Chicago Cubs: The importance of catcher David Ross

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As the Chicago Cubs continue to fight for a playoff spot, they will need to lean on their veterans for guidance because many of the youngsters on this team have never been in a playoff race before. Ross’ ability to mentor the young players, help the pitchers with his game calling and pitch framing and contribute defensively will make him a valuable commodity for the rest of the season. If the Chicago Cubs continue to exceed expectations, they will look back at the David Ross signing as one of the best $5 million investments the franchise has ever made.

Jul 18, 2015; Atlanta, GA, USA; Chicago Cubs relief pitcher Jason Motte (30) and catcher David Ross (3) react after defeating the Atlanta Braves at Turner Field. The Cubs defeated the Braves 4-0. Mandatory Credit: Dale Zanine-USA TODAY Sports

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