As you may have heard, Cody Ross has agreed to a one-year deal worth three million dollars to play for the Boston Red Sox. Ross ends his Giants career with a slash-line (.247/.330/.414, 108 OPS+) that’s more or less the equivalent of his career slash-line (.261/.323/.456, OPS+ 105). In other words, Cody Ross was always the guy we thought he was. He could play all three OF positions adequately, he was tough on left-handed pitching, and I’ve never seen a player throw his bat into the crowd more than Cody Ross.
He was a Good Giant(tm) and he’ll be remembered fondly. These three videos, I think, sum up his Giants career almost perfectly. He hit some big home runs and, man, did he ever throw his bat.
On Twitter, I called Ross the “least offensive Giant” from the 2011 team and that might be a little harsh, but he was a league average hitter in a sea of mess. So thanks for that small comfort, Cody. And thanks for those home runs you hit in the 2010 playoffs.