Originally Posted by Scrap Irony
If the Sox are willing to bite on a Leake (and Stubbs?) for Ellsbury deal, I'd do it in a minute.
He'd be a great stop-gap to Hamilon and a more than solid leadoff or number two hitter behind/ ahead of Phillips. If he gets hurt, Heisey could play C adequately enough in his stead. Good defensive player as well.
Sure, it's a gamble, but, hey, it's a gamble worth taking.
Heisey with the .315 OBP, 81 Ks and 18 BBs? Maybe Ellsbury and somebody else.