Jacoby Ellsbury not likely to end up in Seattle

Sam Galanis
Contributing Writer

Mark L. Baer-USA TODAY Sports
It seems as though Jacoby Ellsbury may have one less suitor in what will most likely end up being an all-out bidding war for the All-Star centerfielder. According to NESN, ESPN.com’s Jerry Crasnick said that the Seattle Mariners’ interest in Ellsbury has been “overblown.” Apparently, Carlos Beltran, Nelson Cruz, Kendrys Morales, and Jhonny Peralta are all ahead of Ellsbury on the list of free agents the Mariners want to acquire.

Ellsbury is still on their radar, but other teams, like the Yankees, Nationals, and Red Sox, are more likely to put more energy into getting him. Wherever he goes though, he’s sure to get a huge contract. NESN reported that agent Scott Boras is looking for something similar to Carl Crawford’s seven-year $142 million deal for Ellsbury.

Check out Crasnick’s tweets to see what he had to say about Seattle’s interest in Ellsbury:

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