BronXBombers51 wrote:Can someone explain what the big deal about DeRosa is, please? He had a great year, sure, but do we really think he's going to repeat it? He posted a 118 OPS+, his next best season was 2006 where he posted a 108 (136 games). On another board I go to, Cubs fans are going ape over losing him, unless it leads to Peavy.
Why should I believe he isn't just going to regress back to his career numbers. It's not like he's 27 and entering his prime. He's going to be 34 years old. I fail to see how this is a loss for the Cubs if it allows them to grab Bradley.
I'm not really broken up about losing him, but I certainly hope this leads to more than just Bradley. I want to see a couple of these new guys flipped to San Diego in a deal for Peavy.
I mentioned in another thread that I didn't have any expectation of DeRosa repeating his numbers this year, and selling high is always a good idea.
Also, it doesn't make any sense to trade DeRosa just to sign Bradley. Any team with Bradley must have a solid backup in place, and DeRosa was the best backup option for RF that we had. I do really think this is just a step along the path to something bigger.