Re: Sox Sign Drew
posted at 12/17/2012 1:25 PM EST
In response to Softlaw1's comment:
appearing in 79 games and batting .223 with a .657 OPS and seven home runs.
Unlike his brother, S. Drew is not a good fielding SS. So, anyone understand how the above numbers equate to 10 million contract offer? His last 3 years make his weak career median averages even worse.
Folks, there is no defense for this move. Ciriaco and Iggy and Pedroia should have been set in stone for 2013 Red Sox, yet the incompetent Cherry decides to unload 10 million on S. Drew?
It started out from a point where Ross was an overpay but a fit and a low single digits overpay. Then, it went to an overpay for declining and health issues Napoli but Napoli is a fit and the overpay is such that the 15M value overpay can be defended.
Now, it's become almost as absurd as "Crawbust, he's a great player".
"Dumpster" will be no better than a committee of retreaded tires and farm hands that cost low single digits for one season. A 20 million plus overpay!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Drew will end up a big write off if the Red Sox playoff bubble pops early. But, he can't be defended because he's worse than the altnerative at a tiny fraction of the cost for Drew.
Drew has injury issues and has done nothing to make himself more than a glorified career UIF'er.
If you hated Aviles at 1.2 million last year you have got to hate Drew 10 times more with what he is getting paid.