I am looking at his career, not 74 injury plagued games. That's not how it works. It doesn't tell you anything valuable.
Of course he won't have a lot of HR or anything if he only plays half a season. Think about it dude.
He has been well above average for his career, and that's much more valuable than half a season.
Nothing there about last year or anything. I'm not splitting hairs, I am calling your BS
But G.M.'s have a "what have you done for me lately" approach with players, whether you can see it or not. ellsbury value is at it's lowest right now, every article written about him says the same thing. You rate him highly, fantastic, you can have him, Im ready to move on from him.