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    The catcher that can't

    If I see Dave Ross drop one more ball like he's a T-baller playing the sport for the first time... well, I'm not sure what I'm going to do. Probably just sit here and shake my head as usual.

    A Major League catcher that consistently can't catch the ball. That is simply amazing. I'm not talking about when the ball is pitched. I'm referring to when there is a play at the plate and there is a relay throw to Ross or something to that effect. It's a 50/50 bet Ross is going to drop the ball (or just completely miss it) even when it's a good throw. I don't know if he needs laser eye surgery or if he is just really, really bad. It's become a disturbing trend.

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    Re: The catcher that can't

    Him and Matt Belisle make me just shake my head. Belisle is the human momentum stopper.

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    Re: The catcher that can't

    Ross can't catch a cold.
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    Re: The catcher that can't

    ross has always been unable to catch throws to the plate ... hope Jocketty gives Pena a try because the Reds trio is just awful.
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    Re: The catcher that can't

    I was called "nuts" once for saying Ross was a subpar receiver.

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    Re: The catcher that can't

    Quote Originally Posted by Falls City Beer View Post
    I was called "nuts" once for saying Ross was a subpar receiver.

    I think he's fine as a game caller and he throws out runners well but the actual catching thing, not so much.
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    Re: The catcher that can't

    Quote Originally Posted by Falls City Beer View Post
    I was called "nuts" once for saying Ross was a subpar receiver.
    I want names.

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    Re: The catcher that can't

    I think on plays at the plate Ross needs to take his mask off so he can actually see the ball. I'm pretty sure other catchers do this.

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    Re: The catcher that can't

    Ross is going to make a good Independent League player in a few years. I see him having a long career with the Newark Bears or St. Paul Saints. That is more his style. More of a beer league where catching, throwing, hitting and minor stuff like that is optional.

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    Re: The catcher that can't

    Throwing out base stealers is more important than receiving IMO...
    "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."

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    Re: The catcher that can't

    That used to be the one thing Ross was good at and he's even terrible at that now.

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    Re: The catcher that can't

    Quote Originally Posted by *BaseClogger* View Post
    Throwing out base stealers is more important than receiving IMO...
    Not really. Athleticism behind the dish is the most important skill.

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    Re: The catcher that can't

    Quote Originally Posted by Blitz Dorsey View Post
    That used to be the one thing Ross was good at and he's even terrible at that now.
    Four guys have attempted a steal on him so far = definition of a small sample size...
    "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."

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    Re: The catcher that can't

    Quote Originally Posted by Falls City Beer View Post
    Not really. Athleticism behind the dish is the most important skill.
    Not really? Did I say it was the most important, or more important than receiving?
    "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."

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    Re: The catcher that can't

    I think the David Ross experiment needs to end.


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