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Nationals Re-Sign Cristian Guzman

Nationals GM Jim Bowden is making a strong bid to be included in the Worst GM competition next year. He re-signed Cristian Guzman to a two-year, $16 million deal. Let's see: Guzman is already 30, the four-year, $16 million contract he signed prior to the 2005 season has mostly been a bad joke, he has a 78 career OPS+, and he's had three seasons since his 1999 debut in which he's posted an OBP above .311. That includes an injury-shortened 2007 season, and, of course, this one, which is why he's getting paid. This isn't as mind-meltingly dumb as the last contract Bowden gave him, but that doesn't make it a good idea.