LADY AT THE BAT: As Drew Returns To Prime, Yankees Need To Stay Put

Thursday, September 3, 2015

As Drew Returns To Prime, Yankees Need To Stay Put

"Stephen Drew! How do you do?!" --John Sterling

Stephen Drew was right in the middle of the Yankees' offensive outburst yesterday at Fenway Park, going 3-4 (including hitting his 17th home run), scoring twice and driving in three.

In fact, over his last 15 games his numbers look like this: 15-43 (.349), 8R, 9RBI, 2HR. And look at his last 30 games: 25-90 (.278), 15R, 16RBI, 4HR.

Yes, Stephen Drew has finally turned the corner. It couldn't have come at better time, with Mark Teixeira still out and Alex Rodriguez still dragging. He and his double play partner Didi Gregorius have shined, on both sides of the ball. 

The Yankees have a lot to look forward to with Didi Gregorius. If he keeps doing what he's doing, he could become a fixture at shortstop for the next decade. Stephen Drew is another story.

I hope the Yankees understand that.

Drew's return to his prime these last few weeks does NOT mean the Yankees should even CONSIDER signing him for 2016. When the last out is made this season, whenever that may be, the best thing for the Yankees to do when it comes to Drew is to tell him, "See ya!"(Hat tip to Michael Kay.) 

Why do I get the feeling they won't say that? 

Ugh. It's too depressing to even think about.  I'll just keep doing what I said on Tuesday: Take care of business, today. Worry about tomorrow, tomorrow. Go Yankees.


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