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12-05-2012, 09:45 AM
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Originally Posted by Gator Mike View Post
Just curious... what makes you think the Red Sox are still going to be terrible?

Don't they still have the chance to add pitching? Especially if Ellsbury is on the block?
The return they're going to get for Ellsbury will be very low, IMO. The guy is made of glass, and he badly wants to hit the market after next year to get a ridiculous contract. So any team talking to the Sox is going to grind down his value based on that alone. Keep in mind that this guy has missed nearly half the amount of games in the last 3 years. Despite the type of injuries they were, that's a red flag to a lot of teams, and will be used as leverage.

To answer your question though, can they add pitching? Sure. Kyle Loshe is going to be great here, and any number 3/4 type starter they get for Ells will surely be an impact player.

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