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Jays Decline 2014 Option on Aaron Hill

The Jays contract with Aaron Hill is a pretty complicated thing, before the start of this season they had to decide if they wanted to pick up all three options for 2012, 2013 and 2014, but if they decline (which they have) they can pick up the 2012 and 2013 options after this season. 

The options for 12 and 13 are $8 million each while the option for 14 was $10 million. I figured the club might try to make a deal with Hill to push back the deadline for picking up the 2014 option to see how he looked this year. Without that, it wouldn't have been a hard decision to turn down the 2014 option. If he doesn't pick things up from last year, $10 would be far too much money. If he does go back to hitting like he did in 2009, he'll be able to make a fair bit more than $10 mil in 2014. 

Aaron has a challenge ahead, have a couple of good years and he can make the Jays regret that they declined his option.