Provided it's a team option (and you would think it was w/ the $1M buyout), I'm a big fan of this signing.
I said this earlier and I still stand by it:
I think signing Cabrera to a 1 year deal w/ Janish as a platoon/late inning replacement would be alright in my book. Heck, if the money is reasonable and Janish ends up out playing Cabrera, then it's a backup plan. As it sits right now, there IS NO BACKUP plan, so I'm all for this. I also think his defense won't be as bad as 2009, but not as good as 2008. I like it as long as it's a 1 yr deal. That's the main thing, imo.
Letting Janish either platoon vs lefties or as a late inning replacement helps this team. Sign me up!