Transaction Analysis

Cubs trade for Bill Mueller

This is a solid move for the Cubs.  Mueller is not a headlines guy but instead a guy who brings stability.  He will hit for a decent average and play well above average at third base.  One could call him a poor man’s Mark Grace when it comes to his overall performance, however it is more important to have that type of player at third base, and get a big bat at first.  Giving up Worrell could only be considered a good move though if they sign Turk Wendell or John Franco, which they are trying to do.

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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