Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Red Sox Offered 6 Years, $120M To Jacoby

According to's Gordon Edes, the Red Sox were willing to go as high as 6 years and $120 million in the negotiations for Jacoby Ellsbury. Previous information pegged Boston's initial offer at 5 years and $100 million—which would have been a manageable pact for the Red Sox. Once things escalated beyond six years, however, there was no way Ben Cherington was doing a deal for a 30-year old player with a history of missing significant time due to injury (albeit mostly because of a crappy Red Sox medical team).