Hill: Make your Trade and FA Contract Offer for Ellsbury

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    Re: Hill: Make your Trade and FA Contract Offer for Ellsbury

     

    Good question softlaw2   :)

    I think we will first need to see how Ellsbury does this year.  If Ellsbury puts up 2011 numbers, then we are looking at at least a 5-year, $100 million.  

    With Scott Boras as his agent, I doubt Ellsbury will allow a hometown discount.  

     
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    Re: Hill: Make your Trade and FA Contract Offer for Ellsbury

    In response to softlaw2's comment:

    Mariners have serious problems, which will be compounded in a few short years with the accounts payable to Fernando, I mean Felix. Ellsbury is from that area and might give you a home team discount. Regardless, since you are quick to provide names and monetary amounts regarding other player movement matters involving the Red Sox, please state what you, personally, would be willing to trade for and/or pay for Ellsbury's FA contract years.

    Thank you.



    Ellsbury didnt hire Scott Boras to give anyone a hometown discount

     
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    Re: Hill: Make your Trade and FA Contract Offer for Ellsbury

    In response to bobbysu's comment:

    Not too much anything the Sox have on their Roster is any good by what I read of him. Including our Farm.

    I started a thread promoting the Red Sox prospects:

    http://www.boston.com/community/forums/sports/red-sox/on-the-front-burner/6-sox-prospects-among-top100-/100/6527992

     
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    Re: Hill: Make your Trade and FA Contract Offer for Ellsbury

    No way the RS go near the kind of money it will likely take to keep Ells a Red Sox.  That page has been turned.

     
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    Re: Hill: Make your Trade and FA Contract Offer for Ellsbury

    I think we deal Ells late in the season & go with Jackie Bradley? 

     
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    Re: Hill: Make your Trade and FA Contract Offer for Ellsbury

    In response to RSdirtdogOR's comment:

    I think we deal Ells late in the season & go with Jackie Bradley? 



    If the Sox are out of the playoff picture, I would be shocked if they don't move Ellsbury and bring up JBJ, unless he regresses badly.  

     
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    Re: Hill: Make your Trade and FA Contract Offer for Ellsbury

    I doubt Seattle would take a chance on a 30-year-old outfielder who has played fewer games than centerfielder Franklin Gutierrez over the past three seasons.

    The Mariners lack a prototypical leadoff hitter, but I suspect the M's will seek a younger solution than Jacoby Ellsbury. Shortstop prospect Brad Miller might be the best candidate to lead off in 2014 or 2015.

    Much will depend on Ellsbury's 2013 season. If Ellsbury were a free agent now, I would offer only one year and $6 million (which probably would not generate a return phone call from Scott Boras).

     
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    Re: Hill: Make your Trade and FA Contract Offer for Ellsbury

    If Bradley has anything like a decent season in the minors, there is no way Ellsbury is back in a Sox uniform in 2014, hometown discount or not.

     
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    Re: Hill: Make your Trade and FA Contract Offer for Ellsbury

    In response to softlaw2's comment:

    Ellsbury didnt hire Scott Boras to give anyone a hometown discount

    In fact, if the highest offer is from the Red Sox and is only 5% more than what the Mariners are willing to offer, I think he would remind Boras who the client is and the conflict of interest in recommending he take offers that pay Boras a higher commission for doing what the player should be smart enough to do himself.



    Why would Ellsbury take a 5 percent pay cut to play in Seattle? He has only known Boston and good friends with Pedroia. He would probably stay if Seattle was only 5 percent more.

     
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    Re: Hill: Make your Trade and FA Contract Offer for Ellsbury

    You have to love the de facto admission by Stiffy that Ells would likely command a 5yr / $100 million contract.  LOL

     
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    If I was a baseball player, Seattle would be on my no-trade list.   LOL

     

     
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    Re: Hill: Make your Trade and FA Contract Offer for Ellsbury

    In response to BosoxJoe5's comment:

    In response to softlaw2's comment:

     

    Ellsbury didnt hire Scott Boras to give anyone a hometown discount

    In fact, if the highest offer is from the Red Sox and is only 5% more than what the Mariners are willing to offer, I think he would remind Boras who the client is and the conflict of interest in recommending he take offers that pay Boras a higher commission for doing what the player should be smart enough to do himself.

