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Peter Gammons: Stephen Drew to consider position change

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#1 twinsfan34

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Posted 16 January 2014 - 09:15 AM

Peter Gammons reports on Gammons Daily that Stephen Drew (via his agent, Scott Boars) is [COLOR=#0000ff]willing to play other positions (utility)[/COLOR] as to secure a contract.

I don't know if this is to secure a more desirable contract or just secure a contract in general. More likely the former. As Gammons sites the Yankees were interested last year, but Drew was not interested in playing another position.

Stephen Drew's [COLOR=#0000ff]range factor (Putouts + assists/9 or g; which is somewhat pitching dependent)[/COLOR] has been below the league average for his career. At 30, going to be 31 for the 2014 season, and the ankle injury, perhaps it's a league wide held belief that his range will only continue on a downward trend, perhaps more acutely than age 33...age 34.

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Posted 16 January 2014 - 09:46 AM

Sure sounds like he's going to be playing 2nd for the Yankees. It would make sense, their SS is 40 years old and you could slide Drew over if Jeter gets hurt.

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Posted 16 January 2014 - 10:46 AM

Drew wouldn't be the first player to shift positions in order to play Jeter at SS.

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Posted 16 January 2014 - 11:46 AM

Wow. Jeter could soon be the third best SS on the team.
(perhaps fourth, depending on their utility IF)

I'm on a whiskey diet. I've lost 3 days already.


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Posted 16 January 2014 - 01:24 PM

Wow. Jeter could soon be the third best SS on the team.
(perhaps fourth, depending on their utility IF)


Hilarious. Well said Goat. Well said.