Re: Is Cody Ross the impact player you were hoping for?
posted at 1/25/2012 4:18 PM EST
In Response to Re: Is Cody Ross the impact player you were hoping for?
[QUOTE]In Response to Re: Is Cody Ross the impact player you were hoping for? : OK. I don't see how they would have gotten Francoeur. Jeff didn't even wait to test the market. He extended for 2 years in the middle of August, for an amazing team friendly deal. You think speed would have gotten a trade done? Certainly it may have been possible ... if the Sox were willing to mortgage the farm. The royals would be fools to deal him even steven. Sooo, I really don't think that was even remotely in play, at any point. OK, Kalish is not the answer. I can accept that notion. I am not sure he is either. But, given the possibilities (real possibilities, not Jeff Francoeur fantasies), it is worth a hold over to give him a shot. Sooo, Andruw Jones? Hmmm. Over Cody Ross? Hmmm. Jones had a feel good year last year buried on the bench in the Bronx. He is a fantastic part time bench guy. But, while Ross is certainly not without holes in his game, Jones has been abysmal for years. I appreciate that you remember that Andruw Jones of yore that looked like the second coming of Say Hey. But the bumbling imposter who took over for him about 5 years ago couldn't hold Cody ross' jock. Its not that I don't appreciate your thoughts. I just think its weird to talk of Ben shoulda made a big splash, and then suggest impossibilities such as Jeff Francouer when pressed on who your big splash move would be.
Posted by SpacemanEephus[/QUOTE]
I am not so sure a Francoeur deal couldn't have been done. If all the right pieces are in place, any deal can be done. Yes, it may have taken some high level prospects and maybe an established vet, but look at the upside. Francouer is young, hits for power, good speed, and an excellent defender. IMO, would have been an excellent fit at Fenway.
The RS would have had to covet him like they did AGon to get a deal done, I suppose.
I am just not real big on platooning guys. Remember our outfield in 2010? I know, Cameron and Ells were both hurt, and of course Drew, he was always hurt.
We did manage to get by with probably 140 out of 162 different OF line-ups.
If Ross could hit RHP decent enough to start every game, I would prefer him to DMac/Aviles/Kalish/Sweeney musical chairs.