Transaction Analysis

Giants trade for Tim Worrell

This is a decent move for the Giants.  The move was done for two reasons: one, it cuts payroll a bit, and two, it adds to their bullpen depth.  It’s always imperative for playoff teams to have a solid bullpen and last year Worrell had a 2.47 ERA in 62 innings, with his home games at the not-so-pitcher-friendly confines of Wrigley Field.  However, Russ Davis, Bill Mueller’s replacement at third, is a poor fielder and, while he has more power than Mueller he doesn’t get on base nearly as much.  This still could be a good move if Worrell pitches as well as he did last season.

Triple Steal Rating: Double

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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.

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