It appears that Mark DeRosa is about to sign with the San Francisco Giants for a reasonable two-year, $12 million deal:
The Giants are poised to complete their first free-agent signing of the offseason on Tuesday, when they’re expected to announce a two-year agreement with Mark DeRosa.
DeRosa, whose contract is believed to be worth $12 million, has been one of this offseason’s most coveted free agents. Early last month, as many as 12 teams reportedly had expressed interest in him.
That’s not a heckuvalot of money for a guy with the ability and flexibility of DeRosa. He’s not in his prime (age 34 in 2009, and shares my birthday at the end of February) but seems to have come into his own with regular playing time the last two years, hitting 21 and 23 home runs the last two years, respectively. However, the contract does pay him 80% of his career earnings to date, so this is a big payday for him.
What do these deals mean to Johnny Damon?
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