In response to maxbialystock's comment:
First, I regret hammering Bradley, who hasn't proven much yet at the MLB level but who also hasn't played in many games. At AA and AAA, he was pretty good. No Ellsbury, maybe, but not half bad. The semi-good news about Ellsbury's injury is it gives the Sox another chance to evaluate Bradley in CF at the MLB level. Most of us believe that Bradley is the fallback if Ellsbury's free agency puts him out of reach salary-wise. Moonslav estimates that the Sox will never pay him $20M/season, but should be able to afford $15M per or so for maybe 5 years, and I agree with moonslav's greater expertise.
As for Ellsbury now, Scott Boras has now provided a much more detailed explanation of his client's injury, and it certainly seems Ellsbury should be able to resume baseball activities when the swelling goes down. It is apparently a very small and limited fracture and not like Pedroia's in 2010. Assuming Ellsbury does get back for the playoffs or sooner, the remaining issue is how quickly he can get his timing at the plate back.
thanks for the info
and i go to 6/100 w/ Ellsbury - guaranteed money - take it or leave it, and not one penny more...i'd give him 1 week to shop that price around and then i pull the offer. if anyone wants to give him more or if he'd rather play elsewhere then fine...but that's one generous offer...