Don’t give up on Jacoby Ellsbury so fast. This guy is a great player, a great athlete. We know he has trouble throwing, but he’s fast, stealing his 15th base in Sunday’s game. He also went 2 for 5, including a line-drive walkoff double in the ninth inning, in a 6-5 Red Sox win over the Indians.
We wrote last week that losing Ellsbury to free agency shouldn’t be something you should wish for because he’s still the most talented player in the organization. Now Ellsbury is starting to come around. Maybe he’s still gaining strength in the shoulder that sidelined him for three months last season. Sometimes shoulder injuries affect hitters and it takes them a while to come back.