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Ellsbury hasn't collapsed, and maybe Sox won't

Posted on: September 25, 2011 11:44 pm
 
NEW YORK -- The Red Sox may still collapse.

Jacoby Ellsbury didn't.

The Red Sox may have been saved from collapse Sunday night.

Saved by Jacoby Ellsbury.

There are still three games to play, and the Boston lead in the American League wild-card race is down to one single game. Down from nine games, just three weeks and one day ago.

But the Red Sox and Rays aren't tied. The Red Sox still lead, and the feeling of doom has lifted just a little.

Because of Jacoby Ellsbury.

Ellsbury has had an MVP-type September, overshadowed by his teammates collapsing around him. He had an MVP-type Sunday, and his three-run, 14th-inning home run Sunday night will be the one the Red Sox remember, if this season doesn't end in gloom.

It gave the Red Sox a 7-4 win over the Yankees, and it gave them a hint of life.

This race isn't over. The Red Sox will likely need a win or two or three in Baltimore this week. There's no guarantee how the Yankees will treat their three-game series against the Rays at Tropicana Field.

But the Red Sox were looking at a tie in the wild-card race if they lost Sunday night. They were looking at an absolutely embarrassing weekend sweep in New York.

Jacoby Ellsbury saved them from all that.

He may not be the MVP. But he sure is their MVP.
Category: MLB
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Since: Oct 7, 2011
Posted on: October 11, 2011 11:10 pm
 

Ellsbury hasn't collapsed, and maybe Sox won't

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Since: Jun 16, 2011
Posted on: September 26, 2011 11:07 pm
 

Ellsbury hasn't collapsed, and maybe Sox won't

I guess you missed my point - idiot.



Since: Apr 3, 2010
Posted on: September 26, 2011 9:30 pm
 

Ellsbury hasn't collapsed, and maybe Sox won't

 Kemp can't win the Cy Young, so why should Verlander get MVP?
Verlander can't win Hank Aaron award so why should Kemp get MVP.  Your logic is idiotic.  MVP doesn't restrict pitchers from the award, as it shouldn't even though some of the voters might.  I still think Granderson or Ellsbury should get it but to say Verlander shouldnt get it because he'll get Cy Young too is just dumb.



Since: Jun 16, 2011
Posted on: September 26, 2011 11:24 am
 

Ellsbury hasn't collapsed, and maybe Sox won't

Boston already collapsed - they were the Beasts of the East entering the season.  You guys predicted 115 wins lol!  They will be lucky to make the playoffs as of today!  MVPs are Kemp and Granderson.  Ellsbury could surprise and would be just as deserving as anyone else on the list.  MVP is for the everyday player, so Verlander is out.  Kemp can't win the Cy Young, so why should Verlander get MVP?  Cy's go to Verlander and Kershaw - screw Halladay, he's awesome, but the # of wins, his K rate and with that crappy line-up behind him, Kershaw is more impressive.  Hellickson was impressive, but Trumbo and Nova were better.  Freeman & Kimbrel will duke it out for NL ROY, but Kimbrel should get it.  Comeback players are Bedard and Morse easily.



Since: Sep 25, 2011
Posted on: September 26, 2011 12:44 am
 

Ellsbury hasn't collapsed, and maybe Sox won't

Ellsbury and Matt Kemp have been the best all-round position players this year. I'd give them the MVP's.


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Since: Jun 9, 2009
Posted on: September 26, 2011 12:43 am
 

Ellsbury hasn't collapsed, and maybe Sox won't

Congrats Boston. You made AJ Burnett look like Toronto AJ Burnett and it took you 14 innings to beat a team that played half its lineup and gift-wrapped the game by bringing in Scott Proctor.


Congrats New York... It only took you untill the end of September and the Sox playing the worst ball they have in years for you guys to finally win a home game against us....  



Since: Aug 18, 2008
Posted on: September 26, 2011 12:35 am
 

Ellsbury hasn't collapsed, and maybe Sox won't

I love these "writers" just dieing to write something at all about anything.  Now it's "the Sox are doomed, no wait they're not, no wait they are, no wait they're not".  YAWWWWWWWWWWWWWWN



Since: Jul 20, 2011
Posted on: September 26, 2011 12:27 am
 

Ellsbury hasn't collapsed, and maybe Sox won't

Ellsbury and Matt Kemp have been the best all-round position players this year. I'd give them the MVP's.



Since: Dec 21, 2006
Posted on: September 26, 2011 12:18 am
 

Ellsbury hasn't collapsed, and maybe Sox won't

Congrats Boston. You made AJ Burnett look like Toronto AJ Burnett and it took you 14 innings to beat a team that played half its lineup and gift-wrapped the game by bringing in Scott Proctor.



Since: Sep 26, 2011
Posted on: September 26, 2011 12:04 am
 

Ellsbury hasn't collapsed, and maybe Sox won't

Completely agreed... one of the most complete all-around players I've ever seen


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