Originally Posted by Superdude
No one's banking on him hitting thirty homers, but Boston's probably not going to listen to an offer unless it vaguely reflects the fact that Ellsbury was very recently one of the best players in baseball. It's like asking for EdE back as if was still a .260 20 homerun hitter.
He was one of the best players in baseball for one season
. Before that he was a below average bat and he was back to below average in 2012. Anybody who's trading for Jacoby Ellsbury like he's one of the best players in baseball is a fool. I'm not saying a team couldn't get lucky, but you don't put serious skin in a trade in the hopes you might get lucky.