Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Mariners Have The Resources To Land Ellsbury

Next Year's Look?
Ken Rosenthal of FOXSports.com points out that the Seattle Mariners may be the logical landing spot for soon-to-be free agent Jacoby Ellsbury. First, Ellsbury is from the northwest (Madras, OR). Second, Mariner GM Jack Zduriencik struck out in his hot pursuit of Josh Hamilton last winter (which we're sure he's OK with). Most importantly, the M's are flush with cash to spend on a big-time free agent like Jacoby—with just $33.257 million committed to payroll for 2014. Ellsbury could lead-off, play Gold Glove-level defense in CF and be a huge drawing card to the fan base. It all makes sense—need, cash, opportunity, prodigal son.