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Hunter Pence and the San Francisco Giants agreed to a 5-year, $90 million deal, Boston.com reports. So is this good news for Jacoby Ellsbury's contract situation. Ellsbury has a .788 OPS and 5.7 Wins Above Replacement (WAR), so he could be worth $20-21 million according to Boston.com. The Red Sox, it seems, can't lose. They either lock up Ellsbury or let him walk and make Jackie Bradley, Jr. their #1 center fielder. So, which option is more likely? My gut tells me they won't go 9 figures on Ellsbury and make JBJ their center fielder next year. I don't like it much, either, but they already paid Dustin Pedroia earlier this year, and something tells me the organization won't want another 9 figure salary on their books. The silver lining is that I do think Bradley will be ready to step in at the beginning of next year.
For the Fenway Faithful, the message is this: Enjoy Ellsbury in a Red Sox uniform during the...