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    Brandon Drury

    Shouldn't the Reds be talking to Drury's rep about a 2 or 3 year extension? He's not the defensive liability at 3B that Moustakas is. And I don't think he's going to fall off the cliff offensively like Farmer.

    Or maybe they want to wait for him to put up 25 HR and 85 ribbies before they engage with him?
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    Re: Brandon Drury

    God no they should not

    Drury is delivering what Solano was signed for, nice find but he's a 30 year old BU with a lifetime OPS+ of 87

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    Re: Brandon Drury

    I mean I guess it depends on the contract he demands. If its reasonable for a utility player I'm all for it.

    My guess is for 2023 we see India move to 3B, and McLain takes over 2B. That leaves Drury a spot in the OF if he is playing every day. I'm not as confident in his bat holding up for a corner OF spot over 162 games. I'm also not sure the numbers indicate he is very good defensive player in the OF.

    My guess is Drury serves the Reds well for another 45 days and gets flipped for a teams #18 prospect.

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    Re: Brandon Drury

    Quote Originally Posted by malcontent View Post
    Shouldn't the Reds be talking to Drury's rep about a 2 or 3 year extension? He's not the defensive liability at 3B that Moustakas is. And I don't think he's going to fall off the cliff offensively like Farmer.

    Or maybe they want to wait for him to put up 25 HR and 85 ribbies before they engage with him?
    If he'd sign as a bench player - say 2 years, for 6 or 7 Million (3 to 4 Million per year) total sure. If its more than that, pass and see if he can be flipped for the next suspect at the deadline.
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    Re: Brandon Drury

    A. Drury has had 1797 major league plate appearances. His lifetime OPS+ is 87, OPS is .722.

    B. Drury has had 89 PA in the 2022 season. His 2022 OPS+ is 153, OPS is .930.

    Not going to pay him for B in light of A.

    Pass.

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    Re: Brandon Drury

    Quote Originally Posted by Wayne Krivsky View Post
    I mean I guess it depends on the contract he demands. If its reasonable for a utility player I'm all for it.

    My guess is for 2023 we see India move to 3B, and McLain takes over 2B. That leaves Drury a spot in the OF if he is playing every day. I'm not as confident in his bat holding up for a corner OF spot over 162 games. I'm also not sure the numbers indicate he is very good defensive player in the OF.

    My guess is Drury serves the Reds well for another 45 days and gets flipped for a teams #18 prospect.
    If McLain is close, the India move to 3B (with McLain at 2B) does make sense.
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    Re: Brandon Drury

    Quote Originally Posted by Kc61 View Post
    A. Drury has had 1797 major league plate appearances. His lifetime OPS+ is 87, OPS is .722.

    B. Drury has had 89 PA in the 2022 season. His 2022 OPS+ is 153, OPS is .930.

    Not going to pay him for B in light of A.

    Pass.
    I'm not suggesting paying him for 0.930. Just considering what he's capable of in Cincinnati.
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    Re: Brandon Drury

    IF BU gonna be more like this Schrock/Solano > Drury

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    Re: Brandon Drury

    Quote Originally Posted by westofyou View Post
    God no they should not

    Drury is delivering what Solano was signed for, nice find but he's a 30 year old BU with a lifetime OPS+ of 87
    When Solano was 30, he was three steps down from where Drury is now. I'm all for a kiddie infield of McLain, Barrero and India, but I think that requires solid veteran back-ups. I'd offer both Farmer and Drury cheap deals to provide some security for a couple of years with the knowledge going in that they are going to be insurance policies/bench players.

    I certainly wouldn't offer him starter money or sign him with the intent of him getting more than 200 to 250 PAs next year.
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    Re: Brandon Drury

    Quote Originally Posted by westofyou View Post
    IF BU gonna be more like this Schrock/Solano > Drury
    Except Drury can play both 3B and 2B (and even Corner OF) better than either of those guys. I'm pro-Schrock, but he takes Moran's spot. Drury takes the spot they opened the year with Aquino in IMO. I'd rather have Drury to Solano.
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    Re: Brandon Drury

    Quote Originally Posted by westofyou View Post
    IF BU gonna be more like this Schrock/Solano > Drury
    I never really liked the Solano signing. But I think the Reds could do worse than have Drury and Schrock as reserve IF next year. If the dollars were right, of course.

    I forgot about McLain.
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    Re: Brandon Drury

    Quote Originally Posted by mth123 View Post
    When Solano was 30, he was three steps down from where Drury is now. I'm all for a kiddie infield of McLain, Barrero and India, but I think that requires solid veteran back-ups. I'd offer both Farmer and Drury cheap deals to provide some security for a couple of years with the knowledge going in that they are going to be insurance policies/bench players.

    I certainly wouldn't offer him starter money or sign him with the intent of him getting more than 200 to 250 PAs next year.
    I'd say the best time to offer 30 year old guys on their 5th team multi -year contracts to be backups is in the offseason, not after 89 PA's

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    Re: Brandon Drury

    Quote Originally Posted by malcontent View Post
    I never really liked the Solano signing. But I think the Reds could do worse than have Drury and Schrock as reserve IF next year. If the dollars were right, of course.

    I forgot about McLain.
    That could happen, but this year they are paying Solano... unless he gets better soon and gets rolled into a deal in July, that off course would just be to shed salary, I would not expect anything in return

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    Re: Brandon Drury

    I’d leave him alone. See if anyone wants to take the hot bat as sweetener in a deal for one of the pitchers. If he’s still around and putting up good numbers at the end of the year, maybe see what he’ll take to backup. If he wants starter money, have someone else pay him that.

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    Re: Brandon Drury

    Not interested. Enjoying what he is doing now. In the offseason you look for next year's Brandon Drury. I'm not interested in doing anything for Farmer either. Spend it on the pitching.


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