Why Do People Want to Keep Ellsbury?

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    Re: Why Do People Want to Keep Ellsbury?

    Exactly.  In theory, a player should net more in a trade prior to the start of the season because the acquiring team obtains his draft pick compensation; however, it just isnt true.  Look at what Greinke landed when flipped mid-season. 

    As compared to what someone would have given in March to get a full season of Greinke not a third of one plus a draft pick, how do you know the midseason trade was better?

     
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    Re: Why Do People Want to Keep Ellsbury?

    In response to pinstripezac's comment:
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    Because people see things and repeat them, without really knowing why.

    The issue isn't that we can't re-sign him, but with JBJ around, we have no reason to.

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    The issue isn't that we can't re-sign him,

    yup, them not willing/wanting to was my point



    but with JBJ around, we have no reason to.

    yikes,

    I didn't think you had it* that bad JB

    in the prior post you are telling me/us that

    Ellsbury has superior talent to pedrioa

    now you are telling me jackie B is better that

    we talking about a better bargain or better team ?


     




    *it- that all/most prospects will be better than most players
    who have already done good things in the major leaguers disease

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    You're mixing apples, and Oranges, and in this case, almonds.

    I said Ellsbury had more talent than Pedroia, but wasn't the better player.  That's the apple.

    I am not saying that JBJ has more talent than Ellsbury.  That's the orange.

    What i am saying is that I would rather have JBJ at minimum wage, at ages 24-29, than Ellsbury at ages 30-35 for a $84M/6 contract.  That's the almod.

    To be honest, it isn't even thread-worthy.  FAs are virtually always overpaid.  Why overpay for a player when you have a more-than-reasonable substitute for minimum wage?  Plus the draft pick?  To me, it isn't a question of being here in 2014, it is a question of trade valeu v one year of play plus a draft pick.

     
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  4. You have chosen to ignore posts from Joebreidey. Show Joebreidey's posts

    Re: Why Do People Want to Keep Ellsbury?

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    You're mixing apples, and Oranges, and in this case, almonds.

    I said Ellsbury had more talent than Pedroia, but wasn't the better player.  That's the apple.

    I am not saying that JBJ has more talent than Ellsbury.  That's the orange.

    What i am saying is that I would rather have JBJ at minimum wage, at ages 24-29, than Ellsbury at ages 30-35 for a $84M/6 contract.  That's the almod.

    To be honest, it isn't even thread-worthy.  FAs are virtually always overpaid.  Why overpay for a player when you have a more-than-reasonable substitute for minimum wage?  Plus the draft pick?  To me, it isn't a question of being here in 2014, it is a question of trade valeu v one year of play plus a draft pick.

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    no worries JB

    it won't kill you, but

    I was right, you really have it*

    apples - talking about the best team now

    oranges- talking about the best bargain and a someday team 

     

     

     

     


    *it- that all/most prospects will be better than most players
    who have already done good things in the major leagues disease

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    Don't know what that means.

     
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    Re: Why Do People Want to Keep Ellsbury?

    Because his trade value is down right now coming back from an injury, he has Boras as an agent, and I would be terrified with trusting Young Ben to trade him with the return he received back.

     
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    Re: Why Do People Want to Keep Ellsbury?

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    Because he has shown he can be a great CF. Injuries have curtailed that ability.

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    He had a Brady Anderson year !  He never hit more than 9 HRs in any other season. Minors included. He never had more than 60 RBIs in any season , minors included. He did bat for a decent average in the minors. He does not have a throwing arm. He's a glorified Otis Nixon with just a little more pop in his bat.

     
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    Presley was the king. Andrus is an error prone, career .275 hitter , with zero power. Iglesias is our shortstop. 

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    I really like his defense as well but, is the current RS offense one that they can bury Iggy's lack of BA in?  He did end the year hitting the ball hard but right at people, maybe  lightning will strike and he will figure out how to get some to drop in.

    You can't really talk about batting avg. or power with Iglesias in the conversation. Just sayin'.

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    You can when discussing stellar GG defense...

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    He was very unlucky last year. Yes, he did hit the ball hard a lot. Problem was it went right at someone. Iggy has hit at every level, even though it was very advanced for his age, the stats dont lie. He should be able to be a 240-250 hitter in MLB and have an obp north of .300...Ill take that along with him saving about 40 runs a year playing SS...

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    Do you truly believe that he'll make 40 plays that Ciriaco won't make, and those plays will all save a run? He'll be lucky to make 1 or 2 plays a week that an average fielding SS wouldn't make, and most of those plays won't have an effect on the outcome of a game.

    I know some of his plays might save more than 1 run. His lack of offense will cost as many runs as his defense will save.  Trade him to the Marlins for a batboy.

     

     
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    Re: Why Do People Want to Keep Ellsbury?

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    He never hit more than 9 HRs in any other season

    The one seasson he did he was getting meatballs in front of terrific seasons from Pedroia and AGon. Put him with the A's and see what he does. Effort and commitment doesn't exist for this prima donna who, ever since he was made a season starter, been AWOL or a part of teams with no leadership and 3 playoff wins in the half a decade he's been with the Red Sox. Loser in college and the pros. Package him and his draft compensation with 3 or 4 prospects not named Bradley, Jr. and Barnes and get a long term young RH slugging OF'er. NO, there's not going to be a team that sends a 1st rate young SP in a trade. Get over it!

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    Bazinga!!

