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The Red Sox signed Shane Victorino to man right field next season, but Cody Ross still out there on the free agent market.
His market is reportedly starting to heat up.
According to Ken Rosenthal, the Phillies are "intensifying" their efforts to bring the former Red Sox outfielder to Philadelphia. He has also been courted by Seattle this offseason.
I am surprised more teams are not actively pursuing Cody Ross. Sure, money is the reason why more teams are not, but he's not looking for Hamilton money. It again raises the question of, why don't the Red Sox just sign him? I wish I knew the answer. Is there a lingering injury that they are concerned about? Are they testing out the market to see what other teams are willing to offer him? Or, do they not want to pay him more than double of what they paid him last season? Probably the latter.
Cody Ross will probably sign elsewhere by the end of the week and we'll move on.
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