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.
Just look at those dollars for marginal talent.