More on this in a bit, but the Nationals have surprisingly locked in Ron Belliard through 2009. He’ll get $3.5MM over the two seasons, so you can’t really complain about it. Belliard hits for decent average, shows a little pop, and plays multiple positions.
Belliard will make $1.6MM in 2008 and $1.9MM in 2009. Nice security for a guy nobody wanted last winter.