Angels re-sign Gary DiSarcina for 1
Is that legal? Isn't the minimum salary in
baseball higher than 320 grand? How did DiSarcina, once
touted as an up-and-coming star at shortstop, end up making less
than his own team's back-up catcher? Well, the answer to
that is that in each of the past five years he has either been
A) really bad, or B) injured for a majority of the
campaign. I mean, his highest OPS in that span (not
including his 38-at-bat effort last season) is .706, and now
he's on the wrong side of his prime (he turned 33 in
November). But for only $320,000, and with the equally
ineffective Benji Gil as the only alternative, the Angels didn't
have much of a decision. Well, they could have gone after
A-Rod, because hey, what's $20 million a year to Disney?
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.