I expect him to repeat his 2008 numbers
Code:Year Age Tm Lg G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS OPS+ TB GDP HBP SH SF IBB Pos Awards 2008 33 CHC NL 149 593 505 103 144 30 3 21 87 6 0 69 106 .285 .376 .481 .857 117 243 9 9 2 8 0 4975/36
And by the way, those pants, they belong to my dad.And they're not really pants,
i like it! apparently a good clubhouse guy, take that mcCoy.
There are better options out there... but DeRosa has a supperb attitude in the clubhouse and with regular at bats may be a nice fill in... so is this our bench? Looks like Cooper gets shoved to buffalo in the end... sucks.. I like cooper, he has shown he can hit in the majors.. would have thought for sure the last bench spot was his to lose..
Last edited by lajoie; 01-22-2013 at 03:18 PM.
yeah this makes no sense to me.. especially the guaranteed part
I'm sure AA will have no problem ditching him if he sees a better option but I just don't see the point.. the guy has been an awful hitter since his hand injuries
Also, why would we designate Dyson.. did the organization give up on him already?
Like Seattle, for example. With Smoak, Montero, Morales, Morse, Gutierrez, Saunders, Bay and Ibanez that's 6-7 guys fighting for 5-6 spots. So that's going to leave Casper Wells without a position, and if you can acquire him that's a guy who had an 891 OPS last year vs lefties and 831 the year before. And he plays plus defence.
He's out of options, so if the M's don't find a spot for him, he'll have to clear waivers. So that means you'd give up a marginal player (read: non-prospect) to acquire him. For a guy essentially making the league minimum, kills lefties, and plays plus defence.
There are many more examples of players like that, who could fill in as the LHP killer while costing the team virtually nothing in a trade. The Jays don't have to use FA to find a bat. And they didn't have to waste a spot on an aging, worthless player when they could have found an actual upgrade.
Edit: It may seem silly to complain about such a small move, but it's more about the process. The Jays felt that DeRosa was more important than upgrading a spot for a player that could contribute. We saw all to well what happened last year with Vizquel on the bench - the Jays were often playing short handed, as he had no value and couldn't pinch hit/run/field without screwing up. I know people think that because he won't play he's not a problem, but that's exactly it - if he can't play, he's preventing someone who can help the Jays win from playing. So he hurts the Jays by playing like crap, and preventing them from using a good player in his spot.
Last edited by Twitchy; 01-22-2013 at 04:01 PM.
he can play everywhere but Cf and C he has experince, why not bring him in, you guys are caring way to much about a guy who is goign to be lucky to see 40Ab
No, he could play all those positions once upon a time. Now that he's a fragile 38 year old, not so much.
does this mean davis will platoon with lind? hopefully if lind sux copper gets a chance. why do we keep losing guys like dyson and mcdade on waivers to keepthe likes of mike mccoy?
Words can not explain how happy this makes me. Mark DeRosa is my favorite player of all time and is the last piece to our Championship team!
Totally kidding, but everyone is bashing him and I thought Id try to switch it up.
Is there anything he IS good at (other than finding roster spots on play-off calibre teams)?