Re: Drew HR & RBI since returning from DL July 20
posted at 9/14/2013 12:30 PM EDT
In response to ZILLAGOD's comment:
HF , please.
Drew is getting paid like a guy who should get strong condsideration for the All Star team. He was virtually invisible for over half the season. There is a reason they signed him for only one year. It's called we need a band aid until one of the kids is ready.
Bogaerts and Iglesias are both MLB calibre now, Bogaerts wins by default because Iglesias is a Tiger now. Drew is about ready to become a bench player , possibly at the AAA level. No way this guy ever starts at SS in the majors after this year, no GM is that stupid.
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You seem to be letting your emotions get the better of you when it comes to Drew. About ready to be a bench player? Are you kidding me? Drew has been one of the best all-around SS in the since coming off the DL. Take a look at starting SS and Drew will be an upgrade for more than half the teams in the league, maybe even as many as 20 teams.
Yes, his first half was sketchy, but any reasonable analysis will cut him a break because of how the concussion slowed his spring and start to the season. Even still, once back he played great defense all year and had some clutch hits in the first half.
Drew easily will get a three-year deal and be worth it. Take a look at the starting SS in the majors. How many can match Drew offensively and defensively?
The Sox will and should offer him a qualifying offer because it will give them the draft pick. It might hinder the number of teams who will go after him, but he still should get that multi-year deal. Should Boras play hardball too much and scare teams off, getting Drew back for a year won't be an issue. He'd still be easy to trade with the one-year deal. And worse case scenario is he's back at SS and you move Bogaerts and Middlebrooks to 3B and 1B respectively.
I don't expect Drew to be the starting SS. Boras wants a multi-year deal for Drew and likely will get it. Teams will see how he's done since being 100 percent healthy. So Drew will go somewhere for three years and the Sox will get a draft pick.