Back in March, one of the biggest mysteries heading into the season was Jacoby Ellsbury. Nobody was quite sure how he'd perform, and what the future held for the athletic center fielder. At that point, there were basically three ways this season could have gone for Ellsbury and the Red Sox. They could trade him, getting some value for him before he walks in the offseason. They could play out the whole season and decide he's worth keeping. Finally, they could play the whole season, take his production, then let him sign elsewhere and take the compensatory draft pick that route would come with. That last option seemed the most likely, but as we began to inch towards the stretch run, how much has changed since then?
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