Originally posted on RedSoxLife  |  Last updated 12/17/12
If this picture doesn't say "exciting baseball", I don't know what does. (Image: Deadspin)According to Jon Heyman, the Red Sox have reached a one-year deal with shortstop Stephen Drew. Drew will be paid $9.5 million, with $500K in performance incentives. This deal does not come as too much of a surprise, as it is beneficial to both sides. The Sox -- rightfully so -- were not satisfied with Jose Iglesias being the everyday shortstop, and needed a short term option until either Iglesias or Xander Boegarts are ready for the big leagues; they also add a much needed lefty bat to the lineup. Drew was looking for a hitter's friendly environment to increase his productivity before hitting the open market again in 2013.Like his brother, Drew's career has brought some bright spots (.291 AVG and 21 home runs in 2008, 2nd in MLB in WAR for a SS), but has also brought its share of disappointment (.265 career AVG, .223 AVG in 2012). This move will allow Iglesias to start the season in the minor...
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