I’m really surprised that Schuerholz made this move, supposedly it was budget-related. By Giles standards, a .341 OBP and .387 SLG in 2006 was indeed disappointing! But when you look at the guy’s previous levels it’s surprising that they would give up on him so early.
Perhaps the Cubs should consider pouncing on this guy and using DeRosa in a corner, perhaps taking Jacque Jones’ job. I smell opportunity!