Re: Why Do People Want to Keep Ellsbury?
posted at 12/15/2012 12:34 PM EST
This team will not win anything this year...
That's what the topic is all about. If we have no chance, then Ells certainly should've been traded.
But then, Papi should not have be re-signed, no FAs should've been signed, and anyone with a contract ending in 2013 or 2014 should've been traded.
I happen to think we have a chance, and I think Ellsbury will be motivated to have a great year.
Having said that, while not knowing enough about Bauer's issues with AZ, unless they are insurmountable, I'd have made the trade, played Vic in CF, and signed a short-termer for RF.
A good summary of the issue at hand on this thread.
Do you really think we have even a 1 in 30 chance of winning a ring in 2013?
I see so many teams with vastly superior rosters than ours and other teams with close to the same as ours but with better pitching.
I try to stay optimistic and have overprojected our team's success over the last 3-4 years, but I just don't see much of a hope this year, unless about 10 things all go right at the same time. To me, we have less than a 1& chance of winning as we sgtand now. To me, that means we should have traded Ellsbury, let Papi walk, and traded all other FAs to be after 2013 and players who do not factor into our longer term plans.
I don't think most of the fans would have mutinied had we signed some younger FAs and made a big trade to bring us a player like J Upton or Myers (Stanton as a long shot chance) and Brett Anderson. Players like these could have helped us in 2013, but also be on the rise by 2014 and beyond... not in projected age-related decline.