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Kennedy Pans Sox Moves
Former Sox Manager Thinks Boras Got the Best of Boston
"With J.D. Drew, the Red Sox brass are citing all kinds of statistics, including his great on-base percentage and spinning the deal for their fans. But look at all the stats you want, I still think it's more important to look closely at the man. J.D. Drew is a nice player, but he's also a guy who has averaged just 118 games a year. Unless you're David Ortiz, it's also not easy being a left-handed power hitter at Fenway Park. And Drew is not the kind of southpaw swinger who is going to be peppering shots off the left-field wall...
"I'll say one thing. Scott Boras is a terrific agent who sells his players well and apparently Boston bought into it. To be honest about it, I think they should have simply re-signed Trot Nixon. I'm not saying that Drew is a bad sign, I'm simply saying I wouldn't have given him all that money. He's also a very selective hitter who will have to expand the zone in run-producing situations. In other words, he can't always take ball four on a pitch that's maybe an inch or two off the plate...
"Lugo is a guy who came to the Dodgers from Tampa Bay last year and I didn't see him hit the warning track once at Dodger Stadium. In fact, I didn't see the player people told me he was at Tampa Bay." -- 12.6.06, Kevin Kennedy, FoxSports.com
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