Dave Cameron is more bullish on the deal than I am. He forsees a future where Rizzo is a 30 MM per year player after arbitration. Cameron even says over the final 3 years of the contract the Cubs could save 50 MM. (A bit more than Doc's best
Dave is not God when it comes to this stuff, but he knows what he is talking about more often than not. Having said that, I just find it hard to justify saying this is a "bad" deal.
Aside - Wouldn't this deal be insured to some extent regarding injuries?