Buttermilk Pancake wrote:Cool, thanks very much Rounders! Is DeRosa worth the pick-up?? As I said--I need someone I can depend on until Kinsler is back, or perhaps even longer.
As long as he keeps playing good, he should get playing time (whether it's in RF or 2b - or giving Ramirez a day of at 3B), but I don't think he's that good. Honestly, I was disappointed when the signed him just because he had a career year last year. I'd say - if he keeps hitting like he has for the past month, he's worth a look. But, if he cools down at all, he could see his playing time greatly decrease since he would be platooning in RF with Cliff Floyd (and sometimes Jacque Jones), and at 2B with Fontenot (and sometimes Theriot). I wouldn't trust Jones, Floyd, Pagan, Derosa, Fontenot, or Theriot in a weekly transaction league. It seems that Lou has been going with the hot hand (or who he feels is swinging the bat best) since he has a lot of players to work into a few spots, so if they start off the week with a couple 0-for, they could be sitting a couple days.
Also, if the Cubs play a lefty (but they've played the least of any major league ball club), Fontenot could see himself out of the lineup.
In conclusion, I have to agree with TDS-MN that I wouldn't rely too much on the Cubs RF, 2B, SS, CF positions in a weekly transaction league. But on the other hand, you can do worse than getting 5 games out of Fontenot or Derosa.