Found November 30, 2011 on
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David DeJesus, who we've referred to as David DeLicious on more than one occasion, has reached an agreement with the Chicago Cubs on a $10 million, two-year contract which includes a 2014 club option.
The 31-year-old free agent outfielder has compiled a .284 career batting average over nine big league seasons between the Kansas City Royals and Oakland Athletics, but we like to think of his time in Oakland (one stupid season in which he hit just .240 with 10 home runs and 46 RBI) as a transitional period into better times. It was statistically the worst season of his life.
Heading into the 2011 season with the A's, DeJesus brought with him a 241-game errorless streak, which just so happened to be the longest active streak among major league outfielders at the time. He then went on to make four errors in 250 chances to round out a nice a .984 fielding percentage. Obviously, not only is he flipping adorable, he has a pretty reliable glove. Plus he's a switch-hitter, so there's that.
While he's spent most of his career as a center fielder, DeJesus has played the corners for the last three seasons, where he's expected to play in Chicago. Spankin' new Cubs general manager Jed Hoyer
had this to say about his new outfielder:
"We're very excited to sign David. He's a player who does a lot of things very well, including running the bases and getting on base, and he doesn't strike out very much. These are all areas we wanted to improve on going into next year. He's a player who's very versatile. We can work him in a lot of different spots in the lineup. Our priority was to get more balance in our lineup from the left side, and David being a switch-hitter helps us in that area."
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photo via @KimDeJesus12 (hope that's ok, Kim)
Kim DeJesus' already lucky husband got a little more fortunate today when he signed a 2 year contract with the Chicago Cubs worth 10 million dollars.
Kim's spouse spent 8 seasons with the Kansas City Royals and one - last season - with the Oakland A's. He has a .284 career batting average; hitting a total of 207...
(props to Jacos for the headline)
The Cubs signed OF David DeJesus to a 2-year/$10 million deal with a 3rd year club option. It's actually $4.25M for the next two years with a $1.5M buyout or $6.5M in 2014. A Jim Bowden tweet indicates that the Cubs told him DeJesus will be the everyday right fielder.
Dejesus will be 32 next season and played for the A's last year and had...
Only reason I'm posting about this guy coming off the board is because there were many Mets fans who wanted him signed. David DeJesus has signed a two year 10M contract with the Cubs. The problem with DeJesus is that he doesn't have the typical power for the NL corners and no longer has the range to be a starting center fielder. I think DeJesus is better suited for...
This morning we look at three top stories: Is Tyler Colvin still in the picture for a Cubs OF spot? Is Jerry Reisndorf willing to splurge? What makes David DeJesus such a lucky man? Read on to find out about all three. Plus a look at a picture that may cause you to mess your pants followed by...
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In the first roster move of his legendary tenure as Chicago Cubs orchestrator Theo Epstein has announced the signing of a two year deal for David DeJesus. DeJesus will be paid $4.25 million in ’12 and ’13 and there’s a club option for ’14 worth $6.5 million with a $1.5 million buyout. When the first sentence from of club GM Jed Hoyer mentions DeJesus’ baserunning, and...
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Chicago Cubs outfielder David DeJesus had no problem signing with a team in transition, after spending the last nine years playing on similar teams.
The Chicago Cubs have signed outfielder David DeJesus to a two-year deal with a club option for the 2014 season. Although financial terms were not released, the pact is believed to be worth $10 million.
The Cubs signed him Wednesday to a two-year deal with a club option for a third that could pay him $15 million. And his wife, Kimberly, is excited, too. She tweeted that she was ‘‘born and raised’’ in Wheaton, her dad had Cubs season tickets and Ryne Sandberg was her childhood crush. ‘‘When...
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