Quick Hits: Prospects, Ross, Wood, Francis

The Tigers can tie the White Sox for the AL Central lead today, but it'll take a win over the Royals and some help from the Indians, who are visiting the south side of Chicago. Here are today's links…

  • Athletics first-round selection Addison Russell tops Baseball America's list of the 20 best prospects from the rookie-level Arizona League. The A's selected the high school shortstop 11th overall, and he hit .415/.488/.717 in 26 games in the Arizona League before being promoted to Class A ball.
  • Cody Ross has been a bargain acquisition in the past, but he’s likely headed for a raise as a free agent following a strong offensive showing with the Red Sox, Alex Speier of WEEI.com writes. As Speier explains, Ross has been traded for next to nothing in the past.
  • Kerry Wood will work with the Cubs next year, likely as an on-field instructor, Toni Ginnetti of the Chicago Sun-Times reports. Wood, who retired in May, said he hopes to have some kind of role in uniform with the Cubs, ideally alongside some of his former teammates.
  • The Rockies will enter the 2013 season with questions related to Todd Helton, Drew Pomeranz, Jim Tracy and others, Patrick Saunders of the Denver Post writes. The Rockies want to bring Jeff Francis back when he hits free agency this offseason, according to Saunders.

7 Responses to Quick Hits: Prospects, Ross, Wood, Francis Leave a Reply

  1. Gothapotamus 3 years ago

    Kerry can teach all the young pitchers to throw with inverted W mechanics, which ruined his arm.

  2. Cody Ross has some crazy home/road splits. It would be crazy for another team to offer him a deal better than the Sox will.

    • johnsilver 3 years ago

      The story highlighted every reason I wanted him in Boston for years.. High FB hitter who pulls the ball to LF/LCF. Fenway was made for people like that.

      Pre early 90’s, when they built that new, fancy pressbox behind home plate that blocks a lot of the wind and helped guys like Nick Esasky, Butch Hobson and Rico Petrocelli add to their HR/2B totals at fenway? Ross would have even more XBH.

      Only him moving to Baltimore, Texas, Cinci, maybe Philly would he be close to as productive and hope he does realize it also.

  3. thekidfromyesterday 3 years ago

    I read Wood and the Tigers as Tiger Woods

  4. johnsilver 3 years ago

    Never seems like some season went by before that there was not a worries about Helton’s back previously anyway. Colorodo can just be thankful they are not saddled with that 16m+ AAV boat anchor LT deal they gave him years ago and now only owe him 5m if he is out part of the year.

  5. TheFallenSoldier 3 years ago

    Good to see Kerry with the Cubs still, he is one of my all time favorites.

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