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Old 10-04-2006, 10:52 PM   #1
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I wish anybody on this message board would have been blessed with JD Drew's God given baseball talent instead of him.

I stopped cheering for the Dodgers over 20 years ago and I have no money riding on this series. I'm simply disgusted by this clown's lack of baseball sense in an important situation in a playoff game.

Anybody else ever seen two guys gunned down at the plate on the same throw before? Eric Byrnes on Baseball Tonight offered up Willie Mays Hayes in Major League, but noted both runners were safe on that play.

This guy is a joke. The constant malingering with injuries and total lack of urgency in his approach are a disgrace to the game of baseball and all competitors everywhere. This bonehead play tonight literally made me sick.
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Old 10-04-2006, 10:55 PM   #2
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Yea...what happened there exactly? I saw the replay, but I still don't get it. Did he think he could sneak past Lo Duca or something?
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I don't wanna talk about it...haha. REALLY don't want to talk about that play or JD Drew for that matter. Im just looking on to Game two.
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Old 11-09-2006, 07:19 PM   #4
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JD Drew might be the dumbest person on earth.

http://sports.espn.go.com/mlb/news/story?id=2655862

You know, because teams are going to be lining up around the block to pay him more than the $11 million per season he was scheduled to make over the next three years.
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JD Drew might be the dumbest person on earth.

http://sports.espn.go.com/mlb/news/story?id=2655862

You know, because teams are going to be lining up around the block to pay him more than the $11 million per season he was scheduled to make over the next three years.
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Old 11-10-2006, 05:05 PM   #6
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JD Drew might be the dumbest person on earth.

http://sports.espn.go.com/mlb/news/story?id=2655862

You know, because teams are going to be lining up around the block to pay him more than the $11 million per season he was scheduled to make over the next three years.
Believe it or not, the market is thin this year and chances are he will make more. While I never liked Scott Boras who is Drew's agent, I don't think he is dumb. Im just glad he is gone and Coletti (Dodgers GM) is pissed.

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-"He moved on and we'll move on," he said. "We'll find a player who wants to stay here. Scott broached [the opt-out] and I said if that's what you decide to do ... I'm finished with it.
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-General Manager Ned Colletti said he was "surprised" and "disappointed," because Drew said repeatedly last season that he did not plan to exercise his opt-out clause.

"I know J.D. is a spiritual guy and a man of his word," Colletti said. "I guess he changed his word."

-"This decision had nothing to do with the Dodgers," Boras said. "J.D. is happy with the Dodgers. He enjoyed his time with the Dodgers. He would certainly consider returning to the Dodgers."

Said Colletti: "I'm done. He wants out. He can have out."

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Believe it or not, the market is thin this year and chances are he will make more. While I never liked Scott Boras who is Drew's agent, I don't think he is dumb. Im just glad he is gone and Coletti (Dodgers GM) is pissed.
It's a sad state of affairs when a Joe Barely Cares like JD Drew can command, and get, more than $11 million. It's sickening that he can pull in that much to begin with.

If the guy played with half the heart & hustle that someone like David Eckstein does, he'd be a Hall of Famer.
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I don't think Boras/Satan would have let him go if he wasn't sure he could get him more.

Also, its just advantageous for a guy like Drew to keep moving every couple years. Teammates and fans get sick of his bull**** pretty quickly, but his skill set always buys him a brief honeymoon in a new location.
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It's a sad state of affairs when a Joe Barely Cares like JD Drew can command, and get, more than $11 million. It's sickening that he can pull in that much to begin with.

If the guy played with half the heart & hustle that someone like David Eckstein does, he'd be a Hall of Famer.
Its always been about the money with this guy, when Drew got drafted second overall he wanted 10 million guaranteed or he won't play. He frickin sat out a whole year and re-entered the draft the following year and signed with the Cardinals for a deal that was 7 million guaranteed. This guy is all about the money, I watched alot of Dodger games this year than most and he doesn't give a **** if he strikes out, and then says he loves LA and that he is staying then two months later and reneges on his word. **** the POS.
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I don't think Boras/Satan would have let him go if he wasn't sure he could get him more.

