Up and Down Seasons
Sat, 20 Aug 2011|
You can't get much more contrast than the on field performances of Jacoby Ellsbury and Carl Crawford this season for the Red Sox.
You look at a guy like Carl Crawford talked about this yesterday before game one of the series. This is the exact pick that guy right there at the guy on the right hand in the water normally now when this -- guy right here. Is that other guys really thought this will definitely thought about his -- that's what exactly what he's posted the other guy they'll. If you look at these series a look at the upcoming series with Texas and the stretch like Kevin Youkilis is that. I'm not asking you to be -- one million dollar idea I'm just asking people there. Due to not only maybe hit a few home runs that. Don't think target team which has been big -- I kind of resigned myself to the fact that he's probably not gonna live up to the contract OK on his side -- resigned yourself to the fact that he's. For the rest of the year or you can ignore something that he's not cut him or twenty million dollars at any point of an impact comedy into without him and that's not his fault I don't blame him I don't blame anybody for taken what they can get. What he's had a strange year -- started the year pressing trying to live up to the contract perhaps that He had some physical issues. I thought we kind of had things pulled back together here recently. And then you know the three games against Tampa look nobody yet against Tampa but He didn't hit either. He's a strange guy at times He does out there any looks close to the Carl Crawford you expect the thing that -- balls his deep offensively. Scott won the gold glove in left field -- is a pedestrian out there He doesn't even look pedestrian at times it looks bad. I think he's playing a little too shallow at Fenway Park -- to get over his head. The one against the wall Wednesday against Tampa but the foul ball but come on you got to catch that one. It gives your pitcher half of break catch that one defensively spend thing that surprised me the most OK let's go to the other key other guy and he's really good -- if you're wondering yes. Well he's been really good this is according to Terry Francona is one of the top -- again and you by that yes I do play -- how he's playing right now. Now whether he'll be that consistently I don't know. I've been the president of the yet. Of the Jacoby Ellsbury fan club what Ellis Hobbs is to Michael Holley not Jacoby Ellsbury is to me and has been since He was a minor leaguer. I never thought he'd have this kind of power ever. He's had more home runs this year than He had in his Major League career leading up to this year but all the other tools he's got you know He can play defense -- -- not race. -- lord knows He can run hit for average hit for power this year been very productive out of the number one spot. Yeah I'm with I'm with Tito on this I think he's one of the top five players in the league this year things have them. Things typically changed. Two years out but let's fast Ford 2014 your best guess as to where it's planned. Well we always say New York don't like I mean isn't that the logical place you go two up. Union and and they get Curtis Granderson is playing really well for them this year I mean you just always assumed that when He gets into a bidding war the Yankees will win the bidding war. He's -- Scott Boras client. Generally sign before that now I don't think He will leave there as much as I'd like to see it all hope. The Red Sox have a unique relationship -- Boris they probably deal with Boris better than anybody else does. This is a simple thing if Jacoby Ellsbury wants to sign here he's got to tell Scott Boras you work for me I don't work for you. I wanna get this thing done here it's up Jacoby Ellsbury nonstop sports.