There is no denying Boston Red Sox center fielder Jacoby Ellsbury had a stellar year. Second in MVP voting to Detroit Tigers ace Justin Verlander, he also racked up Silver Slugger, Gold Glove and All Star honors, with 32 home runs, 39 stolen bases and 105 runs batted in.
As the 2011 season wore on, at times Ellsbury was the offense, calmly consistent during the epic September collapse.
This poses an opportunity for the Red Sox, as Ellsbury's stock could never be higher coming off his performance last season. Boston has some serious needs in the clubhouse, especially in the starting rotation and could be putting Ellsbury out as a trade option.
Here are five trades the Red Sox could make with Jacoby Ellsbury.