December 2, 2007

Sox Add Ellsbury

Here is a quick update on how things are shaping up today:

According to ESPN, the Red Sox have told the Twins that they will add Jacoby Ellsbury to their offer. However, it doesn't come without a little alteration to the deal. The Sox have also told the Twins that if Ellsbury gets put into the deal, that Jon Lester will be taken out.

That would leave the Twins with an offer of Jacoby Ellsbury, Jed Lowrie, and a minor league pitcher. I can't see the Twins being interested, but if they can get Lowrie, Ellsbury and Lester/Buchholz it'd likely be a done deal. There is a chance that the Twins add one other player to get Buchholz and Ellsbury together.

In addition, there is a rumor that the Yankees have set a timetable for the Twins to accept the offer, and the deadline is Tuesday. If this is true, I guess we'll know if Johan will be here next season or in Boston or New York within the next two days.