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Indians trade Stevens and others for Mark DeRosa

Unread postby gotribe31 » Wed Dec 31, 2008 1:36 pm

According to Bruce Levine of ESPN Radio, the Indians are getting close to a deal for Mark DeRosa that would send two or three young pitchers to the Cubs.

.281/21/87 last season in Wrigley, with a .857 OPS. I can live with that, as long as he can make a successful transition to the AL. At least the weather won't be an issue.
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Re: Tribe "close" to deal for Mark DeRosa

Unread postby Guest » Wed Dec 31, 2008 1:45 pm

I'm a big fan and I like the move.
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Unread postby hornet84 » Wed Dec 31, 2008 1:47 pm

Works for me. How about to young pitchers and BARF. :pukel:
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Re: Tribe "close" to deal for Mark DeRosa

Unread postby consigliere » Wed Dec 31, 2008 1:50 pm

Done deal supposedly. Got word from two contacts.

http://www.indiansprospectinsider.com/2 ... -rosa.html

No official word on this at the moment, but apparently the Indians have agreed to a deal in principle to acquire infielder Mark DeRosa from the Cubs in exchange for reliever Jeff Stevens and a few other minor leaguers. No word on how many other players will be traded or what minor leaguers the Indians are sending out, but this is what I have learned as of now.
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Unread postby TribeNut » Wed Dec 31, 2008 1:52 pm

Oh, great, Jeff Stevens AND more prospects- for a career utility infielder until a few years ago with the Cubs.
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Re: Indians trade Stevens and others for Mark DeRosa

Unread postby gotribe31 » Wed Dec 31, 2008 1:54 pm

Cue angry Brandon Phillips rant... :dead:
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Re: Tribe "close" to deal for Mark DeRosa

Unread postby gotribe31 » Wed Dec 31, 2008 2:05 pm

TribeNut wrote:Oh, great, Jeff Stevens AND more prospects- for a career utility infielder until a few years ago with the Cubs.


.291 average over the last 3 years, can play almost anywhere on the diamond, and is only signed through 2009 at a very reasonable rate. He's a cheaper Casey Blake, and his primary position is our greatest non-pitching need. Adam Miller, Jon Meloan, Tony Sipp (if healthy), plus the Wood/Smith additions help make Stevens expendable. We have young, projectable bullpen arms. We don't have a 2B that can hit. Depending on who the other prospects are, I'd say that is a pretty good deal.
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Re: Indians trade Stevens and others for Mark DeRosa

Unread postby Rocky55 » Wed Dec 31, 2008 2:10 pm

I've liked DeRosa since he came up with the Braves, so I like it depending on who the other players are.

We need someone to play 2B this year. DeRosa is a big improvement over Carroll and Valbuena probably isn't ready. Barfield is toast.

Plus, Wedgie gets a new Casey Blake type. DeRosa is a better fielder but not as fast and not near the arm that Blake has. He can play any position except pitcher and catcher and makes better contact than Blake. Not as much power despite that he's a big, stocky guy.

This seems like a good way to fill a major hole. It also may assure that Jhonny will be the 3B and Droobs will be the SS next season.
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Re: Indians trade Stevens and others for Mark DeRosa

Unread postby ArtGold » Wed Dec 31, 2008 2:11 pm

Depending upon the other players, he is a decent pickup for the Tribe. Between DeRosa and Valbuena, they have certainly fixed their middle infield problem for the near and (hopefull) long term. Between DeRosa, Peralta, ACab, Hodges and perhaps some others, this should take care of the infield.

Now, if Huff, Rondon or DeLaCruz are part of the package......I reserve the right to bitch.
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Re: Indians trade Stevens and others for Mark DeRosa

Unread postby fundamentals » Wed Dec 31, 2008 2:12 pm

What's not to like about DeRosa? He's definitely a grinder.
I think he will have lots of success here. Good move. :clap:
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Re: Indians trade Stevens and others for Mark DeRosa

Unread postby rebelwithoutaclue » Wed Dec 31, 2008 2:13 pm

ArtGold wrote:Depending upon the other players, he is a decent pickup for the Tribe. Between DeRosa and Valbuena, they have certainly fixed their middle infield problem for the near and (hopefull) long term. Between DeRosa, Peralta, ACab, Hodges and perhaps some others, this should take care of the infield.

