My guess is the Red Sox will spend a big chunk of their newfound PayFlex on Ellsbury and that they suffer severe buyer's remorse at some point in the not-too-distant future. Ellsbury has never been able to sustain success in his career. I wouldn't want to be the team that paid him for a lot of years or that moved a lot of talent to get him.

If he's on the market, I'd let teams fight over him and Josh Hamilton and go after other options.