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J.D. Drew ... (maybe) not so smart after all?

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by Football_Bat, Jan 18, 2007.

  1. Football_Bat

    Football_Bat Well-Known Member


    Drew remains unsigned five weeks after agreeing in principle to a 5-year, $70 million contract with the Red Sox.

    Apparently he and the club are at odds over injury concerns with Drew's right shoulder.

    How much money again did Drew and the Baseball Antichrist, Scott Boras, leave on the table by walking away from the Dodgers?
  2. cranberry

    cranberry Well-Known Member

    That awful man Boras helped the baseball player sign a new contract that will bring him a lot more money! Everyone should be outraged! Oh, no, baseball is doomed!

    Seriously, why exactly do you think Drew should have stayed in Los Angeles for less money when his contract was up and the market was on an upswing?
  3. heyabbott

    heyabbott Well-Known Member

    If Boras can't get Drew more money than he left in LA, Drew should sue Boras for malprctice. There's no certainty that Boston will sign Drew to the previously agreed on contract, pending medical evaluation. He may end up with a heavily weighted incentive-style contract.

    Unless one can actually walk on water, on a fool would claim to.
  4. novelist_wannabe

    novelist_wannabe Well-Known Member

    If memory serves, Drew was still under contract with the Dodgers and had the remainder of it voided.
  5. cranberry

    cranberry Well-Known Member

    Drew exercised his option to become a free agent. That's all. Clubs decline options all of the time. It would have been dumb not to exercise that option in this year's market.
  6. heyabbott

    heyabbott Well-Known Member

    Dumb? Let's see the contract he'll sign in 2007 before we make a judgement.
  7. cranberry

    cranberry Well-Known Member

    Can I just post-date my "I told you so?"
  8. cortez

    cortez Member

    Drew is a hero to the Rob Neier sabre-heads of the world. One of them was on ESPN a few weeks ago claiming that the BoSox got a steal, that Drew is not a health risk because his other injuries have been "fluky," like getting hit with a pitch, etc. I remember saying to myself "WTF?''
  9. beefncheddar

    beefncheddar Guest

    Let's see. He gives up millions in guaranteed money from a contract that only one team was stupid enough to offer to try a cash-grab for even more millions because his jackass agent thinks there might be an even stupider team out there.

    Ignoring the fact that he's the most brittle player on planet earth. Ignoring the fact his teammates have hated him at every stop. Ignoring the fact he's had more than 300 ABs exactly twice in the last four years. Ignoring the fact he hit a robust .286 and .283 the last two years. Ignoring the fact his power is gone.

    I'll say this for him, though: He sure can draw a walk.
  10. Columbo

    Columbo Active Member

    "Can I draw you a beer, Norm?"

    "No, I know what they look like. Just pour me one."
  11. BYH

    BYH Active Member

    Biggest bust of the winter and he hasn't even signed yet.

    Book it. Drew in Boston will be a car wreck.
  12. Angola!

    Angola! Guest

    Exactly, which is why I want the deal to get done already. I still think Dice-K could be an enormous bust by the end of the season. There is just too much talk about him having eight pitches, which I don't believe. I think the pressure will get to both of them, especially if the Yankees are running away with the East again.
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