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Cody Ross: Red Sox 'lied to my face'

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08:16 AM ET 08.03 | "Once I got into free agency, I didn't drive the price up or do anything that would possibly affect me coming back here," Ross said. "I just wanted fair value and fair years. They weren't willing to go there - for whatever reason, I have no idea. "They told me that they didn't want to sign guys to long-term deals, and then they gave [Shane] Victorino a three-year deal, and then [Mike] Napoli a three-year deal or four-year deal, whatever it was [later shortened to a one-year deal after health issues popped up]. So, basically they lied to my face. At that point, I kind of got a bad taste in my mouth and wanted to move on, and that was it. "It is what it is. Like I said, it was a great time being here."

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August 3, 2013  08:33 AM ET

What liars!

August 3, 2013  08:35 AM ET

It's common knowledge that Sox brass are a bunch of disingenuous, pathological liars.

August 3, 2013  08:50 AM ET
QUOTE(#2):

It's common knowledge that Sox brass are a bunch of disingenuous, pathological liars.

And that Cody Ross is a very mediocre player...................he's had two threads in the last two days, two threads too many...........

August 3, 2013  10:08 AM ET
QUOTE(#3):

And that Cody Ross is a very mediocre player...................he's had two threads in the last two days, two threads too many...........

Don't be bitter just because he single-handedly knocked the Phillies out of the NLCS in 2010.

Cody Ross: Philly killer

August 3, 2013  10:09 AM ET
QUOTE(#3):

And that Cody Ross is a very mediocre player...................he's had two threads in the last two days, two threads too many...........

<send Uts link of Ross in 2010 vs. Phillies>

August 3, 2013  11:27 AM ET

My wife lies to my face at least once a month. Deal with it.

August 3, 2013  11:29 AM ET

Come on Braun and Arod are Liars, Teams don't Lie, especially The Saux of Boston!!!!!

August 3, 2013  11:35 AM ET
QUOTE(#5):

<send Uts link of Ross in 2010 vs. Phillies>

<hands CSF ANOTHER paper bag for the 100 loss season the Sox are working on currently>

August 3, 2013  11:44 AM ET

Victorino's better. Deal with it Cody. You played here one year, Boston owes you nothing.

August 3, 2013  12:37 PM ET
QUOTE(#4):

Don't be bitter just because he single-handedly knocked the Phillies out of the NLCS in 2010.Cody Ross: Philly killer

Exactly.

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August 3, 2013  12:46 PM ET

It could be they said they didn't want to sign him to a long term deal.

August 3, 2013  01:08 PM ET

A lot of entitlement from a marginal player.

August 3, 2013  01:09 PM ET
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Victorino's better. Deal with it Cody. You played here one year, Boston owes you nothing.

What's your basis for that statement. Looking at their current and career slash lines, they're pretty even with a very slight edge going to Ross.

BA/OBP/SLG/OPS/OPS+

2013:

CR - 0.280/ 0.335/ 0.410/ 0.745/ 104
SV - 0.282/ 0.328/ 0.409/ 0.737/ 100

Career

CR - 0.264/ 0.325/ 0.455/ 0.780/ 106
SV - 0.276/ 0.340/ 0.428/ 0.768/ 102

Victorino hits for a slightly better average; Ross has a little more power. They're both pretty similar and both pretty average.

August 3, 2013  01:16 PM ET
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What's your basis for that statement. Looking at their current and career slash lines, they're pretty even with a very slight edge going to Ross.BA/OBP/SLG/OPS/OPS+2013:CR - 0.280/ 0.335/ 0.410/ 0.745/ 104SV - 0.282/ 0.328/ 0.409/ 0.737/ 100CareerCR - 0.264/ 0.325/ 0.455/ 0.780/ 106SV - 0.276/ 0.340/ 0.428/ 0.768/ 102Victorino hits for a slightly better average; Ross has a little more power. They're both pretty similar and both pretty average.

At the plate both very average and very similar. In the field they are night and day.

August 3, 2013  01:24 PM ET
QUOTE(#15):

At the plate both very average and very similar. In the field they are night and day.

Perhaps in his younger days. Lately, not so much.

August 3, 2013  01:27 PM ET
QUOTE(#14):

What's your basis for that statement. Looking at their current and career slash lines, they're pretty even with a very slight edge going to Ross.BA/OBP/SLG/OPS/OPS+2013:CR - 0.280/ 0.335/ 0.410/ 0.745/ 104SV - 0.282/ 0.328/ 0.409/ 0.737/ 100CareerCR - 0.264/ 0.325/ 0.455/ 0.780/ 106SV - 0.276/ 0.340/ 0.428/ 0.768/ 102Victorino hits for a slightly better average; Ross has a little more power. They're both pretty similar and both pretty average.

what about stolen bases and defense

August 3, 2013  01:30 PM ET

It's a business. The Red Sox took a certain negotiating tactic and likely didn't highly value Ross. That is their right. Ross went out and found a better deal for himself. That is his right.

Nothing to see here. Just move along.

August 3, 2013  01:31 PM ET
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what about stolen bases and defense

The difference in stolen bases is counterbalanced by a difference in RBI. Defensively, Victorino has historically been better, particularly with his range. That defense edge has shrunk in recent years.

 
August 3, 2013  01:34 PM ET
QUOTE(#16):

Perhaps in his younger days. Lately, not so much.

He's still got it all over Ross defensively. And it's not even close.

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