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So Much for the Youth Movement

Omar Vizquel is old.Eleven-time Gold Glove shortstop Omar Vizquel agreed to a $5.3 million, one-year deal with his San Francisco Giants Friday, including a club option that could bring his worth to $10.2 million over two seasons.

He’s guaranteed $5 million next season, and the Giants have a $5.2 million option for 2009 with a $300,000 buyout.

Slumping offensively, Vizquel batted just .246 this season, but played defense up the middle like a young buck, which is probably the reason he’s still able to get a contract at the age of 40.

This post also appears on Crooked Pitch, where I will be guest-blogging Saturday afternoon.

[San Francisco Chronicle] | [Mop Up Duty] | []


1 Comment:

Bassmaster said...

Oh, I bet Barry Bonds feels betrayed by this!