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Playing Pepper

Let's just run through some of the hot topics in Red Sox Nation these days shall we?
In no way does the signing of Stephen Drew hurt the Red Sox.  He is a very good major league player and it's not really my money so I don't care what he is paid.  Even if his oblique injury lingered for months, the Sox are not worse off for signing him.  Not only is he an excellent shortstop with decent hitting ability, but he's popular with the other players.  Xander Bogaerts is too good of a player to be bothered by moving to shortstop.  The reality is that if Bogaerts fills out as one might expect as he gets older and hits with more and more power, he won't be at shortstop long term anyway.Speaking of Drew, let's stop all this irrational hating of JD and Stephen Drew.  Disliking players for not being emotive is really just weird.  From what I've heard, teammates like both these plays.  Ok, Philadelphia can hate JD, but not Boston.  The fact that they don't look like t…