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Cubs Sign Mark DeRosa

The Cubs have signed Rangers infielder Mark DeRosa for three years and $13 million. As a guy who can play six positions and kill lefty pitching (he has an .876 OPS against lefties the last three years), DeRosa clearly has value. Why a team that's as screwed up as the Cubs are would want to begin their offseason (well, after re-signing Aramis Ramirez and Kerry Wood) by commiting $13 million to a guy who never really hit much before he got to Texas is beyond me, though. At his very best, DeRosa is a complementary piece, and Cubs fans should be mad if the team narrowly loses out on the bidding for a top free agent in a month or two.