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.
I agree, at the time, Ross was in the Wily Mo mold when our latin free swinger was stuck searching for playing time behind Griffey, Dunn and Kearns. Once Kearns was shipped to the nation's capital, that's when I really started to miss Ross, since I deem him to be better and have higher value than Hollandsworth. Denorfia vs Ross? Advantage Denorfia defensively, offensively it probably goes to Ross. I much rather would have seen 5 OF than 3 C, I do know that.