     
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    I hope they trade Ellsbury for an aging middle reliever, just so I can watch Schumpeters Ghost burst into an apoplectic fury...

     
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    I hope they trade Ellsbury for an aging middle reliever, just so I can watch Schumpeters Ghost burst into an apoplectic fury...

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    LOL!

    I would like to know what offers might have been made already for Jacoby.

     
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    Since Ellsbury will be a free agent after the 2013 season, he is going to put up big numbers (like all Boras clients LOL).  So when the July trading deadline comes along, his value will go up, then trade him to a desperate contender and get at least equal value in return. 

     

     
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    Re: Why Do People Want to Keep Ellsbury?

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    Since Ellsbury will be a free agent after the 2013 season, he is going to put up big numbers (like all Boras clients LOL).  So when the July trading deadline comes along, his value will go up, then trade him to a desperate contender and get at least equal value in return. 


    Daisuke Matsuzka, Carlos Pena and Adrian Beltre (2009) are among Scott Boras clients who struggled mightily in contract years.

     
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    Re: Why Do People Want to Keep Ellsbury?

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    Since Ellsbury will be a free agent after the 2013 season, he is going to put up big numbers (like all Boras clients LOL).  So when the July trading deadline comes along, his value will go up, then trade him to a desperate contender and get at least equal value in return. 



    Daisuke Matsuzka, Carlos Pena and Adrian Beltre (2009) are among Scott Boras clients who struggled mightily in contract years.

     

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    Beltre had 3 contract years with Boras, and 2 of them were MVP-caliber...

     
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    I hope they trade Ellsbury for an aging middle reliever, just so I can watch Schumpeters Ghost burst into an apoplectic fury...

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    LOL!

    I would like to know what offers might have been made already for Jacoby.

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    The market is probably limited to Texas and Atlanta.  THe problem with trading Ellsbury for an immedaite upgrade is any team acquiring will have "win now" mindset.  So either the Sox deal him for some future pieces, or hold him as a 1-season stopgap and/or see how free agency treats him....

     
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    Re: Why Do People Want to Keep Ellsbury?

    In response to hill55's comment:
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    Since Ellsbury will be a free agent after the 2013 season, he is going to put up big numbers (like all Boras clients LOL).  So when the July trading deadline comes along, his value will go up, then trade him to a desperate contender and get at least equal value in return. 


    Daisuke Matsuzka, Carlos Pena and Adrian Beltre (2009) are among Scott Boras clients who struggled mightily in contract years.

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    In that case, "for most Boras clients".    ;)

     

     
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    Re: Why Do People Want to Keep Ellsbury?

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    I hope they trade Ellsbury for an aging middle reliever, just so I can watch Schumpeters Ghost burst into an apoplectic fury...

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    LOL!

    I would like to know what offers might have been made already for Jacoby.

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    The market is probably limited to Texas and Atlanta.  THe problem with trading Ellsbury for an immedaite upgrade is any team acquiring will have "win now" mindset.  So either the Sox deal him for some future pieces, or hold him as a 1-season stopgap and/or see how free agency treats him....

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    I have no issues trading Jacoby for prospects. If Ben really thinks we can win this year, he can trade prospects for an OF'er and or SP to make us better long term and perhaps even in 2013 (compared to our team with Ellsbury and no trade).

     
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    I hope they trade Ellsbury for an aging middle reliever, just so I can watch Schumpeters Ghost burst into an apoplectic fury...

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    Don't worry - they will eventually trade Ellsbury and get terrible value in return.  Then you can tell us all how great the Sox are for making another dumb deal.

    That's your role.  You praise every Sox move.

     

     
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    I hope they trade Ellsbury for an aging middle reliever, just so I can watch Schumpeters Ghost burst into an apoplectic fury...

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    Don't worry - they will eventually trade Ellsbury and get terrible value in return.  Then you can tell us all how great the Sox are for making another dumb deal.

    That's your role.  You praise every Sox move.

     

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    Going out on a limb here.  Literacy is not your strongsuit....

     
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    I hope they trade Ellsbury for an aging middle reliever, just so I can watch Schumpeters Ghost burst into an apoplectic fury...

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    Don't worry - they will eventually trade Ellsbury and get terrible value in return.  Then you can tell us all how great the Sox are for making another dumb deal.

    That's your role.  You praise every Sox move.

     

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    Going out on a limb here.  Literacy is not your strongsuit....

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    Going out on a limb here - you eat you own dandruff.

     

     

     
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    Re: Why Do People Want to Keep Ellsbury?

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    Because he has shown he can be a great CF. Injuries have curtailed that ability.

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    He had a Brady Anderson year !  He never hit more than 9 HRs in any other season. Minors included. He never had more than 60 RBIs in any season , minors included. He did bat for a decent average in the minors. He does not have a throwing arm. He's a glorified Otis Nixon with just a little more pop in his bat.

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    At least Otis Nixon knew how to steel bases even in his late 30's.... Elles barely ran last year.

     

    The Brady Anderson comparrison just might be more true than we realize. I never thought of it.

     
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    Re: Why Do People Want to Keep Ellsbury?

    I wonder if the Sox ever really made an inquiry about Justin Upton. After seeing Trevor Bauer dealt for peanuts I have to wonder if there was ever an idea for getting both Bauer and Upton.

     
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    I wonder if the Sox ever really made an inquiry about Justin Upton. After seeing Trevor Bauer dealt for peanuts I have to wonder if there was ever an idea for getting both Bauer and Upton.

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    Makes you wonder, huh?

     
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