Jacoby Ellsbury seems to me the perfect outfield fit for the Mets.
He hits for power, has speed, a great glove and is still in his prime(29 years old).
What kind of contract will he be looking for as a FA in 2014(and yes i know he is a Boras client)?
Would it be something around 18-20 million a year?
He is probably one guy that may be worth it.
Another thought is to trade for him this year(i know its just for 1 yr), but at least it would give him an idea what's it like playing in NYC and would give the Mets a chance to see if he can handle it without dishing out a ton of dough.
It may not take something huge in a trade:
Also his salary this year would be $9.5 million.
Having Ellsbury(a winner/hard nose player) and David Wright lead the young guys into the future to me would be a good thing especially if guys like Ike D. develop.
It would be Mets circa 2006-2008 all over again(DWright,CBeltran,CDelgado).
People said the same thing about Jose Reyes remember?
When at full strength Ellsbury is way better then Bourne.
Top 5 all around center fielder in all of baseball.
This is his walk year so he will have a monster year for somebody.
Why not the Mets?