Friday, March 23, 2018

Jacoby Ellsbury A Very Expensive Yankee Scratch Today

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Former Red Sox OF Jacoby Ellsbury will be paid $21,000,000 this year by The Bronx Embalmers (and the same amount for the next three years after this). And yet, he will not start for The Evil Ones today against Boston. Why? Because of (surprise!) an injury. Ellsbury has been plagued by injuries throughout his career—in the past complaining that the crack Red Sox medical staff mis-diagnosed and mis-treated his various ailments (which we fully believe, by the way). Many fans forget that Ellsbury was an elite player for Boston—especially during his monster year in 2011 (.321, 32 HRs, 105 RBIs, 39 SBs). Somehow, he finished second in the AL MVP voting to Justin "I'm With Kate" Verlander. People also tend to forget that he's been an All-Star, Gold Glove winner and two-time World Series Champion with the Red Sox (2007, 2013). So, frankly, we can't give him too much grief for not showing up to today's game. Now, willingly signing as a free-agent with The Pinstriped Posers—that's another thing entirely.