Cody Ross Decision Expected Today

6:56pm: The Red Sox have "made some progress" with Ross, a team source tells Pete Abraham of the Boston Globe (Twitter link).

4:33pm: It sounds like Ross will probably end up with the Red Sox, Adam Rubin of ESPNNewYork.com tweets. Rubin suggests the Mets didn't want to spend more than $1MM.

3:59pm: The Braves aren't among the finalists for Ross, David O'Brien of the Atlanta Journal Constitution tweets.

2:56pm: Free agent outfielder Cody Ross is expected to pick a team by the end of the day, Andrew Baggarly of the San Jose Mercury News tweets. The Red Sox are having an ongoing dialogue with Ross, ESPN.com’s Jerry Crasnick tweets.

The Mets also have some interest in the free agent outfielder, but the Red Sox can offer more money and a hitter-friendly home park, according to Baggarly. The Mets aren't sure Ross fits for them, so the Red Sox and others are more likely fits, Jon Heyman of CBSSports.com tweets.

Ross, 31, posted a .240/.325/.405 line with 14 home runs in 461 plate appearances for the Giants in 2011, while playing all three outfield positions. The SFX client has a career .282/.349/.563 line against left-handed pitching. Ross won the NLCS MVP in 2010, when he hit three homers against the Phillies. The Braves and Rockies have also been linked to Ross this winter.


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84 Comments on "Cody Ross Decision Expected Today"


TophersReds
3 years 7 months ago

Oh, the suspense!

ObamaDinoKiller
3 years 7 months ago

overrated player. nuf sed

tacko
3 years 7 months ago

Overrated players don’t have trouble signing million dollar major league deals by mid-January.

AFCFAN06
3 years 7 months ago

hope its the braves on a 2 year deal he can play all OF spots would be a nice add

Brv Rocks
3 years 7 months ago

Ross would be a super nice fit for the Braves.  I’m not sure what the FO is waiting on but they really need a back-up CF.  This has been a dreadful offseason for the Braves.

NYBravosFan10
3 years 7 months ago

i wouldn’t say dreadful. Boring? Yes, but not dreadful. What else did we need besides a backup shortstop?

erm016
3 years 7 months ago

Exactly. It’s just been boring because so much has gone on in the NL East. We didn’t need anything except things we can’t change (Heyward slumping, Uggla slumping, injuries) with new players.

michael hughes
3 years 7 months ago

Personally, I would have liked to see Jurjjens traded. I’m very concerned about his injury history, his decline in velocity, and his ability to replicate last year’s performance. Our farm system needs a serious re-stocking when it comes to hitting prospects, and after 2012 we’ll likely have at least three big holes in the line-up at CF, SS, and 3B. If Prado does bounce back then we can assume he fills the hole at 3B but that just opens a new hole in LF, if he doesn’t bounce back you add LF to our needs along with 3B. 

Don’t get me wrong, I don’t want to trade Jurjjens just to trade him, if the return isn’t strong then we need to take a chance on him. Also, all the reported trade opportunities were horrible and I’m glad we didn’t do them, but I would’ve liked to see something done.

NYBravosFan10
3 years 7 months ago

I’m assuming you aren’t a farm system/minor leagues specialist (nerd?) like me? We actually have some good talent at shortstop and 3rd in the minors. None are ready except Pastornicky but the wave is coming.

michael hughes
3 years 7 months ago

You assume incorrectly. I’m guessing you’re talking about salcedo and Andrelton Simmons? Salcedo put up extremely disappointing numbers this year and simmons looks to be a glove specialist. The biggest problem is a lack of depth as insurance if neither work out, which isn’t unlikely, neither are top 100 prospects and both have large flaws to their game.

NYBravosFan10
3 years 7 months ago

yes that is who I’m talking about. You could put Terdoslavich and Lipka in there as well.

Jeff
3 years 7 months ago

Isn’t Lipka a CF now?  Terdo I got a feeling will end up a LF, or a AAAA player, but he has a chance.

If he can play 3B that’s a plus, but I’m not sold yet.

michael hughes
3 years 7 months ago

Yeah, Lipka got moved to CF mostly because they don’t have a single impact prospect at that position even though Bourn will be gone in 2013. Lipka’s still pretty far from the majors and probably won’t be ready by the time Bourn’s gone anyway.

YaGottaBelieve11
3 years 7 months ago

Boston can offer him a hitter friendly park, but the Mets will Be able to promise him playing time. Interesting choice, I hope it’s the Mets

chris_synan1
3 years 7 months ago

he will get playing time in RF…we don’t have anyone solid

Holidayjesus
3 years 7 months ago

I don’t see him going to the Red Sox unless they plan on panning out Clayton out. 

GoAwayNow
3 years 7 months ago

valid point.

bravesdude
3 years 7 months ago

I’ll bet my left nut he doesn’t get signed by the Braves .

