Thursday, April 11, 2013

ESPN's Buster Olney: Say 'Sayonara' To Jacoby

ESPN's Buster Olney appeared on WEEI's Mutt & Merloni Show on Wednesday and made a convincing case that—if he gets to free agencyJacoby Ellsbury is history in Boston. Noting that Ellsbury has a reputation as a "Scott Boras guy" who will let the mega-agent take the lead, Olney expects the center-fielder to have no involvement in negotiations. Unlike other Boras clients like Jered Weaver and Elvis Andrus (who both got more personally involved in their deals), Jacoby is more likely to follow the pattern of Mark Tiexiera and seek the biggest dollar offer available.