Pirates re-sign Francisco Cordova for 1 year
Cordova has always had a big upside, and the Pirates handled his situation this
- decline the option and re-sign him for less money. This guy did have an ERA under
4.00 in both 1997 and 1998, and he's still only 28 years old. If Cordova and Jason
Schmidt can ever get healthy at the same time, the Pirates will have a pretty good top of the rotation.
Triple Steal Rating: Triple
Pirates Team Page
Grand Slam - A can't miss move; automatically makes
the team considerably better.
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.