In response to jcri's comment:
I think Drew improves our defense at SS and 3rd and our offense by getting Pedey out of leadoff if Farrell chooses. He's not going to save the team but he may turn it around. Count me among those who feel we've traditionally been slow bringing up guys--for a reason considering stacked big money teams with little room. But as Boom says--now we've lost seven straight, our whole outfield is playing close to the Mendoza line, we're at or close to the bottom of the AL East...so what's wrong with calling up MB or anyone else to play OF? I know we've all talked about "missing Ells" and I know I thought someone would produce "close enough" to make things work. Now I think it's a core problem, maybe disturbing the rhythm of the offense more than we realize. OK, yes, Pedey can do it because he can probably do anything on a ball field, but is really best long term? I'd say no for several reasons. Then there are those who don't like it, don't feel comfortable, and just don't want to do it. Help me out here historians but I think I remember several other times and coaches (Ralph Houk?) who said they could make it work without a true leadoff guy--and I don't think it worked. Isn't it just established BB culture--you need a leadoff guy?
It's a long season. There is plenty of time. Drew will help but other help is needed.
The problem may be that Drew used up all the spending money for this year (to stay under the limit).