Winners And Losers In Jacoby Ellsbury Signing


The New York Yankees are not getting a good player with the Jacoby Ellsbury signing – they are getting a great player. Forget the money as that is meaningless when one considers payroll as a percentage of revenues. My opinion is Ellsbury is one of the most significant game changers I have see in over 60 years of observing the Red Sox and I expect that to continue in New York. I wish him the best except for you know when. Oct 30, 2013; Boston, MA, USA; Boston Red Sox center fielder Jacoby Ellsbury (left) gets back to first base past the attempted tag in a run down by St. Louis Cardinals relief pitcher Kevin Siegrist (middle) in the fifth inning during game six of the MLB baseball World Series at Fenway Park. Mandatory Credit: Robert Deutsch-USA TODAY Sports

Winner: Jacoby Ellsbury


Loser: Brian McCann

You only signed for what?

Winner: Scott Boras

Best agent in baseball gets the free agent season rolling.

Winner: Jackie Bradley

Was spring training the real Bradley? 2014 will tell.

Loser: Pink Hats

First Johnny Damon and now Ells.

Loser: New York Mets

New York Yankees again put Mets at kids table in New York.

Winner: YES Network

Forget attendance as it is all about ad revenues and market share.

Loser: Theo Epstein

Under his watch the market was set for the Ellsbury skill set.

Winner: Stephen Drew

Hey, he’s worth at least half of what Ells got.

Winner: New York Yankees

You sign a star player from your most hated and feared rival.

Loser: Boston Red Sox

You lose a star player to your most hated and feared rival.

Loser: Red Sox 2010 medical staff

Calling Dr. Howard….calling Dr. Fine…..calling Dr. Howard….

Winner: Houston Astros, et al

Here comes another pile of luxury tax money.

Loser: Red Sox catchers

What will the over/under be on stolen bases for 19 meeting? I say 20 and pick over.

Winner: Sox minor league system

They can trade or bring ’em along. System is loaded.

Winner: Spendaholics

Just look at those dollars for marginal talent.