If there's one player who truly fits the Mets' needs, it's Mark DeRosa.
His versatility would allow him to play multiple positions, filling the teams current needs without creating a log jam on the roster when everyone returns.
DeRosa is that rare type of player who could be a starter at several positions and is an asset off the bench.
He's a solid hitter with playoff experience and a native of NJ, so he understands the area.
The biggest problem is that the Indians
are aware of the Mets' needs and are probably ready to ask for a King's ransom. But the Indians might be more inclined to make a deal than in previous years.
"Other teams report the Indians are very willing to talk about Mark DeRosa for the right pitcher, which makes the Giants a better match than the Brewers or Mets." Source: Jayson Stark.
"If Shapiro is going to help the Tribe, he's going to have to trade salaries because his payroll can't go higher. That makes Mark DeRosa attractive. He can play several positions, is playoff-tested and is a free agent at the end of the season." Source: The