Jake......Lock'em down

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    Jake......Lock'em down

    Theo Epstein told John Dennis and Dale Arnold that the Red Sox have attempted to work out a long-term deal with Jacoby Ellsbury before and still have interest in an extension for the center fielder. The GM explained on WEEI’s Dennis & Callahan show that he views Ellsbury as a core member of the organization (Rob Bradford has the highlights).

    "I guess it's not a secret we sat down and tried in the past to do that, lock Jacoby up, and I hope we'll sit down in the future again and try to do it once more at the appropriate time,"Epstein said. "He's somebody we've long believed in, we've long seen as a core young member of the organization that we would love to keep around."

    Epstein spoke of organizational standards that have to be met,' which may be an allusion to Boston's policy of getting a team option on any extension. Agent Scott Boras doesn’t expect a deal during the season for Ellsbury, who is arbitration eligible for the second time this winter.

    Ellsbury, 27, has rebounded in a big way after missing most of the 2010 season with ribcage injuries. He has 15 home runs, 28 stolen bases and a .316/.375/.509 line in 431 plate appearances. He'll earn a raise from his current $2.4MM salary next year and is under team control through 2013.

     
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    Re: Jake......Lock'em down

    "ORGANIZATIONAL STANDARDS" love that wording...
     
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    Re: Jake......Lock'em down

    I doubt that happens before Ells hits FA. Boras always takes his guys to free agency it seems.
     
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    Re: Jake......Lock'em down

    I hope they get it done.
     
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    Re: Jake......Lock'em down

    Wouldn't it be nice to see players stay with one time their entire career like it used to be?
    Some will decry that FA was the best thing that could have happened for the players......but not the fans.
    I will admit that back in the day, many owners were notorious to play for, much like the unions back in the 30's and 40's were necessary for the workers.
    I think unions have outlived their intended usefulness, and are more a form of slavery for the players.
    Yeah, the players make a lot of money now, but all that is passed onto the fans, and players can't even sneeze without union approval.....same for the owners.
    Collective bargaining will someday bankrupt professional sports.
     
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    Re: Jake......Lock'em down

    get er done!
     
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    Re: Jake......Lock'em down

    What would you do?

    6 year extension covering 2 ARB years and 4 FA years, w/ progressive raises to get him a $75 million dollar package?

    5,000,000
    7,500,000
    12,500,000
    15,000,000
    15,000,000
    20,000,000
     
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    Re: Jake......Lock'em down

    Sign him Theo. For crying out loud, other than Gonzalez, Ells is our MVP this year, young and has way too many tools to lose via free agency. Boras notwithstanding, we need to keep Ells.
     
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    Re: Jake......Lock'em down

    Maybe the Sox will wait until the offseason to do something like this.  Boras usually has his clients give FA a go 1st, but more guaranteed $ earlier can get  a player's interest up.
     
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    Re: Jake......Lock'em down

    Well now we know what happened to a certain poster who has been absent for the past 24 hours or so......He is planning to infiltrate Theo Epsteins home and hold him hostage and convince him to trade Jacoby Ellsbury
     

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