New Year, Same Old Story

Adding Insult to Injury ...

J.D. Drew and his shoulder

(BDD Photo Illustration)

... The Wait for Drew Continues

New Year, Same Old Story:
It's a Bad Sign If J.D. is Damaged Goods

"Drew sought and received a second opinion from Dr. James Andrews in Birmingham, Ala. while Red Sox team physician Dr. Thomas Gill did his own battery of tests when Drew came for a physical in mid-December.

"The Boras side has indicated there's nothing wrong with Drew's shoulder, while the Red Sox saw something specific in the shoulder that caused them to pause." -- 12.30.06, Nick Cafardo, Extra Bases

So Why Are the Sox Paying a Premium on Not-So-Durable Drew?

"You're talking about durability, and there's a premium price for durability." -- Scott Boras on the reason for Barry Zito's $126 million contract

BDD is a feature of Boston.com. All posts are by Steve Silva unless otherwise indicated.

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ProJo:

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NY Post:

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