Re: Jacoby Ellsbury
The Ellsbury injuries, Scott Boros, the Sox having a center fielder (Jackie Bradley) as a top prospect, the Carl Crawford experience, and the need for pitching create a dilemma for Ben Cherington and the Reds Sox.
The Sox don't need one year of Ellsbury. They are unlikely to rebuild and recover enough to contend in the AL East next season. They don't need to gamble a big long term contract on a player who has a history of injuries. Crawford, Lackey, and Matsuzaka should show them that.
They have Jackie Bradley coming and need to get something for Ellsbury...but they probably won't due to injuries and Boras.
Unless Cherington totally drops the ball and offers Ellsbury at pennies on the dollar, the Reds should probably stay clear of the Ellsbury uncertainty.
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Last edited by Spitball; 10-25-2012 at 10:51 PM.