Cubs Close On DeRosa?
According to Bruce Levine of ESPN Radio 1000, the Cubs are about to finalize a three-year contract with 2B/3B/RF Mark DeRosa.
DeRosa could start at second base and also play right field when the Cubs face a southpaw.
UPDATE: ESPN says the contract is for $13MM. Jim Hendry has a tendency to buy high on guys
This is a great move by Jim, he is a proven utility player who has decent pop, good arm, and thats a decent deal for about 4 mill a year. That really is a good start to a strong bench.
Heres his stats
.273 life time hitter
.297 last year
13 homers last year
.357 obp last year
74 rbi last year
all in 136 games
he did strike out 106 times, but he does have good numbers. Great pick up!!!