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Question of the Day, 9 January 2007.

Today's question is going to require some thought. What would be the best and most realistic return on a trade involving top prospect Jacoby Ellsbury? This is hypothetical, so assume that Coco returns to his Cleveland numbers rather than what we saw last season.

Be specific. What team would we be trading Ellsbury to, and how many players would he bring back? Remember that other GMs will want to stress his weaknesses (mainly a lack of power) rather than his strengths (defense, range, patience at the plate, speed). Be as creative as you like: If you want a specific player, but the trade may require a sweetener like Brandon Moss or Mark Wagner, go ahead and include them. Supreme bragging rights to the trade that seems to make the most sense for both teams involved*.

Resources about Ellsbury:
The Baseball Cube
SoxProspects.com
MilB Interview

Teams who probably won't be interested: Cleveland Indians, Toronto Blue Jays, Tampa Bay Devil Rays, New York Mets

*Subjective criteria, I know.

The poll.