Padres sign Alex Arias for 2 years
There isn't much to say about this one - the
Padres needed a utility player, and a mentor for Santiago
Perez, and they got one. Arias isn't a very good player
- he'll hit for a mediocre average and field a clean game -
but you have to think that if there's a team that could use
him, especially for short money, it's the Padres. The
fact that he got two years shows that Perez is either a little
further away than they thought or just not that good.
Either way, this is a good insurance move for San Diego, if
not just to keep an experienced major league player handy.
Triple Steal rating: Double
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.