Around the Majors: Delgado update

1) The Rangers dropped out of the Carlos Delgado sweepstakes. Delgado’s agent says the Mets have dropped out, but they deny that.

2) The Yankees signed free agent INF Rey Sanchez to a 1 year, $600,000 contract.

After -11 RCAA/.662 OPS and -24 RCAA/.570 OPS seasons, Sanchez had a .337 SLG, .281 OBA, .617 OPS, -16 RCAA in 91 games with the Devil Rays. He has a .642 career OPS, compared to his league average of .766, and -244 RCAA in 1467 games.

Sanchez is tied for 10th, among active players, with 10 double digit negative RCAA’s–

1    Royce Clayton            11   
T2   Jose Vizcaino            10   
T2   Benito Santiago          10   
T2   Mike Matheny             10   
T2   Rey Sanchez              10   
T6   Deivi Cruz                8   
T6   Brent Mayne               8   
T6   Omar Vizquel              8   
T6   Alex Gonzalez             8   
T6   Brad Ausmus               8   
T6   Neifi Perez               8   
T6   Sandy Alomar Jr.          8   

3) The Astros signed free agent P John Franco to a 1 year, $700,000 contract.

After missing 2002 and having a 2.62 ERA/6 RSAA season, Franco had a 5.28 ERA/-5 RSAA in 52 games with the Mets. He has a 2.84 career ERA, compared to his league average of 3.95, and 154 RSAA in 1088 games.

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