Found December 26, 2012 on isportsweb.com:
PLAYERS: Stephen Drew
TEAMS: Boston Red Sox
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Today the Boston Red Sox finalized their one-year, $9.5M deal with shortstop Stephen Drew.  Forgetting for a moment the painful memories dredged up by having a Drew on the roster, this is yet another strange acquisition.  While Drew has some lingering upside, he’s clearly not the high-end player many thought he’d become.  Nor is $9.5M chump change.  As they did with Shane Victorino and Ryan Dempster, the Red Sox seem content to root around in what they consider to be the bargain bin, though cheaper doesn’t necessarily equate to bargains. The Boston Red Sox should have learned by now that stopgap measures at short aren’t the best answer (AP Photo)  Cheaper also doesn’t necessarily equate to cheap.  The Sox now have a total of $75M tied up in the trio of Drew, Dempster, and Victorino, though at least the club had the good sense to limit Drew to a single season.  And if the Mike Napoli deal does go through, that $75M becomes $114M. Now we’re talking about some serious money. We get it....
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