Monday, September 30, 2013

Three Baseball Predictions

Now that the regular season has wrapped, we can start turning our interest not towards next year, as we have in years past, but towards the POST-SEASON!  I, for one, am quite excited, as every win feels like upside after last year, and every game builds the hope.  Unfortunately, we have to wait until Friday to see the Sox play their first post-season game.  In the meantime, I'll make 3 predictions about roster changes involving the Sox and/or Yankees for next year:

1. Jacoby Ellsbury will sign with the Yankees.  
2. Robinson Cano will not sign with the Yankees or the Red Sox.
3. Curtis Granderson will sign with the Red Sox.

I don't think the Sox will cough up the money Boras is going to ask for (for Ellsbury) and I think the Yankees will.  Granderson will likely sign a short term, highly-paying contract with the Sox to fill the CF role as the Yankees shift their focus to Ellsbury.  I think Cano wants out of New York and that the Sox won't want to offer him a contract long enough for his liking.  Some other team will add this massive weapon to their roster and possibly make him the highest paid baseball player of all time.

1 comment:

  1. Current rumor is Ellsbury to Seattle. Would really hate to see him in pinstripes. Not sure about the Sox going with Granderson because I get the feeling that the Sox are comfortable moving forward with JBJ in center field - but anything can happen (and the sox certainly have the money). No clue where Cano will land but you're right - someone's going to toss a shitload of money at him and that's who he'll go with.