     



    Why would Ellsbury take a 5 percent pay cut to play in Seattle? He has only known Boston and good friends with Pedroia. He would probably stay if Seattle was only 5 percent more.

     



    Yup, it makes no sense.

    Okay Jacoby, here are your options-

    A) You take more money, to play out the remainder of your career for the only team you played for, that typically has good playoffs prospects, plays in front of a soldout crowd every night, and is a great place to hit in.

    B) You get less money, to play for a new team, that has finished last 7 of the last 9 years, with low attendance, and is tough on hitters.

     
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    Ellsbury's contract is Valentine's fault.   LOL

     
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    Re: Hill: Make your Trade and FA Contract Offer for Ellsbury

    In response to Ice-Cream's comment:

    If I was a baseball player, Seattle would be on my no-trade list.   LOL


    Last year a young Seattle Mariner team finished six games ahead of an aging Red Sox team despite disappointing seasons from former top prospects Justin Smoak, Jesus Montero and Dustin Ackley. This offseason the Seattle farm system has been consistently ranked ahead of Boston's well-regarded farm system.

    Each destination has its advantages and disadvantages.

    LOL ;-)

     
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    Re: Hill: Make your Trade and FA Contract Offer for Ellsbury

    In response to BosoxJoe5's comment:

    In response to softlaw2's comment:

    Ellsbury didnt hire Scott Boras to give anyone a hometown discount

    In fact, if the highest offer is from the Red Sox and is only 5% more than what the Mariners are willing to offer, I think he would remind Boras who the client is and the conflict of interest in recommending he take offers that pay Boras a higher commission for doing what the player should be smart enough to do himself.

    Why would Ellsbury take a 5 percent pay cut to play in Seattle? He has only known Boston and good friends with Pedroia. He would probably stay if Seattle was only 5 percent more.



    Good question.

     
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    Re: Hill: Make your Trade and FA Contract Offer for Ellsbury

    In response to hill55's comment:

     

    In response to Ice-Cream's comment:

    If I was a baseball player, Seattle would be on my no-trade list.   LOL



    Last year a young Seattle Mariner team finished six games ahead of an aging Red Sox team despite disappointing seasons from former top prospects Justin Smoak, Jesus Montero and Dustin Ackley. This offseason the Seattle farm system has been consistently ranked ahead of Boston's well-regarded farm system.

     

    Each destination has its advantages and disadvantages.

    LOL ;-)

     



    You keep doing this and it hurts your creditiability. The Mariners are not at the same level even after last September. Seattle well not fare well against the top heavy AL West. The AL East has a series of questions marks. Ypu have almost become a troll about this because you won't acknowledge how bad Seattle's outlook really is.

     

     
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    Re: Hill: Make your Trade and FA Contract Offer for Ellsbury

    In response to hill55's comment:

    In response to Ice-Cream's comment:

    If I was a baseball player, Seattle would be on my no-trade list.   LOL



    Last year a young Seattle Mariner team finished six games ahead of an aging Red Sox team despite disappointing seasons from former top prospects Justin Smoak, Jesus Montero and Dustin Ackley. This offseason the Seattle farm system has been consistently ranked ahead of Boston's well-regarded farm system.

     

    Each destination has its advantages and disadvantages.

    LOL ;-)



    Hello hill55   :)

    The only advantage Seattle has over Boston is the cheaper cost of living.    ;)

     

     
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    Re: Hill: Make your Trade and FA Contract Offer for Ellsbury

    In response to BosoxJoe5's comment:

    In response to hill55's comment:

    In response to Ice-Cream's comment:

    If I was a baseball player, Seattle would be on my no-trade list.   LOL

    Last year a young Seattle Mariner team finished six games ahead of an aging Red Sox team despite disappointing seasons from former top prospects Justin Smoak, Jesus Montero and Dustin Ackley. This offseason the Seattle farm system has been consistently ranked ahead of Boston's well-regarded farm system.

