Brandon Webb

Full Name: Brandon Tyler Webb
Born: May 5, 1979 in Ashland, KY
Height: 6’2″ Weight: 230
Bats: Right Throws: Right
Personal: Married (Alicia), Daughter (Reagan), Son (Austin)
Resides: Ashland, KY
MLB Debut: April 22, 2003


Notes

  • Never pitched an inning in a major league game during his time with the Rangers

Team History

  • 2000-2010: Arizona Diamondbacks (via draft – June 2000 – GFA Nov 1, 2010)
  • 2011: Texas Rangers (as a free agent on Jan 3, 2011)
  • 2012: Did Not Play
  • Retired – Feb 4, 2013

Salary History

  • 2011: $3 Million (plus $5M in incentives – see below)
  • 2010: $8.5 Million
  • 2009: $6.5 Million
  • 2008: $5.5 Million
  • 2007: $4.5 Million
  • 2006: $2.5 Million
  • 2005: $715,000
  • 2004: $335,000
  • 2003: Unknown

2011 Incentives (None matched)

  • $150,000 – 100 Innings Pitched – addtl $150k for each 110, 120 innings pitched
  • $275,000 – 130 innings pitched
  • $425,000 – 145 innings pitched – addtl $425k for each 160, 175 innings pitched
  • $500,000 – 180 innings pitched – addtl $500k for each 190, 200, 210 innings pitched
  • $333,333 for 120 days on active roster, same amt for 140 & 160 days
  • $50,000 – All Star appearance
  • $100,000 – Cy Young Winner
  • $75,000 – Cy Young 2nd Place, $50k – 3rd, $25k – 4th or 5th
  • $25,000 – Gold Glove
  • $50,000 – World Series MVP
  • $25,000 – League Championship MVP
  • $50,000 – Comeback Player of the Year

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Bengie Molina

Full Name: Benjamin Jose Molina
Born: July 20, 1974 in Rio Piedras, Puerto Rico
Height: 5’11” Weight: 225
Bats: Right Throws: Right
Personal: Married (Jamie), 3 daughters (Kyshly, Kelssy, Jayda)
Resides: Unknown
MLB Debut: Sep 21, 1998


Team History

  • 1993-2005: California Angels (as a non drafted free agent on May 23, 1993)
  • 2006: Toronto Blue Jays (as a free agent on Feb 6, 2006)
  • 2006-2010: San Francisco Giants (as a free agent on Dec 6, 2006)
  • 2010: Texas Rangers (via trade with $ for Chris Ray & Michael Main on Jul 1, 2010)
  • Retired – Feb 26, 2012

Salary History

  • 2010: $4.5 Million (SF sent about $2M when traded in July)
  • 2009: $6 Million
  • 2008: $6 Million
  • 2007: $4 Million (plus $500k on $7.5M option that was declined)
  • 2006: $3 Million
  • 2005: $3 Million
  • 2004: $1.9 Million
  • 2003: $1.3 Million
  • 2002: $225,000
  • 2001: $225,000

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Vladimir Guerrero

Full Name: Vladimir Alvino Guerrero
Born: February 9, 1975 in Nizao Bani, Dominican Republic
Height: 6’3″ Weight: 235
Bats: Right Throws: Right
Personal: Single (I think)
Resides: Nizao Bani, Dominican Republic
MLB Debut: September 19, 1996


Team History

  • 1993-2003: Montreal Expos (as an undrafted free agent on Mar 1, 1993)
  • 2004-2009: Anaheim Angels (as a free agent on Jan 12, 2004)
  • 2010: Texas Rangers (as a free agent on Jan 11, 2010)
  • 2011: Baltimore Orioles (as a free agent on Feb 4, 2011 – GFA Oct 30, 2011)
  • 2012: Toronto Blue Jays (as a minor league free agent on May 10, 2012 – Released Jun 12, 2012)
  • 2013: Long Island Ducks (independent ball, as a free agent on Apr 4, 2013)
  • Retired – Sep 15, 2013 [ Link ]