Now, if Huff, Rondon or DeLaCruz are part of the package......I reserve the right to bitch.



Just going based on the fact that the "other" minor-leaguers have to be less acclaimed than Jeff Stevens, this looks like a good trade. Cheap way to fill a major hole without hamstringing the org with a huge contract.
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Re: Indians trade Stevens and others for Mark DeRosa

Unread postby gotribe31 » Wed Dec 31, 2008 2:14 pm

ArtGold wrote:Depending upon the other players, he is a decent pickup for the Tribe. Between DeRosa and Valbuena, they have certainly fixed their middle infield problem for the near and (hopefull) long term. Between DeRosa, Peralta, ACab, Hodges and perhaps some others, this should take care of the infield.

Now, if Huff, Rondon or DeLaCruz are part of the package......I reserve the right to bitch.


Agree on both counts. Now we find one more SP, and as far as I am concerned it is a wildly successful offseason.
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Re: Tribe "close" to deal for Mark DeRosa

Unread postby Stu » Wed Dec 31, 2008 2:14 pm

TribeNut wrote:Oh, great, Jeff Stevens AND more prospects- for a career utility infielder until a few years ago with the Cubs.


An OPS higher than Brian Roberts by .022 over the last 3 years.
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Re: Indians trade Stevens and others for Mark DeRosa

Unread postby jameseboy » Wed Dec 31, 2008 2:14 pm

Sounds great to me...if Stevens is the main player given up. He is a guy who may or may not someday pitch in the majors. We fill second base, solidify the infield and dont give up major trade bait which can be used for a pitcher. Go get us one Mark.
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Re: Indians trade Stevens and others for Mark DeRosa

Unread postby ArtGold » Wed Dec 31, 2008 2:14 pm

rebelwithoutaclue wrote:
ArtGold wrote:Depending upon the other players, he is a decent pickup for the Tribe. Between DeRosa and Valbuena, they have certainly fixed their middle infield problem for the near and (hopefull) long term. Between DeRosa, Peralta, ACab, Hodges and perhaps some others, this should take care of the infield.

Now, if Huff, Rondon or DeLaCruz are part of the package......I reserve the right to bitch.



Just going based on the fact that the "other" minor-leaguers have to be less acclaimed than Jeff Stevens, this looks like a good trade. Cheap way to fill a major hole without hamstringing the org with a huge contract.



I would assume this too, but I don't know how they view potential. I know how I view potential, so...
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Unread postby consigliere » Wed Dec 31, 2008 2:17 pm

Not sure if this is centered around Stevens, but I doubt it. I think the center piece is one of our young lefty starters + Stevens and if a third player is involved a lower level pitcher.
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Re: Indians trade Stevens and others for Mark DeRosa

Unread postby consigliere » Wed Dec 31, 2008 2:18 pm

Just talked to Castrovince, and he'll have an update in the next 15 minutes or so. Done deal. Three players for DeRosa, and one of them is Jeff Stevens.
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Re: Indians trade Stevens and others for Mark DeRosa

Unread postby ArtGold » Wed Dec 31, 2008 2:20 pm

Consigliere wrote:Not sure if this is centered around Stevens, but I doubt it. I think the center piece is one of our young lefty starters + Stevens and if a third player is involved a lower level pitcher.



As I recall, Huff and DeLaCruz are young lefty starters, hopefully it isn't either of these two.

Others are Scott Lewis and Lofgren, aside from Laffey and Sowers.


EDIT: Maybe we can get them to toss in Jose Ceda (relief pitcher in middle minors, too)
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Re: Indians trade Stevens and others for Mark DeRosa

Unread postby Mcreek » Wed Dec 31, 2008 2:24 pm

Depends on who we are giving up but If Derosa can give us two good yrs at secondbase so VB can finish off his development its a good deal . It also buys time for Chisenhall or Phelps. Now, I can live with an aging grinder as long as he is a placeholder. The good news is that its now official, we have a ML caliber SS in Asdrubal :nanner:

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Re: Indians trade Stevens and others for Mark DeRosa

Unread postby rebelwithoutaclue » Wed Dec 31, 2008 2:29 pm

Cubs just signed Aaron Miles as well.


