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Fenway
09-04-2007, 01:44 PM
WEEI is reporting that a "source" tells them J.D. Drew cleared waivers this morning.

It appears the Phillies want him if Boston eats most of the contract.

Francona seems to want to stick with Ellsbury when Manny returns and Drew maybe left off the playoff roster.

Not lost on Francona...last weekend in Chicago Drew had but ONE RBI out of 46

MUsoxfan
09-04-2007, 03:18 PM
I'm shocked he was a bust

Domeshot17
09-04-2007, 03:27 PM
I thought August 31 was the trade deadline for Waiver trades?

Fenway
09-04-2007, 03:32 PM
I thought August 31 was the trade deadline for Waiver trades?

We don't know when it happened........may have been last week

Drew will not be here next year....2 weeks ago against Anaheim he struck out on six pitches..and NEVER SWUNG

Domeshot17
09-04-2007, 03:35 PM
ok, just was confused. I thought you meant the phillies were after him now. Ironic isn't it, isn't Drew the one who made sure the phillies didn't draft him?

jabrch
09-04-2007, 03:36 PM
Nobody ever could have guessed that Drew was a piece of crap - except for nearly everyone who watched baseball outside of spreadsheetville.

getonbckthr
09-04-2007, 03:38 PM
I might be wrong but cant deals still happen with the difference between August and September is a deal in September means they can't be on the playoff roster?

Fenway
09-04-2007, 03:42 PM
He maybe a National Leauge player..he hit fine in interleague.

If he was an outstanding outfielder we could live with him but Coco keeps bailing him out.

he ranked 75th in offense in the AL ( for 14 million a year )

http://mlb.mlb.com/stats/sortable_player_stats.jsp?c_id=mlb&section1=3&section2=1&section3=1&statSet1=1&statSet2=null&statSet3=null&statType=Overview&timeFrame=1&timeSubFrame=2007&baseballScope=AL&prevPage1=1&readBoxes=true&sitSplit=&venueID=&subScope=teamCode&teamPosCode=all

palehozenychicty
09-04-2007, 03:47 PM
Nobody ever could have guessed that Drew was a piece of crap - except for nearly everyone who watched baseball outside of spreadsheetville.


I wish that he would vanish out of the league for good. I know that he won't, because GMs just don't learn. :(:

palehozenychicty
09-04-2007, 04:04 PM
ok, just was confused. I thought you meant the phillies were after him now. Ironic isn't it, isn't Drew the one who made sure the phillies didn't draft him?

Yes. He was drafted by the Phillies in '97, and refused to sign. Not only is he greedy, he's gutless as well. :angry:

linkee (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/J._D._Drew)

JorgeFabregas
09-04-2007, 04:14 PM
He maybe a National Leauge player..he hit fine in interleague.

If he was an outstanding outfielder we could live with him but Coco keeps bailing him out.

he ranked 75th in offense in the AL ( for 14 million a year )

http://mlb.mlb.com/stats/sortable_player_stats.jsp?c_id=mlb&section1=3&section2=1&section3=1&statSet1=1&statSet2=null&statSet3=null&statType=Overview&timeFrame=1&timeSubFrame=2007&baseballScope=AL&prevPage1=1&readBoxes=true&sitSplit=&venueID=&subScope=teamCode&teamPosCode=all

Uh, Fenway, are you measuring offense strictly in terms of total number of at bats? Because that's what you linked.

His OPS among AL players with a qualifying number of ABs is not much better--somewhere in the 60s. He's way down in the 100's if you include non-qualified players.

Fenway
09-04-2007, 04:20 PM
Uh, Fenway, are you measuring offense strictly in terms of total number of at bats? Because that's what you linked.

His OPS among AL players with a qualifying number of ABs is not much better--somewhere in the 60s. He's way down in the 100's if you include non-qualified players.

American League Hitting Stats, 2007 is what I linked.

More important is the fact that he hasn't had a clutch hit this year ( save for 1 game in Arizona )

JorgeFabregas
09-04-2007, 04:28 PM
American League Hitting Stats, 2007 is what I linked.

And those stats are sorted by total number of ABs.

MDF3530
09-04-2007, 04:29 PM
And before anyone says it,

NO, THE WHITE SOX SHOULD NOT SIGN THIS GUY. THERE'S A REASON WHY THE CARDINALS, THE DODGERS AND THE RED SOX GOT RID OF HIM.

spiffie
09-04-2007, 04:31 PM
And before anyone says it,

NO, THE WHITE SOX SHOULD NOT SIGN THIS GUY. THERE'S A REASON WHY THE CARDINALS, THE DODGERS AND THE RED SOX GOT RID OF HIM.
If Boston eats all but $1 million a year of his salary, I'll give them Jose Contreras for him :D:

Fenway
09-04-2007, 04:35 PM
If Boston eats all but $1 million a year of his salary, I'll give them Jose Contreras for him :D:

Deal :D:

MDF3530
09-04-2007, 04:37 PM
Deal :D:OK Howie :D:.

Fenway
09-04-2007, 04:47 PM
OK Howie :D:.

Even the suitcase with a penny in it is a fair trade :smile:

NOBODY wanted this stiff. The fans, the media were all screaming Theo don't do it....

palehozenychicty
09-04-2007, 04:54 PM
And before anyone says it,

NO, THE WHITE SOX SHOULD NOT SIGN THIS GUY. THERE'S A REASON WHY THE PHILLIES, CARDINALS, THE DODGERS, THE RED SOX, AND BRAVES GOT RID OF HIM.


