Originally written October 31, 2012 on NESN.com:
Editor's note: Didier Morais will review each position for the Red Sox for the 2013 season. Cody Ross was the coup of Boston's last offseason. When the Red Sox traded Marco Scutaro to the Rockies, it opened up the financial flexibility for general manager Ben Cherington to sign Ross to a one-year, $3 million contract. At that point, Ross was reeling from a mediocre 2011 campaign. Although he showcased his talent in the clutch with his performance in the 2010 playoffs, Ross failed to recapture that magic. That all changed, however, when he joined the Red Sox. In his first season with the team, Ross developed into a right-handed threat in the lineup, belting 22 home runs and 81 RBIs through 130 games. With a swing suited for Fenway Park, Ross endeared himself to fans while handling the Boston media with ease. For those reasons, the Red Sox are currently in negotiations with the outfielder to keep him around for the next few seasons. They'l...
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