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Dbacks Agree to Terms With Aaron Hill

By Scott Allen

It has finally happened.  The Arizona Diamondbacks finally signed second baseman Aaron Hill.  reports are the deal is two years worth just more than $10 million.  It is two years, so Hill got the mutli-year deal he was looking for and the one the Dbacks weren’t sold on giving after the postseason ended.  I wasn’t sure how this saga was going to end, but in the end, the Dbacks did the right thing.  He was the best choice for the Dbacks.

It was a deal that took five weeks to make but a deal is a deal.  It seemed like at times the Dbacks were going to just let Hill walk.  Clearly the issue was money.  Isn’t it always?  Hill hit .319 for the Dbacks after acquired from the Toronto Blue Jays in August for Kelly Johnson.  Now that Hill is signed, that means the Dbacks have retained both players they got in the Johnson trade.  They also re-signed shortstop John McDonald a couple of weeks ago to a two-year contract.

Now the Dbacks can shift their focus on the pitching staff updates and possibly making a deal for another bat.  General manager Kevin Towers has publicly stated they would be out looking for some more pitching.  Can never have enough I say.

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