Transaction Analysis

Phillies sign Jose Mesa for 2 years, $6.8 million

The Phillies are braver than I am - Mesa is still living off his stellar 1995 season.  The Phillies are weak in the bullpen, but spending money on a 34 pitcher who hasn't had a good season in four years isn't the answer.  If the Phillies really want to spend money on a free agent reliever, they would be better served to get their hands on Turk Wendell.  Or Jeff Nelson.  Or Rheal Cormier.  Or even Mark Wohlers.

Triple Steal Rating: Double Play

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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.

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