EvilEmpire said:Yeah, I saw it. It said "reportedly" and likely was from ownership or management. Nothing I've seen has confirmed it since. It could be true. Or it could be damage-control PR released right after Ellsbury signed with the Yankees. Given the other speculation floating around (that no offer was made), how does anyone know for sure?
Edes is pretty reliable, not in anyone's pocket, and has played things straight over the course of his career. If it were Cafardo reporting this, I'd be inclined to be skeptical. With Edes, I'm not.