JD Drew warms up before a game against the Baltimore Orioles.
2011 season has not been the most remarkable for Red Sox outfielder JD
Drew. Just three years after being elected an All-Star in his second
season with Boston (2008), Drew has hit a new kind of low, even for him.
management and lasting Drew believers can continue to sugar-coat this
guy's fading talent and justify the $70 million deal he signed in
With a payroll of more than $160 million and a lineup hailed last winter as
one of the best ever, you'd think that the 2011 Boston Red Sox could
have field half an All-Star roster. Instead, the injury-plagued team is
sending just four players to the Midsummer Classic next week in Arizona.It's
no secret that the Red Sox have had some great and not-so-great
moments, from starting 2-6 in early April to going 8-1 on their best
roadtrip since 1977 in early June.