Melhuse can earn up to $40,000 in bonuses. 140 PA (plate appearances) = $25,000 and 165 PA = $15,000.
2006 stats with he Oakland Athletics:
My comments: I like it. He has been doing a fine job at back-up there.
If he was promoted to the Majors one-year contract that would pay him $500,000 in the major
leagues and $100,000 in the minors. He could earn an additional
$400,000 in performance bonuses and would get the entire amount if
he plays in 120 games and has 550 plate appearances.Source: ESPN.com
My thoughts: I don’t like it. BOTTOM LINE.
Reitsma gets $1.35 million this year and can earn additional
bonuses based on appearances and games finished. Seattle has a $2.7
million option for 2008 with a $700,000 buyout. Source: ESPN.com
2006 stats with the Atlanta Braves:
My comments: I like it. Since they traded away their former set-up man Rafael Soriano, Reitsma will be their new set-up man.
"Nothing is finalized, but we continue to make progress," Lopez’s agent, Chuck Berry, said.
Lopez’s 2006 stats:
The Colorado Rockies, are also interested in these catchers: Sal Fasano, Josh Bard, Sandy Alomar Jr.
My comments: I don’t really like Javy, he has a very low average. Good fielder though.
Contract includes: $2 million in performance bonuses and a mutual option for 2008.
2006 stats with the Boston Red Sox:
My comments: I think that Borowski is a better closer, Foulke can fall apart. Nonetheless, Thier bullpen situation is looking good.
It is reported that he is awaiting a physical examination.
The deal would be for one-year.
2006 stats w/ the Kansas City Royals:
My comments: I like it. Giambi permanent DH now. Smart move.
The deal is reportedly worth $2.5 million ($3.5 million w/incentives), for one-year.
Loretta aslo received offers from the Texas Rangers and the Cincinnati Reds.
So, you say "But, the Astros just signed Biggio." Well this is what his agent said "[Loretta will play] all over the infield."
2006 stats w/ the Boston Red Sox:
My comments: I love this move, except for one thing. THE LENGTH OF THE CONTRACT!!! Being an Astros fan, I want someone to replace Biggio when he goes. But, if Loretta doesn’t resign, then Chris Burke might have to change back to a second baseman. I still like the deal.
Burrough’s 2006 stats:
My comments: I like this pick-up for the Mariners. I think he is a good back-up at the corners. But, I think he should start at DH, over Jose Vidro.
Contract Bonus: Amount:$125,000 Stipulation(s): Has to be named World Series MVP.
Cotts was acquired from the Chicago White Sox for pitcher
David Aardsma and Minor League pitcher Carlos Vasquez.
My thoughts: On the scale of oe to ten, Cotts is a 7. I, I ranking his skill. I love the bonus on the contract.