Re: Ellsbury's Absence Hasn't been a Factor at all, are you Surprised?
posted at 9/21/2013 1:37 PM EDT
Just because Softy has been dead wrong about 95% of his predictions about this team, does not mean that his underlying point about joining the coming bidding war on Ells is wrong-headed It's going to take $18M/yr. 5 yr deal min. to sign him. I hate to agree with someone who is wrong 95% of the time, but in this case his accidental point makes sense.
Now.... Replacing this borderline All-Star, one of the best LO hitters in baseball, & biggest base stealing threat in the mlb (when he's healthy) is next to impossible! BUT.... at the money??? is it worth committing $18+ per year 5+ years???? Well..... That changes the equation!
His second half at the plate pulled a potentially disasterous season out of the fire. His late injury has potentially put his FA value back in question. The oft injured perception comes back into play, potentially dropping his FA value, but likely not near enough to make him a "value" FA signing.
Now.... If we could keep Ells at Victorino money, 3 yr 13 - 16 Million / yr.???? It would be a NO BRAINER at 3 year 16 Million per year! I don't think the Stiff one would ever come close to admitting even the obvious, as with this deal. Not that it is even close to a possibility, as Ells will get bids close to the above stated 18/5yr.
The difference with all RS FANS & Stiffy??? He's solely interested in being accidentally right. He's the screaming broken cuckoo clock ;)
Still waiting for him to step up & admit that the other 95% of his RS player predictions were pathetic at best? Over the long season sample, he's been proven manifestly wrong on soooooooo many predictions. A bigger man would have stayed away, huddled in the corner in sheer embarrassment for having been proven wrong on almost every prediction this year. You gotta hand it to the stiff one!!!!!! Like so many Americans these days, he knows no shame! Just like with Obama, he can be proven manifestly wrong on 99% of what he's done, and he'll still try to convince you that his toots smell like roses. :0 You make one heck of a liberal Stiffler ;)
Will he man up? NEVER :)