Originally posted on Baseball Musings  |  Last updated 1/24/12
The Red Sox are about to sign Cody Ross: 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. This signing almost makes me think the Red Sox are trying to make their fans miss J.D. Drew. The Media in Boston had nothing but criticism for the Drew deal, even when J.D. played well. It turns out he was overpaid as injuries caught up with him the last two seasons. He did produce the first three years of his contract. Ross is seasonal age 32, and appears to be on the down swing. Maybe he bounces back from an off year, but I don’t think he’ll be a two-WAR player. If he plays tough and scrappy, however, the press will love him. Maybe the whole point of Ross is to reduce pre...
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