From the comments on the ESPN.com stories the Cubs fans hate both of these moves. Looking forward to the Mark "The Grinder" DeRosa era.
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Re: Indians trade Stevens and others for Mark DeRosa

Unread postby Pufferbelly » Wed Dec 31, 2008 2:38 pm

Jeff Stevens and Chris Archer and left-hander John Gaub.

Love that part of the deal

BUT HATE THIS PART!!!!------"Though the 33-year-old DeRosa played primarily at second base for the Cubs, the Indians will probably move him to third to avoid disrupting their infield."

DISRUPTING THIS INFIELD WOULD BE A GOOD THING!!!! They cant ever do somthing right all the way through. They always have to screw it up somehow.

I got this from Castrovinces blog. Link to his blog is on indians.com
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Re: Indians trade Stevens and others for Mark DeRosa

Unread postby skatingtripods » Wed Dec 31, 2008 2:38 pm

I'm going to be mighty pissed if Huff is in this deal. Outside of that, I can live with giving up anybody else, for the most part.

I'm wondering if they think Scott Lewis was a flash in the pan and he's in it.
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Re: Indians trade Stevens and others for Mark DeRosa

Unread postby Chris » Wed Dec 31, 2008 2:40 pm

Please tell me this DOES NOT mean moving him to 3rd
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Unread postby skatingtripods » Wed Dec 31, 2008 2:40 pm

How did DeRosa's HR numbers go from 13 in Texas in '06 to 10 in Wrigley in '07 and then all the way to 21 last season? That seems strange to me.

If he can repeat last year's .857 OPS, I'm liking that at 3B.

So is he our new 2 hole hitter to leave Asdrubal in the 9 spot as a second leadoff hitter?


Edit: Looks like 24 of his 62 errors in the bigs are at 3B, giving him a .949. He has a career .982 at 2B.

I think Peralta can adequately give us a .949 at 3B this season, so why not just put DeRosa at 2B and move Asdrubal to his natural position?
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Unread postby hornet84 » Wed Dec 31, 2008 2:42 pm

I'm guessing that this means Jhonny is our starting 3B in 2009 ? I like it. Things are shaping up nicely. If we could get a solid SP, I would be estatic. This is the most aggressive I have seen Shapiro in an offseason. He is adressing all the holes on our 2008 roster.
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Re: Indians trade Stevens and others for Mark DeRosa

Unread postby Chris » Wed Dec 31, 2008 2:43 pm

hornet84 wrote:I'm guessing that this means Jhonny is our starting 3B in 2009 ? I like it. Things are shaping up nicely. If we could get a solid SP, I would be estatic. This is the most aggressive I have seen Shapiro in an offseason. He is adressing all the holes on our 2008 roster.



Nope, looks like Jhonny stays at SS from what I'm hearing on Cleveland.com

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Unread postby Mcreek » Wed Dec 31, 2008 2:44 pm

Derosas best position is secondbase and we are moving him to third? Brilliant Markie.

Yea, I would really hate to disrupt that fine infield with a statue at SS :thumbdown:
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Unread postby ArtGold » Wed Dec 31, 2008 2:44 pm

Clearly a "scouts" trade from the Cubs perspective. They really are looking at the young bullpen arms here, and Archer is a high ceiling and high risk pickup. Great stuff but little idea how to actually use it.
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Unread postby chitownmike » Wed Dec 31, 2008 2:47 pm

Together with the Marquis deal, the unsettled ownership situation, and the economy in general, I would have to label this a salary dump by the Cubs.

Very refreshing to see us on the buying end of one of these.
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Unread postby Stu » Wed Dec 31, 2008 2:48 pm

Mcreek wrote:Derosas best position is secondbase and we are moving him to third? Brilliant Markie.

