Red Sox sign Frank Castillo for 2 years,
Well, the Red Sox finally cashed in on Plan D,
after missing out on Mike Mussina, Denny Neagle, and Andy
Ashby. Realistically, however, this might be the signing
that works out the best for this team. The Sox have led
the league in ERA in each of the last two seasons, so
overspending on pitching may not have been their smartest
option. In Castillo, they get a low risk investment with
a high upside: he threw up a 3.59 ERA last year at SkyDome and
is an absolute bargain at $2.25 million a year, especially
when compared to what Ashby and Appier were asking the Sox
TripleSteal Rating: Triple
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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.