Re: Memo to Cherry: Close the trade and extension on J. Upton and sign Kotchman to a 1 year deal
posted at 1/11/2013 4:50 PM EST
In response to Softlaw1's comment:
Who is this third team? Both the Mariners, Bravos and Rangers are looking for OF'er.
The first step is for Cherry to put Ellsbury on the trade market. The "third teams" will manifest.
Truly a shame that that Red Sox GM's don't get run out of town for Crawbust and "the deal of the century".
when Ellsbury, if healthy is an equivalent MLB player. No way I want to sell 3 or so top prospects in this deal to acquire a guy who doesn't even want to play in Boston!
What trade value Ellsbury has will go to near zero in a matter of weeks. The Red Sox have Shane, thanks to the great Cherry. They do not have a 25 year old who doesn't need "if healthy" and who provdies RH OF OPS.
J. Upton wants to play in Boston, and will approve the deal by waiving his no-trade if he gets an extesnion that the Red Sox shoudl give him and the DBacks are not going to give him.
Cherry should be run out of town for 23 million for Ellsbury to FA and Shane in RF.
How do you know that Ellsbury has not been offered up as available to other teams?? Considering that he has one year remaining they would put him out there and if a team offered a fair trade then we'd hear more. you know what happens when you ASSUME!
Justin Upton does NOT want to play in Boston otherwise he would not have named the Red Sox on his NO TRADE LIST...he easily could have left the Sox off his no-trade list if he wanted to come here, and still negotiate the long-term deal before he agrees to a trade. The fact that they are on the list means they'd have to provide a Crawbust deal (as you would phrase it) to acquire him and get him to waive the no trade...comprehension is a terrible thing to waste!
It appears Ellsbury must have turned you down for an autograph since you have this hatred toward him...did Victorino do the same thing to you at his press conference?? However, regarding the 25 year old type you want to acquire in Upton...he may just be the kid you are sending to the D-Backs for Upton...Brentz looks like a legit prospect, albeit a prospect still and will probably be ready for the majors when he is 25.