Friday, November 10, 2006

JD Drew

Dodgers outfielder J.D. "Just Disabled" Drew has filed for free agency. He had a contract for three more years with the Dodgers at $11M/year, but somehow felt that he could get more money elsewhere. His agent, Scott Boras, is well known for trying to milk as much money as humanly possible out of his clients. He might actually get a little more out of another team, but Drew is not exactly a popular guy, and for the money, most teams will want an everyday player, which Drew's history shows he is NOT.

I'm glad to see him go. This gives the Dodgers $11M a year to spend on someone who won't spend half his time on the disabled list. It means the Dodgers are more likely to pick up another year from Kenny Lofton, or maybe even Nomar, who has indicated that he would consider playing outfield if needed. However, Nomar in the outfield sounds like an injury waiting to happen.

So now the Dodgers need a starting pitcher to be their ace, another outfielders, AND another big bat on top.
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