A's trade for Eric Ireland
If any team can afford to trade a slow outfielder with on-base skills,
it's the A's, the team of 9 DHs. Stairs is coming off a bad season,
and this is probably not the best time to trade him, as he's likely
to post better numbers next season. Ireland is a decent prospect,
but the Astros apparently weren't really impressed, since they let
him go this off-season. Ireland could turn into a good major league
starter, but for now it seems like the wrong time to get rid of Stairs.
Triple Steal Rating: Single
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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.