Read it and celebrate/weep (depends on your inclination): http://mlb.mlb.com/news/press_releases/press_release.jsp?ymd=20070713&content_id=2084034&vke y=pr_sf&fext=.jsp&c_id=sf
Oddly enough, the bottom part looks like what I wrote in some of the comment threads. :^)
I understanding being upset over the way the last few seasons have gone, but to throw the baby out with the water when he has rebuilt the pitching staff seems extreme to me. He had many years of success, then was hamstrung by lousy draft position due to that success and by poor free agent availability.
Whatever. He's signed now so the banshees can wail now....