Also, its just advantageous for a guy like Drew to keep moving every couple years. Teammates and fans get sick of his bull**** pretty quickly, but his skill set always buys him a brief honeymoon in a new location.
I think he is going to San Diego, there is somebody there dumb enough to give him a fat contract. This idiot used to work for the Dodgers...(hint: he inked Drew to a 5 year 55 million dollar contract.) Though he is an assistant GM there, Im sure he will lobby for Drew.
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I think he is going to San Diego, there is somebody there dumb enough to give him a fat contract. This idiot used to work for the Dodgers...(hint: he inked Drew to a 5 year 55 million dollar contract.) Though he is an assistant GM there, Im sure he will lobby for Drew.
I dunno. I think the Pads are going hard after Aramis Ramirez.
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Yeah but I don't think they can outbid the Angels or the Dodgers.
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I dunno. I think the Pads are going hard after Aramis Ramirez.
As a Madres fan Aramis Ramirez is a pipe dream. I think they're going to hope Kouzmanoff develops. Either that or they'll go with Branyan. I think Ramirez will either stay with the Cubs, or wind up in Los Angeles of Anaheim.

I think the Madres are more likely to land Carlos Lee, or Soriano than Ramirez.

They better not even consider Drew though. The front office f***s with us fans enough as it is.
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They better not even consider Drew though. The front office ****s with us fans enough as it is.
Yeah well Depodesta has a hard on for Drew...I think your SOL Pendejo.
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JD, please come to Seattle.

Listen, there's already two or three softies on my team. Trade one of them (Sexson) and replace him with a superior softy, I'm good.

As long as he can put up a nice OBP, draw walks, and play some decent corner OF he'd be a solid fit in the 3-hole, in Seattle.

Now, if he really wants more than 11 mil/year or if he hates the westcoast or whatever...then, I guess no.
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A blue blessing: Drew departs!

Only Scott Boras would have the balls to sit down with a brittle guy who's set to make $33 million over the next three years, look him in the eye, and tell him that he's underpaid. And only J.D. Drewógreedy from the start after refusing to sign with the Phillies out of college for anything less than $10 millionówould be stupid enough to listen to him. Drew opted out of the remaining three years of his contract on Thursday, becoming a free agent to the surprise of many... and to the joy of many more. Ned Colletti can moan about how the Dodgers have to go out and get two big bats now, but Drew's move should be considered an early Christmas presentóbetter than a new bike, a digital camera, or a trip around the goddamn world. Sure, he knocked in 100 runs last season, but what are the odds that he'll ever play in 146 games again? He's a good hitter, but how long before his ovaries hurt again? From practically the moment Paul DePodesta signed Nancy to that $55 million contract, everyone knew it was a colossal mistake. And now, poof, there's $33 million back in Frank McCourt's pockets to spend on mini-skirts for his wife. It's truly incredible. It's a disgusting decision on Drew's part, but it's beautiful. Like the hills of Tuscany. Or free-flowing traffic on the Santa Monica Freeway.

"I told Colletti there was a strong demand in the marketplace for guys with J.D.'s skills," said Scott Boras. Really, Scott? A high demand for guys who hit 20 home runs, play with fear of injury in the outfield, and have to be handled like a rare crystal vase by their manager? There was never a lot of love for J.D. Drew in the baseball world, and his decision to give up $33 million out of sheer greed isn't going to gain him any fans. It's one thing if he absolutely hated living in L.A., but from all indications, he didn't. Boras made it clear: "It was a business decision." Ok, but don't come crawling back to the Dodgers when you're only offered a 2-year, $12 million contract by the Kansas City Royals. (God, we can only hope.)

"I know J.D. is a spiritual guy and a man of his word," said Ned Colletti. "I guess he changed his word." That's Colletti's nice way of saying that Drew is going to hell. Which begs the question: Is there a disabled list in hell?

