Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Quick Hit: Ellsbury To Recruit Jon Lester In Offseason

Jacoby Ellsbury was asked recently if he would do any recruiting of the former Red Sox ace Jon Lester and he responded that he was sure he would talk to him. The exact quote was:

“I’m sure I’ll talk to him at some point in the offseason, but I would have anyways,” he said. “When you’re with a teammate that long, you build strong relationships, not only as teammates but off the field as well — your wives, your kids and everything.”

Ellsbury could help out the Yankees a lot in the recruiting department by talking to Lester as well as Stephen Drew, both former Red Sox teammates. Lester was traded halfway through the season so Oakland cannot offer him a qualifying offer which makes him all the more attractive for teams. When you are acquiring a talent like Lester you can easily swallow the pill of the lost draft pick but it doesn't hurt anyway.

Lester has AL East experience as well as postseason experience so he would easily fit in with the Yankees way of thinking. I am a huge advocate for acquiring Lester if he chooses to come to New York so hopefully Ellsbury can help that along.

Stay tuned..

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