St. Louis Cardinals Ripped Off in Mark DeRosa Deal

Posted: 16th September 2009 by Peter Fleischer in MLB
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It may not be his fault, but John Mozeliak has been bamboozled. Who would have thought that when Mozeliak acquired Mark DeRosa from the Cleveland Indians in late June that he would trade for Matt Holliday, who would then go on to have an MVP-caliber second half? And there was no way that Mozeliak or anybody else could predict the wrist injury that DeRosa endured less than a week after beginning his stint with the Cardinals. But the fact of the matter is that DeRosa has hit .230 for the 'Birds. He's struck out 45 times in only 187 ABs, and his eight home runs in 54 games are deceptive; he's got only 20 RBI. DeRosa is due to be a free agent at the end of the season, and even if he wants to sign with St. Louis for a discount and try to be the ultimate utility man that many saw him being in th ...

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