It's Ellsbury, of course. ESPN's Andrew Marchand states the obvious today, but it needs to be said, and often:
In his three seasons in the Bronx, he has hit .264 with a .326 on-base percentage -- far below his career totals of .297 and .439 coming into the contract. He has stolen just 80 bases -- 10 more than he stole in a single season, 2009, with the Boston Red Sox. He has hit 32 homers in three seasons as a Yankee, which is the same amount he swatted in 2011 in Boston, the one year that seemed to justify his big-bucks signing. Ellsbury chases balls down in center field, but he throws worse than a New York Jets quarterback.How lame does Ells have to be before he gets the A-Rod treatment? Or is eating four years...about 88 million dollars...just a bridge too far? Wouldn't anybody want him? We might get a bag of chips and a Big Gulp in exchange, but at least we'd have somebody with a chance of rising above incredible mediocrity in center field.
And I always liked the guy. What a bust.