It’s been a while since I’ve poked fun at Mr. Drew, and since nobody is chasing any baseball players around with a golf club, here goes. Why would Drew wait six full weeks after the season ended to have shoulder surgery as Steve Silva reports:


J.D. Drew, who had minor surgery on his left shoulder last Thursday, should be able to take part in spring training without missing any time. The procedure was done to help alleviate the inflammation he was experiencing in the second half of the season.

The guy is ridiculed for his inability to stay on the field, so he puts his Spring Training in jeopardy by lallygagging around instead of getting his sh!t taken care of for a problem he’s known about for the second half of the season? Let’s hear from JD:


“Then I went into the offseason and the last couple of weeks it’s just been wearing me out. Nagging, achy, and every time I reach across to grab something it was really weak. So I flew into Boston Wednesday to get an MRI to see what was going on.”

Could the guy sound any more like a sissy? Why, yes, he could:


“But when you come home for the offseason and everything starts healing up that’s when a lot of time you start noticing scar tissue build-up in that area and that’s when I was like, ‘Golly man, this is not not normal.’

“Golly!” Who uses that word in a conversation? And by the way, this was his good shoulder:


The Red Sox have an opt-out clause in Drew’s contract, which is related to shoulder injuries. But the clause won’t apply because the procedure was done on Drew’s left shoulder, and contract allows the team to opt out of the 2010 and/or 2011 seasons if Drew spends 35 days on the disabled with injuries related to a pre-existing right shoulder condition or if he finishes next season on the disabled list and can’t play the outfield in 2011.

This is just another one of those “Theo guys” (see Renteria, Lugo and Baldelli) that I’ll never understand the attraction. Is there anyone besides Theo who really believes this guy is worth $14 million a year? Golly, I don’t know any.

“Can you think of a hitter who has had more big hits, more big home
runs for us the in the postseason in the last three seasons than Drew? He has
more postseason RBIs the past three years than any player that we
have.”

Very carefully worded regarding the postseason RBIs – a guy named Manny Ramirez had more in 2007 (14) than Drew had in three years (9).

I predict 119 games played in 2010.