Purchased the contract of RHP Yoel Hernandez from Scranton/Wilkes-Barre.(10/12)

Pittsburgh Pirates

Signed LHP Dave Williams to a one-year contract for the 2006 season.(10/24)

Declined the club option on RHP Jose Mesa making him a free agent.(10/25)

San Diego Padres

Released INF Manny Alexander; Damian Jackson elected free agency after clearing outright waivers.(10/14)

Re-signed RHP Brian Sweeney and LHP Ryan Meaux to Minor League contracts with invitations to Spring Training.(10/28)

San Francisco Giants

Outrighted RHPs Brian Cooper and Matt Kinney, C Yamid Haad and OFs Doug Clark, Julio Ramirez and Adam Shabala to Triple-A Fresno. Cooper rejected his assignment and became a free agent.(10/17)

Exercised 2006 club options for RHP Jason Schmidt and OF Randy Winn; announced OF Moises Alou, 2B Ray Durham and RHP LaTroy Hawkins have exercised their 2006 player options.(10/27)

Re-signed LHP Jeff Fassero to a one-year contract.(10/28)

Seattle Mariners

Outrighted INF Justin Leone to Triple-A Tacoma and announced C Miguel Ojeda was claimed on waivers by the Colorado Rockies.(10/11)

Activated RHP Jorge Campillo from the 60-day disabled list and outrighted him to Triple-A Tacoma.(10/13)

St. Louis Cardinals

Purchased the contract of OF Rick Ankiel from Double-A Springfield and released RHP Evan Rust.(10/14)

RHP Cal Eldred announced his retirement.(10/27)

Tampa Bay Devil Rays

Outrighted INF Eric Munson to Triple-A Durham.(10/8)

Claimed C Mike Rose off waivers from the Dodgers.(10/14)

Texas Rangers

Sent RHP Kevin Gryboski and LHP Michael Tejera outright to Triple-A Oklahoma.(10/7)

LHP Justin Thompson has elected free agency in lieu of an outright assignment to Triple-A Oklahoma.(10/10)

Outrighted RHP Ryan Bukvich to Triple-A Oklahoma; RHP Carlos Almanzar has elected free agency in lieu of an outright assignment; Re-signed RHP Jared Abruzzo and OF Ruddy Yan to Minor League contracts.(10/14)

Signed C Nick Trzesniak to a Minor League contract and invited him to Spring Training.(10/28)

Toronto Blue Jays

Purchased the contracts of RHP Ryan Houston and INF Robert Cosby.(10/13)

Washington Nationals

Reinstated RHP Antonio Osuna from the 60-day disabled list; Unconditionally released Osuna, LHP John Halama and C Keith Osik; Selected the contracts of 2B/3B Kory Casto, OF Frank Diaz and RHP Armando Galarraga.(10/3)

Signed INF Damian Jackson and 2B Bernie Castro to one-year free-agent contracts.(10/27)