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Kingspoint
04-30-2008, 04:46 PM
Patterson deserves a spot on the bench at best, but Ross and his .200 batting average needs to go away.

birty74
04-30-2008, 05:14 PM
If we release Ross, who will be our third catcher?

durl
04-30-2008, 05:21 PM
Exactly. Let some utility player who can hit .250 be our catcher. I mean, who needs someone who specializes in calling pitches, throwing out runners, etc? It's all about hitting, anyway. :rolleyes:

Kingspoint
04-30-2008, 05:32 PM
Exactly. Let some utility player who can hit .250 be our catcher. I mean, who needs someone who specializes in calling pitches, throwing out runners, etc? It's all about hitting, anyway. :rolleyes:

You're saying Bako can't do that?

keeganbrick
04-30-2008, 05:34 PM
Ross has how many at bats? He isnt here to hit, he is here to call the game and throw out runners. Release Javy.

Kingspoint
04-30-2008, 05:35 PM
Ross has how many at bats? He isnt here to hit, he is here to call the game and throw out runners. Release Javy.

Ross hit .200 last year.


Ross hit .200 in A, AA, AAA during his rehab.


Ross hit's .200.


The combination of Bako and Valentin is better than that combination of Ross and Bako.

Just don't give Ross too many starts if he's the one to be kept instead of Valentin.

bounty37h
04-30-2008, 05:36 PM
yup, what does he have now, 10 at bats this season? I say we not only release him, but string him up and ride him out of town. Burn him in effigy. hunt him down, and harrass his wife and kids.:rolleyes:

Kingspoint
04-30-2008, 05:37 PM
yup, what does he have now, 10 at bats this season? I say we not only release him, but string him up and ride him out of town. Burn him in effigy. hunt him down, and harrass his wife and kids.:rolleyes:


What kind of hitter do you think he is that more at-bats will show a different result?

birty74
04-30-2008, 05:42 PM
Ross has how many at bats? He isnt here to hit, he is here to call the game and throw out runners. Release Javy.

Then who would be our third catcher?

mlbfan30
04-30-2008, 05:48 PM
Valentine is by far the worst catcher.

Ross has a higher OPS+ this year and has a higher career OPS+
Valentine is also a horrible defensive catcher, while Ross is above average.

Can someone please give a reasonable argument why Valentine is better than Ross?

bounty37h
04-30-2008, 06:34 PM
What kind of hitter do you think he is that more at-bats will show a different result?

Dont know, but you have to give him more then 10 at bats in a season before making a final judgement on the man. Not to mention he is a good defensive catcher-which is the highest priority in a catcher, anything else he gives you with the bat is a bonus. Would I like to have a better one, yes, but for our current options, he is pretty good.

goreds2
04-30-2008, 08:43 PM
I think Ross is Bronson's personal catcher. (I'm ducking)

ChatterRed
04-30-2008, 08:54 PM
I say........we give him a lollipop.

Rounding Third
04-30-2008, 09:51 PM
He is 2/7 with a .286 batting average.

Bako/Ross platoon works.

durl
05-01-2008, 09:47 AM
You're saying Bako can't do that?

The answer...


Ross has how many at bats? He isnt here to hit, he is here to call the game and throw out runners. Release Javy.

Javy is basically a pinch-hitter who wears catching equipment. He's not a very good catcher. Bako/Ross make a better combination.

smoke6
05-01-2008, 12:17 PM
Yes, CP must go!

NDReds9
05-01-2008, 03:49 PM
Bako will be a .200 hitter before you know it. Look at the guys career #'s. He'll be down around .230 by June.

Rounding Third
05-01-2008, 03:54 PM
Bako will be a .200 hitter before you know it. Look at the guys career #'s. He'll be down around .230 by June.

Defense > Offense for a catcher

That is why Bako has made a career of hitting .240

Jack Burton
05-01-2008, 05:01 PM
Wouldn't bother me if they were released, both of 'em are below average major leaguers at their positions.