Salary History

  • 2012: Unknown, Presumed Minimum
  • 2011: $8 Million
  • 2011: $9 Million (TX option w/ $1 Million buyout – option declined, by mutual agreement)
  • 2010: $5.5 Million
  • 2009: $15 Million
  • 2008: $15 Million
  • 2007: $14.5 Million
  • 2006: $13.5 Million
  • 2005: $12.5 Million
  • 2004: $11 Million
  • 2003: $11.5 Million
  • 2002: $8 Million
  • 2001: $6 Million
  • 2000: $3.5 Million
  • 1999: $1.05 Million
  • 1998: $230,000
  • 1997: $150,000

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Kris Benson

Full Name: Kristopher James Benson
Born: November 7, 1984 in Superior, WI
Height: 6’4″ Weight: 205
Bats: Right Throws: Right
Personal: Married (Anna, see picture below), two daughters (Alyssa, Haylee), son (P.J.)
Resides: Unknown
MLB Debut: April 9, 1999


Team History

  • 1996-2004: Pittsburgh Pirates (via draft on Jun 4, 1996)
  • 2004-2005: New York Mets (via trade with Jeff Keppinger for Matt Peterson, Jose Bautista, & Ty Wigginton on Jul 30, 2004)
  • 2006-2007: Baltimore Orioles (via trade for Jorge Julio & John Maine on Jan 22, 2006 – GFA Oct 29, 2007)
  • 2008: Philadelphia Phillies (as a minor league free agent on Feb 13, 2008 – Released Aug 30, 2008)
  • 2009: Texas Rangers (as a minor league free agent on Feb 21, 2009)
  • 2010 : Washington Nationals (as a minor league free agent on Mar 15, 2010)
  • Retired – Jan 10, 2011

Salary History

  • 2010: $650,000 (plus $100k in incentives, deal is major league)
  • 2009: $750,000
  • 2008: $75k a month (was only in minors)
  • 2007: $7,144,556
  • 2006: $8.3 Million
  • 2005: $5.3 Million
  • 2004: $6.15 Million
  • 2003: $4.3 Million
  • 2002: $2.7 Million
  • 2001: $3.45 Million
  • 2000: $300,000
  • 1999: $200,000

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Omar Vizquel

Full Name: Omar Enrique Vizquel
Born: April 24, 1967 in Caracas, Venezuela
Height: 5’9″ Weight: 175
Bats: Switch Throws: Right
Personal: Married (Nicole), Son (Nicholas Enrique, 9/12/95), daughter (Caylee Rae, 6/3/07)
Resides: Issaquah, WA
MLB Debut: April 3, 1989


Notes (as of Jan 2009)

  • 11-time Gold Glove Award winner (1993-2001, 2005-06), 2nd-most ever for SS
  • Oldest shortstop ever to win Gold Glove Award (39 in 2006)
  • 7th player, and 1st SS, to win multiple Gold Gloves in both AL and NL
  • 1st Giants SS to win league’s top fielding honor
  • 1 of 6 Giants to win consecutive Gold Gloves
  • .984 lifetime fielding pct. is highest all-time for SS
  • 2,570 games at SS ranks 2nd in baseball history
  • Holds ML record by turning 1,657 doubleplays at SS
  • Owns 3 of 10 best fielding seasons ever by SS
  • Established Giants franchise single-season fielding record for SS in both 2005 and 2006, including .993 mark in ’06
  • Led all ML shortstops in fielding pct. 2005-06 seasons, and 6 times in career
  • 1 of 17 players (since 1901) to play SS in majors at age 40 or over
  • 3-time AL All-Star (1998-99, 2002)
  • Leads all active players for hits (2,598) and ranks 4th for stolen bases (380)
  • Ranks 8th on all-time hits list for switch-hitters
  • Has hit .307 with RISP from 2005-2007
  • 3rd all-time with 23 SBs in post season
  • Venezuela’s captain for 2006 World Baseball Classic
  • 2013 – IF instructor for Anaheim Angels

Team History

  • 1984-1993: Seattle Mariners (as an undrafted free agent on Apr 1, 1984)
  • 1994-2004: Cleveland Indians (via trade for Felix Ferman, Reggie Jefferson, & $ on Dec 20, 1993 – GFA Oct 29, 2004)
  • 2005-2008: San Francisco Giants (as a free agent on Nov 16, 2004)
  • 2009: Texas Rangers (as a minor league free agent on Jan 21, 2009 – EFA Nov 6, 2009)
  • 2010-2011: Chicago White Sox (As a free agent on Nov 23, 2009)
  • 2012: Toronto Blue Jays (as a minor league free agent on Jan 22, 2012)
  • Retired
  • 2014: 1B Coach – Detroit Tigers

