Per wlw news Buster Olney reporting this is real, but Boston wants Bailey or Latos.
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.
Is this all stemming from that speculative piece of Olney's on possible landing spots for Ellsbury where he guesses the cost and not based on actual rumors? I don't have ESPN Insider so I can't read his speculation part.
Some small-market teams must desperately cling to their young pitching, which is what the Red Sox are looking for. Some teams, such as the Royals, have other priorities.
But here are some teams that could theoretically be a fit in an Ellsbury deal. (WARNING: SPECULATION AHEAD)
"The players make the manager, it's never the other way." - Sparky Anderson
"I have just been more than a little suspect of all the trades since the Willy (Scott Williamson) cash grab. That one left such a bad taste in my mouth that even a 1985 Dom Pérignon couldn't cleanse it." -- Creek14
"Reality tells us there are no guarantees. Except that some day Jon Lester will be on that list of 100-game winners." - Peter Gammons
Sorry, I'm just not that desperate to replace Drew Stubbs in CF.
Opinions are like belly buttons. Everybody has one, and they don't want someone else's shoved into their face.
Bailey or Latos for Ellsbury is laughable.
I'm sure some in Boston would say Corcino for Ellsbury is laughable.
Personally, I wouldn't completely rule out Cingrani or Leake.