Handle with care
Jacoby Ellsbury’s fragile state is another argument for putting Bradley on the roster and keeping him there. Scott Boras has stamped “Handle With Care” on Ellsbury’s rear end. (OK, I wouldn’t know that for sure until I was actually managing the team).
It’s unlikely Ellsbury is going to play all-out and head first this season, especially when he’s ticketed for free-agency and a monstrous payday from the likes of the Rangers or Mets. Ellsbury did prove his doubters – including some of his teammates—wrong when with his production in 2011.
His new manager remains skeptical as long as he is unsigned. The first pulled hangnail will tell us all we need to know.