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Jacoby Ellsbury has been one of the Red Sox’ most important players this season. Watching him walk away in free agency would be difficult, which is why the Sox might make an effort to re-sign the speedy outfielder, even if they ultimately come up short. According the CBSSports.com’s Jon Heyman, the Red Sox “have a keen interest” in re-signing Ellsbury, who is set to become a free agent this offseason. Heyman also reports, however, that “Red Sox connected people” aren’t necessarily optimistic that Boston will retain Ellsbury if the center fielder’s market goes well into the nine-figure arena. Ellsbury has enjoyed a terrific 2013 season. The 29-year-old is hitting .299 with eight homers, 52 RBIs and a MLB-best 52 stolen bases while serving as a catalyst atop the Red Sox’ lineup. The success figures to land Ellsbury a big payday, and his agent, Scott Boras, thinks that the 2011 AL MVP runner-up deserves in excess of $100 million. Boras reportedly thinks that B.J. Upton — who signed a f...
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