CaseyBlakeDeWitt
3 years 7 months ago

Chris Snyder accepts your proposal!

chris_synan1
3 years 7 months ago

I’ll take Cody Ross for cheap money…but the point of trading marco scutaro was to  free up money to sign a SP…but then again the Sox haved signed many SP this offseason so still a possibility

Sully65
3 years 7 months ago

actually it was reported it was to free up money for a SP and an OF so this does make sense.

pcrammons04
3 years 7 months ago

If the Sox traded Scutaro just to be able to sign Ross…oh boy, I’ll have serious doubts about the Ben Cherrington era.  Now…if they sign Ross and Oswalt….that works.

chris_synan1
3 years 7 months ago

ya agree…that’s the first thing i thought…lol….smh…but if we can sign Ross cheap…then we can just trade away Sweeney, Kalish,Nava etc who were competing for the RF job for some pitching or to free up cash to sign Oswalt

rainyperez
3 years 7 months ago

Love what he did for the San Francisco Giants by leading the way for their 1st World Series win out west. 

But seriously!? We need a headline that says Cody Ross will be making a decision on what team he chooses? He’s not Albert Puljos or anything. 

Then again I suppose it’s a better headline and rumor than, “Prince Fielder Eats a Vegetarian Jumbaco”

NYBravosFan10
3 years 7 months ago

I’ve been seeing this guy with a tomahawk on his jersey for 5 years now

NYBravosFan10
3 years 7 months ago

what else is there to talk about except the same ol’ junk with Fielder?

Reply to rainyperez

Stonehands
3 years 7 months ago

Sox have the most to offer, a 2/5 contract, and playing time while Crawford’s out, then RF is his with Sweeney as a platoon, then get Oswalt for 1/8 or Cherington going to have a handfull of grenades in his bedroom window…

3 years 7 months ago

Cody, get the first flight that you can to Baltimore. Take the “Light Rail” to OPACY.March into the Warehouse and tell them “Lefty” sent you and demand a contract!See what happens!

3 years 7 months ago

“Who the __ is Lefty?!?”

3 years 7 months ago

Hahahaha! You’re probable right… still ..

TophersReds
3 years 7 months ago

He’s demanding to play in Baltimore because…? I think he would rather go to a team that wants him, just saying.

AmericanMovieFan
3 years 7 months ago

I think he deserves and should get 2 years/$9MM with a $1MM buy out and an option for $5MM. I have no clue who will signed him, but this is what I think he’s worth. A lot of people think he isn’t worth much but if you look at his overall numbers the last few years, comparable players get deals of an equivalent value.

3 years 7 months ago

If the Mets want to collect the full set of the 2010 World Championship Giants OF, the Giants are willing to trade Pat Burrell, for one of their top position prospects.  :^)  

GoAwayNow
3 years 7 months ago

Pat Burrell is still in baseball?

icedrake523
3 years 7 months ago

Throw in Madison Bumgarner or Buster Posey and you got a deal.

NYBravosFan10
3 years 7 months ago

I like Dave O’Brien but he’s not always right

Larry Scapecchi
3 years 7 months ago

Dave O’Brien reported it as a direct quote from Cody Ross himself.  Pretty sure he’s going to be right on this one.

gmenfan
3 years 7 months ago

C’mon, Cody !!! You’re killing us !!!

gmenfan
3 years 7 months ago

*crickets chirping”

erm016
3 years 7 months ago

Why in the hell would anyone want to go to the NY Mets? People are leaving that team as quick as they can.

3 years 7 months ago

Playing time. If he’s not getting the 3-year deal that he previously wanted, he could take a one-year deal, play with some consistency and get the multi-year deal he wants next season. However, I’m not sure how much his stock can rise.

vtadave
3 years 7 months ago

Yeah the concept that Ross will play well enough to warrant a multi-year deal next offseason is a hard one to grasp.

alphakira
3 years 7 months ago

Mets let one guy go – internet: “NO ONE WANTS TO BE THERE! EVERYONE IS LEAVING!!!!!!11!”

And I don’t exactly see anyone running to play for the playoff-less Braves…

chris_synan1
3 years 7 months ago

I’m gonna be angry if the only reason they traded scutaro was so they could sign Ross

Leonard Washington
3 years 7 months ago

Even with Crawford missing a little time to begin the season I think we should just give the two spots to a combo of McDonald/Lin/Sweeny. We don’t really need that expensive of a platoon partner for Sweeny. Lin is a patient bat and has got a nice arm and D in center field so I think he could def handle any OF spot. Just split McDonald/Lin between left field and right field when its a lefty. Then when Carl is back we can keep the best of the two on as our platoon/4th OF guy. Offense is gonna be deadly either way so sign Oswalt already so we can be done. 

PWNdroia
3 years 7 months ago

Anyone is better than Darnell McDonald.

Leonard Washington
3 years 7 months ago

I’ll grant you he is not a great player, but off the bench he isn’t that bad in stretches.