Re: Should the Boston Red Sox Trade Jacoby Ellsbury by the trading deadline/sign him/let him walk?
posted at 3/20/2013 10:43 PM EDT
In response to emp9's comment:
In response to moonslav59's comment:
In response to UnionFallsNY's comment:
Both valid opinions from the viewpoint of the long-term from an ownership perspective. I might also be what a fantasy baseball player would want to do. Those who are more myopic or short-signted and just want to maximize this year's enjoyment as a fan would only be concerned about this season. Everyone is different in their fandom.
I put a lot of weight in the value of the comp pick attached to Ellsbury. While it would be nice to get it for us, it should have equal value to other teams as well (perhaps more, since most teams have worse farms than us).
My position is that Ellsbury must have higher value to a team in heavy ring competition mode, so in theory, they should give something very nice in return for Ellsbury and the draft pick.
This wouldn't break my heart. Any noticable front runners to make that deal off the top of your head?
That's the big question. Most contending teams are already pretty well set in the OF. Their equation would be this:
How much more valuable is Ellsbury than what they have now, and is that differential worth what they'd have to give up.
A major injury before the season begins could cause a desperate offer from some GM, but I really do not see any deal that jumps out at me right now. softy proposed a deal to the Rangers, and they may be interested in obtaining Jacoby before the season starts, but I'm not sure they'd agree to his offer. Maybe SF? Cincy? Washington? I'm not so sure.