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The Phillies are hot for Mark DeRosa

Nov 18, 2009, 10:25 AM EDT

Forget that Dodgers business, FOX’s Ken Rosenthal reported — at 5:38 this morning, because he’s more machine than man — that the Phillies are the favorite to sign Mark DeRosa. As is often the case, he cites a “Major League source.”  I’m going to assume that it’s either Dorn or Cerrano.

The thinking is that, unlike the teams who see him as a utility option, the Phils have an opening at third and will pay him what he wants: $5-6 million per of a couple of years. Rosenthal also notes that the dude went to college in Philly. Which I considered minor until I remembered that I work in the same city I went to college, so who am I to judge?

Whether DeRosa’s wrist can hold up to a full season at third and whether his glove is good enough to give the Phillies no reason to regret passing up Adrian Beltre or someone like him is an open question, but DeRosa probably fits in Philadelphia better than he does with a lot of the other teams who are rumored to be interested.

  1. Jason @ IIATMS - Nov 18, 2009 at 10:50 AM

    There is no way Dorn was awake for this. He was getting his beauty sleep.
    I’d bet it was Eddie Harris, as he probably has an enlarged prostate by now and had to once again pee in the middle of the night.

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