Wednesday, January 30, 2008

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Ellsbury Glad To Be Staying Put

Red Sox outfielder finally rid of Santana trade rumors
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BOSTON -- After months of seeing and hearing his name on the rumor mill in a proposed deal for two-time Cy Young Award winner Johan Santana, Red Sox center fielder Jacoby Ellsbury is now all but certain that he won't have to pack his bags for Minneapolis.

The Twins and Mets reached agreement on a deal that will send Santana to New York, assuming the lefty agrees to a contract extension and passes a physical.

"I think when you have a pitcher of Johan's caliber, pretty much every prospect is going to be mentioned in a trade at some point in the talks," said Ellsbury in a telephone interview. "It was pretty flattering to be even considered in the trade, but I'm happy with what happened. I'm happy to be a Red Sock. I'm happy that I wasn't traded at his expense, and it's nice to know where I'm going heading into the season."

1 comment:

Michael said...

If he has to go somewhere, the Mets is not such a bad place to go, at least from our perspective. If all we have to worry about is beating him maybe once during the season and twice in the Series, then 2008 is shaping up to be pretty good.