In response to pinstripezac's comment:
In response to Joebreidey's comment:
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.
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.
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
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.