Mark DeRosa to the Bronx?

I just plain don’t get this one.

DeRosa, 35 when the season starts, played with the Cardinals and Indians this past season. He hit .250/.319/.433 with 23 HR and 78 RBI.

DeRosa is asking for a three-year deal worth about $18 Million.

The Yankees won’t sign Johnny Damon to a two year deal worth $20 Million and are looking at DeRosa to be a possible replacement. Wait….didn’t the Yankees just sign Nick Johnson as their DH? Would they trade Melky Cabrera? Trade Gardner? Both? Bench one trade the other?

I just don’t understand why the Yankees would waste $6 Million a year on a 35 year old corner outfielder. By the time his contract is up Colin Curtis, Brett Gardner, and maybe even Jamie Hoffmann will be knocking on the starting OF door.

The Yankees will have Granderson locked in center and MAYBE an opening in right. Do they move DeRosa to the infield? No, the infield is booked.

Why even consider DeRosa? The Yankees need pitching and until they get that, why even look at other free agents?

Right now here is the Yankees lineup and rotation:

1. Jeter SS
2. Johnson DH
3. Teixeira 1B
4. Rodriguez 3B
5. Granderson CF
6. Posada C
7. Cano 2B
8. Swisher RF
9. Cabrera CF

SP-Sabathia
SP-Burnett
SP-Pettite
SP-Hughes
SP-Chamberlain

Does anyone else see a problem with the rotation and no problem with the line-up or am I going crazy?

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  1. Leigh
    December 19, 2009 at 8:42 PM

    The only problem I see is CF looks a little crowded. :)

  2. Brandon
    December 19, 2009 at 8:47 PM

    With Gardner and Melky in left it really is only Granderson and Hoffmann in center. If DeRosa comes and plays left then Centerfield has 4 players, thanks for reading

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