Originally Posted by kheidg-
Personally I'd rather see LaRue starting before Ross just because he is way better defensively and throwing runners out.
Those are important, particularly with a catcher, to be sure...but Ross is just kicking the crap out of LaRue with the bat, and his defense isn't so atrocious that it can't be lived with. With what Ross is doing at the plate, you have to keep his bat in the lineup as much as possible. Jason LaRue and his .177 BA and .293 SLG% can stay on the bench, thank you very much.
Ross should be starting 4-5 games a week, LaRue should be getting the other starts, and Valentin should be relegated solely to a pinch hitting/late inning replacement role.