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Funny stuff. I'd be glad to if I was a Dodger fan too...you get out from under that contract and open up a spot for Matt Kemp. Not bad...
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As a Madres fan Aramis Ramirez is a pipe dream. I think they're going to hope Kouzmanoff develops. Either that or they'll go with Branyan. I think Ramirez will either stay with the Cubs, or wind up in Los Angeles of Anaheim.

I think the Madres are more likely to land Carlos Lee, or Soriano than Ramirez.

They better not even consider Drew though. The front office ****s with us fans enough as it is.
I think Carlos Lee needs to go back to the AL. He's a guy who should be getting some DH time in the near future.

Wouldn't Soriano would be more expensive than Ramirez?
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Funny stuff. I'd be glad to if I was a Dodger fan too...you get out from under that contract and open up a spot for Matt Kemp. Not bad...
I was reading the LA Times online and I would provide the link but you have to register. Anyway basically Coletti said that Kemp is going to stay in triple A for another year. Needs to work on his swing.

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I think this hints at a Soriano signing.
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Here's to hoping Drew's gamble pays off as well as Juan Gonzalez's did.
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I think Carlos Lee needs to go back to the AL. He's a guy who should be getting some DH time in the near future.

Wouldn't Soriano would be more expensive than Ramirez?
I personally would prefer the Madres sign Soriano, let him play second, and re-sign Doc Roberts to play left field. I agree with your assessment of Lee.

As far as Soriano costing more than Ramirez...it's likely, but you never can tell when a bidding war will break out. One thing that may help the Madres is that they'll let Soriano play second base. According to a local television station the Madres are going to make a strong push for him. We'll see on that score.

Bronco LB 52 and I are in agreement that Ramirez would be a great fit in S.D...I just don't think it's likely due to their trading for Kouzmanoff (who apparently they're going to give every chance to win the starting job), having Branyan on the roster for a cool million, and the fact that they put in a bid on Akinori Iwamura who can also play third base.

In depressing news I just read that the Madres are exploring signing J.D. Drew. Hopefully the fact that he has Boras for an agent will dissuade them from getting serious. The Madres in the past have jettisoned Boras clients, and refuse to draft his players. (Drafted Matt "China Doll" Bush over Weaver.)
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I think he is going to San Diego, there is somebody there dumb enough to give him a fat contract. This idiot used to work for the Dodgers...(hint: he inked Drew to a 5 year 55 million dollar contract.) Though he is an assistant GM there, Im sure he will lobby for Drew.
Fact 1: JD Drew had 83 walks last year. Fact 2: His on-base percentage was more than 100 points higher than his batting average. Fact 3: DePodesta values on-base percentage more than any other offensive stat (it's why he gave Drew the big contract, went after Hee-Sop Choi, etc.) Fact 4: DePodesta works for the Padres Fact 5: If the Padres sign JD Drew to a long, fat contract, both DePodesta and his boss will be looking for work within two years.

I'm a [I]huge[I] Dodger fan (season ticket holder) and I can say in all honesty that JD Drew is a decent outfielder. I said all year long that if he were making 4 or 5 million per year he'd be fine. But at $11 million (or more next year) he's a joke and the GM who signs him will be stuck with a fat, untradeable contract that could destroy his franchise for several years.
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Fact 1: JD Drew had 83 walks last year. Fact 2: His on-base percentage was more than 100 points higher than his batting average. Fact 3: DePodesta values on-base percentage more than any other offensive stat (it's why he gave Drew the big contract, went after Hee-Sop Choi, etc.) Fact 4: DePodesta works for the Padres Fact 5: If the Padres sign JD Drew to a long, fat contract, both DePodesta and his boss will be looking for work within two years.

I'm a [I]huge[I] Dodger fan (season ticket holder) and I can say in all honesty that JD Drew is a decent outfielder. I said all year long that if he were making 4 or 5 million per year he'd be fine. But at $11 million (or more next year) he's a joke and the GM who signs him will be stuck with a fat, untradeable contract that could destroy his franchise for several years.
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Thanks - it took me awhile to find this place (and even longer to get off my lazy butt and register) but I like what I see so far!
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Im hoping the sox land drew his plate discipline is exactly what this team needs
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JD Drew is going to Boston ... 5y, $70m
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