Re: Ells: Deal, qualifying offer, or ...
posted at 5/21/2013 5:40 PM EDT
In response to softlaw2's comment:
As you used to bash other posters for doing this, let's have some specific teams and return compensation on the record here.
"A top 100 currently ranked prospect with proven minor league performance" is specific for all but you.
Mets, Nationals, Cubs, DBacks, Giants will provide a market.
From the AL, the Rangers
The winning bidder for Ellsbury will have a current need for him for the next 3 or 4 months, as well as have palsn to budget for bidding a multi-year contract that will be market competitive.
On Choo, his value is lower because he's not a true CF'er and doesn't have the speed.
Stolen bases are overated in the AL and have more value in the NL.
I"ve noted you continue to captiously troll with a domineering paternalistic attitude.
Id say on that list that the Giants, Rangers and Nationals are realistic because of their PO potential. Maybe the Dbacks, but IMO its a longshot. the Cubs and Mets, IMO, probably wont do it for the simple fact that they arent going to give up a prospect for someone when they arent even a playoff team.
The other 4 should contend and could possibly have a need for Ellsbury.Lets look at their present OF
Washington has Span and Harper, with Bernadina and Moore splitting time with Werth hurt. If Werth is Ok come the deadline (scheduled to return within a couple weeks), theyre all set.
The Rangers have Martin, Cruz, and Baker with Murphy and Gentry splitting time. They're pretty much set too unless an injury occurs.
The Giant have Pagan, Blanco, Pence, and Torres with Belt and Pill that can fill in at 1b or OF if need be. Another team that would have to have an injury to have a need for Ells.
The DBacks have Parra, Kubel, Pollock and Ross with Eaton already playing a rehab assignment and should return soon. Prado is also a guy who can fill in out there if need be.
Its early yet and injuries can happen, but if these teams are injury free at the deadline I don't see a reason to part with a top 100 prospect for Ells. Lets just hope Ells can improve and help the Sox, then we offer him a QO and receive a comp pick next year. If one of these teams should have a need for an OF'er arise, then we should at least discuss it.