Fair or Foul Question of the Week

The Red Sox have a dilemma for the 2008 season. They have four quality outfielders, Manny Ramirez, J.D. Drew, Coco Crisp and Jacoby Ellsbury, and only three positions for them to play.

With Manny under contract for one more year and no other team in baseball willing to put up with Manny being Manny, he’s in for next season. J.D. Drew is under contract for four more years, and the Red Sox aren’t giving up on him yet. So this leaves potential Gold Glove Coco Crisp and up-and-comer Jacoby Ellsbury.

Coco is batting .217 with 24 stolen bases and, most importantly, has become the best defensive outfielder in the AL, all for only $5 million per season. On the other hand, Jacoby Ellsbury has dominated at every level of the minor leagues. He has come up to Boston and proven to be a quality major leaguer whose deserves to be on the Major League roster playing everyday.

So here is this week’s question. Who will be the Red Sox centerfielder in 2008, Coco Crisp or Jacoby Ellsbury?

3 Responses to “Fair or Foul Question of the Week”

  1. Anonymous Says:

    this has all the makings of another one of those “didn’t he start with the red sox” players that goes onto being an all-star elsewhere.

  2. Dave Says:

    This seems like a good position for Boston to be in, but whoever goes it’s going to be a big hit. The one saving grace is that the Red Sox should get a quality player in return. I’m guessing Coco is odd man out.
    Thanks for commenting.

  3. MaticusNineO Says:

    Ill repeat it again. Drop Drew. I feel I should start a campaign or something and gather followers in the hopes that Theo will listen. If only this was the NFL where we could just cut his ass. Dont get me wrong, MLB is twice the league the NFL is, BUT that would have been one thing management could have used for incentive.

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