When the Sox signed Stephen Drew, many Sox fans were left scratching their heads. Looking at his numbers alone, he was mediocre. He had missed the end of the 2011 season and the beginning of 2012 with a broken ankle. And then there were the reminders of the other Drew, his brother J.D., who fans were never really too keen on.
Drew came into the season two weeks late, after a spring training concussion. Immediately fans were annoyed at the fact that he got the shortstop spot over Jose Iglesias. Iglesias was hot and Drew was, well, not.
But then Drew started to sparkle a bit here and there. There was the May 6 walkoff RBI double against the Minnesota Twins. Another walkoff hit, an RBI single, in the fifteenth inning against the Mariners on July 31. Most recently there was a three-run go-ahead home run in the top of the ninth against the Astros on August 7. And let’s not forget this gem of a play:
The thing is, as much as everyone whined about him, ...