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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3 years 7 months ago

As long as Stephen still plays

notsureifsrs
3 years 7 months ago

now we are apathetic. how do you like it

Hannibal_Lester
3 years 7 months ago

Hall of fame bound!

Lights415
3 years 7 months ago

future hall of famer

Roy Munson
3 years 7 months ago

Hi-Larious

Melvin McMurf
3 years 7 months ago

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

BitLocker
3 years 7 months 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.

hoagiebuchanan
3 years 7 months ago

What is your reasoning behind this?

Gumby65
3 years 7 months 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
3 years 7 months ago

D-Cells?

GlassJawn
3 years 7 months ago

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

Gumby65
3 years 7 months 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
3 years 7 months ago

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

Fifthand
3 years 7 months ago

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

3 years 7 months ago

Good Riddance!

stl_cards16
3 years 7 months 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
3 years 7 months ago

seconded

johnsilver
3 years 7 months 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….

3 years 7 months ago

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

3 years 7 months ago

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
3 years 7 months 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.

vtadave
3 years 7 months ago

Dodgers need a left-fielder.

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

carlpavanosmustache
3 years 7 months 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!

NickinIthaca
3 years 7 months 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.

3 years 7 months ago

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.

3 years 7 months ago

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.

gocrazy
3 years 7 months ago

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

Mikey Roederer
3 years 7 months 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…

Encarnacion's Parrot
3 years 7 months ago

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

3 years 7 months ago

What a waste of talent.