I’m not offended by the DeRosa deal. In spite of my better judgment, I’m optimistic. There’s no reason that a 35-year-old player coming off a wrist injury should be expected to duplicate his numbers from one or two seasons ago, but
Hm. Couldn’t think of a good way to end that last sentence. Still, DeRosa is just a year removed from a .376 on-base percentage, and if he can approach that again, we’ll all be thrilled. Wait, why does that read so familiar?
At least Renteria is only one season removed from a really good season.
I’m pretty sure that my lack of outrage about the Mark DeRosa deal is because a) I’m numb to all of the moves that aren’t completely awful, and b) I’m grading the Giants’ front office on a curve, where a "C" grade is given to moves that aren’t end-of-the-world-awful, a "B" grade is given to moves that don’t make me grit my teeth, and an "A" grade is given to moves that I might actually consider on my own.
The more I think about it, the more I think I don’t like the deal.
The more I think about it, the more irrationally excited I am to have another lineup spot filled with an above-average on-base percentage.
The more I think about, the more this makes me angry:
The more I think about it, the more I realize that I’d prefer a post filled with post-DeRosa ramblings to a post about Kiko Calero (who would be a decent acquisition, but I'm just sayin').
Open thread because the other thread is getting full thread.