Originally Posted by edabbs44
The Reds have extended a lot of guys the past few years who many thought would have no shot of sticking around. If WJ acquires him for value, he must have a feeling on extending him.
I agree with you in general, but with Billy H on the horizon, I see Ellsbury probably as a one year rental.
I think if Ellsbury was signable on reasonable terms, the Red Sox would've already extended him (the way they are throwing money around).
But maybe the reasons for Boston not extending him are not obvious, that's a possiblity.
I got to think Ellsbury at bare minimum is going to want a deal like Pagan and Victorino got.. That's a bit rich for my blood when our best prospect plays CF.
Thank you Walt and Bob for going for it in 2012 AND 2013!
Nov. 13, 2007: One of the greatest days in Reds history: John Allen gets the boot!