Monday, January 8, 2018

Orioles Showing Interest In Trading For Jacoby Ellsbury

'13 World Series (Getty Images)
According to Joel Sherman of The New York Post, the Baltimore Orioles may be interested in trading for spare Pinstriped Poser outfielder Jacoby Ellsbury. A major roadblock, of course, is Ellsbury's full no-trade provision—along with his ridiculous contract terms. Reportedly, Jacoby would much rather be dealt somewhere near his home in Arizona—presumably to the Diamondbacks—than to Charm City. The 34-year-old Ellsbury played in 112 games for The Evil Ones last year—hitting .264 with 7 HRs. During his seven years wearing Carmine Hose, Jacoby hit .297, with 65 HRs, 314 RBIs, 241 stolen bases and a .789 OPS. In two World Series appearances for the Red Sox (2007, 2013), Ellsbury hit a combined .325.