Originally Posted by TheNext44
My apologies. I should have put "imo" in that sentence.
But I woud bet better than even money that he traded. The fact that the Red Sox have been linked to every Crawford and Werth rumors is the main reason why.
He very well may be traded. As has been noted, the Red Sox have holes to fill and Ellsbury is a valuable trading chip.
But getting rid of him opens up other problems. Do they really want to compete against the Yankees with Scutaro leading off? Even if they sign either Crawford or Werth, do the defense minded Sox trust an aging Mike Cameron or unproven Ryan Kalish in center?
You may be right, and he will be gone from Boston. Until some pieces fall into place, I just don't see it as a given.