Red Sox trade for Chris
This is another
Band-Aid move by the Red Sox, attempting to cover
up the fact that the offense needs major surgery. Sure, Stynes hit .334 last season and he provides
insurance in case John Valentin can't be a major
contributor in 2001, but to give up two solid
young players in speedster Donnie Sadler and
injury-prone Michael Coleman for an
arbitration-eligible utility man coming off of a
career year when your payroll is already bursting
at the seams seems a little iffy. Stynes will
help the Sox, no doubt, and he prevents the even
bigger mistake of overpaying for a Russ Davis or
a Ken Caminiti from being made, but if either
Coleman or Sadler reaches their potential, which
is a near certainty in Cincinnati, this move is
questionable at best.
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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.