Josh Rosen had to get traded to win over Cardinals fans.
Rosen commendably stuck around in Arizona to play in Larry Fitzgerald’s charity softball game Saturday night, one day after he was traded to the Dolphins. It came after Arizona’s decision-makers kept Rosen in the dark regarding their decision to draft Kyler Murray until minutes before the pick was in Thursday night.
Rosen received a standing and loud ovation from the Phoenix-area faithful when he came to the plate for the Home Run Derby, which he would end up winning, along with the game’s MVP.
“I just want to say thank you to everybody,” Rosen said to the crowd, according to AZCentral.com. “We didn’t win as many games as I would have hoped, but I had a great time and an unbelievable year. Sad to see it up, but new chapters, new beginnings, and I’m excited for things to come. I’ll always be a Cardinal and root for you guys for as long as I’m on my feet.”