Without debating Ross' merits as a defensive catcher, he is hitting .189 in July and the Reds have no other starting alternative in the majors or high minor leagues. As the trade deadline approaches, as much as the Reds need pitching, they also have to focus on the catcher position. I think acquiring a catcher should be a priority, now or in the off-season. At least someone to provide an alternative to Ross if his bat doesn't come around.
With all the focus on adding pitching, I wonder what major league or high minors level catchers may be available. I know the Braves have a highly touted guy, although he may not be on the market.