While the rest of the world waits to find out whether or not Jose Reyes will sign with the Marlins, the Arizona Diamondbacks were busy signing a middle infielder of their own, Aaron Hill.
The Snakes made a mid-season swap of disappointing second baseman by trading Kelly Johnson to the Toronto Blue Jays in exchange for Aaron Hill and John McDonald, who the Diamondbacks have already re-signed. At the time, the D'Backs were trading one problem for another, but banking that they'd at least be getting better defense from Hill and then maybe the switch to the Senior Circuit could rejuvenate his bat as well.
Check and check.
Hill arrived in the desert and helped upgrade the infield defense as promised, but he also raked with his bat, posting a .315/.386/.492 slash line. Certainly Arizona had to be happy with how that acquisition turned out. However, they weren't happy enough to exercise the $8 million club option they had on Hill, which is understandable since Hill was coming off a 2010...