White Sox re-sign Jose Valentin for 3 years, $15 million
This is a smart move
for the White Sox. Instead of riding the slim
chance of getting Alex Rodriguez they assure
themselves stability at the shortstop position by
retaining Jose Valentin. Valentin had a huge year
last season, batting .273 with 25 home runs and
92 RBI, which earned him a 3-year deal worth $5
annually. He turned down larger offers, most
notably from the Orioles, to remain with the
White Sox. Whats even better about this
move is they did not close out that slim chance
of getting A-Rod, as with the signing of
Valentin, they made it clear he could be moved to
second base (with Ray Durham going to center field) if they were able to land Rodriguez.
This is a good move for the White Sox and gives
them a bit more stability going into the rest of
Triple Steal Rating: Triple
White Sox Team Page
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.