Jacoby Ellsbury IS NOT On The Trading Block...READ ON!!
The Red Sox front office, consisting of Theo Epstein and company, are making sense. They know right now, in their back and forth, off and on and off again recent dealings with the Minnesota Twins about their ace lefty Johan Santana, that they are dealing from a position of strength, NOT NEED. So it seems that Jacoby Ellsbury, our centerfielder for many years to come, is NOT ON THE TABLE ANY MORE! And I applaud that decision. Minnesota, YOU HAD YOUR CHANCE. Now deal with the latest offerings, or go hungry after the 2008 season. Because you'll have a hole in your roster, a gap that could have been so preventable. I sound like your dentist....no, NO....read this....
"From the St. Paul Pioneer Press' Charley Walters (Dec. 19): "The Boston Red Sox remain the favorite to acquire Johan Santana from the Twins, insiders say. Boston remains firm, though, as initially reported by the Pioneer Press, in offering just Jon Lester, Coco Crisp, Jed Lowrie and Justin Masterson. The Red Sox are adamantly opposed to substituting Jacoby Ellsbury for Crisp, and that's the current holdup. Regardless, there's buzz that the Santana trade could be made within days. Boston has a larger pool of players who interest Minnesota and can contribute to the Twins immediately, whereas many of the New York Yankees' top prospects are at least a season or two away from succeeding in the major leagues."
Peter here, and I'm proud of our Sox.....and you know why. They realize they are in the dominant position. The Sox don't need that much help, maybe a couple band aids rather than stitches. So Theo took Ellsbury off the table. Of course I'll miss Jon Lester, AND Coco, for if (when) Jacoby stays, Coco has already said he's out. But nothing has happened yet!
I'm linking the entire article, short as it is, and it's from the Boston Globe "Buzz." So click on the title of this post. And who knows? Sometime between the Christmas and New Year holidays, our wonderful team might be richer with a lefty in the number two rotation slot. I'll have much more to say, and I usually do, when the news warrants. Until then, it's been a doubleheader post morning, and I'm ready for another breakfast! Be well. Forever. Thanks for being