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Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Heyman: Red Sox, Tigers and Yankees among teams looking at SS Stephen Drew

The Tigers, Red Sox and Yankees are among teams to have interest in free-agent shortstop Stephen Drew.

The Yankees’ interest is curious since Drew has never played a game in the majors anywhere other than shortstop. However, there’s no need for alarm bells.

The Yankees’ thought regarding Drew doesn’t reflect any additional concern Derek Jeter will be ready and able to play shortstop. They apparently figured they’d see if Drew had any interest in a super sub role off an uncharacteristically down season.

“I’m not looking to replace Derek Jeter,’’ Yankees general manager Brian Cashman said. “He’ll be playing every day for the whole year.’‘

And with that…the complete Yankee pitching staff just performed a synchronized Wichi Waki mermaid-styled eye roll.

Cashman wouldn’t comment about Drew. But Cashman asserted Jeter’s season won’t be delayed after the surgery he had to repair the broken ankle he suffered in Game 1 of the ALCS.

Manager Joe Girardi recently suggested publicly that there might be a chance Jeter won’t be ready to start the season, but Cashman said he believes there’s no reason to think that’s a real possibility.

“I fully expect him to be ready,’’ Cashman said of Jeter.

Since Drew, who hit .223 with seven homers and 28 RBI for Arizona and Oakland in the year after returning following his own ankle injury, surely will have starting options, the Yankees probably aren’t the most likely alternative.

Repoz Posted: November 20, 2012 at 07:28 PM | 18 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
  Tags: red sox, rumors, tigers, yankees

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   1. bobm Posted: November 20, 2012 at 07:58 PM (#4307179)
Agents: Scott Boras


http://www.baseball-reference.com/players/d/drewst01.shtml
   2. villageidiom Posted: November 20, 2012 at 08:29 PM (#4307191)
It's the offseason, it's Heyman, it's a Boras client. OF COURSE the Yankees are "interested". That is to say, they're not at all interested.
   3. Every Inge Counts Posted: November 20, 2012 at 09:03 PM (#4307205)
Why would the Tigers be interested in Drew?
   4. Crispix reaches boiling point with lackluster play Posted: November 20, 2012 at 09:08 PM (#4307210)
They need to move Peralta to 3B so they can move Cabrera to 1B so they can move Fielder to DH so they can move Victor Martinez to C so they can trade Alex Avila for Ricky Nolasco.
   5. something like a train wreck Posted: November 20, 2012 at 10:32 PM (#4307244)
Reports: Tigers looking to sign shortstop Stephen Drew, trade Jhonny Peralta

article
   6. Crispix reaches boiling point with lackluster play Posted: November 20, 2012 at 11:14 PM (#4307258)
Or, they could disintermediate the middleman and trade Jhonny Peralta.
   7. Pasta-diving Jeter (jmac66) Posted: November 20, 2012 at 11:55 PM (#4307270)
Or, they could disintermediate the middleman and trade Jhonny Peralta.

or they could just trade the "h" so his name would make sense
   8. Walt Davis Posted: November 21, 2012 at 01:41 AM (#4307296)
But back to the A's ...

They traded Pennington, they're letting Drew walk. Who's their SS?
   9. jyjjy Posted: November 21, 2012 at 01:43 AM (#4307297)
Did he have cruel parents or was that just a birth certificate typo that stuck?
   10. ...and Toronto selects: Troy Tulowitzki Posted: November 21, 2012 at 02:03 AM (#4307300)
They traded Pennington, they're letting Drew walk. Who's their SS?

Beane will trade for Yunel Escobar for a song. Anthopoulos wouldn't have, the Marlins will. He'll likely kicka$$ again, on a sweet contract, knowing Beane's luck lately.
   11. Cooper Nielson Posted: November 21, 2012 at 05:20 AM (#4307308)
After watching the Tigers-A's series, I really wanted the Tigers to sign Drew for defense alone.

Then after watching the Tigers-Yankees series, I was pretty happy to have Peralta.

Honestly, I have no idea who'd be more valuable next year.
   12. Crispix reaches boiling point with lackluster play Posted: November 21, 2012 at 08:40 AM (#4307326)
Did he have cruel parents or was that just a birth certificate typo that stuck?

Neither, I think. In Spanish "Jh" is a legitimate way of representing the English "J" sound. Since the J by itself might be interpreted as an H sound.

BB-ref lists a ton of minor league players named "Jhonatan", "Jhason", "Jhason", etc. It seems like it became trendy in the late 80s.

The earliest examples are all named "Jhonny". Carvajal, Jimenez, Gonzalez.

And a few named "Yhonny" and "Yhonatan" as well. And former Dodgers reliever Yhency Brazoban.
   13. DL from MN Posted: November 21, 2012 at 09:51 AM (#4307363)
What the hell name is Jency?
   14. Bourbon Samurai in America Posted: November 21, 2012 at 09:55 AM (#4307366)
They traded Pennington, they're letting Drew walk. Who's their SS?


I hope it isn't this Andy Parrino/Adam Rosales business
   15. The Keith Law Blog Blah Blah (battlekow) Posted: November 21, 2012 at 12:32 PM (#4307522)
They traded Pennington, they're letting Drew walk. Who's their SS?

Is Grant Green still kind of a shortstop?
   16. Edmundo got dem ol' Kozma blues again mama Posted: November 21, 2012 at 12:43 PM (#4307526)
After watching "Jules et Jim" last night, I can wait for the French to start naming their kids "Djim" so "Jim" isn't pronounced "Zheem".
   17. Bring Me the Head of Alfredo Griffin (Vlad) Posted: November 21, 2012 at 01:31 PM (#4307563)
What the hell name is Jency?


Nancy.
   18. Crispix reaches boiling point with lackluster play Posted: November 21, 2012 at 01:55 PM (#4307583)
I assume "Jhoulys Chacin" is meant to be "Julius".

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