Yea, I would really hate to disrupt that fine infield with a statue at SS :thumbdown:



really? Shapiro said that? Oh wait. You are reading off of a blog. :roll :roll:

I think people just look for reasons to bitch. First it was, OH NOES WE GAVE UP HUFF IM GOING TO HATE IT. now its, HES GOING TO 3RD INSTEAD OF PERALTA I HATE IT.

just wait and see people.
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Unread postby jameseboy » Wed Dec 31, 2008 2:48 pm

I love this trade if he is going to 2b...I dont like it at all if he goes to 3rd. Maybe Marte or Barfield or Valbuena will force their hand this spring.
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Unread postby pup » Wed Dec 31, 2008 2:52 pm

Stu wrote:
Mcreek wrote:Derosas best position is secondbase and we are moving him to third? Brilliant Markie.

Yea, I would really hate to disrupt that fine infield with a statue at SS :thumbdown:



really? Shapiro said that? Oh wait. You are reading off of a blog. :roll :roll:

I think people just look for reasons to bitch. First it was, OH NOES WE GAVE UP HUFF IM GOING TO HATE IT. now its, HES GOING TO 3RD INSTEAD OF PERALTA I HATE IT.

just wait and see people.


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Unread postby skatingtripods » Wed Dec 31, 2008 2:52 pm

Stu wrote:I think people just look for reasons to bitch. First it was, OH NOES WE GAVE UP HUFF IM GOING TO HATE IT. now its, HES GOING TO 3RD INSTEAD OF PERALTA I HATE IT.

just wait and see people.


Think about it man. We just got a guy who hit .290 with 20 HR and nearly 90 RBI last season as a middle infielder. Why wouldn't we suspect that one of our lefty starters was in it? Or worse.

You don't find trades for .857 OPS players the year previous where you don't have to give up a single major league player very often, and shit, only one guy on the 40 I believe.


If everyone is able to take the label off of Stevens that he is the guy we got for Brandon Phillips and look at it objectively, this is a steal by Shapiro. Even taking that into account, it's a very good trade by Shapiro and a guy that we actually have a chance to retain in the offseason if we want to go that route.
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Unread postby carnegie44115 » Wed Dec 31, 2008 2:55 pm

Even if the idea of DeRosa going to 3rd rather than shifting the infield around, that could be a better situation anyways, now I have never seen DeRosa play 3rd or what a combo of Jhonny and DeRosa on that side would be like, but I would much rather have a guy playing 3rd that has over 200 games at that position rather than Jhonny who has played a mere 9 games.
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Re: Indians trade Stevens and others for Mark DeRosa

Unread postby Chris » Wed Dec 31, 2008 2:57 pm

Some of us just realize that Jhonny is not a major league SS, honestly. I like DeRosa either way, but I'm not sure I like this trade nearly as much if he is just chilling at 3rd as the next Casey Blake.
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Unread postby Stu » Wed Dec 31, 2008 2:58 pm

Skating Tripods wrote:Think about it man. We just got a guy who hit .290 with 20 HR and nearly 90 RBI last season as a middle infielder. Why wouldn't we suspect that one of our lefty starters was in it? Or worse.


Umm... because the headline said Stevens and others for DeRosa.

You usually put the headline players involved in the trade... in the HEADLINE!
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Unread postby pup » Wed Dec 31, 2008 2:59 pm

DeRosa was a salary dump. It paves the way for them to acquire Peavy.

It is very logical that it did not involove any of the top prospects.

Good job Shap.
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Unread postby carnegie44115 » Wed Dec 31, 2008 3:02 pm

Chris wrote:Some of us just realize that Jhonny is not a major league SS, honestly. I like DeRosa either way, but I'm not sure I like this trade nearly as much if he is just chilling at 3rd as the next Casey Blake.



I think the people that don't see Peralta being an adequate SS watch too many replays of Vizquel playing SS for the Indians in the nineties. Omar is going to go down as the best defensive SS in history in my book, but there are only a few that can even come close to that level of play, so everyone else is just going to be adequate when comparing them to the great ones.
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Re: Indians trade Stevens and others for Mark DeRosa

Unread postby Chris » Wed Dec 31, 2008 3:03 pm

carnegie44115 wrote:
Chris wrote:Some of us just realize that Jhonny is not a major league SS, honestly. I like DeRosa either way, but I'm not sure I like this trade nearly as much if he is just chilling at 3rd as the next Casey Blake.



