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Red Sox haven’t talked to Stephen Drew in weeks

Jan 10, 2014, 10:15 AM EDT

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Stephen Drew remains unsigned and the Red Sox remain open to bringing him back, but general manager Ben Cherington admitted yesterday that they haven’t talked to the shortstop’s agent since before Christmas.

Appearing on WEEI radio in Boston, the GM said “there’€™s nothing really to report” regarding any negotiations with Drew and agent Scott Boras, and the Red Sox have a pretty nice fallback plan in rookie Xander Bogaerts.

Drew hit .253 with 13 homers and a .777 OPS in 124 games last season after back-to-back injury wrecked years.

  1. proudlycanadian - Jan 10, 2014 at 10:21 AM

    I would be surprised if either Stephen, J. D., or Nancy Drew played for the Red Sox next season.

    • fanofevilempire - Jan 10, 2014 at 11:49 AM

      I went looking for my Hardy Boys Books, can’t find them.

      • tfbuckfutter - Jan 10, 2014 at 12:03 PM

        I have an idea that combines The Hardy Boys with Playboy….

        It’s called The Hardly Ever Play Boys.

        It’s a biography of the Drew brothers.

  2. Old Gator - Jan 10, 2014 at 10:25 AM

    Has anyone heard from the arbitrator yet? My popcorn is getting cold.

  3. dirtyharry1971 - Jan 10, 2014 at 10:26 AM

    bluejay ownership hasn’t spoken to AA since last winter, I don’t blame them after the bombs he signed last off season!!

    • Old Gator - Jan 10, 2014 at 10:41 AM

      That’s good. Our virtual village idiot’s post showed up with two instantaneously self inflicted thumbs up this time. Of course, he fails to uppercase the first word of the sentence, uses a comma (which is a sort of improvement) where a period or semicolon was required, and uses two exclamation points for emphasis, which means that he ackcherley knows he needs to try harder to attract attention to his bromidic dribblings. Could this be the dawning of a limited, early-hominin level of self-consciousness? Only a careful analysis of his graffiti can confirm or refute this possibility.

      • unclemosesgreen - Jan 10, 2014 at 10:57 AM

        I’m afraid it’s much worse than that, doctor. It’s multiple login disorder.

      • unclemosesgreen - Jan 10, 2014 at 10:57 AM

        So you know what that means – multiple coprophiles.

      • dirtyharry1971 - Jan 10, 2014 at 11:09 AM

        still obsessing about little ole me I see

      • spudchukar - Jan 10, 2014 at 11:52 AM

        Hey, DH, now that you are on the verge of consciousness I want to warn you that the yellow flickering thing that burns your hand when you get too close is called fire.

      • dirtyharry1971 - Jan 10, 2014 at 2:55 PM

        remember old gasser what I said about hell….its all about repetition

  4. 18thstreet - Jan 10, 2014 at 10:52 AM

    The backup plan is Middlebrooks. Xander plays whether Drew’s back or not.

  5. Jeremiah Graves - Jan 10, 2014 at 10:52 AM

    Did they de-friend him on Facebook too? That’s how you know when it’s really over.

  6. mtr75 - Jan 10, 2014 at 11:27 AM

    When you hit .253 with 13 HR and someone offers you $14 million dollars, the correct response is, “where do I sign?”

    That being said, if the Mets can get him on a 1-year deal for $7-$10 million, great.

    • fanofevilempire - Jan 10, 2014 at 11:51 AM

      Boras wouldn’t let him sign for that, didn’t Boras rep. JD as well?

      • mtr75 - Jan 10, 2014 at 12:43 PM

        He did. And he might not have any choice than to let him sign for that. This compensatory pick has bitten a number of players.

    • tfbuckfutter - Jan 10, 2014 at 12:05 PM

      When you don’t realize your bat has been swapped with a whiffle ball bat for the entirety of the playoffs and someone offers you $14,000,000 you say “where do I sign?”

  7. Jack Marshall - Jan 10, 2014 at 11:58 AM

    Why would the Sox contact him? They can wait for Drew to come crawling back. I think the team would be better off giving Middlebrooks, who has the kind of right-handed pure power the Sox need at third, a chance to establish himself, and let Bogaerts play short. Drew would obviously be great for depth or a trade chip, but Negotiation 101 says that they should ignore him until he has no other comparable options.

    As for Boras, it’s too early for him to throw in the towel, but this looks like one of his misfires to me.

    • tfbuckfutter - Jan 10, 2014 at 1:21 PM

      It’d be nice to see the Red Sox make another big run….but having a Championship in the bag makes this not a bad time to actually plug in the young guys and let them work through their growing pains.

      Hell, imagine Xander and Will being committed to and even if they start slow end up like Pedroia did his first season.

      Especially when you consider Drew was pretty useless for the first month or so of the season (and the last month of the season)

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