Stephen Drew Newsbeat
Wednesday, August 20, 2014
Jeter 267/316/321, Ichiro 276/325/323. (Also, Jeter 8-1 SB-CS, Ichiro 10-2!)
Stephen Drew was back on the bench Tuesday night. And no, Joe Girardi said, there was nothing physically wrong with the player who is supposed to be the Yankees’ starting second baseman.
That was the plan anyway when Brian Cashman acquired Drew in the extremely rare trade with the Red Sox minutes before the nonwaiver deadline on July 31… [but] The Yankees are running out of time, and Girardi can’t afford to be patient. Their best lineup now has Martin Prado at second base, where he was Tuesday night, and Ichiro Suzuki in rightfield… this is turning out to be a lost year for Drew, and it’s not just a lousy 15 games (.157/.204/.235) since the trade.
Drew’s been on a downward spiral from the jump, hitting .170/.241/.302 in 54 games divided between the two teams. The Yankees can cover for that futility to some degree by going with Prado at second now that Carlos Beltran is capable of playing the outfield again.
But it’s not like the Yankees are swimming in DHs, either. That configuration leaves Drew, Ichiro, Francisco Cervelli and Brendan Ryan with whom to mix and match. Which is why Girardi is stuck with few choices beyond using Ichiro in right, Beltran at DH and Prado at second.
Saturday, August 02, 2014
Prado is a flexibility machine. I’m surprised Girardi didn’t mention Prado at second base and first base. In his career he’s played 245 games at 2B and 56 games at 1B. Talk about Headley playing in the OF is just silly.
“These moves give us a lot of flexibility,” Girardi said in a pregame news conference. In the approximately eight-minute question-and-answer session with reporters, Girardi used the word “flexibility” six times. He scored points by staying on point.
Thursday, July 31, 2014
Welcome to succeeding Derek Jeter, Stephen Drew. Hope you survive the experience!
With the Red Sox taking part in a full-scale roster makeover on Thursday, the Yankees took the opportunity to get in on the action and upgrade their infield, completing their first trade with Boston since 1997.
Stephen Drew will suit up in Fenway’s visitors’ clubhouse when the American League East rivals meet on Friday evening, having been acquired by the Yankees in exchange for infielder Kelly Johnson.
The Yankees weren’t done bolstering their infield there, however. Veteran utility man Martin Prado is also headed to the Bronx, with the Yankees sending the D-backs catching prospect Peter O’Brien—ranked No. 9 among Yanks prospects by MLB.com before the deal—and a player to be named or cash…
Drew has played only shortstop during his nine-year Major League career, but that is expected to change with Derek Jeter installed at the position for his final big league season; Drew could take over at second base for Brian Roberts…
The Yankees announced a smaller addition in the hours leading up to Thursday’s 4 p.m. ET non-waiver Trade Deadline, claiming right-hander Esmil Rogers off waivers from the Blue Jays…
The Yankees unconditionally released infielder Scott Sizemore, who was with Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre.
The District Attorney
Posted: July 31, 2014 at 06:42 PM | 38 comment(s)
Sunday, June 01, 2014
It’s only money but I still don’t see a good reason for the Sox to sign Drew. Moving Bogaerts is not a good long-term decision. The Sox, as Holt is showing, have other options at third base.
Monday, May 19, 2014
No! No! No! Leave Bogaerts where he is. Let Drew sign a long-term deal with another team. Fill in at third as best they can.
The Red Sox should make their move on Stephen Drew (whatever that move might be).
It might not work out, but it will be worth a try. At this point, they need to try something.
Thursday, May 01, 2014
The Mets are in second place in the National League East, just two games out of first. They currently lead the NL Wild Card race, for whatever that’s worth on the first of May, and have done so on the strength of their talented young rotation. It’s almost impossible to emphasize how much of their current standing is due to their pitchers, actually, as they’ve produced one of the worst offenses in the league opposite their above-average starters. There is a way to fix this, or, at least, to help the offense along going forward. Shortstop Stephen Drew remains a free agent, and the Mets remain in need of him.
The draft pick attached to Drew has been the problem all along. He received a qualifying offer from the Red Sox, and, given his strong campaign, believed he could turn it down without any repercussions. The Cardinals went out and signed Jhonny Peralta for far more money than anyone expected, though, and suddenly the shortstop market dried up when teams in need of help at the position refused to give up picks to get it. The Mets had a protected first-round selection due to last year’s standings, sacrificed their second pick to sign Granderson, and still wouldn’t part with their third-round pick and its attached budget to improve at short.
Well, braintrust? Why the hell aren’t we signing Drew? Honestly, it seems the chances are between zero and null set that it could happen, but it’s an interesting topic.
(Also, as a sidenote, one of the SBNation commenters has a Szym quote as his signature.)
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