In response to billbyboy's comment:
I see the stooges trolled by with catatonic cud.
Ellsbury has trade value due to trade compensation and the same factors that make him a folk hero legend with Red Sox fans who don't understand team baseball performance.
A. At a minimum, the Rangers and Braves will trade a young talent to get Ellsbury and, if they don't like what they see, take the draft compensation to reload what they trade.
B. Most on here think in a vacuum and are unable to see beyond Player A for Player B.
C. Ellsbury and his draft compesnation +
De La Rosa or Webster +
Brentz (subtract Brentz and add Bogaerts if better offer (unlikely)
+ any other Red Sox prospect except Barney and Bradley, Jr
That will net J. Upton and get the Braves what they want and the DBacks what they want
Not only is absurd for Cherry to be rebuffing trade inquiries about Ellsbury, it's absurd for hm not to work hard to move him in a package that nets back a long term young talent fit for the Red Sox. He knows nothing about leverage or value and fit roster construction, as evident by S. Drew, Shane and Dempster.
From this thread, I've noted the one poster who agrees it's time to move Ellsbury's 10 million ticket to another payroll, and not make a qualifying offer of 14M for draft compensation that for any competent GM will be inferior to the net that comes from a package trade that includes Ellsbury.
From t is thread, I've noted that one stooge, despite saying "I'm in on trading Ellsbury for prospects" is back in trolling catatonic mode as protesting that "there's no proof any good offer for Ellsbury has ever been made".
Cherry appeared to be very fearful that Ellsbury was going to return and play poorly in 2012. His fears were realized. He need not fear "Ellsbury is going to light it up in 2013", even though that's a double edged sword as he effectively becomes a FA at the end of this winter because no team is going to to offer more than used tires for a few months of the great Ellsbury to become bidders.
Most Red Sox fans think on an emotional level. So get emotional about getting rid of a career loser who has been a cancer since being made a position season starter, which his work ethic seems to think he's entitled to it until he sells his thirties to the highest bidder.
Does this personality chew on some cud when typing, Softlaw?