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Scott Boras says that Jacoby Ellsbury should be available for the playoffs

Sep 10, 2013, 2:45 PM EDT

Jacoby Ellsbury AP

Is it Dr. Scott Boras? And would this be news if the agent of any other player was saying he’d be healthy at thus and such a date? I kinda feel like, say, Paul Kinzer’s word about one of his client’s injuries wouldn’t be news, but Boras is a different cat than anyone else. Anyway, Pete Abraham at the Boston Globe reports today that Boras expects Ellsbury to be back for the postseason and possibly even earlier.

It’s all about swelling, not necessarily the fracture. Once the swelling goes down, Boras says Ellsbury will be good to go.

And of course Boras isn’t just saying this as a dispassionate observer. His client, Mr. Ellsbury, stands to be one of the hottest commodities on the free agent market this winter, so having him show the world he’s healthy is in his best interests.

  1. stex52 - Sep 10, 2013 at 3:20 PM

    Craig, Craig, such a cynic. Scott always and only has other peoples’ interests at heart.

    But seriously, he doesn’t lack for clients. The baseball players must think he has their interests at heart.

  2. onbucky96 - Sep 10, 2013 at 3:24 PM

    Satan Boras hard at work yet again. Drop dead d-bag.

  3. tfbuckfutter - Sep 10, 2013 at 4:57 PM

    I’d take this more seriously if he didn’t also say in the playoffs Ellsbury would hit a million percent and hammer 40 HRs.

    • proudlycanadian - Sep 10, 2013 at 5:23 PM

      Ellsbury does have an excuse if he does play in the playoffs and performs poorly.

    • sabathiawouldbegoodattheeighthtoo - Sep 11, 2013 at 12:17 PM

      There is still time…he only needs 32 more.

  4. sabathiawouldbegoodattheeighthtoo - Sep 10, 2013 at 6:17 PM

    should Boras STFU? I want to make sure I understand who can make injury return predictions and when…

  5. bigwoody7 - Sep 10, 2013 at 9:36 PM

    Team Boras is more important the Team Red Sox.

  6. ras1tafari - Sep 10, 2013 at 10:11 PM

    As a Sox fan who has enjoyed Ellsbury, but is also ready to say goodbye, I say bring him back and ride that fractured foot as long as possible. With that much money at stake, maybe Ellsbury will finally nut-up and play when he doesn’t want to, but the team needs him to.

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