Bruce Levine shot down my excitement about the possible Jacoby Ellsbury move in his blog yesterday:

Speculation that the Cubs, Red Sox and Padres have talked about a three-way trade that would send Jacoby Ellsbury and Clay Buchholz to the Cubs was shot down on Monday.

Although the Red Sox and Cubs have talked recently about other matchups, a deal that would send pitcher Andrew Cashner and Josh Vitters as well as a third minor-leaguer to San Diego, which would send first baseman Adrian Gonzalez to Boston, has not been broached.

The Padres have not said they will trade Gonzalez, a San Diego native who had his first 40-home run season in 2009. A major-league source said the deal has not been discussed by the three teams.

Baseball Beat w/ Bruce Levine – 12/28/09

Obviously I know that doesn’t mean that the rumor is false, nor does it mean that the mention of it on ESPN means it’s true. What I do know is that it’s out there, and when it’s out there, it’s possible.

I did like the fact that Clay Buchholz was mentioned in Bruce’s report, because I never remember seeing him mentioned anywhere else. Where would that have come from? Getting both Buchholz and Ellsbury would allow me to feel better about Vitter’s name being in the deal along with Cashner.

The waiting continues.

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