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Wednesday, November 16, 2011

J.D. Drew may continue his career

withdrew.

Agent Scot Boras said J.D. Drew may continue to play baseball in 2012

“I just think it depends, frankly, on the locale, winning situation, that kind of thing,” Boras said.

Drew, who resides in Georgia, finished a 5-year, $70 million deal with the Red Sox in an injury-filled 2011. Drew has been contemplating retirement for a couple of years and certainly didn’t end things on a good note suffering a broken knuckle that sidelined him most of the final month of last season after his worst major league season.

Repoz Posted: November 16, 2011 at 02:12 AM | 29 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   1. Too Much Coffee Man Posted: November 16, 2011 at 03:33 AM (#3994546)
"That kind of thing" = $

/discussion
   2. McCoy Posted: November 16, 2011 at 03:33 AM (#3994547)
If he'll take a million or two I'm sure Theo would love to have him in Chicago.
   3. Textbook Editor Posted: November 16, 2011 at 04:05 AM (#3994575)
Hell, if he only costs $1-2 million, just about every team in baseball should kick the tires on him.
   4. Tripon Posted: November 16, 2011 at 05:06 AM (#3994621)
I know I will kick him in the pants.
   5. Steve Balboni's Personal Trainer Posted: November 16, 2011 at 05:09 AM (#3994623)
This is a joke, right?

I mean, he didn't look very interested in playing during a contract year where he made $14 million, and a playoff spot was on the line.

How the #### would he play for a team at $1 or $2 million?
   6. Tin Angel Posted: November 16, 2011 at 05:13 AM (#3994627)
Sabean's definitely interested...Drew would be fine in CF, right?
   7. Addison Russell T. Davies (chris h.) Posted: November 16, 2011 at 02:10 PM (#3994715)
Sabean's definitely interested...Drew would be fine in CF, right?

Now THAT'S entertainment.
   8. Jefferson Manship (Dan Lee) Posted: November 16, 2011 at 02:20 PM (#3994718)
Cleveland's outfield right now: Choo, Brantley, and Ezequiel Carrera. I can't imagine Drew would really have any interest in taking a huge pay cut to play for a potentially awful team, but on the off chance he's had a secret lobotomy this offseason, he almost couldn't possibly make things worse in LF for the Indians.

Damning with faint praise.
   9. gay guy in cut-offs smoking the objective pipe Posted: November 16, 2011 at 02:21 PM (#3994719)
I mean, he didn't look very interested in playing during a contract year where he made $14 million, and a playoff spot was on the line.

Has Drew ever looked interested in playing? I honestly can't remember a time in his career when he seemed enthused to be there.
   10. ColonelTom Posted: November 16, 2011 at 02:28 PM (#3994722)
Philly! They could pay for his salary with the battery concessions alone!
   11. John DiFool2 Posted: November 16, 2011 at 02:28 PM (#3994724)
Get a supplemental draft pick, free? That's how I like it totally free.
   12. The Essex Snead Posted: November 16, 2011 at 02:30 PM (#3994726)
If folks are so hard-up to find a ballplayer exhibiting boundless enthusiasm, just find a moving GIF of David Eckstein running to 1B on a walk & leave even-keeled dudes like JD Drew alone.
   13. bookbook Posted: November 16, 2011 at 03:03 PM (#3994753)
So, can his body do it anymore?
   14. Bourbon Samurai is disturbed by bagel developments Posted: November 16, 2011 at 03:27 PM (#3994767)
Injured, old, used to be great but sucks now...I look forward to having him on board the Oakland A's train.
   15. Crispix reaches boiling point with lackluster play Posted: November 16, 2011 at 03:42 PM (#3994783)
An appropriately thrilling headline for such an exciting player.
   16. villageidiom Posted: November 16, 2011 at 03:57 PM (#3994797)
I mean, he didn't look very interested in playing during a contract year where he made $14 million, and a playoff spot was on the line.
Buster Posey didn't look too interested, either. But that's why judging someone's interest in playing by observing whether they play is not the best use of mental bandwidth.
   17. OCD SS Posted: November 16, 2011 at 04:12 PM (#3994809)
Get a supplemental draft pick, free? That's how I like it totally free.


