Risk/Reward of the Mark DeRosa Signing

Posted: 29th December 2009 by Josh Levitt in MLB
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The Giants have finally made a move to improve their horrific offense. Welcome aboard, Mark DeRosa. As ESPN the Magazine's Buster Olney reported last week, DeRosa, who turns 35 in February, has been on the verge of accepting a two-year contract offer from the Giants since before Christmas. That offer, according to SI.com, is for a total of $12 million over the two seasons. DeRosa can play on either corner in the infield or outfield, giving San Francisco manager Bruce Bochy greater flexibility with his lineup. He likely will play third, moving slugger Pablo Sandoval to first and giving the Giants more power and offensive punch at that position. DeRosa underwent left wrist surgery after the 2009 season, when he batted .250 with a career-best 23 home runs to go along with 78 RBIs for Clevelan ...

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