Dodgers sign Andy Ashby for
3 years, $22.5 million
This move actually isn't as much
of a disaster as it could have been, seeing that
the Dodgers managed to sign Ashby for only three
years. And at $7.5 million a season, it's a
fairly safe risk given the fact that Ashby has
performed very well when there isn't that much
pressure on him. And in LA, where he'll pitch
behind Kevin Brown, Chan Ho Park, and (maybe)
Darren Dreifort, and in front of a crowd that
couldn't care less, he'll face almost zero
pressure. Oh, by the way, he's also got a career
4.10 ERA and is now moving into one of the best
pitchers parks in baseball. After two seasons, it
seems that Kevin Malone has finally figured out
how to spend Fox's money wisely.
Dodgers Team Page
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.