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Reds general manager calls Cody Ross “an interesting name”

Dec 7, 2011, 4:46 PM EDT

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Cody Ross has little chance of securing the three-year contract he’s reportedly seeking, but Reds general manager Walt Jocketty admitted today that he plans to speak to the outfielder’s agent about a possible deal.

Jocketty called Ross “an interesting name” and indicated to John Fay of the Cincinnati Enquirer that it would have to be a short-term deal, presumably meaning one year or one year plus an option for 2013.

Ross predictably resumed being a mediocre hitter after his out of nowhere playoff breakout in 2010, but he’s a right-handed bat with 20-homer power and enough range to play center field in a pinch.

  1. Matthew Pouliot - Dec 7, 2011 at 4:51 PM

    It’s one of those names that would work just as well the other way around… darn right, it’s interesting.

  2. davidpom50 - Dec 7, 2011 at 4:52 PM

    I notice he said Cody Ross is “an interesting name” but he didn’t say Cody Ross is “a good baseball player”

  3. clydeserra - Dec 7, 2011 at 4:55 PM

    Zoilo Versalles is an interesting name. Cody Ross is not. Nor is he good at baseball

  4. metalhead65 - Dec 7, 2011 at 5:07 PM

    sorry walt he just does not fit what you see in a player since he has never played for the cards. but he will come cheap since the team he played for last year thought he was so good they do not want him back. in the mean time you have a guy who can play left and center when he gets the chance which is hardly ever under I must play the veteran dusty baker. why if you would stick with gomes for so long when he proved he was awfu whyl do you refuse to give Chris Heisey a chance as an everyday player? please spare me you stupid stats and just give the guy a shot at playing everyday if only for a month before you write him off. I know of no other manager who would not play a guy after he hit 3 homers in a game like he did last year. then you sit him for a week and wonder why he does not do it consistanly. just play him or Alonso and stop wasting money on someone else who will do the same job at twice the cost.

  5. firemarshal1 - Dec 7, 2011 at 10:57 PM

    Walt:

    He has a point. Also, consider trading for Mike Morse from Washington Nationals. Big bat that can play 3B, LF, and 1B. Morse would hit 40-50 HR’s at Great American.

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