I cannot even begin to describe how terrible this is:
06/27/09 11:16 PM ET
Cardinals land versatile DeRosa
Perez, player to be named dealt to Indians
By Matthew Leach / MLB.com
DeRosa, 34, entered Saturday hitting .270 with a .342 on-base percentage and a .457 slugging percentage. He has largely played third base for the Indians and is expected to do the same in St. Louis, but his versatility is one of the traits that makes him appealing to the Cardinals.
“We felt that this deal provided us with an excellent opportunity to improve our team, especially from an offensive standpoint,” Cardinals general manager John Mozeliak said in a statement. “We feel our team has the pitching to contend, and if we can get the offense to produce at a more consistent level, then our overall performance should benefit.”
A University of Pennsylvania product, DeRosa bats right-handed — a welcome addition for a club that has struggled against left-handed pitching. He is in the final year of a three-year deal that pays him a guaranteed $5.5 million in 2009.
Perez, who turns 24 next month, is a hard-throwing reliever once believed to be the Cardinals’ closer of the future. In 29 appearances this year, he is 1-1 with a 4.18 ERA, 30 strikeouts and 15 walks in 23 2/3 innings.
DeRosa will wear uniform No. 7 and is expected to join the Cardinals in time for their Sunday game at home against the Twins.
Jim Hendry is an IDIOT. He traded DeRosa in the first place and now he couldn’t pull the trigger to get him back to Chicago!
Randy Wells cannot catch a break. The kid goes 7 HIT LESS innings and he can’t get a win. Ridiculous. And he got his first major league hit! Congrats kid!
THAT SHOULD GET YOU ONE IN THE WIN CATEGORY. So what happened?
Lou called to the bullpen in the 8th inning. Wells gave up a SOLO home run… solo. He was only at 83 pitches. Sooooooooo you put in Carlos Marmol. Who then (with one guy already on first) walked a guy, gets a guy to line out, than hits a guy… yup bases loaded with 1 out. Then what happens? He walks ANOTHER guy to bring in a run. Than a sac fly to score another. Next thing you know, it’s 5 to 3.
All the while Randy is sitting in the dugout watching his first big league W go down the drain.
Then our wonderful closer is brought in to finish the game. Did I ever mention how much I dislike Kevin Gregg??
I’m watching the bottom of the ninth unfold nicely. The first guy flies out. The second guy should have struck out but it was a wild pitch so he’s on first. Okay, no big deal. Oh wait… this is Kevin Gregg we’re talking about. Next guy flies out. SWEET. 2 outs! WRONG. Next guy comes up and homers… yeah, homers. With one guy already on that ties the game at 5.
I dislike Kevin Gregg.
We need a serious make over in the bullpen. Jim Hendry best be out there lookin’. Or else…
Needless to say we lost in the 12th inning.
I found this hilarious picture on http://www.cubby-blue.com.
Zambrano is suspended 6 games for his little burst on the field and then he misses the flight to Atlanta? Come on Zambrano. Get your act together. He’s probably going to be fined and he’ll have to apologize to the team.
And all these injuries. Really guys?! I’m starting to think your faking it. Miles, Freel, Harden, Ramirez, Bradley… come on now.
And for a minute there I was scared that I might have to see Mark DeRosa in a Cardinals uniform. PHEW, I don’t think that will be happening. Or at least I hope not. I’m still mad we traded him. It was a terrible decision. I’m going to the Sox & Cleveland game with my best friend on friday. She’s a sox fan. I just want to see DeRo.
In other news:
I made the mistake of watching I’m A Celebrity Get Me Out Of Here yesterday. I thought Dog the Bounty Hunter was supposed to be on it but I guess I was wrong. And Spencer and Heidi Pratt need to be eaten by a dragon in the jungle.
I had the game on my kitchen tv while I watched Men Vs. Wild with Will Ferrell. It was hilarious.
And with that I draw this entry to a close. Good night &