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Re: Return of a Drew (there it is!)

Postby jeffmerk » Tue Dec 18, 2012 6:44 pm

hochunk5 wrote:
Stephen Drew is a placeholder in every sense of the word. He doesn't do anything except exist. One can't even wave the OPS flag with him in the lineup. Aside from succeeding as being a warm body, I don't know where $9.5 million is deserved aside from just having to spend money somewhere. Just another guy, nothing more or less. At least it was only one year.


Sort of makes me wish i could even remotely swing a bat or throw a ball. Look at who the A's signed at SS too, a .300 hitter with more upside and probably are paying less for it.

Other than Ichiro and Godzilla, the majority of Japanese hitters that came over to MLB have been huge disappointments.
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Re: Return of a Drew (there it is!)

Postby Element » Tue Dec 18, 2012 9:24 pm

jeffmerk wrote:
hochunk5 wrote:
Stephen Drew is a placeholder in every sense of the word. He doesn't do anything except exist. One can't even wave the OPS flag with him in the lineup. Aside from succeeding as being a warm body, I don't know where $9.5 million is deserved aside from just having to spend money somewhere. Just another guy, nothing more or less. At least it was only one year.


Sort of makes me wish i could even remotely swing a bat or throw a ball. Look at who the A's signed at SS too, a .300 hitter with more upside and probably are paying less for it.

Other than Ichiro and Godzilla, the majority of Japanese hitters that came over to MLB have been huge disappointments.


Aoki more than held his own last year.
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Re: Return of a Drew (there it is!)

Postby jeffmerk » Wed Dec 19, 2012 9:00 pm

Element wrote:
jeffmerk wrote:
hochunk5 wrote:
Sort of makes me wish i could even remotely swing a bat or throw a ball. Look at who the A's signed at SS too, a .300 hitter with more upside and probably are paying less for it.

Other than Ichiro and Godzilla, the majority of Japanese hitters that came over to MLB have been huge disappointments.


Aoki more than held his own last year.

True, but not much was expected of him. He entered the season as a bench player.
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Re: Return of a Drew (there it is!)

Postby hochunk5 » Fri Dec 21, 2012 10:21 pm

jeffmerk wrote:
Element wrote:
jeffmerk wrote:Other than Ichiro and Godzilla, the majority of Japanese hitters that came over to MLB have been huge disappointments.


Aoki more than held his own last year.

True, but not much was expected of him. He entered the season as a bench player.


Aoki and Nakajima are similar players too...both high contact hitters with minimal power. As long as Oakland just wants him to be a table setter he should fit perfectly there.
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Re: Return of a Drew (there it is!)

Postby MrT » Sun Jan 06, 2013 9:13 pm

Who cares whether Boston overpaid. Drew will be just fine in Boston. If he hits 270 15 hr 70 rbi 80 r and steals 8 he will meet Boston's expectaions and is certainly worth a few bucks in an auction league
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Re: Return of a Drew (there it is!)

Postby RocketsDWM » Sun Jan 06, 2013 10:57 pm

It is really tough to overpay on a one year deal. Hopefully this turns out a la Adrian Beltre a couple of years back. If not, Bogaerts is waiting in the wings for next year.
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Re: Return of a Drew (there it is!)

Postby stevethumb » Mon Jan 07, 2013 11:13 am

MrT wrote:Who cares whether Boston overpaid. Drew will be just fine in Boston. If he hits 270 15 hr 70 rbi 80 r and steals 8 he will meet Boston's expectaions and is certainly worth a few bucks in an auction league



well since in the last 5 years he has never knocked in more than 67 in a year I can say that 70 ribbies is very doubtful...he has hit more than 15 Hrs once in 5 years ..and his total SBs in 4 of the past 5 years is 13 ..the last 2 years combined he has 86 runs scored..AND his BA in the last 4 years is .252 in 1747 ABs

It is doubtful that he will reach any of your categories' #s

He is an overpayment by any metric and I haven't even totaled his at his DL days in the last 3 years
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Re: Return of a Drew (there it is!)

Postby ayebatter » Mon Jan 07, 2013 3:34 pm

MrT wrote:Who cares whether Boston overpaid. Drew will be just fine in Boston. If he hits 270 15 hr 70 rbi 80 r and steals 8 he will meet Boston's expectaions and is certainly worth a few bucks in an auction league


It's more than likely you'll have to divide those numbers by 2. ;-)
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Re: Return of a Drew (there it is!)

Postby Izenhart » Mon Jan 07, 2013 7:48 pm

ayebatter wrote:
MrT wrote:Who cares whether Boston overpaid. Drew will be just fine in Boston. If he hits 270 15 hr 70 rbi 80 r and steals 8 he will meet Boston's expectaions and is certainly worth a few bucks in an auction league


It's more than likely you'll have to divide those numbers by 2. ;-)


I think Boston sees a guy who is under achieving and at his age could still put it together in the right scenario. Boston will probably be a good fit, and if he stays healthy and focused there's a good chance he puts up career numbers. If you truly believe a $2 gamble is too much, then fine. He could be a $7-$10 if things break right, and where he will probably be picked in drafts I see him as one of the better potential values at a terribly thin position.
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