John Dennis said today that nobody will miss Ellsbury. ARE YOU KIDDING ME?? Why would you let him go unless the money is just silly. He’s reticent I’ll give you that. But he puts up consistent numbers. He’s fast, has power and makes good decisions. He knows the strike zone and can do anything asked of him. He doesn’t cause problems unless people like Youk attack his focus. Look, Jackie Bradley Jr. will be a good player… but he is NO Jacoby Ellsbury. I say leave JBJ in left, bring back Ells, save money by teaching Bogaerts to placy third or first this year. Then you don’t have to go out and get someone else. With an all Red Sox drafted team you could have this: Ellsbury in center, Bryce Brentz in Right, JBJ in left, Middlebrooks at third, Iglesisas at short, Pedroia at second, Bogaerts at First, Lester/ Buck/ Dubront/ Matt Barnes brought up pitching and Vasquez behind the plate. That’s a strong team right there. I know there is growth to be made but that is strong. Help change the attitude and keep current players focused on winning in the same organization they grew up in. That is the key here… you can even get team friendly contracts if you’re successful.
The bottom line is you will miss Ellsbury when he’s gone! Like Cinderella sang… you don’t know what you got until it’s gone. Losing Ellsbury would be painful and we’d cry for him to be back.