Nationals Sign Mark DeRosa

WEDNESDAY: The Nationals officially announced their one-year deal with DeRosa today.

THURSDAY: The Nationals have agreed to sign Mark DeRosa, according to Jon Heyman of CBSSports.com (on Twitter). Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports reported yesterday that the sides were nearing a one-year, Major League deal. The agreement with the utility player is pending a physical, Heyman notes. CSE represents DeRosa, who drew interest from at least four teams this offseason.

DeRosa played in just 47 games in 2011 because of a strained left wrist. The versatile 36-year-old was productive in 2009, posting a .250/.319/.433 line and appearing at five different positions for the Indians and Cardinals. However, he has struggled to stay on the field since signing a two-year deal with the Giants two Decembers ago. When he did play for the Giants, DeRosa posted a forgettable .235/.313/.279 line.


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29 Comments on "Nationals Sign Mark DeRosa"


3 years 8 months ago

The Nats making some big moves as usual

geauxbraves2000
3 years 8 months ago

I don’t about this season, but the Nats are setting themselves up to be a powerhouse pretty soon.  With Strasburg, Harper, Werth, et al.  If somehow they landed Fielder and Gio Gonzalez, it may be sooner than later.

3 years 8 months ago

You don’t what?

geauxbraves2000
3 years 8 months ago

*know — apparently I don’t know how to type or read either :)

3 years 8 months ago

Werth ha you’ve got to be kidding.

geauxbraves2000
3 years 8 months ago

He hit .232 and is only being paid $18M per, what else could Nat fans want? … kidding, I didn’t realize he had such a bad offensive season, that’s a lot of money tied up in his numbers.

vtadave
3 years 8 months ago

Go seach for the definition of “Sunk Cost”. It has a picture of Jayson Werth tied to it. 

Whole_New_World
3 years 8 months ago

Picture of Werth was inserted over very nice pic of Zito.

Guest
3 years 8 months ago

and soriano next to it

KoenWerkman
3 years 8 months ago

Just sign Fielder and done, I think we can use more a big bat like Fielder than an extra arm like Gio, ofcourse a good player but with Stras, Zimm, Wang, Milone, Lannan, Peacock and other upcoming guys this looks fine.
Maybe sign oswalt to a 1 year deal and sign Fielder and the postseason is a fact!

3 years 8 months ago

That isn’t a bad idea, sign fielder, trade laroche & parts for something resembling a pitcher, sign Oswalt, the nats might have enough to challenge the beasts of the nl east!

KoenWerkman
3 years 8 months ago

I hope they turn to Fielder especially now when his price is going down, i don’t think he wan’t to sign voor te two teams (blue jays and mariners) wo are now interesed in him. He wants a winning team and with the nats there are oppurtunities, the other two teams no!

hallwagner
3 years 8 months ago

rotation of strasburg, gonzalez, zimmermann, wang, and lannan. batting order of
1. ian desmond
2. jayson werth
3. ryan zimmerman
4. prince fielder
5. michael morse
6. bryce harper
7. danny espinosa
8. wilson ramos

bench of mark derosa, mike cameron, chris marrero, and steve lombardozzi
bullpen: drew storen, tyler clippard, henry rodriguez, sean burnett, and ryan mattheus.

reallly seems like a team not to be f-ed with.

The_BiRDS
3 years 8 months ago

yeah IF you get Fielder.. IF Harper gets pulled up and can produce at that level, IF Starsburgs come back healthy after Tommy John surgery, IF Werth produces and even come close to what he is being paid… There a lot of IFS in there but IF it all works out that is a World Series team.

halofan06
3 years 8 months ago

blue jays are better than the nationals

sourbob
3 years 8 months ago

If they move to the NL East, that could be critically important.

MikeTroutForMayor
3 years 8 months ago

Cheers to my Sigma Chi brothers Josh Willingham & Mark DeRosa for both signing major league contracts. IHSV

3 years 8 months ago

DeRosa was useless for 2 seasons playing in only 73 games combined. Hopefully he bounces back this year.

101andCounting
3 years 8 months ago

I hoped the Cubs would get him to back up 2B/3B – he was by far at his best in Chicago. Then maybe we could get rid of Jeff “One-trick-pony” Baker.

LUWahooNatFan
3 years 8 months ago

Good bench player, if healthy

mMenez
3 years 8 months ago

Good luck with DeRosa, glad his career moved along. It was bound to end here on San Francisco if he had stayed any longer.

mMenez
3 years 8 months ago

Good luck with DeRos, glad his career moved along. It was bound to end of he had stayed here in San Francisco.

grownice
3 years 8 months ago

Hey they officially announced the signing before they agreed to sign him. Crazzzzy!

sourbob
3 years 8 months ago

I liked their comments on the Baseball Today podcast: “If DeRosa signs with a team in a division where they don’t play anyone in right field, his wrist shouldn’t be a problem.”

The_BiRDS
3 years 8 months ago

He will get ya 130 plus SB, 70-80 HR, .450 BA, and 225 RBIs… not a bad pick up

3 years 8 months ago

DeRosa is a terrific guy and was once a terrific baseball player. It’s a shame that he hit the wall so hard.

3 years 8 months ago

didn’t this happen last week?

3 years 8 months ago

Hey Francisco had a great second half and i think that was a good signing.Jon Rauch well i wasnt to happy about that signing but it could work out for us

EightMileCats
3 years 8 months ago

Mets overpaid for Rauch if you ask me…