Billy Beane did. If the financial terms seem a bit low, well, they are. Despite Ellis likely being Plan B for most teams in pursuit of a second baseman, it appears Ellis just really enjoy Oakland, and we all know Oakland is one of the few teams who understand just how good this guy is. Offensively Ellis has a putrid BABIP and will almost certainly possess an OPS over .700 next season, and considering the downgrade that Cliff Pennington or Eric Patterson would've been defensively I don't think anyone can be too disappointed with that.
On a side note, I think Orlando Hudson just did backflips.