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    Jacoby Ellsbury?

    As posted on the rumors thread where we're not allowed to discuss. So discuss it here.

    Wildman Walker posted this on his facebook:

    "i've learned through 2 souces at the baseball winter meetings in nashville, that the reds are on the verge of acquiring centerfielder jacoby ellsbury (a true leadoff hitter)
    in exchange for oufielder drew stubbs and minor league pitching prospect
    daniel corcino.
    stay tuned."
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    Re: Jacoby Ellsbury?

    How reputable is this wild man?

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    Re: Jacoby Ellsbury?

    Quote Originally Posted by edabbs44 View Post
    How reputable is this wild man?
    I've heard he'll sleep and live at the top of a billboard.
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    Re: Jacoby Ellsbury?

    Quote Originally Posted by edabbs44 View Post
    How reputable is this wild man?
    He is plugged into Cincinnati Sports, as he has been a radio personality for ~30 years. Coming from him it could be anywhere from complete lunacy to dead serious.
    The Sox traded Bullfrog the only player they've got for Shottenhoffen. Four-eyes Shottenhoffen a utility infielder. They've got a whole team of utility infielders.

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    Re: Jacoby Ellsbury?

    Quote Originally Posted by edabbs44 View Post
    How reputable is this wild man?
    I think he named one of his kids Pete after Pete Rose. He is a WEBN sports news radio guy, who has been in Cincinnati forever. Huuuuuuge Reds fan who probably has a ton of contacts.

    But, even if they are putting something together, it could just as easily fall apart.

    I'm more interested in if people like the potential deal or not?

    I do. I'd rather trade Corcino than Cingrani. And I'm glad we're not trading any of our major league pitching starters. I think everyone will be happy to see Stubbs gone so Dusty can't misuse him in the lineup.

    If he remains healthy, Ellsbury is a huge upgrade, and that's an understatement. Plus, he will be playing for a contract since it's his last year and then he turns a free agent after 2013. A good situation for the Reds to have a guy hungry to impress.
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    Re: Jacoby Ellsbury?

    Ellsbury would help, but he's had one great year and can't stay healthy. He also makes $8M and is only signed for one year. Not sure about this rumor.
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    Re: Jacoby Ellsbury?

    Bridge to Hamilton?

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    Re: Jacoby Ellsbury?

    That would be a great deal for the Reds. Let's hope there's truth.
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    Re: Jacoby Ellsbury?

    I'd do it, however I don't know that I trust the Wildman.

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    Re: Jacoby Ellsbury?

    Id hate to lose out on Corcino, however. Id LOVE to get Ellsbury, though. Wow.

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    Re: Jacoby Ellsbury?

    Before anyone gets 2 steps ahead of themselves, let it be noted Jacoby is a Boras client.

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    Re: Jacoby Ellsbury?

    Quote Originally Posted by Vottomatic View Post
    If he remains healthy, Ellsbury is a huge upgrade, and that's an understatement. Plus, he will be playing for a contract since it's his last year and then he turns a free agent after 2013. A good situation for the Reds to have a guy hungry to impress.
    He might not be that huge an upgrade. He can be underwhelming, though still better than Stubbs when he is. I'm with you in liking that Ellsbury will be playing for a big, fat contract. I also like that the rumored deal minimizes the Reds' risk in case Ellsbury doesn't deliver as advertised.
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    Re: Jacoby Ellsbury?

    Quote Originally Posted by Matt700wlw View Post
    Bridge to Hamilton?
    If we get the 2011 version of Ellsbury, and the rest of the team stays healthy, you can print World Series tickets.
    "I can't take this homerism anymore." - 10xWSChamps, August 11, 2010. A Cardinals fan having a problem with all the homerism on Redszone. Classic.

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    Re: Jacoby Ellsbury?

    Quote Originally Posted by kaldaniels View Post
    Before anyone gets 2 steps ahead of themselves, let it be noted Jacoby is a Boras client.
    I don't think anyone expects the Reds to try and extend him. As another poster said, I think Matt, he is simply a 1-year bridge to Billy Hamilton, which makes sense.

    Giving up Corcino and Stubbs for a 1-year rental that will be in a chase for a new contract, is not a bad thing.
    "I can't take this homerism anymore." - 10xWSChamps, August 11, 2010. A Cardinals fan having a problem with all the homerism on Redszone. Classic.

    "Man do I miss the days where were didn't need a calculator and an encyclopedia of baseball metrics to enjoy a baseball game ... - MikeS21" - 8/2/12 game thread


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