Thursday, December 5, 2013
Posted by el duque at 2:26 PM
Ellsbury was the all-time lone ranger in the Red Sox clubhouse. There was nothing evil or contrived about him. He came to work, did his job, and went home. He seemed to be a content man with no friends and no enemies in the Sox clubhouse.
So goes the spin: Boston fans probably won't even boo Ellsbury - they just don't care. He's nothing. Nobody. Jacoby who? A traitor, you say? Worth booing? Poogh! They'd have to care about losing him, which nobody does.
It works out perfectly for the fat and happy Red Sox front office. After all the things that went wrong in 2011 and 2012 — and all the things that went right in 2013 — Sox ownership has the hammer. There is no dissension in the Nation. Fans are swallowing the club mantra: “We don’t want those long-term, high-priced contracts. We don’t need Ellsbury. We have Gomes and Nava. And JBJ is ready to step in. And now we get a draft pick.’’
Meh. Double Meh. Glad he's gone. Poogh.
I’d call this a win-win situation.
O vell... ve shall zee vot ve shall zee...