    Each destination has its advantages and disadvantages.

    LOL ;-)

    You keep doing this and it hurts your creditiability. The Mariners are not at the same level even after last September. Seattle is not fare well adjust the top heavy AL West. The AL East has a series of questions marks. Ypu have almost become a troll about this because you won't acknowledge how bad Seattle's outlook really is.

    Just as many Boston fans refuse to acknowledge the potential shortcomings of an aging Red Sox team coming off a 93-loss season.

    The advanced metrics have pessimistic projections for the Mariners, but at least three independent pundits see the M's as a potential surprise team in 2013:

    http://espn.go.com/blog/sweetspot/post/_/id/32910/mariners-will-be-this-years-surprise-team

    http://www.billjamesonline.com/which_team_will_surprise_in_2013_/

    http://blogs.seattletimes.com/hotstoneleague/2013/02/14/plesac-sees-mariners-as-surprise-team-and-hes-not-alone-but-metrics-dont-agree/

     May our favorite teams bring us great joy this season.

     
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    Re: Hill: Make your Trade and FA Contract Offer for Ellsbury

    In response to BosoxJoe5's comment:

    In response to hill55's comment:

     

    In response to Ice-Cream's comment:

    If I was a baseball player, Seattle would be on my no-trade list.   LOL



    Last year a young Seattle Mariner team finished six games ahead of an aging Red Sox team despite disappointing seasons from former top prospects Justin Smoak, Jesus Montero and Dustin Ackley. This offseason the Seattle farm system has been consistently ranked ahead of Boston's well-regarded farm system.

     

    Each destination has its advantages and disadvantages.

    LOL ;-)

     



    You keep doing this and it hurts your creditiability. The Mariners are not at the same level even after last September. Seattle well not fare well against the top heavy AL West. The AL East has a series of questions marks. Ypu have almost become a troll about this because you won't acknowledge how bad Seattle's outlook really is.

     




    get off hills case man, everything he said is true... none of it is fabrication.

    their "outlook" is a matter of speculation, they have a young team and a slew of great prospects. i'm sure there are plenty of teams who wish they could make that claim..

    Look at the rise of the Devil Rays these past few years.... all you need is good, young starters. Seattle already has the best SP in MLB and a ton of good pitching prospects. in 2-3 years they could be perennial contenders much like the rays.

     
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    Re: Hill: Make your Trade and FA Contract Offer for Ellsbury

    In response to BosoxJoe5's comment:

    In response to softlaw2's comment:

     

    Ellsbury didnt hire Scott Boras to give anyone a hometown discount

    In fact, if the highest offer is from the Red Sox and is only 5% more than what the Mariners are willing to offer, I think he would remind Boras who the client is and the conflict of interest in recommending he take offers that pay Boras a higher commission for doing what the player should be smart enough to do himself.

     



    Why would Ellsbury take a 5 percent pay cut to play in Seattle? He has only known Boston and good friends with Pedroia. He would probably stay if Seattle was only 5 percent more.

     



    Plus he's from Oregon, not Washington.

     
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    Re: Hill: Make your Trade and FA Contract Offer for Ellsbury

    In response to softlaw2's comment:

    With AGon gone and Ortiz is serious decline, there is zero chance Ellsbury does anything remotely close to 2011 numbers. It was more about others than it was about him. A superstar does it with anyone and anywhere. Ellsbury is what his career median averages say he is.

    As for 5 years and 100 million, I wonder if Hill would be willing to pay that for Ellsbury in his thirties. I seriously doubt it, but await his esteemed commentary and scientific analysis.



    Exactly!!! Because EVERYONE KNOWS that Big Papi and Agone gave Ellsbury a LOT of protection in the lineup. 

     
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