Don't you think it's a bit risky to offer him arb? I guess they could with the warning that if he accepts they'll drop him in ST...
   18. RJ in TO Posted: November 16, 2011 at 04:22 PM (#3994815)
I mean, he didn't look very interested in playing during a contract year where he made $14 million, and a playoff spot was on the line.

How the #### would he play for a team at $1 or $2 million?


Because if he plays well enough for that $1 or $2 million, he might convince another team to give him $14 million for the year after.
   19. McCoy Posted: November 16, 2011 at 04:25 PM (#3994816)
How would that scare him off accepting arb? If he accepts and it goes to arb he is going to be awarded at least 12 million dollars. They cut him early in Spring Training and he gets 30 days pay. That is a huge chunk of change and JD Drew is free to go work anywhere else he wants.
   20. Rickey! No. You move. Posted: November 16, 2011 at 04:36 PM (#3994822)
I think J.D. Drew, of Valdosta, GA, would be a fine platoon partner for the Braves other LF.
   21. valuearbitrageur Posted: November 16, 2011 at 04:48 PM (#3994827)
I mean, he didn't look very interested in playing during a contract year where he made $14 million, and a playoff spot was on the line.


He never looked very interested out on the field, even when he was performing at a very high level in his career.

This is a joke, right? You don't' think all professional ballplayers want to win games and go to the playoffs, and get offered big new contracts?

Or just the ones who show lots of "emotion" to garner as much attention as possible?
   22. booond Posted: November 16, 2011 at 05:00 PM (#3994834)
I wouldn't sign him until it was close to spring training. I'd like to see what sort of shape he was in. If healthy and in shape, he's a possible steal as a platoon left fielder on a short contract.
   23. RJ in TO Posted: November 16, 2011 at 05:50 PM (#3994873)
If he accepts and it goes to arb he is going to be awarded at least 12 million dollars.

If I remember correctly, since he has more than 6 years of service time, the Red Sox aren't actually bound by the maximum cut of 20%. If they offered him arb, they could offer him a contract for whatever amount they felt like.
   24. The Mighty Quintana Posted: November 16, 2011 at 05:55 PM (#3994878)
Seems destined to play for the A's at some point in his career...
   25. Swedish Chef Posted: November 16, 2011 at 06:08 PM (#3994889)
If they offered him arb, they could offer him a contract for whatever amount they felt like.

Not if they want to win the arbitration.

Say the the Sox offers $1M and Drew wants $10M, is there any chance that the arbitrator will decide on the Sox number?
   26. OCD SS Posted: November 16, 2011 at 06:27 PM (#3994901)
How would that scare him off accepting arb? If he accepts and it goes to arb he is going to be awarded at least 12 million dollars. They cut him early in Spring Training and he gets 30 days pay. That is a huge chunk of change and JD Drew is free to go work anywhere else he wants.


Because most teams have their rosters set, and the number of other available jobs is pretty limited at that point.
   27. My name is Votto, and I love to get blotto Posted: November 16, 2011 at 06:41 PM (#3994916)
An appropriately thrilling headline for such an exciting player.


My thoughts exactly. I'm picturing Drew saying, "eh, I may continue. Or not. Whatever"
   28. Nasty Nate Posted: November 16, 2011 at 06:50 PM (#3994928)
Don't you think it's a bit risky to offer him arb? I guess they could with the warning that if he accepts they'll drop him in ST...


I'm not sure that this is allowed. Anyone know?
   29. spike Posted: November 16, 2011 at 08:11 PM (#3995056)
Because most teams have their rosters set, and the number of other available jobs is pretty limited at that point.

But he just pocketed 2M which is probably the max deal he'd get anyway, and people get hurt/suck in ST. He'd have plenty of chances to get another deal sooner or later, and double dip.

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