Yankees sign Mike Mussina for 6 years, $88.5 million
The Yankees did it again: they wanted somebody and
got him. The Yankees made Mike Mussina their number
one off-season priority, and did exactly what was
necessary to get him. The Yankees add Mussina to a
staff that includes Roger Clemens, Andy Pettitte, and
Orlando Hernandez and gives the Yankees by far the
best pitching staff in the American League. This move
greatly enhances their chances of winning their 4th
straight title. This is a wonderful move as the
32-year old Mussina is one of the league's premier
pitchers. Last year he finished first in the AL in innings pitched, and third in both strikeouts and ERA.
only negative to the move is the Yankees had to give
him a 6th year. This means Mussina will be making
over $14 million as a 37-year old pitcher and it's
very possible that he won't be nearly as effective anymore. If not for the 6th year, this move would have been
TripleSteal's first Grand Slam, but it will
have to settle for being the first home run.
Triple Steal Rating: Home Run
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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.