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Cubs sign OF David DeJesus to 2-year deal

Posted on: November 30, 2011 12:50 pm
Edited on: November 30, 2011 5:04 pm
 
David DeJesusBy C. Trent Rosecrans

The Theo Epstein era in Chicago is starting with David DeJesus, as the team announced it signed the free-agent outfielder to a two-year deal worth $10 million with a team option for 2014. There is thought, though, this move could be a precursor to a bigger move, perhaps a trade of Alfonso Soriano.

DeJesus, who will be 32 in December, has played all three outfield spots, but is primarily a corner outfielder. He hit .240/.323/.376 with 10 home runs for the Athletics in 2011, but is a .284/.356/.421 career hitter. For now, DeJesus will be penciled in as the team's everyday right fielder.

The left-handed hitting DeJesus will benefit from moving from the spacious park in Oakland to the more hitter-friendly Wrigley Field. Last year was his only year in Oakland after spending the first eight years of his career in Kansas City.

As for a trade, the Cubs would love to get rid of Soriano, but nearly any deal would require them to eat much of Soriano's massive salary -- and it's one that would make Adam Richmond blush. The Cubs still owe Soriano $54 million through 2014. If they are able to get rid of him, that would open up a spot for Tyler Colvin or prospect Brett Jackson.

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Comments

Since: Oct 6, 2009
Posted on: November 30, 2011 3:20 pm
 

Cubs sign OF David DeJesus to 2-year deal

David DeJesus is a quality guy that did alot in a short time in the Oakland community.  He is a great interview and gave good insight about the team.  I definitely liked him on the A's but his bat just is not there.  Defensively he is very good, plays the ball well, decent arm, and good range (especially for his age).  I just don't know that Epstein spent the money too wisely in this move.  



Since: Sep 6, 2009
Posted on: November 30, 2011 3:13 pm
 

Cubs sign OF David DeJesus to 2-year deal

Thanks CUBS, this guy,s sucks, ps A,S FAN.



Since: May 21, 2009
Posted on: November 30, 2011 3:13 pm
 

Cubs sign OF David DeJesus to 2-year deal

what a monster move. Cubs do need Jesus on the team to help the Cubs but not a DeJesus lol!!!! I think Theo was high when he made this move. "I need Jesus to help with this team... oh give me David De Jesus.. Close enough!! he hit 10 homeruns all last season!!! Great move theo



Since: Nov 30, 2011
Posted on: November 30, 2011 3:06 pm
 

Cubs sign OF David DeJesus to 2-year deal

Bad Move,

Money could have been better spent.    What did reed johnston do wrong and he would only cost at the most 2 t0 2.5 million a year.  I don't get this move.  They over-paid for Pena last year and Theo is overpaying now.  Nice ball player, too much money.

Papdd.



Since: Sep 19, 2011
Posted on: November 30, 2011 3:01 pm
 

Cubs sign OF David DeJesus to 2-year deal

Theo strikes out with his 1st move.  This guy has been on 3 teams in about 3 years for a reason; he sucks.  I bet Oakland fans are ecstatic that he won't be there anymore.
I don't think this is a bad move,  David DeJesus played for kansas City from 2003-2010 and Oakland last year. He is a solid hitter with not an lot of power and he can play defense, beside he is just a role player.


fuzznutz
Since: Oct 6, 2006
Posted on: November 30, 2011 2:44 pm
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Since: Sep 5, 2006
Posted on: November 30, 2011 2:31 pm
 

Cubs sign OF David DeJesus to 2-year deal

$%&*...never mind. Maybe I should just pay more attention.

<taking a few laps now>




Since: Sep 5, 2006
Posted on: November 30, 2011 2:30 pm
 

Cubs sign OF David DeJesus to 2-year deal

I meant to say career OBP...I see his OBP from last season.



Since: Sep 5, 2006
Posted on: November 30, 2011 2:29 pm
 

Cubs sign OF David DeJesus to 2-year deal

DeJesus will be the everyday RF according to the article, not just a 4th outfielder type. Whatever. A DeJesus / Colvin / Jackson trio in the outfield is a little less than enticing, but that doesn't mean it won't work. I just wish the article gave us his OBP, fielding %, and UZR. Batting average is no concern whatsoever to Epstein.



Since: Aug 18, 2006
Posted on: November 30, 2011 2:14 pm
 

Cubs sign OF David DeJesus to 2-year deal

Reporting 4.5 mil/season. 


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