McAdam: New York Media Already Starting To Turn On Ellsbury

March 21, 2014 1:29 PM
McAdam: New York Media Already Starting To Turn On Ellsbury
" BOSTON (CBS) – Here we are just 10 days away from Opening Day and the rival New York Yankees are already uncertain about the health of their $153 million dollar man.

Center fielder Jacoby Ellsbury was sent for an MRI Thursday of his ailing right calf, which was negative.

Ellsbury hasn’t played since March 14. He was scratched from Sunday’s game against Atlanta because of right calf tightness.

The knock on Ellsbury here in Boston was that he was very high maintenance and would miss games for what other ball players would consider normal bumps and bruises. It seems as though his reputation has followed him to his new team.

According to CSNNE’s Sean McAdam, the running joke between members of the New York media is, “Will Ellsbury have more MRI’s or hits this spring training?”

“I see that storyline slowly developing. It’s really a storyline the New York media can sink their teeth into. I think Jacoby last year was not only cognizant of that storyline, but also recognizing free agency was ahead. I think that led him to coming back quickly from the broken bone in his foot in September "

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