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The Boston Red Sox will trade Jacoby Ellsbury after signing Shane Victorino to a three year contract worth $39 million. That is the new trendy deal with Boston, having already signed Mike Napoli to the same contract. Now, while the Red Sox are saying that Victorino will likely play right field in 2013 while Ellsbury enters his final year of his contract with the Red Sox, it is now all but inevitable that the team will look to trade the center fielder. It is just a matter of time. Boston has unable to lock up Ellsbury for the long term. They are scared of his proneness to suffering severe injuries, and they have also called him out on multiple occasions about taking more time to recover than they felt was necessary. The bad blood has boiled over, and Ellsbury seems to have little to no intention to remain with the Red Sox past the 2013 MLB season after his current contract expires. With that being said, as I have been saying for months now, the time to trade Ellsbury is now. Many tea...
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