The Red Sox have apparently gone ahead and over paid for yet another Drew — this time Stephen, younger brother to the oft-injured JD. Granted it’s just a one year deal, but it’s for $9.5 million. The deal, yet to be confirmed by the Sox, means Jose Iglesias spends another season in Pawtucket where he can hopefully concentrate more on his offensive production.
It’s not like they’re taking on a big bat with Drew. In his seven years in the majors, his overall batting average is .265 with 77 total home runs and 349 RBIs. He’s definitely not going to be snatching Big Papi’s spot in the line up, that’s for sure.
Drew battled ankle problems last year after breaking his right one back in 2011 and played in just 79 games last season split between Arizona and the A’s. Sounds about right for a Drew… (sorry, did I say that out loud?) Or perhaps the Sox will get lucky and he’ll have a season like he did back in 2008 when he batted .291 in 152 games with 21 round trippers.
For once I would like a player to come to Boston and kick ass like they’ve never kicked it before. I’m sick and tired of the “can’t handle the Fenway spotlight” excuse. Just maybe Stephen Drew will kick some ass. I need someone to kick ass in 2013. I can’t handle another season of mediocrity.