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11-20-2012, 10:55 PM
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Originally Posted by Shoalzie View Post
If they can get Upton without trading both Castellanos and Garcia, that's the only I'd be in favor of it.

I'm thrilled with the idea of getting Drew...another move to great improve their defense. Drew is another Boras guy...he loves working with Dombo and Mr. I. We saw first hand how good of a glove Drew has from the ALDS and we saw in the World Series the value of a good glove at short with Crawford. I love seeing a move like this because it's them willing to actually displace a guy to improve at a position. The Hunter move was a necessity because they didn't really have a guy at the position.
Drew is reportedly looking for 3 years/$30 mil. That's ridiculous IMO.

I'm not sure Drew is an upgrade over Peralta in any way. He's got a reputation as a good defender but the numbers say he's below average. He's got a reputation as a good hitter but he hasn't hit much lately, his good years aren't as good as Peralta's good years, and his bad years are worse than Peralta's bad years. And Drew is one year younger than Peralta, so it's not like they'd be going young.

Why not spend that extra $4 mil on some better bench players and then figure out 2014 and 2015 later, as opposed to throwing a huge deal at Drew when he hasn't proven he can hit or field post-injury?

I'm not a big Peralta fan, but this sounds like a terrible deal. Unless they get something really good from the DBacks for Peralta, but what are the odds of that? More likely they'll get a mediocre utility player or a fringe bullpen/AAAA guy. Whoopdeedoo.

Plus, I have to say that from what we saw in the ALCS, Stephen Drew is a whiny little *****. Complains about every single called strike, like Youkilis. Bugs the hell out of me.

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