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    Braves to Sign David Ross

    http://msn.foxsports.com/mlb/story/8...-McCann-backup

    The Braves, identifying a backup for Brian McCann, are close to signing free-agent catcher David Ross to a two-year contract, according to a major-league source.

    Ross, 31, will replace the combination of Corky Miller and Clint Sammons, who served as McCann's backups last season.
    Ross began last season with the Reds, but was released on Aug. 18. He cleared waivers and signed with the Red Sox, but batted only eight times the rest of the season.

    The Braves will be Ross' sixth team in eight seasons. He is a .222 career hitter, but posted a .369 on-base percentage in 68 games with the Reds and Red Sox last season.

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    Re: Braves to Sign David Ross

    Note to Reds base runners in 2009: When playing the Braves, feel free to try to score on close plays at the plate--in his years with the Reds I don't think Ross ever caught a ball cleanly on a play at the plate.

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    Re: Braves to Sign David Ross

    I like the move for Atlanta, actually.
    "Since I've been with the Reds in 1989, we've never had a farm system this loaded," Bowden said. "If we were the New York Yankees and had unlimited dollars, we could have traded for Colon, (Jeff) Weaver, Rolen, (Cliff) Floyd, (Kenny) Rogers and Finley and gotten them all -- and still held onto our top five prospects. That's an amazing statement."

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    Re: Braves to Sign David Ross

    This signing makes Brian McCann available, right? RIGHT?????
    "But I do know Joey's sister indirectly (or foster sister) and I have heard stories of Joey being into shopping, designer wear, fancy coffees, and pedicures."

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    Re: Braves to Sign David Ross

    Quote Originally Posted by Raisor View Post
    This signing makes Brian McCann available, right? RIGHT?????
    no, but CORKY is !!!!!
    Suck it up cupcake.

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    Re: Braves to Sign David Ross

    Quote Originally Posted by Strikes Out Looking View Post
    Note to Reds base runners in 2009: When playing the Braves, feel free to try to score on close plays at the plate--in his years with the Reds I don't think Ross ever caught a ball cleanly on a play at the plate.
    Note to Reds base runners in 2009: When playing the Braves, be cautious about stealing bases because David Ross has a laser rocket arm...
    "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: Braves to Sign David Ross

    Quote Originally Posted by *BaseClogger* View Post
    Note to Reds base runners in 2009: When playing the Braves, be cautious about stealing bases because David Ross has a laser rocket arm...
    Note to Reds base runners in 2009: When playing the Anybody, be cautious about stealing bases because I've never seen a team get picked-off and thrown out as often is the bad news reds... On second thought, just don't run at all. Most of you have enough trouble getting on base in the first place, so stop risking being thrown out so frequently after actually getting there.
    "All I can tell them is pick a good one and sock it." --BABE RUTH

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    Re: Braves to Sign David Ross

    Quote Originally Posted by Strikes Out Looking View Post
    Note to Reds base runners in 2009: When playing the Braves, feel free to try to score on close plays at the plate--in his years with the Reds I don't think Ross ever caught a ball cleanly on a play at the plate.

    Not to bash the Red's but maybe the throws will be more accurate and not bounce repeatedly before they hit home plate area off to the right ?
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