Saturday, December 18, 2010
2004 Topps Total, Mark DeRosa
#206 Mark DeRosa
Here is the second of three Mark DeRosa cards that he signed for me at a Royals game in April of 2009. Mark was playing for Cleveland at the time. The first card can be seen here.
I posted that first card in December of last year and, at the time, Mark was a free agent. Mark ended up signing with the Giants and he now has a World Series ring to his credit. But, other than that, 2010 was not a good season for Mark. He only appeared in 26 games early in the season for the Giants and he was hitting .194 when he hit the disabled list with numbness in the fingers of his left hand. It turned out that the wrist surgery that he had after the 2009 season had been a complete failure and a second season-ending procedure would be needed. So, that is how Mark DeRosa's season ended.
But, he still has one year left on his contract and it will be interesting to see how he does in 2011. It might even be more interesting to see how the Giants use him.