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Perfect storm for Jacoby Ellsbury

Sox have money to spend and 'franchise' CF to spend it on, but deal won't be easy

Updated: August 30, 2012, 8:43 PM ET
By Gordon Edes | ESPNBoston.com

ANAHEIM, Calif. -- Scott Boras, contrary to his embodiment-of-all-that-is-evil image, can be funny. Maybe not wet-your-pants, roll-on-the-ground funny, but with the right prompting, he can show off a bit of wit.

Why is it, for example, that neither Jacoby Ellsbury nor Johnny Damon, both Boras clients, Red Sox center fielders past and present, can't throw a lick?

"I think," Boras said Wednesday afternoon, "God only gives you so much."

The agent's little joke also ...

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