Originally Posted by Caveat Emperor
Cody Ross was, at best, a 5th OF option behind Dunn, Kearns, Griffey and Freel. Even post-Kearns trade, he would probably have been behind Denorfia on the depth chart.
He's a decent ballplayer, but he'd have been languishing in obscurity if he'd stuck around the 513 area.
Though he's pretty much exactly the kind of guy I'd want around as a 5th OF - good glove, has some wheels to go with a little pop. By definition 5th OFs have their flaws, but Ross, as he showed last night, has the ability to do some big things right.