Watching J.D. Drew swing a bat last night in Camden Yards was painful. His lack of pitch recognition is becoming more evident. Although, he was once sought after for having a great eye those times have faded. You be the general manager tell me what you would do.
I wouldn't get rid of J.D. Drew that's for sure. I'm definitely starting to think that Ryan Ludwick would be a good answer though. Ludwick could help balance out the lefty heavy lineup. Despite, Ludwick's bad numbers you do have to keep in mind he is playing in Petco.
Many people would rather just see Josh Reddick as an early audition for next year. I don't think this would be the best answer. I do believe in Reddick but I also remember he batted .230 in triple-A. The Red Sox are going for it all and even if Josh Reddick keeps playing like he's Manny in Los Angeles, I still feel Ryan Ludwick is a worth while addition. Even if it keeps Darnell McDonald from wearing a Red Sox uniform.
So play Theo Epstein and tell me how you'd go about it?