Originally posted on RedSoxLife  |  Last updated 3/8/13
How do you go from rising star to under-the-radar veteran without a single dramatic drop-off to explain the fallout? In my opinion it’s unprecedented and arguably worse than a 'crash and burn' scenario. However, I could be asking the wrong question: Instead of “how” maybe I should be asking “who?” The "who" is exactly where the problem lies and the “who”, in this case, is Jacoby Ellsbury. Ellsbury catapulted onto the scene in 2008 during his rookie year captivated management and players with his talent and his performance in the batter's box as well as on the field. Now fast forward to the spring of 2013 and Ellsbury is all but a ghost within the Red Sox organization, and I'm left to wonder, why? Within the span of five years a rising star within the organization is on the cusp of Red Sox purgatory and for what reason? Ellsbury may have been unfairly labeled injury prone and is entering the final year of his contract (is agent is Scott Boris so, yea, that sucks), but does all ...
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