Would you do it?
I would. Catchers are hard to come by, and teams would undoubtedly be interested if Ross was made available. But, I'm definitely not sold on the fact that Ross can repeat it, and you might not be either if you read WOY's thread. Now maybe Ross is a late bloomer, but history seems to disagree.
And I'm still not sold on the fact that LaRue is done. A man does not go from putting up his best year one season to being finished the next. And his 100+ IsoD is very interesting, IMO, and if he bats even 250, I think he might be able to OBP 380-400 and SLG 440, which I'd be thrilled with.
And again, we might get some good parts. I'd target Florida.
They are STACKED with pitching, and Ross is cheap, and they need a catcher. I'm not sure who'd they be willing to part with, I'd ask about Vargas or Resop, although tha might be asking a bit much. Maybe the Reds might also be able to victimize a dumber GM, maybe a Omar Minaya type who'd trade his Scott Kazmir for our whoever that guy was.
But, what do you think?