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So much for the credibility of the Red Sox front office. Boston today re-signed shortstop Stephen Drew to a pro-rated 'qualifying offer' contract—essentially about $10 million. This likely means that Xander Bogaerts moves to third (where he shined in the 2013 post-season) and Will Middlebrooks (when healthy) either rides the bench, goes back to AAA or gets put into a deal. Boston had insisted that they were not going to move Bogaerts to third to accommodate Drew—but that was clearly vamping for the benefit of Scott Boras. Red Sox win, Boras loses.