Re: Reports say St.Louis checked in on the availability of Stephen Drew
posted at 7/29/2013 12:54 PM EDT
In response to moonslav59's comment:
In response to southpaw777's comment:
Heard today that the Cards called BC and asked what it would take for them to give up veteran SS Stephen Drew. I dont know any more than that.
St.Louis has a deep farm system thet could help the Sox depending on what they are willing to give up for a premium position player. BC already said hes not taking away from the MLB roster and with Iggy already reverting back to his old offensive ways, losing Drew would make them worse on defense and offensively too.
Should they move Drew for a package of prospects and HOPE that Iggy starts to hit again and that one of BOgey or Middy can do well? Do they go get a Michael Young to play the FT 3b slot IF they decide to move Drew? Or do they keep Drew and not take any chances losing both offense and defense at a permium position?
I'm not sure how moving Iggy to SS makes us worse defensively, unless whoever plays 3B is poor.
I don't see us trading Drew, unless we pick up a 3Bman somewhere else (Young or A Ramirez?).
I also doubt we get anything valuable for Drew. His contract makes him more of a salary dump type player than one worthy of a good prospect in return.
all around defensively Moon...Young doesnt have good defense at 3b, thus making us worse defensively. This isnt a Drew/Iggy comparison at SS, its an all around virew of the left side.
Iggy at 3b and Drew at SS is better than Iggy at SS and Young at 3b as a whole.
I agree with you that I dont think they trade Drew. Personally, like I said above, its too risky to rely on Middy or Bogey and Young makes us worse defensively.