Made an addendum for you.

Tragg
09-04-2007, 05:07 PM
2 weeks ago against Anaheim he struck out on six pitches..and NEVER SWUNG
That's called plate discipline.

Foulke You
09-04-2007, 05:48 PM
I wonder if the Cards would make a play for him again now that they are racked with injuries to Rolen and Encarnacion. I'm still foggy as to how a deal happens after the August 31st deadline.:?:

dickallen15
09-04-2007, 06:07 PM
Of course he cleared waivers, who would ever assume his contract? It was a curious signing from the beginning. I kept reading Drew didn't have the personality or make-up to succeed in Boston. I think Theo is going to be stuck with him.

The Immigrant
09-04-2007, 06:50 PM
I'm still foggy as to how a deal happens after the August 31st deadline.:?:

I believe it's the same as any deal done after the trade deadline except that the players traded after August 31 are not eligible for the post-season roster. The Brewers just picked up Ray King from the Nationals for the stretch run, knowing that he would not play for them if they made the playoffs.

Dan Mega
09-04-2007, 07:23 PM
And before anyone says it,

NO, THE WHITE SOX SHOULD NOT SIGN THIS GUY. THERE'S A REASON WHY THE CARDINALS, THE DODGERS AND THE RED SOX GOT RID OF HIM.

I know I know I know!

He SUCKS!

cws05champ
09-04-2007, 09:27 PM
Where is Borasss now saying how great this guy is?

jabrch
09-05-2007, 12:46 AM
I wish that he would vanish out of the league for good. I know that he won't, because GMs just don't learn. :(:

As long as there are Depodestas and Epsteins out there running clubs, someone will give this mope a long term big dollar contract. He looks too good in cells B3, D3 and H3 where other great players look good. If those cells look good, he has to be good.

jabrch
09-05-2007, 12:48 AM
Where is Borasss now saying how great this guy is?

Why bother? He's a few years away from Boras' radar - when his contract is up.

Fenway
09-05-2007, 09:44 AM
I don't know what Francona is going to do when Manny decides to come back...

How can they take Ellsbury out of the lineup in favor of Drew???

More power to him (http://www.boston.com/sports/baseball/redsox/articles/2007/09/05/more_power_to_him)

Josh Beckett won his major league-leading 17th game and rookie Jacoby Ellsbury had three hits, helping the Red Sox beat Roy Halladay and Toronto, and win their fourth in a row last night.

Fenway
09-06-2007, 01:15 PM
Pressure is building to bench Drew and maybe keep him off the post-season roster

from the Providence Journal


But Ellsbury’s contributions in the last week, coupled with the paltry offensive output from J.D. Drew, has introduced a new question into the discussion.

To wit: If Ellsbury continues to impress and Drew continues to struggle, would the Red Sox consider playing the rookie over the veteran in right once the playoffs arrive?


http://www.projo.com/redsox/content/sp_bb_seancol06_09-06-07_Q871384.3424714.html

Lucchino now saying it is up to Francona

Should the Sox move Ellsbury back to the bench, or over to right field to replace the disappointing J.D. Drew, who signed a five-year, $70 million contract last offseason?
"At this time of year, the money issues become very, very secondary," Lucchino said. "Right now, you're worried about winning each game and you've got to put the best team on the field."

http://www.boston.com/sports/baseball/redsox/extras/extra_bases/2007/09/managers_decisi.html

Boston Dirt Dogs continues to pound at Drew

http://bostondirtdogs.boston.com/Headline_Archives/2007/09/smalltime_playe_1.html

palehozenychicty
09-06-2007, 02:11 PM
Pressure is building to bench Drew and maybe keep him off the post-season roster

from the Providence Journal



http://www.projo.com/redsox/content/sp_bb_seancol06_09-06-07_Q871384.3424714.html

Lucchino now saying it is up to Francona



http://www.boston.com/sports/baseball/redsox/extras/extra_bases/2007/09/managers_decisi.html

Boston Dirt Dogs continues to pound at Drew

http://bostondirtdogs.boston.com/Headline_Archives/2007/09/smalltime_playe_1.html

At this point in the season, you play with the guys that are producing. JD Drew rarely has been one of those guys. My vote is for Ellsbury.

Fenway
09-06-2007, 02:19 PM
At this point in the season, you play with the guys that are producing. JD Drew rarely has been one of those guys. My vote is for Ellsbury.

Crisp isn't hitting either but at least he makes great plays in the field.

Drew ?:puking:

The irony is that the Red Sox currently have a pretty fair grasp on what Drew can give them, at least based on the past five months. To this day, still, Drew has the lowest slugging percentage among all qualifying major league right fielders this season. He ranks next-to-last in home runs, next-to-last in batting average, 15th in RBI. The man who was supposed to produce runs simply has not produced at all.

http://bostonherald.com/sports/baseball/red_sox/view.bg?articleid=1029732

pierzynski07
09-07-2007, 01:02 AM
Is this suppost to be huge news or something?

drewcifer
09-07-2007, 01:12 AM
Is this suppost to be huge news or something?

I was wondering the same thing :dunno: The whole baseball loving world knows that JD Drew is a zit on Theo's precious "genius" (open checkbook for a FL firesale gets you that title).

Who cares if he passed a fertility test, let alone cleared waivers.

He's short term result at best and always bad news for every team he ever played for.