Blue Jays trade for Steve Parris
This is a good move by the
Blue Jays. They saw an opportunity where the Reds
are trying to cut every corner of their payroll
(just look at their managerial disaster), and
they took Steve Parris off their hands. The Blue
Jays gave up two marginal prospects for Parris, so
this deal is really just about how Parris does
for the Jays. He had a down year last season
from his career best 1999, but at the very least he is a
serviceable bottom-of-the-rotation guy, and at
best a very solid number 3 starter, which teams
trying to make playoff runs need. Its hard
to say if the Blue Jays will get the 99 or
00 version of the soon-to-be 33-year old right-hander (most likely hell fall
somewhere in between). But it was a low risk move
that has the potential to help the team.
Triple Steal Rating: Double
Blue Jays Team Page
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.