DREW DEAL DONE
Finally! The Red Sox and JD Drew have finalized contractual matters and he will take over Fenway's famed rightfield for the next five, or maybe three years. The holdup started with the medical exam. The doctors saw structural damage that led them to believe that the shoulder might break down in three to five years, So the club, wisely, wanted insurance. Insurance in the form of being able to bow out of the contract after three years if Drew's shoulder health warrents. Smart move? Yes. Boras one-upped again by our Sox. How sweet is that?
So we hope for the best, and we certainly can look at our 2007 club with all the pieces. Except for one. The closer.
(The original Globe article is linked by clicking on the title.)