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Mets “making a run at signing” free agent Cody Ross

Jan 21, 2012, 7:28 PM EDT

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From ESPN’s Jerry Crasnick comes word that the Mets “have an interest” in free agent outfielder Cody Ross and “are making a run at signing him.”

Ross went into this offseason in search of a three-year contract, but he has scaled back those expectations in recent weeks and might be resigned to accepting a one-year deal with a fairly low base salary if no other teams get seriously involved.

The Mets aren’t exactly the best fit given that they’re trying to rebuild and already have a host of mediocre outfielders, but Ross can be effective when used correctly. The 31-year-old has averaged 21 home runs per 162 games in his eight-year major league career and holds a .912 career OPS against left-handed pitchers.

  1. billb09 - Jan 21, 2012 at 7:47 PM

    Let’s go Met’s

  2. itsacurse - Jan 21, 2012 at 8:14 PM

    Making a run? Who’s battling them?

    • Old Gator - Jan 21, 2012 at 11:47 PM

      Maybe they’re just using him for target practice.

  3. johnsk54 - Jan 21, 2012 at 8:46 PM

    Can you say unwatchable!

  4. cool10857 - Jan 21, 2012 at 8:54 PM

    The Mets suck! C’mon Wilpons, sell the team for the sake of the fans.

  5. adenzeno - Jan 22, 2012 at 7:02 AM

    Can’t WAIT to see Ronnie Cedeno and Cody Ross in the lineup together…Please sell the Mets

  6. mattjg - Jan 22, 2012 at 12:59 PM

    As a Phillies fan, I’m happy that Cody Ross, with his hateable face and penchant for beating the Phillies, might be joining the Mets. It’s much more enjoyable hating them than pitying them.

    • Old Gator - Jan 22, 2012 at 1:17 PM

      Hateable face? The Netsuke? How can you say that? You’ll be claiming that you didn’t like Spirited Away next.

  7. mojosmagic - Jan 23, 2012 at 10:05 AM

    OK. Cody Freaking Ross. Please. The Wilpon’s won’t sell their assets because any money would go to the Madoff victims. I hope they lose everything.

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