I think the people that don't see Peralta being an adequate SS watch too many replays of Vizquel playing SS for the Indians in the nineties. Omar is going to go down as the best defensive SS in history in my book, but there are only a few that can even come close to that level of play, so everyone else is just going to be adequate when comparing them to the great ones.


Wouldnt you rather A-Cab at SS though? Sure would make me feel better. But oh well. DeRosa does help our lineup.
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Unread postby DrPoove » Wed Dec 31, 2008 3:06 pm

Chris wrote:Wouldnt you rather A-Cab at SS though? Sure would make me feel better. But oh well. DeRosa does help our lineup.


I agree. I think this is more of The As-Man being an excellent SS rather that Jhonny being a "sub-standard" one.

At least that's the way I look at it.

The As-Man needs to play SS, IMHO.
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Re: Indians trade Stevens and others for Mark DeRosa

Unread postby CharacterIV » Wed Dec 31, 2008 3:08 pm

I like the deal. As long as DeRosa puts up numbers similar to last year, whether he's at 2nd or 3rd doesn't matter to me. I'll take his performance at either of those positions -- happy with it at 3rd, delighted with it at 2nd, based of what you expect from someone playing those two positions at a competent level in the major leagues.

As for the infield positioning of DeRosa, Droobs and Jhonny, I think that's the real genius here. By acquiring a guy who has played both 2nd and 3rd, Shap isn't locking the infield in place. If Jhonny comes out and plays well at 3rd during spring training, then he goes there. If he's not ready to make the transition, then DeRosa goes there. Options are nice to have. Everybody's happy because the infield is fluid, and Wedge gets another grinder.
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Re: Indians trade Stevens and others for Mark DeRosa

Unread postby TribeNut » Wed Dec 31, 2008 3:10 pm

One way or the other, the infield is going to be DeRosa/Peralta/Cabrera. If the Tribe feels the defense will be stronger with DeRosa @ 3B, so be it. I wouldn't be shocked to see his power #s drop considerably- say, 10 HRs and 30 doubles- but if he can keep his average around .280, he will be a solid addition. If folks are expecting him to put up another career year, you will be disappointed. Nothing spectacular. The price was solid for him, too.
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Re: Indians trade Stevens and others for Mark DeRosa

Unread postby carnegie44115 » Wed Dec 31, 2008 3:11 pm

DrPoove wrote:
Chris wrote:Wouldnt you rather A-Cab at SS though? Sure would make me feel better. But oh well. DeRosa does help our lineup.


I agree. I think this is more of The As-Man being an excellent SS rather that Jhonny being a "sub-standard" one.

At least that's the way I look at it.

The As-Man needs to play SS, IMHO.


Oh yeah no doubt I believe ACab is a better SS, and could be by the end of his career if he works hard because at his young age he still has some kinks to work out, he could be one of those few you put in the conversation with Omar and company. My thinking is though, DeRosa is just more experienced and a move for Peralta could really mess with his mind, we really don't need a repeat of 2006 next year do we?
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Re: Indians trade Stevens and others for Mark DeRosa

Unread postby TitoFrancona » Wed Dec 31, 2008 3:15 pm

Okay, first of all, I love this deal - whether he plays 2nd or 3rd. I'm totally stumped as to why anybody would say it's a good deal if they play him at 2nd but a bad deal if they play him at 3rd. That makes 0 sense to me. First of all, it's about improving the lineup and no matter which position he plays, the lineup has improved. Secondly, yeah, he's only a 1-year rental, but we gave up a prospect who is a relief pitcher and 2 low level prospects who weren't in the Indians plans for at least the next 2 seasons.

Whether he plays 2nd or 3rd it means neither Marte or Barfield will be in the lineup this season. Explain to me how that's a bad thing? Also, as someone else pointed out, it was a blogger who gave the opinion that he thought DeRosa would be moved to 3rd. I didn't see any direct quote from Shapiro or Wedge to that effect. The fact is that if they did that, it would be going against everything that Shapiro has been saying. He said he wants to move Peralta to 3rd and given that DeRosa is at least an average ML 2nd baseman and certainly better defensively than Barfield, it wouldn't make any sense not to have him at 2nd.

