Originally Posted by sullythered
Ellsbury: VERY injury prone 30 year old speedster who will command an enormous long deal. No thank you. By the time the Sox are contenders, he will be a declining albatross contract.
That is inaccurate. Ellsbury had had two injuries in his career. Both were crashing into something ( an infielder and a wall). Aggressive defensive players do get hurt. That is why LA has tried to tone down Trout. But injury prone is a concern with players who have recurring injuries such as hamstring, arm or shoulder problems etc. I agree that the White Sox will not be a player for Ellsbury. He is having an All-Star year and will be paid big bucks in the offseason. Probably goes to the Cubs but maybe the Yankees will go after him based on the way their season is crumbling.