In response to georom4's comment:
Why would you take out the years he was injured? is this not a sign of his durability? Injuries are usually not caused by bad luck....some of course are but conditioning, flexibility, reflexes, and ability to overcome pain are paramount to having a long career in sports.
But no one who supports Drew on this thread will even admit he was a good signing.....thats when you know you have lost....his salary and performance thus far make him a lost cause already....and the only way for him to reverse that reality is to play everyday and go on a hitting tear to raise his averages, lower hs K's and play excellent defense....and that is simply not happening...
Ive said it was a good signing. Maybe 9.5 was a bit for some, but considering they had no faith in Iggys bat and had a big need for a 1 yr SS, they offered a little more so he would take the deal. Thats how the game works sometimes. Im not so hung up as some here are on overpaying a player for an obvious need for only 1 year. Its really a non issue. If it was a 3yr deal I could see your point, but its not. Its not hurting them in any way shape or form financially going forward.
He slid into home and caught the shin gaurd of the catcher. Nothing to do with conditioning and not being in shape or being able to tolerate pain. It was exactly what you dont think it was caused by...Bad luck.
Ill look at his numbers toward the end of the season to make any evaluations. He started out slow for obvious reasons and has heated up starting around 4/22. Since that time hes had an .828 OPS