J.D. Drew Very Likely To Retire

Free agent outfielder J.D. Drew is "very likely" to retire, reports CBSSports.com's Jon Heyman (on Twitter). It's been a quiet offseason for the Scott Boras client.

Drew, 36, hit .222/.315/.302 in 286 plate appearances with the Red Sox last season. If he does retire, he'll do so as a .278/.384/.489 career hitter with 242 homers during his 14 years. He famously did not sign with the Phillies as the second overall pick in 1997, instead spending a year in an independent league before the Cardinals made him the fifth overall pick in 1998. Drew also spent time with the Braves and Dodgers.


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  1. As long as Stephen still plays

  2. notsureifsrs 4 years ago

    now we are apathetic. how do you like it

  3. Hannibal_Lester 4 years ago

    Hall of fame bound!

  4. Lights415 4 years ago

    future hall of famer

  5. Melvin McMurf 4 years ago

    what, boras cant get him a 5 year contract???

  6. BitLocker 4 years ago

    Hall of very good. Though, you could tell he was a player who played for the money rather then the game. He probably can’t get any work because his price is too high for what he’s producing.

  7. Gumby65 4 years ago

    He should sign a 1 day contract with the Phillies, so he can end it where it all almost began.  Then he can receive the warm, brotherly love at a ceremony…

    • chico65 4 years ago

      D-Cells?

    • GlassJawn 4 years ago

      Kinda surprised Juan Marichal hasn’t been beaten by the thugs that go to 
      Chavez Ravine yet.

      • Gumby65 4 years ago

        Juan Marichal made amends with John Roseboro and his family a LONG time ago; he even gave a eulogy at Roseboro’s funeral.  As far as trips back to Chavez Ravine?  That was the place where he ended his career…   

    • GlassJawn 4 years ago

      Kinda surprised Juan Marichal hasn’t been beaten by the thugs that go to 
      Chavez Ravine yet.

  8. Fifthand 4 years ago

    Will Philly fans now send him a gold-plated “D” size battery for his retirement?

  9. Good Riddance!

  10. stl_cards16 4 years ago

    Could someone fill me in on all of the comments getting reviewed?  Are there certain “flag” words that send it to get reviewed?  It’s just been happening a lot lately and it seems those comments never make it through. I don’t write anything that would make it necessary, IMO.

    I’m just curious if there is a way to avoid this or if this is a random check.

    • notsureifsrs 4 years ago

      seconded

      • johnsilver 4 years ago

        I sent an email regarding this just 2 days ago and got what amounted to a form letter in reply so.. Good luck with that….

  11. Thanks for the grand slam in ’07.  Don’t hurt yissef wrassling them gators betwixt Tallahassee and Valdosta, now, J.D.!  Yee haw!

  12. Is there no interest here or did he just want to hang it up? Im surprised he couldnt fetch even a 1 year deal

    • flickadave 4 years ago

      Maybe he just wants to spend more time with his family and his heart really isn’t in the game anymore. I know his son had major health issues back in 2007 and that can tend to show you what is truly important in life.

  13. vtadave 4 years ago

    Dodgers need a left-fielder.

    How about a six year deal with an opt-out after year one?

  14. carlpavanosmustache 4 years ago

    Writing off his post draft year as simply “spending a year in an independent league” is totally bypassing his greatest single season. The 1.149 OPS he put up as a St. Paul Saint was legendary!

  15. NickinIthaca 4 years ago

    Somehow I’ll still find a way to end up with him in my AL-only league… I’ve ended up with him in the auction all three years of the league.

  16. J.D. Drew is quite possibly my least favorite player.  Between being a bible-thumper, being alleged by his peers of not being willing to play at less than 100% health, greedy contract renegotiation shenanigans, and by most reports leaving his small home town in the dust with little to nothing contributed to his own community, I feel like he encompasses just about everything that’s wrong with the modern athlete.  I’m glad that I will likely never have to see his face again.

    • Aight, so being a “bible thumper” is something that is “wrong” with today’s athletes? Stick to baseball, instead of criticizing someone for their beliefs.

  17. gocrazy 4 years ago

    Now he can spend more time on his family’s disabled list.

  18. Mikey Roederer 4 years ago

    I may not have really liked the guy, but if he is hanging it up because he can’t find a deal I always feel a little sad for the guy, unless of course you are Jermaine Dye who turned down offers because he felt he deserved more money…

  19. Encarnacion's Parrot 4 years ago

    Don’t feel bad JD, you’ll always have 2004.

  20. What a waste of talent.

  21. jwsox 4 years ago

    Never really cared for him as a player, I didnt hate him it anything just literally didnt care. But I will always love him in MLB the show 06 his contact and power bs righties was full and I was like back to back to back world series with him as my #3 hitter. Thanks video game jd!

  22. Cheeseballs 4 years ago

    Yep. Good riddance and thanks for Wainwright

  23. NickinIthaca 4 years ago

    My favorite so far was the $3 million asking price for Kevin Millwood only to have to settle for a minor league deal.  Especially after the Rockies had offered $1 million guaranteed.  Beautiful…

  24. NickinIthaca 4 years ago

    My favorite so far was the $3 million asking price for Kevin Millwood only to have to settle for a minor league deal.  Especially after the Rockies had offered $1 million guaranteed.  Beautiful…

  25. Tip o’ the cap to Obsessions for nailing it. This guy could’ve been one of the greats, but instead he sat in the trainer’s room  most of his career complaining about strained eyelashes and whatnot. He just never really cared about baseball … he wanted money.

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