Thursday, December 8, 2016

A&G Mini Buybacks

Not a ton to show off today.  Just a couple of A&G Mini Buybacks, both from 2008:
1.  Jed Lowrie.  Lowrie was a supplemental first round pick by the Red Sox in 2005.  He spent a few years with Boston, but injuries (and other things) kept derailing his career.  He had a very good year in 2010 when he hit .287/.381/.526 with nine home runs in 55 games.  But Lowrie was even better after being traded to the Astros for Mark Melancon.

2.  J.D. Drew.  I was a J.D. Drew defender.  He was a much better player than a lot of fans gave him credit for, and he was not the bust that people believed him to be.  His seasons in 2008 and 2009 were particularly good as he hit .279/.399/.521 with 43 home runs and 132 RBIs those two seasons.  He was the All Star Game MVP in 2008 and hit a huge grand slam home run in the 2007 ALCS.  Drew was also a terrific defensive right-fielder.

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