John Heyman of Sports Illustrated

Deal trailer

reports that Cleveland has DeRosa on the market; allegedly they’re looking for pitching in return.

I’d like to see the Cubs jump all over this; despite DeRosa’s mediocre 2009 numbers I’d say he’s worth parting with a decent minor league pitcher. DeRo is a free agent after this year and I’d bet his numbers would jump if he returned to the Cubs dugout. He’d be a good guy to give a $6M/2 year extension to as well, solid insurance at third in the event that Ramirez doesn’t stay healthy and we all know he can play corner OF and 2B well too. What do y’all think?

On an unrelated note, Iowa outfielder Brad Snyder fractured his wrist and will likely miss 2-3 months, perhaps more. It’s a shame because he was hitting .312 with 12 homers and would have been a nice insurance policy for our corner outfield players.

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