Anthony McCarron of the Daily News reports on Mark DeRosa's interest in playing for a New York team. The Yankees had been considering trading for him last May and met with him this month. ESPN's Buster Olney suggested they might make a move on him and just yesterday we heard that his price has gone down.

"I want to play where I can win a championship, period. The end," DeRosa told McCarron. "The finances will take care of themselves. I want to be part of a team that is committed to winning. I know the Yankees are, I know the Mets are. The Mets didn't have a great season, but I know Omar [Minaya] wants to put a winning program together."

Perhaps more interesting is that DeRosa grew up as a Yankees fan, saying that he "lived and died" for the team in the late '80s and early '90s. A cherished memory that he has is when Matt Nokes greeted him from a car Nokes was driving. Wow. Sign this guy. For that alone.

Via Joseph Pawlikowski.