Indians' Mark DeRosa on the Trading Block

Chris KreitzerSenior Analyst IMay 20, 2009

NEW YORK - APRIL 18:  Mark DeRosa #7  of the Cleveland Indians in the field against the New York Yankees at Yankee Stadium on April 18, 2009 in the Bronx borough of New York City.  (Photo by Nick Laham/Getty Images)

The 2009 version of Casey Blake is available to the highest bidder, as Jon Heyman of SI.com has reported that the Indians are shopping Mark DeRosa.

This comes as no shock to me as the move of Jhonny Peralta to third spelled the end to the former Cub as an Indian.

Apparently, the Tribe is interested in Mets top pitching prospect Bobby Parnell. Parnell is 2-0 with a 1.96 ERA in 20 games of relief for New York this season. The 6'4" righty has a mid to high-90s fastball and has both started and relieved in the minors.

I would seriously consider trading DeRo straight up for this guy, as it adds a power arm to the team while allows Luis Valbuena to get an extended look this season. It also doesn't raise the white flag on the season, either.

With Carlos Delgado out for 10 weeks, the Mets desperately need a versatile guy in the infield. Mark DeRosa just may be their man.