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While the Stephen Drew saga has faded into the background of most Red Sox fans, he is still out there, and he is still not signed with another team.
He is in limbo.
Speculation has surfaced again as a few teams have gone down to Florida where he is training to scout him. The teams linked were the Tigers, Blue Jays, Mets, Red Sox and Yankees.
I think we can rule out the Red Sox as Xander Bogaerts is looking to settle into the shortstop role quite nicely.
So that leaves the Tigers, Blue Jays, Mets, and Yankees all having been linked to the veteran shortstop, though Yankees people say they are "tapped out" at the moment.
What would his value be right now?
The Los Angeles Times puts his values for the Mets at $10 million for one year and no more than $18 million for a two year deal.
Over on SI.com, they touch on a group of baseball executives that state his current value closer to $7-8 million per year.
With Stephen Drew and his agent Scott Boras pulling more for multi-year deals in the $10 million per year ranges, his disenchantment with free agency may continue on for some time.
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