2 years, $9.5 million.
He ain't lyin' about split consistency, at least. .296 overall, with .296 v. righties and .296 v. lefties. But you get into the whole problem of signing players for empty batting averages, yada yada. We've been down the road. Career? .288 v. left, .283 v. right. 20-point difference in career OBP against right-handed pitching, which, of course, is what the majority of pitching is. 32-point OPS difference.
But by gum, that's a solid batting average.
Who knows, though? Maybe Jay Payton is the kind of guy you can find it easy to root for if he's one of your guys.
("Lookit Scott trying to be nice about Jay Payton. What a trooper! Christmas spirit!")