from what I've read, the reporter who reported the 5 year Giles deal is not the most reliable of reporters.
Before the silliness with the BJ Ryan deal, I would think there was no way the Jays would be so stupid. I don't know now, though.
Contracts like the rumored Jones deal are indicative of the huge problem this poor free agent class is going to cause teams in a couple of years. Signing a player of that caliber to almost 7 million a year for 3 years
why not simply hold on to your money, spend it on 1 year reliever help or better 1 year bench players, and spend it next year when the crop is much better? I know, I know...win now, but does anyone honestly believe the only thing keeping the Cards from winning the series is Jacque Jones? Better off playing Taguchi and Rodriguez (probably get better production) and get someone through trade or next year.