Found January 15, 2013 on The Outside Corner:
Buried in this post by Nick Piecoro is a paragraph about the Arizona Diamondbacks having preliminary discussions with second baseman Aaron Hill about a contract extension. Hill, who we ranked as the sixth best second baseman in baseball earlier this morning, will turn 31 in March and is making $5.5 million this year, the second year of a two-year contract signed after the 2011 season. Hill initially signed a four year, $12 million contract with club options for the 2012-14 seasons with the Blue Jays at the beginning of 2008, but all of the options were declined by the Diamondbacks after the 2011 season. Hill is a frustrating player, as I talked about at length this morning. 2012 was a career year for him, and he's looked like a different player in the 189 games he's played as a Diamondback, posting an .881 OPS with 28 homers. His home/road splits aren't even that extreme, as Hill's career OPS at Chase Field is just .919...not exactly a huge difference from his ov...
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