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    How worried should we be?

    I know that most believe Ross will do worse this year, but hes batting .174 this spring. Is this something we really should be concerned about, or will he be OK?
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    Re: How worried should we be?

    wouldnt worry to much at this point.....how many AB's has he gotten so far? I dunno, but id worry a lil bit if it continues on up into mid april.. but he'll be fine im sure
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    Re: How worried should we be?

    There are a few Reds that could be coming down to Earth in '07. Ross is piloting that ship.

    The good news is that this offense will not be that dependent on his bat. It's not like we're talking about Dunn stinking it up.

    The bad news is that Ross' mitt won't cover a bad hitting performance.

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    Re: How worried should we be?

    While he can "come down to earth"...what he did last year was on 200+ ab's .
    Now this year with more ab's plus the all important GABP factor, it wouldnt surprise me to see him put up similar #'s.
    I think the GABP factor will help him and gonzalez.

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    Re: How worried should we be?

    Quote Originally Posted by edabbs44 View Post
    There are a few Reds that could be coming down to Earth in '07. Ross is piloting that ship.
    ... and Hatty is navigating.
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    Re: How worried should we be?

    Quote Originally Posted by edabbs44 View Post
    The bad news is that Ross' mitt won't cover a bad hitting performance.
    Um, haven't you blasted Gonzo in the past for being all glove and no stick, yet here you'd be ok if Ross's glove would make up for his stick?

    I'm confused.
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    Re: How worried should we be?

    Quote Originally Posted by Ltlabner View Post
    Um, haven't you blasted Gonzo in the past for being all glove and no stick, yet here you'd be ok if Ross's glove would make up for his stick?

    I'm confused.
    Ross plays a Beanie Baby behind the plate. Any sign of danger, ie getting ran over to make a play, he "drops" or "fails" to catch the ball.

    I remember several times last year he did this alone.
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    Re: How worried should we be?

    Quote Originally Posted by Dracodave View Post
    Ross plays a Beanie Baby behind the plate. Any sign of danger, ie getting ran over to make a play, he "drops" or "fails" to catch the ball.

    I remember several times last year he did this alone.
    Oh, I know that he dropped the ball several times during crucial plays. I was just pointing out what appears to be a glaring inconsistancy from Edabbs (unless I am misunderstanding something, which is always a possibility).
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    I simply don't have access to a "cares about RBI" place in my psyche. There is a "mildly curious about OBI%" alcove just before the acid filled lake guarded by robot snipers with lasers which leads to the "cares about RBI" antechamber though. - Nate

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    Re: How worried should we be?

    Quote Originally Posted by Ltlabner View Post
    Oh, I know that he dropped the ball several times during crucial plays. I was just pointing out what appears to be a glaring inconsistancy from Edabbs (unless I am misunderstanding something, which is always a possibility).

    That was my misunderstanding, but I'm glad you agree with me. Sorry if you thought I was attacking you or anything!

    I do believe he might Gonzalez saves runs defensively. He's a ++ defender. Ross needs to create runs, cause he can not prevent them

    Gonzo = All Glove, no bat. But thats okay.
    Ross = All....well, If he has a bat..he needs to keep showing it..
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    Re: How worried should we be?

    Quote Originally Posted by Dracodave View Post
    Ross plays a Beanie Baby behind the plate. Any sign of danger, ie getting ran over to make a play, he "drops" or "fails" to catch the ball.

    I remember several times last year he did this alone.
    Ross is a pathetic receiver. In fact, he doesn't even have the Eddie Taubensee advantage of being a huge target/enormous plate-coverage device. David Ross is the opposite of athletic, too.

    Me, I would have gambled on Larue's stick bouncing back a little bit; plus having his athleticism behind the dish could allow him to maintain some value. If Ross's hitting fails, he's useless.
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    Re: How worried should we be?

    Quote Originally Posted by Ltlabner View Post
    Um, haven't you blasted Gonzo in the past for being all glove and no stick, yet here you'd be ok if Ross's glove would make up for his stick?

    I'm confused.
    Maybe "cover" is the wrong word...maybe I should have said "lessen the negative impact of his poor hitting"?

    The biggest difference, however, is that Ross isn't on the books for 3 years and $14 million. That's what I was getting at. 2 years, $4.5 million is a lot easier to stomach if he was a good defender behind the plate with a bad bat.

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    Re: How worried should we be?

    Well, at least we have a safety net in Chad Moeller:thumbdown
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    Re: How worried should we be?

    Quote Originally Posted by sonny View Post
    Well, at least we have a safety net in Chad Moeller:thumbdown
    That net is old and frayed in about 500 locations
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    Re: How worried should we be?

    Everyone makes a big fuss about Adam Dunn being a TTO guy (Three True Outcomes being a walk, a strikeout or a homer) but Ross is right there with him.

    Dunn in 2006 - 683PA, 40HR, 112BB, 194K - 346 of 683= TTO% of 50.6
    Ross in 2006 - 296PA, 21HR, 37BB, 75K - 133 of 296= TTO% of 44.9

    I don't know exactly what that means - but I find it interesting.

    And I wouldn't worry about Ross not hitting. No 1- this is his first year being the "Big Dog" and maybe that's weighing on him - the catchers in ST tend to be a tight nit group and maybe playing the alpha male is weighing on him a bit. And the Reds have 10 million guys competing for a few spots and I'm sure he's working around helping each one trying to make the team as well.

    Perhaps its a little of both.

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    Re: How worried should we be?

    hes fine


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