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Elles value will be max this summer.... certainly it will be no less than it is now but chances are if healthy it will be very high summertime.
The issue is if Ells is having a big season and the Sox are already out of contention, what is Ells worth considering the Boras factor? I can't see any team offering up a top tier prospect with cost control for half a season of Ells, unless there is some certainty of signing Ells. With Boras, the certainty mid season prior to free agency is zero.
Isnt Hill correct? Ells clearly has been available, and the Sox have publicly stated that they tried to resign Ells. So far nothing. The Sox have 2 options. Play out the year with him, and watch him go to free agency, or trade him for dimes on the dollar.
I assume the Sox trade Ells today for Wheeler or Bauer. That type of deal simply is not available today, nor will it be at the trade deadline.
i disagree, contending teams are willing to part with their future for a chance to win TODAY. Every year at the deadline you have 1 team giving up a significany prospect for a rental.
Of course they will part with a top prospect if they think a certain player is the missing piece to a possible WSC...Its done EVERY YEAR...