Re: John Henry says its unlikely the Red Sox will resign Ellsbury
posted at 7/26/2013 1:07 PM EDT
In response to rkarp's comment:
In response to MadMc44's comment:
We should be asking Boras where should we trade Ells before the deadline that would give him a jump start on future negotiations--Houston(kidding), the Angels, Dodgers, M's, Giants, you tell us because we are not going to be in the bidding and if he stays we will make a QO and take the "pick" which will put Ells in the same boat as Bourn from last offseason.
Ells is a very good player however compared to JBJ--
Similar speed--maybe edge to Ells.
Good defenders in CF(JBJ would not balk at playing the corners.
JBJ has a much better arm.
JBJ has more power.
JBJ is younger hopefully able to avoid collisions.
A lot less money and still a Boras client: I like JBJ.
Angels have Trout, Bourgous, Hamilton and Trumbo. Pujols as well. Do they pay Ells big money? Doubtful.
Dodgers have CC, Kemp, Puig, Ethier, and have Gonzo on the books at big money, and need to sign Kershaw.
I really dont see anyone offering $100m if Ells is 30 years old and hits 10 HR's. 3/$45 or 4/$60 or sayonora. Teams are looking at BJ Up and learned their lesson.
I dont think teams learn their lesson as there is always a couple/few players every year that get a head scratching deal.
Toronto and LAA and LAD come to mind. Pujols and Hamilton were stupid deals IMO. Toronto gave up way too much for Dickey. Also Atlanta with Upton.
There will be a couple teams that will give Ellsbury at least 5-6 years at 15M. If they think Ellsbury can give them the kind of production hes capable of for the first 4 years, then I think he will be offered 5-6 to secure the deal hoping the dropoff in production is slow.