Rangers sign Ken Caminiti for 1 year,
This was an excellent move for the Rangers -
Caminiti is a good hitter when he does play, and if the Rangers give
him a lot of time to rest, he's a great pickup. They did the
smart thing and signed him to a 1 year deal, and the salary is also
surprisingly low, given Caminiti's upside. He's capable of
playing about 90 games at a very solid level .290/.380/.510 (AVG/OBP/SLG),
which is excellent for a third baseman. The Rangers can make
or break this move by the way they use him - if they let him start
every day, they're asking for trouble, but they will most likely
give him a lot of days off, and hope for the best. This would
have been a great move for any team without a stand-out third
baseman, and he fits perfectly for the Rangers.
Triple Steal rating: Triple
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.