Blue Jays Sign David Eckstein

jaysOvershadowed by yesterday's other baseball news was the fact our Blue Jays signed a new starting shortstop. Free-agent shortstop David Eckstein agreed Thursday to a one-year deal worth $4.5 million US. The move will be finalized once the former St. Louis Cardinal passes a physical.

This makes defensive star John McDonald our backup next season. Ecksein is certainly an upgrade at the plate. He batted .309 for the Cardinals last season with three home runs, 31 runs batted in and 10 stolen bases.

It's also worth noting Eckstein has won a couple of World Series. In 2002 he won it all with the Los Angeles Angels and in 2006 he was the World Series MVP with the St. Louis Cardinals.

Is a third World Series imminent? Don't bet on it...


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Mike (Buffalo Boy)

Id say he has a good shot, him being at shortstop is an upgrade if not defensively, offensively and who knows what else that does. Trading Reed Johnson becomes a possibility or Id even listen to trading Adam Lind for someone helpful

December 14, 2007 @ 6:46 PM

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