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Nick Piecoro gives some insight to the Stephen Drew deal

Dec 20, 2012|

Nick is a beatwriter for the Arizona Diamondbacks and has watched Stephen Drew for the majority of his career and he gives the hot stove guys some perspective into the type of player the Red Sox have signed.

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Let's -- show in 937 WB I joining us now on the AT&T hotline AT&T. Or GL TE was speeds up to ten times faster than three G. AT&T rethink possible is nick -- of the Arizona Republic -- it's cartman and -- -- rob Bradford RU. I don't know -- don't. When you look at Stephen Drew is a player you've seen. You know maybe over the past couple years in the -- is more this time with the Diamondbacks in the kind of guy you would bring in for nine that million bucks for a year. -- I thought a little steep but. I mean not an accident -- used to be -- -- I I think I think it's a good gamble by the rest are I'd I'd. I probably you know I mean it's if you were actually being out and how much that the -- to get a couple of bad. You know it's something along 67 million dollars a year I'm not sure how many years relatives but. Yes there's there's a little higher than. -- try to explain to us how good a player Stephen Drew was before the injury you know when when he was coming up 2007 to 2010 years never -- 150 games a year. Where he ranked among the shortstop into when you kind of went through the exercise of thinking of projecting. What might he make in his free agent contract. At that stage of his career what are you thinking about this guy. Well I mean he had good teeth and can never had a consistent. You're the year. High level performance in -- one after the other and he really didn't ever out. Or six months of just. Terrific performance I would I would I would -- only a winner in the maybe the top five. -- prop eight shortstop in the game from an at any given time you know when he that you know when it has not so called down years. You know I acting community and got him watch him play he takes it back. -- we will the swing at -- -- kitchen -- in Virginia you quote unquote professional. And even when he's making -- -- likely -- it didn't matter who had an answer work that you know more than all the like that the batteries are about. And I am surprised he's not having better eerie at numbers are better than they are -- that you know. Felt like you're in line drive cute and the ball -- countries that you guys and got lots and courier. Is it it was just something that we were -- seeing it's it's it's only outlet on. I know it spotlights that he is probably going to be in line for something along the lines of 45 years yields her. I don't know me mid -- sixteen million dollar year it would have been it was five and 75. And just because of how hard it is the -- that shortstop and and how infrequently got quite if you open market and -- like. You know that the big market -- there are typically need to kind of guy and and you know. Like -- that -- even knowing never really put together before you oracle wasn't. Wasn't always the most consistent there were flashes of that. Of that tremendous performance -- would need to Angeline and things like. Well you know if you were at the answers next month he's going to be -- So much money and CNET dot and you and it is oh and you know given how hard -- an open. Three you know vote big market team -- he's gonna handle Boston. I think you'll be on I mean. I can say. I mean I get -- the F hurdle probably to get over China the reputation and brother at what. I think it's important to keep in mind that in Austria four years. 448. Or at the ankle he played a hundred -- here. Or at least a hundred but you know in prayer warriors you know durable guy. -- or not is not let you know middle class reputation and his brother. I don't I don't you know he kind of got a -- He you know he's kind of like brother and that we keep in -- out -- -- ability to kind of slow everything down in and I don't think much really -- and I don't think the big market and actor. Nick -- the Arizona Republican is our guest on the hot stove show is that we look at his -- production the last couple years falling off a sort of a cliff do you attribute that solely to the ankle. Well I mean in in -- outlook and he really -- for the first. Rough weenie tune out functions as he and I'm. I think he had I averaged six week stretch where he wants then you got hurt. You know he didn't really got what you need and Al acts that he had like thirty -- were hit on that -- really -- numbers down. On I don't know what happened last year I mean. Look at that earlier that he won't look at you watch him and you don't think that is membership is -- war and I mean I went and looked. Here a little bit ago it at a at a and McLemore advance numbers in the liner -- accurate spotlight on seven. Which makes I mean I'm I'm not an expert iMac and up and it was the highest rated earlier. And -- notes and security at June 25 or whatever it was it. I I think that I I think it is going to be a lot -- are there Cilic. Like it and watched you watch him play and watched it at and there's no reason in apple black are in the area and that is no longer -- won't go. Mic pre and post injury. Is you shortstop but this what it was here shorts how good defensive shortstop was he -- How how well can he handle the position now in this you know post shattered spiral fracture of the ankle in -- of his career. Yeah I mean I'm not out I don't I don't feel like I'm good at at what kind of locking in and telling you those transit and in. I I don't know how big of a factor I didn't notice the huge drop off but it was last year I didn't hear -- and stop for -- at. But that they're allowed to drop off but I don't know actually -- and excitement and you don't and in -- -- almost looking for that drop off and you. You can convince yourself that Richardson because nobody -- -- What forehand you that's fine I mean I I don't think that there -- more than -- With a three iron that I can and got me about well. Whenever he got to -- -- and stop -- -- -- you can guarantee that it does not target market currently but it's a lot of first. He's pretty sure handed. Pretty dependable I don't think you. A tremendous shortstop I'll -- what are our cup and the under but it's right there and and little to actually apple serviceable. And it -- syrup what's your take on the Justin Upton situation obviously it always does come off the board he's been a name it's. As analysts if fail safe but an alternative to -- -- the Josh Hamilton's of the world what what it was your take on that. And an. Oh but yeah I'm not portray them in the first place I never really understood let me about them and what they're. -- is in trying to trade him but it does seem that they're better. Their -- is kind of a motivation from a -- back perspectives to unload them on. Yeah you know get on the way to opt in for -- did -- to trade offer. First or short stop and court and and arm dug deep record last week. It's kind of always how about a position that it targeted if they were to trade up or -- Africa top of the rotation starter. I mean it's hard to be back won't come together now but. I get that I mean given how motivated it and seemingly art as they get something -- in -- value for him I got there wouldn't be surprised if. And I think what I would present -- up. Just curious -- from your perspective you know obviously the -- the most recent trade you've admitted that your kind of puzzled by at is the one that netted the Diamondbacks TD -- glorious. That defensively minded shortstop from the reds I'm did you get any sense that the that the Diamondbacks would have been interest didn't Jose Iglesias served as his trade value kind of far enough to the point where. -- glorious casinos more viable than him. At the time that I would -- it -- in -- -- -- them I'm not sure that their personal but he hit. -- -- and it it's kind of didn't wreck ever since it in particular I mean everybody though it. You know -- you and -- great under. -- of people at a -- glorious that you. You know it certainly a good under. Makes a lot of flashy players and great arm I'm not sure. That as much of the content the top of the going to be an Obama regular vote. So I don't know I I I think it's one of those and actually -- stock Gregorian a lot Ali. I think humans. Absolutely convinced that there are more often the potential in -- with a I don't feel like -- the people that acute -- I don't feel like that we have adequate. -- appreciate -- thanks -- time. -- -- basic. -- of the Arizona Republic joins us.

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