As the Stephen Drew saga winds toward the official reporting date for most teams, no revelations have really emerged but some tidbits have.
Oct 19, 2013; Boston, MA, USA; Boston Red Sox shortstopStephen Drew
throws to first base against the Detroit Tigers during the seventh inning in game six of the American League Championship Series playoff baseball game at Fenway Park. Mandatory Credit: Greg M. Cooper-USA TODAY Sports
According to John Tomase of the Boston Herald, a source says that Drew wants “at least” a one year deal plus an option.
Tomase didn’t indicate whether Drew wants the option to be a team, player, or mutual option.
It’s been reported recently that the Red Sox are prepared to move on without Drew, and no team besides the Mets has emerged as a serious suitor.
Today’s Derek Jeter retirement news may throw the Yankees back into the mix, but they’ve already stated they’re done spending.
That can always change, but one would think the Yankees would want to make a bigger splash than Drew (Hanley Ramirez and others are free agents after 2014).
It was reported a few days ago that Scott Boras has been asking for an opt-out clause after the first year while searching for a deal for a three of four year deal for Drew.
If that is no longer the case, and Drew instead wants a one or two year deal with an option, the Mets would probably be willing to bite.