Re: Ells signs fat contract, misses 54 games first year ...
posted at 12/3/2013 7:15 PM EST
In response to stinkman's comment:
In response to GoUconn13's comment:
why we are talking about this?
What if Boston let him walks, and play Bradley instead. Suddenly he suck, and then Ben C. will be forced to bring in someone else who may cost the team 8 millions dollars a year. And still he is worser than Ellsbury at the same time Boston have no good lead off hitter.
Come on, Ellsbury should be the first person that Ben C. would like to sign during this off season. 5yrs/70 millions dollars will get him done. Not one team have given out more than 4 years contract!!!!
Kind of in agreement with u . But ellsbury or choo will be 6/110 million deals or more. If they can't get Beltran who will go to the Yankees. I rather give Bradley a chance. Its great they have other players that have great gloves , but if Ells is going and napoli as well were is the offense coming from. I know pitching is the name of the game. I'm in the minority here I would give jacoby the 100m he's played here he can handle the pressure.
Looks like Beltran could go back to the Royals for 3 years... KC pulling a Phillies move with Ruiz and giving the third year he wants at big money.
Beltran in KC drastically increases the chance that Ells gets signed by the Yanks and is Damon 2.0. That would be my biggest fear at this point. No matter how many games he might miss, it is clear that he is a unique talent that we have seen before in Damon. He does not play through injuries as well as Damon, but he has all the other tools Damon had.
The reason this is a concern, is that it directly takes away from your strongest rival with a subtraction by addition. The Yanks already gained about 3 wins with the new catcher they signed and they would gain about 3 more while subtracting 3 from the Sox if they sign Ells.
I would be more than happy to see Beltran in NY at this point and have them lose a draft pick for an old expensive guy.