Transaction Analysis

Marlins trade for Jeff Abbott

Wait, the Marlins still have a team?  This is the first move they've made since they ripped off six straight wins to end the 2000 campaign, but it's far from an impact move to build the strides made last season.  Abbott will be the fourth outfielder, but he can play left, right, or center, and is cheaper and younger than departing incumbent Henry Rodriguez, although not nearly as good.  Of course, that seems to be the theme in Miami these days: "cheaper, younger, less productive."  Ho hum.

Triple Steal rating: Single

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TripleSteal Rating Scale:
Grand Slam - A can't miss move; automatically makes the team considerably better.
Home Run -
A great move; will help the team now and down the road.
Triple -
A good move; plugs a temporary hole or will help in the future.
Double -
An average move; team will get what they paid for.
Single -
A head-scratcher; could help, but we definitely don't see how.
Out -
A panic move; tells fans "hey, we're trying..."
Double Play -
A disaster; will make fans angry just thinking about it.© 2000 JBaseball

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