Showing posts with label Cody Ross. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Cody Ross. Show all posts

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Rumor Mill: Mets have in interest in Cody Ross


The Mets are "kicking the tires" on free agent outfielder Cody Ross, Mike Puma of the New York Post reports. It's unlikely the Mets would make a commitment of more than two years to any free agent, including Ross, according to Puma.

The Phillies, Braves, Mariners, Red Sox, Yankees, and Orioles have all been linked to Ross so far this offseason. Earlier in the offseason it was reported that the SFX client has an asking price of $25MM over three years.

Ross, 31, posted a .267/.326/.481 batting line in 528 plate appearances for the Red Sox this past season. He contributed 22 home runs and 34 doubles while playing all three outfield positions and earning $3MM.

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Cody Ross agrees to sign with Red Sox


Cody Ross agreed to sign with the Boston Red Sox, giving them an experienced hitter with postseason success on his resume to help replace J.D. Drew in right field.

Foxsports.com and ESPN.com reported the contract is for one year and $3 million. Ross told The Associated Press in a text message late Monday that the deal won't be finalized until he takes a physical.

The 31-year-old Ross batted .240 with 14 home runs and 52 RBIs for the San Francisco Giants last season while playing at least 22 games at every outfield position.

Ross was the 2010 NL championship series MVP for the Giants and helped them win the World Series that year after they picked him up off waivers in August. He expressed his thanks on Twitter to San Francisco fans and wrote: "Looking fwd to meeting the (hash)redsoxnation fans!!"

Sunday, January 22, 2012

Mets appear to be the only serious suitor for Cody Ross, Nothing appears imminent






Andy Martino of the New York Daily News gets "a sense" that the Mets' interest in outfielder Cody Ross "is not very strong right now." "Certainly nothing imminent," writes Martino.


New York appears to be Ross' most serious suitor at the moment, but it's likely that the Mets are waiting for his asking price to drop even lower. Ross was looking for a three-year contract when this offseason began, but he has since lowered those demands significantly.

Perhaps the Mets could snag him on a one-year deal with performance incentives. The 31-year-old batted just .240/.325/.405 last season for the Giants, but he slugged 14 home runs in 121 games and holds a shiny .912 career OPS against left-handed pitchers. Sounds like a nice platoon option for the Mets.

Saturday, January 21, 2012

Mets are trying to sign OF Cody Ross


From ESPN’s Jerry Crasnick comes word that the Mets “have an interest” in free agent outfielder Cody Ross and “are making a run at signing him.”

Ross went into this off-season in search of a three-year contract, but he has scaled back those expectations in recent weeks and might be resigned to accepting a one-year deal with a fairly low base salary if no other teams get seriously involved.

The Mets aren’t exactly the best fit given that they’re trying to rebuild and already have a host of mediocre outfielders, but Ross can be effective when used correctly.

The 31-year-old has averaged 21 home runs per 162 games in his eight-year major league career and holds a .912 career OPS against left-handed pitchers.

CODY ROSS' STATS

GPABRH2B3BHRRBIBBSOSBCSAVGOBPSLGOPS
2011 Regular Season12140554972501452499652.240.325.405.730
Career757243632863615211100371197571288.261.323.456.779
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