Rangers sign Andres Galarraga for 1 year,
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
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.