Padres trade for Santiago
The Padres needed
a shortstop, and realistically they can't even
afford to make a run at Alex Gonzalez, let alone
Alex Rodriguez, so this move made sense. Perez is
only 24, which fills the Padres' desire to find a
young, athletic shortstop to team with Chris
Gomez this year and eventually take over the
starting job. Perez won't be a star,
but he should develop into a solid, Ricky-Gutierrez-with-speed-type player, which
makes it worth shipping Brandon Kolb to Milwaukee
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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.