Bill Mueller
47-Year-Old Third Baseman3B
 Free Agent  
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$Agreed to a two-year, $9.5 million deal in Dec. 2005. Retired from baseball in Nov. of 2006.
Bill Mueller: Retires
3BFree Agent  
November 17, 2006
Mueller announced his retirement on Friday and will serve as a special assistant on the Dodgers staff next season, the Associated Press reports.
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In 11 major league seasons with four different ballclubs, Mueller compiled a .291 batting average, 85 home runs and 493 RBI. The Dodgers are looking forward to continuing their relationship with Mueller as he moves into the front office. "Bill's ability to draw from his experiences on the field and his bright mind will be a huge benefit to the Dodger organization," Dodgers general manager Colletti said. "He's a winner both on and off the field, and we're very excited to add him to our team in the front office."
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The switch-hitting Mueller signed a two-year contract with Los Angeles and will become the Dodgers starting third baseman. Mueller's 2003 season stands out amid a career that's been fairly average offensively -- maybe even less so given that third base is traditionally a power position. Mueller was able to put up higher-than-normal numbers because he hit in the middle of Boston's powerful lineup. Moving to L.A., Mueller will not get as many RBI opportunities but should continue to hit for a decent average and on-base percentage.
Mueller underwent arthroscopic knee surgery during 2004 and experienced a dropoff in production. Part of the dropoff is due to the knee, and part was due to a natural regression from his heady 2003 season when Mueller led the league in batting. He doesn't have the power production one would expect from a corner infielder, but in some fantasy leagues could qualify as a second baseman (14 starts) where he has more value.
Mueller posted stellar numbers in 2003 but will be hard-pressed to repeat given his overall career averages. He qualifies at third and second, but don't come to expect last season's output.
Mueller was traded from the Cubs to the Giants in an unusual post-September 1 deal (which meant he couldn't play in the postseason), then filed for free agency. Mueller turns 32 in the spring and hit only .262-7-38 in 111 games last year, so even if he plays everyday, it'd be tough to rationalize drafting Mueller before more than half of the third basemen in your league are gone.
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3BLos Angeles Dodgers  
September 16, 2006
Mueller (knee) stated that he doesn't plan on retiring this winter, reports the LA Times.
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3BLos Angeles Dodgers  
August 20, 2006
Mueller (knee) still hopes to return in September, but reports aren't encouraging, reports the LA Times.
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Bill Mueller: No Solution to Knee Injury
3BLos Angeles Dodgers  
July 20, 2006
Mueller (knee) was told by doctors that there is no known solution for repairing his right knee, the team's official website reports.
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3BLos Angeles Dodgers  
June 23, 2006
Mueller (knee) reportedly can't even walk without his right knee swelling up, reports the team's official website.
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Bill Mueller: Knee Injury May be Serious
3BLos Angeles Dodgers  
June 23, 2006
Mueller (knee) is scheduled to have his knee examined by the team's medical staff on Friday and it is feared that his injury could be season and perhaps career-ending, the LA Times reports.
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