Transaction Analysis

Rangers sign Andres Galarraga for 1 year, $6.5 million

Galarraga was the feel-good story of the year, but he's not a top-notch hitter anymore.  His numbers from last season look pretty good, but good-hitting first baseman are a dime a dozen these days.  The Rangers could have gotten a AAA first baseman - that player would probably not have hit as well, but the savings could have been used in other ways.  On the other hand, this year is only for a single year, and the worst that could happen is that they're down $6.5 million, which, although painful sounding to you and me, isn't a really big deal.

Triple Steal rating: Single

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TripleSteal Rating Scale:
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.© 2000 JBaseball

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