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Mets “kicking the tires” on Cody Ross

Dec 11, 2012, 10:47 AM EDT

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According to Mike Puma of the New York Post the Mets are “kicking the tires” on free agent outfielder Cody Ross, which is always one of my favorite go-to phrases of any offseason.

Puma reports that the Mets are unlikely to offer Ross more than two years, but if he’s willing to sign in the same price range as Ryan Ludwick did with the Reds–getting $15 million for two years–he could be an option in New York.

Early in the offseason the assumption was that Ross would wind up back with the Red Sox, but that’s been all but ruled out after Boston signed Shane Victorino, Jonny Gomes, and Mike Napoli.

  1. DelawarePhilliesFan - Dec 11, 2012 at 11:12 AM

    $15 mil for 2 years? Rube, give the man a call! You have the extra cash!

    • proudlycanadian - Dec 11, 2012 at 11:16 AM

      Based on what they are offering their Cy Young winner, I doubt that any offer to Ross would be that high.

      • DelawarePhilliesFan - Dec 11, 2012 at 11:18 AM

        That’s Rube – as in Ruben Amaro

      • proudlycanadian - Dec 11, 2012 at 11:19 AM

        Thanks for the clarification.

    • greymares - Dec 11, 2012 at 11:30 AM

      Cody Ross would be about my 15th option for a corner outfielder.

      • DelawarePhilliesFan - Dec 11, 2012 at 11:34 AM

        Are numbers 1 thru 14 all available? And within budget?

  2. historiophiliac - Dec 11, 2012 at 11:18 AM

    If they’re veterans, can we say “measuring their retread” instead?

    • natstowngreg - Dec 11, 2012 at 11:47 AM

      well played :)

  3. blockedshotnyr - Dec 11, 2012 at 12:30 PM

    Would be okay with it on a one year deal – let him play half the season and trade him. No more than that – why waste the money at this point..

  4. philsgamer - Dec 11, 2012 at 2:36 PM

    The angle of his outstretched arm in the picture still bothers me as much now as it did the first time I saw it.

  5. fissels - Dec 11, 2012 at 5:03 PM

    Don’t go there Cody. Go to the Phightins!

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