Hindsight is 100% , so I am not second guessing Cherry. But Stephen Drew for $9.5 mil, when Iggy was there waiting, and Drew was no certainty, not like he was Jeter Scutaro, omg wait we had Scutaro, how did he go last year? Drew's main problem is he's a Drew, enough with the Drew's already. Remember DL Drew, who patroled right for half of his time here, the other half he was on the DL. Drew finnished badly last year , stock should have dropped, Sox bit, bad bite.
Same scenario with Hanrahan , if he pitches well down the stretch , for the Pirates and the Pirates are in the playoffs, he pitches lousy, wild, like he is now and the Pirates are gone. Never should have signed Hanrahan or Drew. Oh well , they are winning for the moment, will it last? Not unless they get $18.5 mil worth of payroll performing as Cherrington expected.
I like Ross, Gomes, Dempster, Victorino I think is past it, but he can run, and he gets the bat on the ball. Drew and Hanrahan could irradicated the positives from unloading , Beckett, Crawford, and Gonzo.