Wednesday, December 30, 2015

Ex-Red Sox Infielder Stephen Drew Signs With Nationals

Drew's '13 WS HR (Red Sox Photo)
Well, this story goes to show you that if you can stand upright and put on a uniform, you can get millions of dollars from some team. Former Red Sox infielder (and 2013 World Series Champion—where he hit .158 with a HR) Stephen Drew signed a one-year, $3 million contract with the Washington Nationals. Incentive milestones could add another $1.25 million to the deal. The last couple of years, Drew has been under-whelming with The Bronx Embalmers—hitting .187 in 177 total games. He did hit 17 HRs last year—mostly in the RF bandbox that is The Concrete Bunker On 161st Street. But, still, a possible $4.25 million payout to a soon-to-be 33-year old with little (if any) upside? Wow. Talk about reckless spending in Washington, D.C.!