Mariners sign Jeff Nelson for 3 years, $11
This is a strong move for the Mariners. Nelson
was one of the reasons the Mariners defeated the Yankees in the '95
playoffs and has been one of the reasons the Yankees have been so
successful since then. While the Phillies overpay for bad
relievers, the Mariners correctly paid for one of the top set-up men
in the game. The Mariner rotation doesn't have big inning guys
so having a deep strong pen will be imperative for their
success. Nelson will help out tremendously with that.
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.