Found September 09, 2013 on NESN.com:
Editor’s note: NESN.com is holding a three-week tournament to determine “Boston’s Best Newcomer.” The Red Sox added a lot of new faces in 2013, and the results have been impressive. It’s time to determine which new addition from 2013 best embodies Boston baseball. Stephen Drew faced a difficult situation right when he signed his one-year, $9.5 million contract with the Red Sox, and it had nothing to do with his on-field ability. He has since silenced any concerns. There was immediately some skepticism surrounding Drew because of the polarizing five-year stint that his brother, J.D., had with the Red Sox. The skepticism grew when he opted to wear the same No. 7 that his brother donned while with Boston. But just as his brother was — even if some failed to recognize it — Drew has been a very solid player. While some view Drew as a one-year bridge to the Xander Bogaerts era, the veteran shortstop has ensured that if that is indeed the case, it’s a sturdy bridge. Drew has been extremely...
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