Salary History

  • 2012: $750,000 (if on major league roster)
  • 2011: $1.75 Million
  • 2010: $1.375 Million
  • 2009: $1 Million
  • 2008: $5,000,000
  • 2007: $5,140,084
  • 2006: $3,640,084
  • 2005: $3,250,000
  • 2004: $6,000,000
  • 2003: $5,500,000
  • 2002: $4,500,000
  • 2001: $3,000,000
  • 2000: $3,000,000
  • 1999: $3,050,000
  • 1998: $3,050,000
  • 1997: $3,050,000
  • 1996: $3,050,000
  • 1995: $2,900,000
  • 1994: $2,350,000
  • 1993: $1,112,500
  • 1992: $360,000
  • 1991: $180,000
  • 1990: $135,000
  • 1989: $68,000

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Jason Ellison

Full Name: Jason Jerome Ellison
Born: April 4, 1978 in Quincy, CA
Height: 5’10” Weight: 180
Bats: Right Throws: Right
Personal: Married (Raelena – 2/10/01), daughter (Ariana – 1/14/06)
Resides: Issaquah, WA
MLB Debut: May 9, 2003


Team History

  • 2000-2006: San Francisco Giants (via draft in Jun 2000)
  • 2007: Seattle Mariners (via trade for Travis Blackley on Apr 1, 2007)
  • 2007: Cincinnati Reds (via waivers on Aug 8, 2007 – EFA Oct 9, 2007)
  • 2008: Texas Rangers (as a minor league free agent on Dec 26, 2007 – DFA Aug 25, 2008)
  • 2009: Philadelphia Phillies (as a minor league free agent on Jan 7, 2009)
  • Unknown status as of Jan 18, 2011 – Presumed retired

Salary History

  • 2009: Unknown
  • 2008: $390,000 (presumed minimum wage)
  • 2007: $390,000
  • 2006: $345,000
  • 2005: $316,500

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Chris Shelton

Full Name: Christopher Bob Shelton
Born: June 26, 1980 in Salt Lake City, UT
Height: 6’0″ Weight: 215
Bats: Right Throws: Right
Personal: Unknown
Resides: Salt Lake City, UT
MLB Debut: Aug 1, 2008


Team History

  • 2001-2003: Pittsburgh Pirates (via draft in June 2001)
  • 2004-2007: Detroit Tigers (via rule 5 draft on Dec 15, 2003)
  • 2008: Texas Rangers (via trade for Freddy Guzman on Dec 5, 2007, DFA – Jun 26, 2008 – EFA Oct 9, 2008)
  • 2009: Seattle Mariners (as a minor league free agent on Jan 14, 2009 – DFA Aug 1, 2009)
  • 2010: Houston Astros (as a minor league free agent on Dec 8, 2009)
  • 2011: New York Mets (as a minor league free agent on Feb 20, 2011)
  • Unknown status as of Feb 9, 2013 – Presumed retired

Salary History

  • 2008: $390,000 (presumed minimum wage)
  • 2007: Unknown
  • 2006: $365,000
  • 2005: Unknown
  • 2004: $300,000

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Franklyn German

Full Name: Franklyn Miguel German
Born: January 20, 1980 in San Cristobal, Dominican Republic
Height: 6’7″ Weight: 260
Bats: Right Throws: Right
Personal: Married (Luisa), Daughter (Luisi)
Resides: Palenque, Dominican Republic
MLB Debut: September 7, 2002


