Cubs trade for Bill Mueller
This is a solid move for the Cubs. Mueller is not a headlines guy but instead a guy
who brings stability. He will hit for a decent
average and play well above average at third
base. One could call him a poor mans Mark
Grace when it comes to his overall performance,
however it is more important to have that type of
player at third base, and get a big bat at first. Giving up Worrell could only be considered a good
move though if they sign Turk Wendell or John
Franco, which they are trying to do.
Triple Steal Rating: Double
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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.