McAdam on David Ross signing: "he commands pitchers respect"
Sat, 10 Nov 2012|
The Red Sox added to an already crowded catching position by signing former Braves back-up David Ross.
-- like nothing surprising signing. It gave me defensive catcher -- dropped. The deal reportedly two years for six point two million dollars if the name sounds really that good second 200835. Will play eight games of the Red Sox. He's compiled eleven seasons in the big leagues in -- sixth different team last season -- as a backup catcher for the Braves and hit 256. Nine homers in a one. Right inside and there's nothing in CS and you got. I'm Sean McCadam Sean we know the Sox thirty have a couple of catchers so how does acquiring Ross impact Jared Saltalamacchia. Well that'll be interesting to see just because clearly there's gives the Red Sox some options they can do a number of but it could have. Brought the ball well mark you're gonna put food and they would sit right in the -- and -- you have options remaining to talk to get additional development time. Big recovery platoon of some sort between what -- way and -- and have Saltalamacchia. At first base where -- -- in the past. Or this could open off the situation worthy -- Saltalamacchia. To address another need. And go to combination of -- and important way -- left what I think -- the most likely. I think certainly have options now for fans not as familiar with him. What does Ross bring to the Red Sox. Or 35 -- a little bit like the situation with Kelly Shoppach last year. Weird he indeed not only he could back off a solid veteran receiver. But also someone who could play for extended period of time something happened to a starter. All the things they've really like about -- Is that he has great make up. The leader Bob -- You talked actually somewhat not command the respect defectors. Also good game and throw extremely well he's got a 39%. Career percentage -- throwing -- -- Sounds like a good deal for the Red Sox so far but how does this move affect the Sox reported pursuit of catcher Mike Napoli shot. I don't think it gets in the way at all I think bigbie now -- -- mostly got the -- little that we could still live at the age or something were to happen to David or do you. Ortiz hit some -- offered him what he. There's always the added benefit of having what would amount of pain bird catcher on the roster something would happen in the middle of the game. You know you have some -- -- -- but not here at the open theory you now we're pretty Howard scored the first. It's going to be good to -- their trip to -- apple.