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Memo to Theo Epstein: Don’t Trade Jacoby Ellsbury

Epstein, you're a fool if you trade away Jacoby Ellsbury, one of your homegrown—even if it's to bring in Adrian Gonzalez from the San Diego Padres.

Why in the world would you trade away a clutch defender who has 70 steals and is a leadoff hitter—something a Boston Red Sox team has never had? There are other options, Theo. Even if it's parting with Clay Buchholz, which would also be a shame since the starting rotation on paper looks to be more deadly than even the reigning World Champions' (dare I say it) New York Yankees. Tim Wakefield will be iffy in 2010, without question, so why ship away a reliable arm? The signings of John Lackey and Mike Cameron make it easier to trade both Buchholz and Ellsbury, however, who is going to play leftfield ...

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