Scott Boras: Jacoby Ellsbury & The State of MLB Free Agency
by, 11-14-2013 at 09:08 AM (535 Views)
Jacoby Ellsbury, healthy only 2 of the past 4 seasons, and his agent Scott Boras are prowling the streets of the free agent market with the notion that Carl Crawford's $142M contract is well, "an old contract."
Ellsbury who has a career AVG/OBP/SLG .297/.350/.439, a single GG, one season where he hit over 10 home runs, missed two of his last four seasons with injuries, he's 30 years old, and his agent believes he should get upwards of 7 yrs $180M.
Scott Boras goes on...
1. Is there new money available that wasn't previously? (TV deals?)And what makes Crawford's deal an "old contract," given that it was signed just three years ago?
"Because the revenues have changed, the markets have changed," Boras said. "I think if markets had gone down, you'd probably be looking at something different, but the markets go up.
2. Wouldn't Sin-Soo Choo be the cheaper AND the better deal? He's almost the same age (31), likely cheaper, has more power, and has a better a better Bill Jamesian (AVG/OBP/SLG) of .288/.389/.465.