Re: Don't Be a Coward, Go On the Record
posted at 11/7/2013 6:25 PM EST
In response to donrd4's comment:
In response to echochamberbuster's comment:
How much do you want the Red Sox to offer Ellsbury?
A. I want the Red Sox to pay whatever it takes to keep him from another team
B. Up to about 100 million guaranteed
C. Up to about 150 million guaranteed
D. CBA QO Only
E. I'm glad he's finally gone and don't ever want him back (This answer assumed only a CBA QO but allows the surveyed responder to voice his desire that since Ellsbury will reject the QO it makes the responder gratified that Ellsbury will finally be gone)
F. I love the guy but would not offer more than 90 million guaranteed to bring him back
My choice is E
What's your choice.
Please, no spamming or DNC narratives, go on the record for one of the choices or stay off this thread. Thank you.
Current Survey results.......
So far, 9-2, Red Sox fans appear to be on board with capping the Ellsbury offers at about 100 million guranteed or less. That might bring him back, as his agent is out of touch on his market value. I hope there's an Inepstein or Cherry out there who will offer 100 million plus to play for another team other than the Red Sox. He'd be a great fit for the Cubs or the Mets or any team in MLB except the Red Sox. Ellsbury's work record isn't impressive, and it will get worse, I just hope that other GM's can't wait to guarantee him over 100 million for his thirties.
(Note for Red Sox Management: I know you read this board and regularly read Softlaw's comments. I can't speak for Softlaw, but wanted to provide this survey to give you a guage of Red Sox fans, from this site, on how much they want you to spend to try and keep Ellsbury. So far, assuming his market value is a dubious 100 million plus guaranteed, it's quite clear that the Red Sox fans on this site do not want you to go Crawford on this player)
Those who vote for the overwhelming popular Choice B will regret it and deny they ever picked that choice. Guaranteeing 100 million to Ellsbury would be a quite foolish way to spend that money over the next half a decade.
Are Sox going to get a boat load of more 100Mil players to gather up and then ship to LA? .Haven't we been there already and done that already...? Put our hand in the fire again and hope that another team can take our 100mil players from us . We were all happy how things turned out ...Now we want to go back to our old ways again.
Im sorry, but just because the Sox had some FA duds that LA took off our hands it doesnt mean the Sox, who are one of baseball's richest teams, should never buy a premier FA again. It doesnt make all FAs worthless. It makes being a rich team pointless.
Not to mention one of those FAs to LA (Gonzalez) was likely worth his money. And Lackey just might have gone a long way towards justifying his contract over the last months.
That said, I vote F because I dont see a 10 HR, 50 SB fragile (sorry!!) OF worth $20mm+. I just dont. Plug a 40 HR guy in the #5 spot or sign a King Felix SP and now we are in the 20+ neighborhood, not for a prettier Kenny Lofton.