J.D. Drew: Why He Has Been a Bust with the Boston Red Sox

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J.D. Drew: Why He Has Been a Bust with the Boston Red Sox
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After recently putting together a list of the top 10 worst signings in recent Red Sox history, I got some blowback over my inclusion of J.D. Drew at number four.  The counter-arguments ranged from the statistical to the inane, but plenty of folks thought that I was being too hard on old J.D., and by extension, too hard on the team for signing him to a five-year, $70 million deal back in 2007.

Fair enough.  Everyone is entitled to his or her opinion, and a good debate is what loving sports is all about.

But there was a method to my madness, and a reason why I considered Drew to be one of Boston's top five worst signings.  I think it's worth its own discussion.

I'll confess up front that I did not include postseason numbers in this piece, primarily because Drew's performance in that regard has as much to do with being fortunate enough to be on a winning team as it does with his contribution to getting the Sox there in the first place.

But for the record, I'll say that Drew has been solid in the playoffs. 


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