Originally Posted by mth123
Ross is one of the worst defenders in baseball IMO. If the Marlins are willing to take the remainder of his salary (about a Million dollars or so) and his $375K buyout for next year, I say go for it and don't worry about the return. Use the modest savings to sign foreign players or to get the final bump to get Alonso in the fold. The Reds need to make room for a pitcher eventually to replace Thompson and a deal of Ross reduces the teams inventory of crappy catchers from 3 to 2 and creates a spot.
I wouldn't trade Ross just to make room for another player.
He's a very good back up catcher, as he hits LH pitching very well.
He's likley a big part of our catching next year. Valentin should be dumped if you need a spot.