Re: True? Pedroia claimed that Ellsbury loves Boston and would love to stay there??
posted at 11/9/2013 3:52 AM EST
In response to royf19's comment:
In response to VeniceSox's comment:
In response to redsoxandguitars' comment:
Bradley has little to nothing to do with Ellsbury. He is probably in AAA next season.
In fact, Shane and Bradley have everything to dow with Ellsbury being gone. Red Sox aren't going to turn down Beltran and gurantee Ellsbury 100 million plus. Won't happen, pal.
Bradley won't be in AAA for much longer, pal. Take a look at his numbers since he was called up in September. Once he knows that the yo-yo "push back his FA date" game is over, he will settle in and provide equal or better value than the guranteed gone Ellsbury.
Really? From what ive seen of bradley his defense is average, his speed is average and he looks really overmatched at the plate......could that change? yeah it could but it also may never be better than what weve seen and in my eyes that is well short of what Els brings to the table...
I don't think his defense will be an issue. He's shown in the minors that he's an above-average defender and made some nice plays back in April. There might be hiccups, but he's ready defensively.
As for offense, this is where the Pedroia example that many tried to use with Iggy really could be pertinent. Bradley has proven at every level that he can hit was was excellent in Triple-A last year.
So he could be like Pedroia in hitting below .200 in his cup of coffee this year and be OK next year once he gets consistent playing time.
I'm all for putting him in the outfield next year and be patient. I think this year's experience will be valuable.
Actually he regressed after May, .256 in June, .224 July, .253 in Aug, He also struggled year before too, after All-Star break in Double AA.
Ellsbury jumped 3 levels in 07, and never looked back. 08 Starting CF, had a good Rookie year.