Cubs trade for Matt Stairs
This is a move that
is hard to analyze until the Cubs finish the rest
of their off-season moves. Right now they
dont need a corner outfielder as they have
Sammy Sosa and Rondell White. Does this mean they
are going to trade Sosa or White? Cant
tell. Maybe they just think they need a top-notch
fourth outfielder since Rondell White gets hurt a
lot. Or maybe they'll could put Stairs at first base when
Mark Grace leaves town. If they dont sign a free-agent
first baseman, the last option is the most
likely. They traded for Stairs at the right time
as they gave up very little for him as he had a
down year. Hes usually a good on base
percentage guy with okay power. But we still need
to see where he fits on this team.
Triple Steal Rating: Double
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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.