Jacoby Ellsbury For Cliff Lee

The Boston Red Sox will trade Jacoby Ellsbury after signing Shane Victorino to a three year contract worth $39 million.

Moving Ellsbury will bring in a top starting pitcher, as many teams need center fielders. The Philadelphia Phillies immediately come to mind, and they would love to move one large salary in order to bring in a bat. Moving Cliff Lee has been thrown out there on more than one occasion over the past six months, and rumors of a Lee-for-Upton swap have already been mentioned. But if the Red Sox aggressively went to the Phillies and offered Ellsbury for Lee, they may be hard pressed to turn down this deal.

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