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One-Year Omar

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Reports this morning say the Giants and Omar Vizquel are close to a one-year, $5.5 million contract. If true, that's a healthy raise from the $4 M he earned in 2007. Too much? Should the Giants have tabbed Kevin Frandsen as starting shortstop for 2008 and moved on? Is this the first sign the Giants have no intention of charting a new "younger, faster" course? Is one year of Omar better than four years of David Eckstein? Discuss.

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P.M. UPDATE: This report says the deal is "close to" $5.5 M and includes a vesting option of $5.2 M for 2009 if Omar plays in 140 games. Nothing yet on the Giants site about the contract.

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