Originally Posted by Benihana
No. If the Sox fall out of contention (I said IF), they will likely look to move Ellsbury. Jackie Bradley is their CF of the future. Ellsbury is more than 70% to leave via FA. Unlike Boston, the Reds are going all-in this year. Unlike Boston, the Reds (should be) real Championship contenders this year.
You asked if Leake would buy 3/4 of a season of Ellsbury. Sox would need to fall out of contention 40 games in to get 3/4 of a season. Sox are much more likely to re-sign Ellsbury than Reds are Choo. I think they like idea of moving Ellsbury to corner OF spot eventually if Bradley can stick in MLB. Hasn't shown that is a sure thing yet. I know you like the idea of Ellsbury but not happening from a Red Sox perspective.