Suggestion to the Redsox

In the first-part of my suggestion series I have a suggestion to the Redsox.

The Redsox need a capable MLB shortstop that can play every day. Sure, Nick Green has been pretty good, but they need a starting shortstop. The Redsox did claim Christian Guzman off waivers, but we do not know what will become of that. Guzman, 31, has 2 years (including this year) left on his contract. I do not believe he is the answer.

What I do believe is that the Redsox need to trade a top prospect, such as a Michael Bowden, Lars Anderson, or even Jacoby Ellsbury for Yunel Escobar of the Braves.

While I do not know if the Ellsbury-Escobar trade would work salary and teams agreeing wise, I do believe this fits the needs of both teams. The Braves need an MLB Outfielder that is young and lively, while the Redsox need a shortstop of the same kind. I would do it if I was either team, personally.

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  1. Anonymous
    August 14, 2009 at 7:18 PM

    Why would the sox ever give up ellsbury??? (although I wish they did. his speed is indispensible to their lineup. they don't have someone else like him. past 2 years he has 102 SB and counting. escobar has 3 this year..10 in the past 3 years. escobars OBP may be .31 higher, but ellsbury has 20 more hits. and ellsbury's singles are turned into doubles after the stolen base often. i just feel like ellsbury is a rare player because he is such an ideal leadoff player and a phenominal fielder. he covers so much ground in that outfield. he's my most feared position player on the red sox.

  2. Brandon
    August 14, 2009 at 7:35 PM

    Thanks for reading. Escobar is definitely an MLB shortstop and maybe a future all-star. Ellsbury is also that, but their problem has not been in the outfield….its been at shortstop. I am not saying they would do this….just saying it would fill a hole for the next 10-15 years.

  3. Brandon
    August 14, 2009 at 7:35 PM

    Thanks for reading. Escobar is definitely an MLB shortstop and maybe a future all-star. Ellsbury is also that, but their problem has not been in the outfield….its been at shortstop. I am not saying they would do this….just saying it would fill a hole for the next 10-15 years.

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