DeRosa will be a perfect fit for this lineup. My assumption is that he'll bat 2nd. Has a solid OBP and bats RH which is what we want for our 2 hitter batting behind Grady. Also, this gives Valbuena a window of playing in 3A to further develop. Anyway you look at it, this was an excellent deal all around.

Shapiro and the Indians are now 2 thirds of the way from this being an excellent off season. Now get that #2 or #3 starter and this team is all set to challenge for the division.

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Re: Indians trade Stevens and others for Mark DeRosa

Unread postby MTF » Wed Dec 31, 2008 3:18 pm

It's just not a big deal. The only position player on the team with a defined position is Grady; everyone else can and will play multiple spots. That statement presumably includes Jhonny because why else would he have spent his entire winter ball stint at third base. The 2009 Indians are completely versatile, and as long as we get offensive production from the combined multitude I think we can live with the mediocre defense. Go get us one more starter Mark, and then lets quit screwing around with this whole off-season winter crap and get down to it!
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Re: Indians trade Stevens and others for Mark DeRosa

Unread postby petes999 » Wed Dec 31, 2008 3:23 pm

I like the trade to a point. I think this paired with our other trade for Valbuena, took away a lot of minimal risk trading chips in Gut and Stevens. Now, we need a starting pitcher with out excess of ready ML OFs and ready relievers gone. Leaves us with basically Hodges and lefty starters for our major pieces for a trade (and Shoppach). I just rather have had more chips for the starter first and then found what we could for the 1-year stop gap at 2nd.

To those who say you can trade Crowe or Meloan, my comment would be

1) We need Sipp and Meloan to take over for Miller, Betancourt and Kobi next year (Miller shift to starter and we will not pick up the options on the other two).

2) I don't mind trading Crowe, if we know Hafner is back as we don't need to shift Laporta to DH and we would have Brantley/Laporta coming into our OF next year for Delluci and possibly Choo (if he wants to go do his tour of duty).

Really, we had no room for Stevens with Meloan and Sipp coming up sometime this year or two and a full pen. We had excess relievers like Gaub even at the lower levels with Wagner, Bryson, Pontius, etc. And, we have a lot of starters with House, Haley and Putnam. Thus, we didn't lose much and hopefully we can get a draft pick or two when DeRosa becomes a free agent. So, I like these 3-1 trades.

Yet, I still think we have a major hole at SP which I wish they had chips of Gut and Stevens to add to get the best upgrade there and settle at 2nd base with what is left.
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Re: Indians trade Stevens and others for Mark DeRosa

Unread postby jameseboy » Wed Dec 31, 2008 3:25 pm

There are a couple of reasons I much prefer him as second.

First is defense. Cabrera is supposed to be an outstanding shortstop Peralta is average. At some point Peralta is going to third I just prefer sooner than later.

Second DeRosa's hitting is outstanding for a second baseman but only average for a third baseman. Traditionally third base is a hitters position second is more of a defensive position. When your looking at who is available for what those are what you generally find in those positions. Its why Marte is at 3rd and Barfield at 2nd even if they have not worked out so far.

I am not so sure about DeRosa batting second. I have not seen him play but I do see he has very few stolen bases. I think his 6 last year is his high. His power numbers make are pretty high for a contact guy who moves runners etc. Maybe someone with more knowledge can tell a bit more about that.
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Re: Indians trade Stevens and others for Mark DeRosa

Unread postby onlyindreams » Wed Dec 31, 2008 3:25 pm

I like it. I would be surprised if the plan was to put DeRosa at 3B, considering Peralta was playing there in winterball.
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Re: Indians trade Stevens and others for Mark DeRosa

Unread postby AGoodPerson » Wed Dec 31, 2008 3:27 pm

Why are they saying in the news report he's going to play 3b?? Who said that?
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Re: Indians trade Stevens and others for Mark DeRosa

Unread postby MFRONE » Wed Dec 31, 2008 3:33 pm

AGoodPerson wrote:Why are they saying in the news report he's going to play 3b?? Who said that?

It's probably just speculation because the Tribe don't have a 3B right now and the media doesn't realize that JP has been playing 3rd in winter ball.
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