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Ross, who hit .269 with an .816 OPS in four seasons with the Braves, had been a journeyman until finding a stable role with the Braves. What keeps a guy like Ross a backup is his bat, but even that improved last season with the element of power (nine homers in 176 at-bats).
When I read that, I said, "Cripe, who wrote this, Cafardo?" And then I checked, and yes, it was Cafardo. I would really like a better explanation of why this guy could never get a starting job.
I think Ross is a victim of being pigeonholed. It's like a reliever who gets pigeonholed as a LOOGY or a "7th inning man" despite clearly being deserving of something more. He's pretty much "backup catcher David Ross" at this point so no one is giving him a shot.
What keeps a guy like Ross a backup is his bat,
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