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Postby Havok1517 » Thu Nov 09, 2006 9:54 pm

Dodgers announced outfielder J.D. Drew opted out of the final three years of his contract.

There hadn't been any indications that Drew was considering giving up the $33 million he was owed by the Dodgers, but the market seems strong enough that he'll likely do at least that well as a free agent. Not only is Drew an a fine defensive right fielder, but he can play center and actually prefers to do so. Plus, his only major injury the last three years was a broken hand suffered on a HBP, limiting him to 72 games in 2005. The Red Sox, Mets, Rangers, Tigers, Orioles, Angels, Mariners, Astros and Padres are among the teams that figure to be intersted in adding him. The Dodgers could try to keep him, but they'll also likely try using his money in a bid for Alfonso Soriano. Nov. 9 - 8:40 pm et rotoworld

This move probaly just cost Gary Matthews 3 to 4 million dollars.
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Postby Joe LaCock » Fri Nov 10, 2006 12:50 pm

Ok after you gave an explanation I can see why Drew filed. However, if I was a GM I could not stomach giving him more than the current contract he has. It is very interesting. Joe
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Postby BlueBandit24 » Fri Nov 10, 2006 4:59 pm

I was shocked as well. He is a solid player, but it seems like the moeny on his current contract was about as high as his value is going to go.
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Postby AdvRider » Sat Nov 11, 2006 5:19 pm

Don’t forget this J.D. Drew is the same clown who refused to sign with the Phillies after they drafted him in 1997 because he demanded a $10 million contract, which the Phillies refused to pay to an untested college player.

Drew has always had an (over)inflated sense of his own worth.
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Postby jebnasty » Tue Nov 14, 2006 10:14 am

he is what is wrong in professional sports. greedy and self centered. no loyalty.
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Postby BravesGuy » Tue Nov 14, 2006 12:49 pm

jebnasty wrote:he is what is wrong in professional sports. greedy and self centered. no loyalty.
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Postby BitterDodgerFan » Tue Nov 14, 2006 12:56 pm

good...nobody liked this fuqer anyways. whatever he is looking for, its for damn sure he aint getting it anywhere.
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Postby The Loveable Losers » Tue Nov 14, 2006 12:59 pm

BitterDodgerFan wrote:good...nobody liked this fuqer anyways. whatever he is looking for, its for damn sure he aint getting it anywhere.


While I can appreciate the sentiment (especially coming from a person with a handle like BitterDodgerFan ;) ) he probably will get what he's looking for. He's becoming a FA using the opt-out clause in his contract at the perfect time and he'll get paid a lot of money because of that.
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Postby Sandman » Tue Nov 14, 2006 1:27 pm

jd drew=a$$ clown
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