Mark DeRosa: My take on coming to the NL West

Signed as a free agent this offseason, new Giants left fielder Mark DeRosa recently spoke with Sporting News’ Stan McNeal about his new team:

'What I really like is our pitching,' new Giant Mark DeRosa says.
‘What I really like is our pitching,’ new Giant Mark DeRosa says.

I’ve always liked the vibe of the ballpark and the city and felt it would be a cool place to play and an interesting place to bring my family.

What I really like is our pitching. We have the kind of staff that if we get into the playoffs, we will be tough to beat. You’ve got the two-headed monster with Tim Lincecum and Matt Cain and a guy in Brian Wilson to come in and throw 100 mph in the ninth.

I read all the stuff on the Internet about how we need more offense. I like what we’ve done this offseason. Aubrey Huff, who signed in January, has been a good hitter for most of his career. I feel like I’m capable of doing some things offensively.

Sometimes it’s not about changes but about getting production from the guys you already have. Aaron Rowand, Edgar Renteria and Freddy Sanchez all are capable of having big years. I don’t know if they’d tell you, but they all played injured last season. With the Panda, Pablo Sandoval, we’ve got a big bat in the lineup, too.

Bruce Bochy told me he wanted to see how team chemistry developed before he decided where to play me. I assume I’m going to be in left field. I’ll play anywhere. My goal is help this team get to October.

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Signed as a free agent this offseason, new Giants left fielder Mark DeRosa recently spoke with Sporting News’ Stan McNeal about his new team:

'What I really like is our pitching,' new Giant Mark DeRosa says.
‘What I really like is our pitching,’ new Giant Mark DeRosa says.

I’ve always liked the vibe of the ballpark and the city and felt it would be a cool place to play and an interesting place to bring my family.

What I really like is our pitching. We have the kind of staff that if we get into the playoffs, we will be tough to beat. You’ve got the two-headed monster with Tim Lincecum and Matt Cain and a guy in Brian Wilson to come in and throw 100 mph in the ninth.

I read all the stuff on the Internet about how we need more offense. I like what we’ve done this offseason. Aubrey Huff, who signed in January, has been a good hitter for most of his career. I feel like I’m capable of doing some things offensively.

Sometimes it’s not about changes but about getting production from the guys you already have. Aaron Rowand, Edgar Renteria and Freddy Sanchez all are capable of having big years. I don’t know if they’d tell you, but they all played injured last season. With the Panda, Pablo Sandoval, we’ve got a big bat in the lineup, too.

Bruce Bochy told me he wanted to see how team chemistry developed before he decided where to play me. I assume I’m going to be in left field. I’ll play anywhere. My goal is help this team get to October.

This story first appeared in Sporting News magazine. If you are not receiving the magazine, subscribe today, or pick up a copy, available at most Barnes & Noble, Borders and Hudson Retail outlets.

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