Originally Posted by M2
I'm leery of Ellsbury. The thing he has going for him is he needs a big season to get himself a big contract. Marks against him are that he's injury-prone and he hasn't been a consistent producer at the plate. He's a real crapshoot.
I'd be hesitant to part with Leake for him. I subscribe to the notion that Leake's best years are in front of him and, given that he's been a solid pitcher to date, that's a guy I don't want to part with for a one-year fix. Make it Corcino instead and I warm up to the deal a whole lot more.
Just listening and watching some coverage of the Winter Meetings, I've heard it said that Leake has little value coming off last year.
Not sure it is correct, but everyone seems much more focused on Bailey, who the Reds likely won't trade.
I don't know if the Bosox would want Leake. And it may just be a bad time to trade Leake, coming off a sub-par season. Not sure the Reds would give up Corcino for one year of Ellsbury either.
Just a guess, I don't see Ellsbury coming over to the Reds.