You may or may not agree with all the moves Pat Gillick has made this offseason, but you do need to recognize he is being active and not just standing pat. The turkey, stuffing, and mashed potatoes haven't even been plated yet and Patty G has already landed this club a new closer (Lidge), utility infielder (Bruntlett), starting pitcher (Myers), and retained a valuable left-handed reliever (Romero)...and now he has added some insurance in the outfield. The insurance's name- Chris Snelling. Who? Don't worry, he's Australian. Gillick purchased Snelling for cash consideration off of those cheap bastards in Tampa Bay, after they just claimed him off waivers on October 25th (remember last year when the Rays sold us Bobby Livingston after they claimed him off of waivers and then the deal was revoked by MLB...let's hope it doesn't happen again). Snelling was once a hyped prospect coming up through the minors with Seattle, that was until he suffered a brutal leg injury. Since his MLB debut in 2002, he's bounced back and forth between the minors and majors. Spanning parts of 4 seasons in the majors with Seattle, Oakland, and Washington, he's managed to only wiggle his way into 89 games, while posting a .240 avg. and .737 OPS. His minor league stats suggest if given a chance he could become a productive extra outfielder or perhaps more (he is only 25 years old). Over 9 minor league seasons he has a .311 avg. with a .857 OPS. I'll be pissed if this is the 4th outfielder to platoon with Werth in RF, but I'm happy if this move was to simply add depth to the organization in Triple A...the verdict is still out on this move.