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2007-12-13 16:47
by Bob Timmermann

David Eckstein has signed a one-year deal for $4.5 million with the Toronto Blue Jays. Eckstein is expected to bat leadoff in 2008 for Toronto.

"That's been his role and he's always been successful at it," Blue Jays manager John Gibbons told The Canadian Press. "He's a tough out and he really battles. He just seems to find a way to get something done."

2007-12-13 18:07:09
1.   ToyCannon
Before everyone starts besmirching that quote from Gibbons I wonder how many shortstops have a higher winning % then XXXStein other then Derek Jeter?
2007-12-13 19:17:57
2.   regfairfield
It is true, David Eckstein can get on base well for a shortstop. If Toronto didn't already have two of them this would be a great signing.
2007-12-13 19:28:22
3.   regfairfield
Heck, this is a great signing regardless. The only issue is the bench is pretty Colletti esque with McDonald and Scutaro.
2007-12-13 19:34:41
4.   ToyCannon
Kind of funny that XStein will be the offensive SS of the two.
I loved the way the Twins snapped up Everett. The Astro pitchers are going to be bemoaning the hole between SS/3rd after watching Everett pick it for the last few years. Extra outs in Houston are not a good thing.
2007-12-13 19:37:45
5.   regfairfield
The Astros could easily give up more runs than any other team this year. They have Oswalt, and no other pitchers, plus no one of any defensive value outside of Matsui and maybe Pence and Bourn.

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