Tuesday, August 27, 2013

You'd be surprised which two Red Sox players have almost identical stat lines

Take a look at these numbers:

One of these two just received a huge contract extension and is thought of as a cornerstone of the franchise for years to come.  The other is an impending free agent expected to be overpriced and likely not re-signed.

If you haven't figured out already, "Player A" is Dustin Pedroia, and "Player B" is Jacoby Ellsbury.  Two years ago I wrote a similar blog when Boston's pair of 2011 MVP candidates, Ellsbury and Adrian Gonzalez, had virtually indiscernible numbers.  And while neither Pedroia nor Ellsbury has any chance at MVP this year, they rank 6th and 7th in the American League in total hits, and are both near the top of the league in runs scored, doubles, and batting average (Jacoby also leads MLB with 47 steals).

Hey Red Sox, re-sign Ellsbury.  He's worth it.

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