Ross has been mainly a 12-14 HR, .265 guy throughout his career. He hit 22 with Boston last year, but Citi is a bit tougher than Fenway.
"Ross has been mainly a 12-14 HR, .265 guy throughout his career. "
2008 22 HRs2009 24 HRs2010 14 HRs2011 14 HRs2012 22 HRs
I don't see how that translates into a 12 - 14 HR per year and 2008 and 2009 wasn't in Fenway.
Didn't go back to the Marlins days. I under reported his HRs.
I looked at the Sun Life Stadium dimensions and the dimensions are 10-20 feet shorter in the LC power alleys. He's a career .262 hitter, .324 OBP.
He's an improvement over what the Mets currently have, but I don't see him as a difference maker, especially in Citi.
Torres is still out there, Alfredo Amezaga, Austin Kearns, Andruw Jones, Matt Diaz....
We could probably get any of those guys for around 2 million per year, and they could hit around .240 with 5 homers and a .650 OPS and provide terrible defense. I think signing one or two of these guys would fit right in with the "plan".
Here is the complete list, Some might have been resigned recently and some have options
Bobby Abreu, LADAlfredo Amezaga, CHCRick Ankiel, WASMichael Bourn, ATLMarlon Byrd, BOSMelky Cabrera, SFJohnny Damon, CLE Matt Diaz, ATLKosuke Fukudome, NYYJonny Gomes, OAKCurtis Granderson, NYY *Scott Hairston, NYMJosh Hamilton, TEXTorii Hunter, LAARaul Ibanez, NYYReed Johnson, ATLAndruw Jones, NYYRyan Ludwick, CIN *Hideki Matsui, TBXavier Nady, SF Angel Pagan, SFJuan Pierre, PHIJuan Rivera, LAD *Cody Ross, BOS Luke Scott, TB *Gra.dy Sizemore, CLERyan Spilborghs, TEXIchiro Suzuki, NYYNick Swisher, NYYB.J. Upton, TBShane Victorino, LAD Reggie Willits, LAADelmon Young, DET
>>Dexter FowlerMichael BrantleyEmilio BonifacioMichael BournJason KubelCorey HartPeter Burjous <<
So you're saying you don't want Hamilton, you are not a true fan.
Cody Ross would be a nice addition. But I am not worried about outfielders for 2013. We have to keep our pitching staff well stockpiled, and move from there. The temptation to trade Dickey or Niese should be resisted, since we can add a position player or two later on, plus a catcher next winter.
I am looking forward to competing in 2014. We can not build Rome in a day, all at once.... gotta take this a step at a time... too many holes, and creating new holes via trade isn't going to win a championship.