Team History

  • 1996-2002: Oakland A’s (as an amateur free agent on Jul 2, 1996)
  • 2002-2005: Detroit Tigers (via a three team trade on Jul 5, 2002: by the Oakland Athletics with a player to be named later and Carlos Pena to the Detroit Tigers. The New York Yankees sent Ted Lilly, John-Ford Griffin, and Jason Arnold (minors) to the Oakland Athletics. The Detroit Tigers sent Jeff Weaver to the New York Yankees. The Detroit Tigers sent cash to the Oakland Athletics. The Oakland Athletics sent Jeremy Bonderman (August 22, 2002) to the Detroit Tigers to complete the trade.)
  • 2006: Florida Marlins (via waivers on Apr 3, 2006 – Released Aug 21, 2006)
  • 2007-2008: Texas Rangers (as a free agent on Nov 17, 2006 – DFA May 22, 2008)
  • 2008: Pittsburgh Pirates (as a minor league free agent on Jun 4, 2008)
  • 2008-2009: Chicago White Sox (via trade for PTBNL on Aug 11, 2008 – Released Jul 11, 2009)
  • Unknown status as of Jan 18, 2011 – Presumed retired

Salary History

  • 2009: Unknown – presumed minimum
  • 2008: $390,000 (presumed)
  • 2007: Unknown – minors
  • 2006: Unknown
  • 2005: $321,000
  • 2004: Unknown
  • 2003: $300,000

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Jason Jennings

Full Name: Jason Ryan Jennings
Born: July 17, 1978 in Dallas, TX
Height: 6’2″ Weight: 235
Bats: Left Throws: Right
Personal: Married (Kelly), son (Brandon Riley – 12/13/01), daughter (Bailee Abigail – 10/14/03)
Resides: Mesquite, TX
MLB Debut: September 8, 2005


Notes

  • Wore #31 during the 2008 season, but switched to #28 when Mike Maddux came onboard

Team History

  • 1996: Arizona Diamondbacks (via draft in Jun 1996; did not sign)
  • 1999-2006: Colorado Rockies (via draft in Jun 1999)
  • 2007: Houston Astros (via trade with Miguel Asencio for Taylor Buckholz, Jason Hirsh, & Willy Taveras on Dec 12, 2006)
  • 2008-2009: Texas Rangers (as a free agent on Jan 17, 2008 – DFA Aug 27, 2009)
  • 2010: Oakland Athletics (as a minor league free agent on Feb 28, 2010)
  • Unknown status as of Jan 26, 2012 – Presumed Retired

Salary History

  • 2009: $800,000 (plus $1.4m in incentives)
  • 2008: $4 Million
  • 2007: $5.5 Million
  • 2006: $4.5 Million
  • 2005: $2.4 Million
  • 2004: $340,000
  • 2003: $325,000
  • 2002: $206,000

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Eddie Guardado

Full Name: Edward Adrian Guardado
Born: October 2, 1970 in Stockton, CA
Height: 6’0″ Weight: 225
Bats: Right Throws: Left
Personal: Married (Lisa), 3 Children (Niko, Jakob, & Ava Rose)
Resides: Tustin, CA
MLB Debut: June 13, 1993


Notes

  • It’s pronounced “Gwar-DAH-doe”

Team History

  • 1991-2003: Minnesota Twins (originally drafted Jun 1990 – FGA Oct 23, 2003)
  • 2004-2006: Seattle Mariners (as a free agent on Dec 16, 2003)
  • 2006-2007: Cincinnati Reds (via trade with $ for Travis Chick on Jul 6, 2006)
  • 2008: Texas Rangers (as a free agent on Jan 11, 2008)
  • 2008: Minnesota Twins (via trade for Mark Hamburger on Aug 25, 2008 – EFA Oct 30, 2008)
  • 2009: Texas Rangers (as a minor league free agent on Feb 3, 2009 – GFA Nov 1, 2009)
  • 2010: Washington Nationals (as a minor league free agent on Dec 26, 2009 – Released Mar 11, 2010)
  • Unknown status as of Jan 18, 2011 – Presumed retired.

Salary History

  • 2010: Unknown
  • 2009: $1 Million (plus $2 Million in incentives)
  • 2008: $2 Million, plus $4 Million in incentives
  • 2007: $500,000
  • 2006: $6.25 Million
  • 2005: $6 Million
  • 2004: $4 Million
  • 2003: $2.7 Million
  • 2002: $1.8 Million
  • 2001: $1.8 Million
  • 2000: $875,000
  • 1999: $850,000
  • 1998: $650,000
  • 1997: $300,000
  • 1996: $155,000
  • 1995: $122,500
  • 1994: $120,000
  • 1993: $109,000

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