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Q: You have NO idea how much you will hate J.D. Drew.

--Dave Geeting, St. Louis

 

SG: Uh-oh, looks like we're entering the "If you're a Red Sox fan, you're about to be in a terrible mood reading all these J.D. Drew e-mails" portion of the mailbag. You knew it was coming. Just humor me.

 

Q: I just wanted to congratulate you on your team becoming the new Mets. You know, the team that overspends on guys who sound good on paper, but who will totally flop under the pressure of their ridiculous contracts and the city's overbearing media. I'm sure Drew and Lugo will be very happy on their new teams in a year or two when the Sox have to dump their stupid contracts for 30 cents on the dollar.

--Ben Teaford. Rocky Hill, Conn.

 

SG: (Punching myself in the face.)

 

Q: As a Dodgers fan, I was upset when I heard Drew opted out. Then I remembered how much money he was giving up and thought he was crazy -- after all, no one would pay $11 million a year for a corner outfielder who hits .280 with 20 HRs and looks like he doesn't care. Not once in his Dodger tenure do I remember going, "Wow. J.D. Drew really came up big for us last night." Good riddance.

--Josh, Santa Barbara, Calif.

 

SG: (Slamming my hand in a door.)

 

Q: The day Drew opted out of his Dodger contract was like the feeling I had on Christmas morning when I was 7 and got my first pair of skates … an utterly joyous occasion. This man has no passion or love for the game of baseball and plays the game accordingly. It is fitting that he will be playing for Boston fans who will hate this guy with a passion by the second spring training game. As a fan of the game, I am sad that any other fans have to watch this guy -- except maybe Yankee fans; I was hoping Steinbrenner would overpay him. Good luck, this is your worst nightmare!

--Tom Rowe, Long Beach, Calif.

 

SG: (Repeatedly ramming my body into my Christmas tree.)

 

Q: Just a stellar quote from Epstein about the J.D. Drew signing: "Virtually every player is a collection of strengths and weaknesses." Equivalent to when your buddy has a new girlfriend, and you know she's nuts, and he knows she's nuts, and she does something crazy like ask him for his e-mail password "just to prove that he trusts her," and the buddy tries to laugh it off by saying "but all women are a little crazy, you know, right?" It's never a good sign when the fans of the team that a player left are happier than the fans of the team that that player signed with.

--Sam, Los Angeles

 

SG: (Ramming a candy cane into my eye.)

 

Q: I am a lifelong Dodgers fan and having one of the greatest laughs of my life watching the Red Sox sign J.D. Drew. I couldn't believe the Dodgers gave that bum $11 million a year to play sucky, injury-plagued, emotionless baseball. I was even more stunned when he OPTED OUT of that goldmine contract, although very happy because he was a joke. So, you can only imagine once I heard that he was getting $14 million a year from another team, I laughed my a$$ off! What was your thought process during this whole scenario?

--David S., Toledo, Ohio

 

SG: Thanks for asking. I haven't been this horrified by a big move from a Boston team since the Celtics traded for Vin Baker four summers ago. The Sox just signed someone who, by all accounts, plays without any semblance of passion or intensity. He's the exact type of player that Boston fans have always hated. We have a century-long track record of proving this point. That's the part I don't get. It's not like Theo is from France -- he's from freaking Brookline. He should have known. Arrrrrrrrrgh. One last e-mail about Drew …

 

Q: What did Bono say to the Yankees fan after hearing about the J.D. Drew and Julio Lugo signings?

 

"Well, tonight thank God it's them instead of you!!!!!"

--Michael Rupp, Fairfield, Conn.

 

SG: Now that's comedy. Well done. It's just a shame that Michael Rupp was overshadowed by Sly Cooley this week.

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Right, 'cause nobody but you thought the Sox overpaid for Drew. I kept telling the thousands of people who were insisting that the Sox got a steal on Drew that Plow from Sportswrath thinks differently. They said, "But he's the same dipshit who said the Sox should've held onto Bill Mueller, even though he got hurt after 30 games and retired." Now the SportsGuy's mailbag proves you were right, after all. You da man.

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Right, 'cause nobody but you thought the Sox overpaid for Drew. I kept telling the thousands of people who were insisting that the Sox got a steal on Drew that Plow from Sportswrath thinks differently. They said, "But he's the same dipshit who said the Sox should've held onto Bill Mueller, even though he got hurt after 30 games and retired." Now the SportsGuy's mailbag proves you were right, after all. You da man.

 

when you want to talk sports, i'll be happy to discuss with you. Until then keep your close minded middle aged shit thoughts to yourself?

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when you want to talk sports, i'll be happy to discuss with you. Until then keep your close minded middle aged shit thoughts to yourself?

