Re: Today's Miami Herald: Marlins targeting Ross
Originally Posted by PuffyPig
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.
What he said.
Originally Posted by mth123
He's hit better, but he still isn't a good hitter and defensively he's a DH back there. He's a catcher, but he really can't catch. He has a decent arm and gets a rep as a good defender as a result but its only because CS % is about the only stat anyone can easily find concerning a catcher's defense. He muffs plays at the plate repeatedly and lets balls through to the backstop all too requently IMO. The only thing that keeps him from being the worst defender in baseball who plays defense somewhat regularly is the fact that Ken Griffey JR still plays in the NL.
I'd dump him just to get out of the $375K buy-out for 2009. Dumping Javy is fine by me, but dumping Ross saves more money which makes it more of a positive IMO.
If PB is what you are referring to it is another easy stat to find, and David Ross only had 6 of them in 2007 and 4 in 2006...
"On-base percentage is great if you can score runs and do something with that on-base percentage," Baker said. "Clogging up the bases isn't that great to me."