Angels sign Pat Rapp for 1 year, $2
"Pat Rapp, you managed to escape the
Baltimore Orioles! What are you going to do?"
He's going to Disneyland! Only this trip won't be a
whole lot more fun than a year in Baltimore. Rapp
becomes the veteran of the Anaheim staff - unless 93-year-old
Tim Belcher makes the team in Spring Training - but there
really isn't much that he brings to the table. His lifetime
ERA is a respectable 4.67, but his K/BB ratio is less than
stellar (1.21) and he hasn't had a winning record since
1995. No wonder Anaheim will be the sixth team he's
played for since then.
Triple Steal rating: Single
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.