 

Uh, when did I say I wanted to talk sports? I don't talk sports with guys who pat themselves on the back for recognizing that JD Drew's contract is a bad one. What's your next bombshell? LaDanian Tomlinson should be MVP? Tell us, oh wise one, so we can look smart, too.

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Uh, when did I say I wanted to talk sports? I don't talk sports with guys who pat themselves on the back for recognizing that JD Drew's contract is a bad one. What's your next bombshell? LaDanian Tomlinson should be MVP? Tell us, oh wise one, so we can look smart, too.

 

i was confused because in my other post no1 said drew's contract was bad.

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Mickeef, can you please explain how the the Sox got a steal out of Drew? I want to hear your opinion on it. My opinion is on the opposite side of that.

 

lol Where did I say that? I said, sarcastically, that I needed to convince all the people who think his contract is a steal that Plow was right. In other words, everybody already knows it's a bad contract, so I can't understand what Plow is patting himself on the back about.

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lol Where did I say that? I said, sarcastically, that I needed to convince all the people who think his contract is a steal that Plow was right. In other words, everybody already knows it's a bad contract, so I can't understand what Plow is patting himself on the back about.

oh gotta, I did not read into the sarcasim. I did not really read into the whole post anyway. Not really interested. Just picked and chose parts to read. Who knows, he is a Yankees fan.

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i was confused because in my other post no1 said drew's contract was bad.

 

Lorf: "Drew is being overpaid some and that last year or two might hurt"

 

jranieli: "I do believe the JD Drew signing was horrid. They over payed for an over hyped player."

 

Didn't see anybody, though, who said it was a good signing.

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Lorf: "Drew is being overpaid some and that last year or two might hurt"

 

jranieli: "I do believe the JD Drew signing was horrid. They over payed for an over hyped player."

 

Didn't see anybody, though, who said it was a good signing.

 

It's one of those signings that could be good if he lived up to his full potential but for right now...we're paying an unproven (in Boston) outfielder more than we're paying David Ortiz, the heart, soul, and face of the Red Sox franchise. I don't see Drew or Lugo as the face of the Red Sox at all. But hey, I'm still in the camp that thinks Drew can perform, just not at that price.

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they must've examined his base running bone. :LMAO:

 

:lol:

 

Yes, it's true, they are taking a closer look at things and considering asking Boras to put clauses into the contract to protect the team should Drew miss significant time, or should his power numbers fall off the table. I'm sure they feel obligated to pay the guy now, but why not just scrap the whole thing if you have that many concerns about the guy's health?

 

A really cynical person might say they just used Drew to get Boras feeling all warm and fuzzy before the Matsuzaka negotiations.

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:lol:

 

Yes, it's true, they are taking a closer look at things and considering asking Boras to put clauses into the contract to protect the team should Drew miss significant time, or should his power numbers fall off the table. I'm sure they feel obligated to pay the guy now, but why not just scrap the whole thing if you have that many concerns about the guy's health?

 

A really cynical person might say they just used Drew to get Boras feeling all warm and fuzzy before the Matsuzaka negotiations.

 

You mean Plow? I don't give much merit to these "plots" that everyone is attributing to the Red Sox. But as for Drew, I wouldn't mind this issue knocking a year or two off his contract.

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You mean Plow? I don't give much merit to these "plots" that everyone is attributing to the Red Sox. But as for Drew, I wouldn't mind this issue knocking a year or two off his contract.

 

Nah, actually I wasn't ridiculing Plow (this time). I have heard this theory, though, which makes no sense whatsoever. I mean, what are they gonna do- never negotiate with Boras again?

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Q: I just wanted to congratulate you on your team becoming the new Mets. You know, the team that overspends on guys who sound good on paper, but who will totally flop under the pressure of their ridiculous contracts and the city's overbearing media. I'm sure Drew and Lugo will be very happy on their new teams in a year or two when the Sox have to dump their stupid contracts for 30 cents on the dollar.

--Ben Teaford. Rocky Hill, Conn.

 

Fuck off asshole.

 

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Bleggh, Simmons just went through all the mail he got and found the most negative ones toward Drew. I will just continue to state that we know what he's capable of and let's just hope that his arthritic shoulder doesn't sap his power.

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Bleggh, Simmons just went through all the mail he got and found the most negative ones toward Drew. I will just continue to state that we know what he's capable of and let's just hope that his arthritic shoulder doesn't sap his power.

 

even if he lives up to whatever you think he's supposed to live up to. I'm positive it's not worth 70 mil over 5 years.

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even if he lives up to whatever you think he's supposed to live up to. I'm positive it's not worth 70 mil over 5 years.

 

No doubt, but what can we fans really do other than hope? This isn't one of those absolutely brain dead decisions that everyone saying it is...we didn't just sign Juan Pierre for five years 45 million, we didn't sign Gil Meche for five years 55 million. Granted we paid more, but at least the talent level is in the same ballpark as the price we paid.

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