Re: Ellsbury Trade Idea - Thoughts?
posted at 12/13/2011 10:54 PM EST
In Response to Re: Ellsbury Trade Idea - Thoughts?
[QUOTE]I don't see the point in getting rid of such a youthful talent as Ells. He has speed, great center fielder, hits for power now too. Why get rid of that? Don't we want the Sox to get younger and groom some players for years? If you are willing to deal Ells then why not Pedroia, and Bard, and Lester. Sometimes the best trade is no trade. The Sox need to hang on to Ells. It just does not make sense to trade him.
Posted by antiqueman1[/QUOTE]
There are some reasons to trade Ellsbury.
1) He is only signed for 2 more years, and will hit free agency
, unlike Lester and Pedroia, who have signed extensions. Ellsbury is very unlikely to sign an extension; its not the Scott Boras Way.
2) His value is very unlikely to ever be higher.
3) The Sox have OF depth at his positon, but are very thin in others (PITCHING!!!) that he could be dealt for.
4) If the Sox actually want a good pitcher, they are not going to get one for a package of Lars Anderson and Jed Lowrie. Quality has to be invoved.
Also, he is 28, not 23. 28 is not really baseball youth.
THere are also good reasons to keep Ellsbury and then let him walk. It's very possible his next two years will be the best two he has left (health permitting). Then let him walk and let someone else overpay for his decline....