Originally Posted by mlbfan30
Really... how much better would Laird be over a Ross?
Why should give up a prospect for a catcher that's basically the same hitter. I doubt Laird is better defensively....
Last year, Laird hit
.224 .278 .349 64 OPS+
Last year Ross hit
.203 .271 .399 68 OPS+
I don't see any big difference.....
In his career Laird hit
.247 .300 .376 75 OPS+
In his career Ross hit
.222 .300 .447 90 OPS+
Again... why does this make sense?
And we're not getting Salty. The Rangers gave up Texiera to get him, do you really want to give up Votto or Bailey for Salty? It's not worth it
I agree that they're pretty similar on the field; however, Laird is 2.5 years younger than Ross, and he makes $1 million less than Ross.