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    drew done deal.....

    Red Sox Sign Stephen Drew

    The Red Sox have officially signed free agent shortstop Stephen Drew to a one-year contract, the team announced. The Scott Boras client will earn $9.5MM in 2013, with another $500K available in performance bonuses.

    Stephen Drew - A's (PW)

    Drew, 29, will have the chance to re-build his value in Boston and seek a multiyear deal in free agency a year from now. He posted a .223/.309/.348 batting line with seven home runs in 327 plate appearances for the Diamondbacks and Athletics this past season. The ankle injury that ended Drew's 2011 season prematurely sidelined him until the end of June, 2012.

    Drew's presence in Boston will push 22-year-old infielder Jose Iglesias to the bench, or perhaps to the minor leagues. Known for his tremendous defense, Iglesias has a .264/.313/.314 batting line as a minor leaguer and doesn't have Drew's offensive upside.

    Red Sox GM Ben Cherington has added a number of veteran free agents so far this offseason. Shane Victorino, Ryan Dempster, David Ross, Mike Napoli and Koji Uehara have also agreed to deals with the Red Sox (Napoli's deal hasn't been finalized, however).


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    Re: drew done deal.....

    Cool. I think the signing of J.D's Younger brother Has nothing but upside.

     
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    If we are going with a light-hitting SS, I would rather it be Iggy. At least there would be more saved runs.

     
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    Drew is a proven major league hitter and SS.  Iggy is a good fielding SS prospect who can't hit minor league pitching.  My vote goes to Drew.

     
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    In response to Alibiike's comment:
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    If we are going with a light-hitting SS, I would rather it be Iggy. At least there would be more saved runs.

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    'If we are going with a light-hitting SS' implies that the choice we are faced with is between two light-hitting shortstops.  Since Iglesias is a light-hitting SS, and Drew is a modestly better-than-average hitting SS, the correct comparison would be a light hitting SS with a great glove and a plus hitting SS with an average glove.

     
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