Jacoby Ellsbury rumors suggest that the Seattle Mariners could succeed at bidding heavily on the pending free agent. Ellsbury signing with the Mariners would give the team an additional outfielder with speed and power, something that the organization has been lacking. According to a report from Thursday (Oct. 10), the current prediction is that Seattle could sign him for 6-7 years at a rate of $21 million per season.
The Boston Red Sox could have something to say about losing one of their best hitters to free agency, especially since he has posted a .500 batting average in the postseason this year. During the regular season, he posted a .298 batting average, 48 extra base hits, 92 runs scored, and 52 stolen bases in just 134 games. Those are numbers that any team would love to have at the top of the batting order.
There is still time for more Jacoby Ellsbury rumors to pop up before the winter meetings start taking place, but this is certainly news that many Seattle Mariners fans should be happy about. The story is from baseball writer Ken Rosenthal as well, someone who has gained a lot of respect for his baseball knowledge. While another team could enter the sweepstakes to sign the best outfielder available this offseason, this is the first substantial story about where he might end up playing in 2014.
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