Transaction Analysis

Mets re-sign Rick Reed for 3 years, $22 million

This was a move that the Mets basically had no choice but to make.  While they are losing out on all of their other pitchers they needed somebody to fill a rotation spot.  Rick Reed is a quality pitcher and three years isn't too much, especially not in the current market.  A little over $7 million per season is a bit steep for the right-hander but not as bad as some of the other signings we've seen (Phillies) this off-season.  This was a necessary and a good move for the Mets.

Triple Steal Rating: Triple

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TripleSteal Rating Scale:
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.© 2000 JBaseball

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