The Plan B Myth: On Mark DeRosa

Posted: 24th December 2009 by John Douglass in MLB
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It's been noted in traditional media sources, online, blogs, and reader comments on this and other sites that if Matt Holliday is not signed by the St. Louis Cardinals, they will move to their best Plan B: re-signing Mark DeRosa.á

DeRosa is a name that has been bandied around quite a bit in connection with several teams. I have to admit I'm a little stunned by just how interested teams are reported to be in him and at the amount they've been potentially interested in spending on a player who has been mostly a non-impact one for most of his career. Here's Baseball Prospectus on DeRosa back in 2002: "DeRosa's window of opportunity for a full-time career with the Braves borders on nonexistent." A year later, BP commented this way on DeRosa: "someone who's overqualified to be a reserv ...

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