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Is it time to go get J.D. Drew?

Postby Jamescloud16 » Wed Jun 11, 2003 9:00 am

He's quietly tearing it up. .339, 7 HR, 2SB, good run and RBI numbers in only 35 games.

I don't really need him but he's a free agent in my league. My OF/Util is Sheffield, G. Anderson, V. Wells and Everett but I was thinking of picking him up in case Everett slides - or just so no one else gets him.

Thoughts? Will J.D. keep it up? Is he healthy?
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Postby j_d_mcnugent » Wed Jun 11, 2003 9:58 am

i picked him up a couple days after he came off the DL and have been very pleased. he is tremendous talent that is capable of putting up some really good numbers. he will always be bothered by minor injuries which will cause him to miss a game or two here and there and he will get more scheduled days off than regular starters but if you have daily roster changes it isnt a big deal. he is still an injury risk but that shouldnt be a concern to you since he is a free agent. i would say pick him up. who would you be dropping?
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Postby Jamescloud16 » Wed Jun 11, 2003 10:11 am

Thanks for your reply. Here's my offensive roster:
C - Pudge
1B - Huff
2B - Castillo
SS - Mora
3B - Blalock
OF - Shef, Garret, V. Wells
Util - Everett
Bench - D. Jimenez

SP - Zito, K. Wood, Colon, B. Myers, Clement, Webb, L. Hernandez, K. Wells
RP- Mesa, Donnelly, Percival

I picked up Jimenez a few weeks ago for the days Blalock sits against lefties, but he really hasn't been sitting enough to significantly affect my offense. I would probably drop Jimenez.
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Postby timkell » Wed Jun 11, 2003 11:13 am

I'm in a weekly league, so I avoid Drew like the plague. He's way too unreliable. Everytime I think he's fine, he gets another minor injury. Then you leave him on the bench and he hits three homers. Not worth the frustration for me. I could see his value for a daily league, though.
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Postby point06 » Wed Jun 11, 2003 5:31 pm

I picked up Drew at the beginning of interleague play to replace Edgar Martinez, who isnt playing this time of year. Drew has been great so far, and im tempted to trade him away as soon as interleague is over. I would say go get him, hes better then Jimenez.
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Postby Madison » Thu Jun 12, 2003 7:12 am

I agree. Drop Jiminez for Drew.
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Postby pilambp » Thu Jun 12, 2003 9:29 am

Here's an intersting scenario. Why don't the Cards trade JD to the White Sox for Mark Beuhrle. Each team gets a great young player in the trade, the White Sox fill their hole in CF, and the cards add a great third starter to their rotation. Any thoughts?
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Postby Pogotheostrich » Thu Jun 12, 2003 10:09 am

I think Drew is a free agent after this year. So I don't know why the Sox would want him for the rest of the year.
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Postby pilambp » Thu Jun 12, 2003 11:03 am

Buehrle is a free agent as well, but has indicated he wants to play for St. Louis. Maybe the trade would allow the Sox to sign Drew to a multiyear deal before the end of the season.
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Postby jdh » Thu Jun 12, 2003 2:12 pm

The White Sox wouldn't want any part of that trade, because it would weaken their pitching too much likely. Beyond Colon and Buerhle, they really have nothing but crap. (assuming Loaiza soons falls back into whatever hole he emerged from).
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