Way back in 2006, J.D. Drew made the controversial decision to opt out of his contract with the Los Angeles Dodgers in the hopes of landing a more lucrative contract on the free agent market. Drew was due to make $33 million over the next three years with the Dodgers, but thanks to an opt-out clause in his contract, he was allowed to leave the Dodgers for the almighty dollar.
Not surprisingly, Drew, who was coming off a fantastic 2006 season with the Dodgers, landed a huge five year/$70 million dollar contract with the Boston Red Sox.
Drew became the Red Sox' highest-paid player and his decision to opt out of his contract netted him a cool $37 million.
Not too shabby.
So why did I put J.D. Drew in the "offseason winners" column this year?
Well, because if J.D. Drew had no ...
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Article written by Josh Levitt