The Cardinals and Aaron Miles agreed to a 1 year deal Monday, just in time to avoid arbitration. The deadline for signing non contracted players is Monday night at midnight. He will jump from $350,000 to $1 Million next year. He deserves every penny of it. The 29 year old proved himself at 2nd as a starter, backup, and even filled in for about a month at shortstop for Ecskstein. Aaron Miles hit .263, appearing in 135 games for the Cardinals. There are also a few bonuses worked in for a certain number of plate appearences. I would have been happy with him as our everyday 2nd baseman, and I love him being part of next year’s squad. Here’s to you Aaron, thanks for a great 2006 season, and good luck next year.