After injuries, one comment made by Valentine, more injuries, bad luck, trading Youkilis, dumping payroll with Beckett, Gonzalez and Crawford, the Red Sox limped to the end of a very unlucky season! There were some bright spots though and Cody Ross was one of them. Signed to platoon with Sweeny, Cody was probably the best deal in baseball for Boston at 3 mill for one year. Half pay from his last year with the Giants. Who would ever dream Cody would end the season batting 4th after Ortiz got hurt and out for the season. Cody ended up as Boston’s every day right fielder putting up some impressive numbers. Now that big question. What is in store for Ross next year?
Cody wants a deal, Boston wants a deal! Stay tuned… Both sides show interest and Boston needs an experienced outfielder. A team and fan favorite wherever he goes, Cody would fit well in Boston. Valentine has already been fired and it took no time doing so the day after the season. They need Ross who was one of a couple of bright spots of the season. Ciriaco was the other. Birds in the hand are much more appealing than deals pending. The trade back from the Dodgers with first baseman Loony ain’t gonna work out. Starting pitching comes to mind. They need to sign a left fielder.
Oh and a manager too!