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You know, I was not too thrilled about this at first, but after reading (and re-reading!) Baltimoron's analysis of Itzuris, I can certainly live with him for two years. I would caveat that by saying that this "endorsement" is only dependent on us developing and/or acquiring his eventual replacement. I'm hopeful that Miclat can be that guy.

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If it's for one year, then I guess you call it making the best of a bad situation.

For two years, ugh.

Two reasons a two-year deal doesn't bother me:

1. Our best SS prospect in the minors is at least 2 years away, but may well be ready in 2 years (so I really don't want to be tying someone up for multiple years next offseason).

2. We already are looking at replacing Huff, Roberts and Mora next offseason, if not before. That's enough instability for one offseason.

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If it's for one year, then I guess you call it making the best of a bad situation.

For two years, ugh.

He is a serviceable starter for this year and more importantly fills a desperate need.

As far as a second year, he will still have the same function assuming we cannot sign/develop someone better and at worse will be a moderately expensive utility guy.

I think it is the best of a bad situation and certainly better than the revolving door of crap at SS we had last year. Although I thought we should of explored a trade for Jack Wilson more.

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