There is no "square peg in a round hole" problem for Mark DeRosa - the guy fits anywhere.
Consequently, he shows up in more rumors than most guys.
The other day I was reading about Pat Burrell in MLB Trade Rumors, and there he was: "Mark DeRosa may be coming in as San Francisco's new left fielder, but Burrell could be an interesting alternative should DeRosa not accept the Giants' offer. Or, the power-starved Giants could acquire Burrell to lay in left, and then sign DeRosa to play third base..."
Their latest entry on DeRo says he's leaning towards taking the Giants' offer, but they also hint that he's hoping the Yanks, Mets, or Braves may "enter the mix more aggressively".
We've all given up hope he'll ever be a Cub again so I'm way over that, but at least it'll be a little nicer when he isn't a Cardinal.
And looking at these other teams, well I'd never wish "Met" on anybody, and the Braves would be weird with Bobby Cox' retirement coming at the end of next season. The Giants have pitching and he could be a real asset there. Or he could go be a Yankee, become an idol in the Big Apple and maybe get a WS ring next year.
I guess I'd wish him that last one.
Next comes this from Phil Rogers at the Trib: "Worth watching: If the Red Sox wind up with Matt Holliday or Jason Bay, the Cubs immediately would make a major effort to land Jacoby Ellsbury to fill their center field/leadoff hole, according to sources.That scenario helps explain why the Cubs have been so patient in studying their options. The best way to do such a trade might be for GM Jim Hendry to facilitate a three-team deal that sends first baseman Adrian Gonzalez from the Padres to the Red Sox by packaging a group of prospects, possibly including one or two of their top ones, such as third baseman Josh Vitters, shortstop Hak-Ju Lee and pitchers Andrew Cashner andJay Jackson."
I guess that means the Cubs send Vitters, Lee, Cashner and Jackson to the Pads for Gonzalez. Then send Gonzalez to Boston for Ellsbury? Because Boston probably trades Lowell leaving a hole at third to be filled by Youkilis moving over and Gonzalez takes Youk's place?
You know, when I start to try and figure out where everything's going in these kinds of scenarios, I begin googling and pretty soon I have about 14 different windows on my desktop, I get dizzy and finally wonder what the hell I'm looking for?
Then I remember I'm the art guy.
I'll stick to that.