On to the cross town rivals of the Yankees, the New York Mets. Rumors surfaced early that the Mets had interest as they were not very happy with the motivation and work ethic in 2013 of Ruben Tejada at shortstop.
Then we have news that the Mets are still talking to Scott Boras about Stephen Drew.
The biggest stumbling block is not the compensation draft pick the Mets would have to give up to the Boston Red Sox, as the Mets have their first-round pick protected. They already forfeited their second-round draft choice for signing Curtis Granderson, so signing Stephen Drew would cost them only a third-round selection.
They are averse to giving him a multi-year deal, that has not changed. There seems to be the feeling that if Stephen Drew does not get the larger deal he would want to remain in Boston, causing fears within the Mets organization that they are being used by Scott Boras to drive up the terms in Boston.
Cat and mouse in the off season.
So what is it gonna be?
Will Stephen Drew sign a multi-year deal outside of Boston with some surprise team?
Is the parade going to happen for him in New York?
Destiny will maybe bring him back to Boston for a single year deal?
Eric is a contributing writer since 2013 and a true Overseas Fan of the Boston Red Sox living in the Netherlands. He's spent years on baseball fields around the world pitching. His weekends are now spent helping the next generations of pitchers to find their passion and love for the sport. More articles by Eric: https://www.redsoxlife.com/search/label/ericschabell