Ellsbury's Return To Boston Is Iffy
Source: Howard Ulman, Associated Press
Ellsbury leads the teams group of potential free agents and, after a strong season, likely could get a better offer elsewhere. The Red Sox are leery of giving long-term contracts, and Ellsburys agent, Scott Boras, is expected to ask for a nine-figure deal.
Red Sox president Larry Lucchino refused to discuss what Boston might offer Ellsbury.
Every baseball season is different, he said before the rally. Its impossible, or nearly impossible, to have an identical roster year after year. I predict we will not.