• Rickt: I am the biggest Cal Jr fan around but one of my good friends played minor l...

Scott Boras said it, so we figured it was true: J.D. Drew was going to sign with the Red Sox for five years and $70 million.

Then the deal hit a snag, when the Red Sox discovered that Drew had arthritis in his shoulder. So, yesterday, Drew got a second opinion.

Now it looks like Drew is finally poised to become a Sox, though the contract he agreed to a few weeks ago may look a little different. The Sox may insist on an injury clause.

All of this should come as no surprise to anybody who has followed J.D. Drew’s career. The man finds new ways to get hurt every season.

But this may be the first time Drew has managed to get diagnosed with a new injury during the offseason.

Red Sox fans are no doubt taking solace in the fact that Drew’s contract will have a clause that will let the team off the hook should his shoulder give out. They shouldn’t get too comfortable. If Drew’s shoulder holds up, his knees, back, or pinkie toe is sure to give out soon enough.

No Responses to “Will Drew ever be a sox?”

  1. Oh no, not the pink hats! They should sport the real colors. Female support for that concept can be found here:

    http://sports.espn.go.com/espn/page2/story?page=buckheit/061211

  2. Nick Kapur says:

    I just wish the Sox would take this opportunity to wake up from their bad acid trip and realize that JD Drew is a bum and get out of this horrible contract that they were about to sign.

    They would be perfectly within their rights to do so, but of course they won’t. They love JD too much, and are going to let him off the hook with just an injury clause or whatever.

  3. Sarah Green says:

    Um, and here: http://www.umpbump.com/press/?p=357

    Also, Nick, I can’t believe Cute Baseball Babies isn’t a category yet!

Leave a Reply

    Recent Comments

    • Rickt: I am the biggest Cal Jr fan around but one of my good friends played minor league baseball in the Orioles...
    • HADAJUN: I wish for play in Japan. The death is regrettable.
    • David the okajima: was wondering if I related too this guy?
    • HaroldHecuba: Mike Mussina is EASTERN EUROPEAN, not Italian.
    • handsomerandyblackladdiebrad1953: Plus,Jackson’s Polo Grounds-heightened batting stats,when park-adjusted,make...

Marketplace

    Subscribe via email

    Enter your email address:

    Archives

What's Popular

Featured posts

220px-Bbwaa_logo_web

December 5, 2011

Will anybody get elected to the Hall of Fame this year?

Last week, we asked you to vote for who you would like to see enshrined in baseball’s Hall of Fame. The verdict? If it were up to UmpBump readers, nobody would make it in. The leading vote getter (so far) is Jeff Bagwell, who has 60% support. Of course, in the real voting, players need […]

January 5, 2011

Annual UmpBump Hall of Fame Balloting: 2011 Edition

In what has become an annual tradition, we here at UmpBump cast our ballots for the Hall of Fame on the eve of the announcements of the voting for the real Hall of Fame. Voters can vote for anyone ever who has been retired from baseball for at least five years and is not already […]

According to the internet, "The Little Napoleon" John McGraw was the greatest manager of all time.

October 19, 2010

Crowdsourcing the Greats: The Top 10 Managers of All Time

Now that we’ve looked at every position on the diamond, as well as relief pitchers, we are nearing the end of our “Crowdsourcing the Greats” series. But before we finish, let’s turn one more time to the internet hoi polloi for answers on who the greatest baseball manager of all time was. As usual, we […]