Transaction Analysis

Reds re-sign Dennys Reyes for 1 year, $625,000

Finally.  We were starting to wonder if anyone would pitch for the Reds next season.  The Reds made their arbitration process a little bit easier by signing Reyes before he most likely would have been awarded more money.  Considering they kept their hands on a decent bullpen lefty for a little more than a half million while the Phillies dropped almost 3 million per season on another, this is a great move.  The Reds will probably move another arbitration eligible player or two before it's all over, but hanging onto Reyes to bridge the gap between whoever starts and Danny Graves was a smart thing to do.

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. Memorabilia© 2000 JBaseball

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