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11-07-2012, 11:05 AM
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Originally Posted by LSCII View Post
Why? It's not like they'd get anything of any value for him at this point. The guy has missed the majority of playing time 2 out of his last 3 seasons. The best case scenario is that they hang onto him, hope he stays healthy, and reverts back to his MVP caliber form from 2 years ago so they can maximize his value at the deadline.
With the new free agency rules, I think his value will be better this winter than it will at the trade deadline, regardless of how he produces this year.

Look at the midseason trades in 2012. Pence, Victorino, Ramirez, and Dempster. There wasn't much in terms of prospects going back to the teams trading away the higher profile players. Pence in particular was a good comparison, as he is the same age as Ellsbury, a two-time all-star, but he also had arbitration eligibility left, which makes up for any production difference should Ellsbury have another MVP season.

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