A short while ago, Mike Francesa of WFAN stated on his radio show that the Mets have made an offer to free agent shortstop Stephen Drew.
According to Francesa, he’s unsure how many years the Mets offered Drew, and noted that the Mets and Drew are currently negotiating (hat tip to Robert Brender on Twitter).
After the Drew news started to circulate, Kristie Ackert of the Daily News tweeted the following:
#Mets source says no offer on the table for Stephen Drew at this time.
— Kristie Ackert (@AckertNYDN) February 4, 2014
At this point, I suppose it comes down to whether you believe Mike Francesa’s sources or Kristie Ackert’s sources.
Or, it comes down to whether you think the Mets would admit an offer is on the table when asked about it.
It’s hard deciphering what’s true and what isn’t, but the following should be pointed out: While the Mets were finalizing the Bartolo Colon deal, they told the media they were done making large acquisitions. After the Mets missed out on Grant Balfour, a Mets source denied that the club had bid more than Tampa Bay (it turned out that they did bid more).
For now, “As the Drew Turns” continues.