Mets sign Kevin Appier for 4 years, $42
The Mets did it again. Just as they did with
John Franco, they gave too many years to a guy you cant give too
many years to. Appiers right arm is a time-bomb waiting to
happen, and the Mets gave him a 4-year deal. Yes, the Mets
desperately needed somebody, but they needed to add that somebody
through a trade instead of a move such as this. Appier also
wears out a bullpen as he cannot go long into games as other
starters of his price range do. As long as hes healthy hes
a quality starter, which is the only positive of this move.
But how long do any of us believe hell be healthy?
TripleSteal Rating Scale:
Grand Slam - A
can't miss move; automatically makes the team
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.