Transaction Analysis

Astros sign Jose Viscaino for 1 year, $1.5 million

This might be the bitterness from seeing Viscaino hurt the Mets talking, but paying $1.5 million for a backup infielder doesn't seem to be the smartest move to start with after coming off a very disappointing season. Sure, the goggles look cool, but he's not going to help the Astros much more than a AAA shortstop would.

Triple Steal Rating: Out

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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.© 2000-2023 JBaseball

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