Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Rib-Gate Redux?

In an interview session at the Winter Meetings in Orlando, Red Sox Manager Terry Francona revealed that center fielder Jacoby Ellsbury has been experiencing back pain again recently. Uh-huh. Could this be the return of Rib-Gate for 2011?

FenwayNation has spoken to sources with knowledge of the situation who say that both sides in this affair still harbor hard feelings from the medical events surrounding Jacoby's two rib-related injuries last year. There is a body of opinion that Ellsbury was treated shall we say "inelegantly" by the Sox medical staff—to say the least.

Don't be surprised if Ellsbury finds his way into a trade package if the Carl Crawford hunt heats up again on Yawkey Way.