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Cody Ross lowers his asking price

Dec 20, 2011, 10:30 AM EDT

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The market is the market, and with Jason Kubel signing a two-year deal with the Dbacks yesterday, Cody Ross has apparently determined that asking for three years is unreasonable. According to David O’Brien, Cody Ross is now seeking a two-year deal.

There is some interest. The Reds and Giants are in the mix. The fact that O’Brien is reporting on it reflects some Braves speculation. Ross doesn’t excite me, but it would almost be worth him signing with the Braves if it meant Phillies fans would groan when they saw him, flashing back to the 2010 playoffs.

Of course then he’d go 0-for13 in a three-game series in Citizens Bank Park, but that initial groan would be enjoyable.

  1. Old Gator - Dec 20, 2011 at 10:38 AM

    I would have Cody Ross embalmed and mounted and sell him through Sotheby’s as a netsuke. You could get a lot more for him that way.

    • kiwicricket - Dec 20, 2011 at 10:52 AM

      I like the idea, but I think Cody might not agree to the deal.

  2. cintiphil - Dec 20, 2011 at 11:31 AM

    I am not so sure why he or his agent felt he should be held in such high esteem. I am aware of one good year he had, but perhaps I am missing something.

    • xmatt0926x - Dec 20, 2011 at 12:57 PM

      A good year? More like a good postseason run with one great game hitting a couple HR’s off Halladay. He’ll be living off that small amount of games for the rest of his life, overshadowing his overwhelming mediocrity.

  3. rexadelphia8 - Dec 20, 2011 at 12:09 PM

    Ross was on roids. Phillies pitching will destroy him

  4. WhenMattStairsIsKing - Dec 20, 2011 at 12:38 PM

    He’s worth Nick Punto money. Nothing more.

  5. metalhead65 - Dec 20, 2011 at 4:11 PM

    sorry cody you may be interested in the reds but even at a reduced price you do not have what it takes to play for them. see you have the washed up player part down but you have not played for the cardinals so you do not fit the criteria for playing for them. walt just realized that ankiel and ludwig were still out there and he really liked them both back when they were good players and playing for his beloved cardinals. see cincy is where washed up ex-cards go for 1 last paycheck courtesy of uncle walt.does not matter that the player he and dusty refuse to play can do the same job you could do at half the price as long as you played for the cards you have home in cincy. I hear ozzy smith can still walk but just can’t do his backflip anymore and is talking to walt about being the veteran backup to cozart this season. which means he will be the starting shortstop by week 2.

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