Re: Do you Pay the 4 year Market Rate for Stephen Drew (Source on 4 year market rate is Southfaux)
posted at 11/11/2013 9:30 AM EST
In response to redsoxandguitars' comment:
LOL! You're pathetic. A year ago, you were saying he wasn't worth a one-year contract. Now you're saying the market for Drew is four years????
I didn't say that, Joe. Calm down and read the thread. Southfaux was the source for the absurd "4 year contract market" for Drew. He wasn't worth the one year contract, see Iglesias, and he most certainly isn't going to be worth the QO the Red Sox had better be sure he'll decline.
Joe, Joe, Joe, let's have those detials on whether you think Drew was worth the 9.5M contract, and why. And let's have the detials on what you are going to budget, if anything, to retain the services of Drew.
I feel like I just went from parochiol school in the Bronx, to a public school. Why do inisist on making the questions so easy?
1-On the most basic order of measure, WAR, he had a 3.4. At $5M/WAR, that's $17M worth of production. I don't believe 100% in WAR, but even if you argue at the margins, $17M is way more than $9.5M.
2-By having Drew on the team, it allowed us to replace WMB with Iggy.
3-We won a WSC.
4-Other GMs like the guy so much that we get draft pick. Any time other GMs are willing to shell out $33-36M/3, for a guy you had previously signed for $9.5M, you have a bargain. I'm sure you'll deny it, but I know you know I am right. And that's all that counts.
For 2014, I wouldn't re-sign him.