It looked pretty bleak for Stephen Drew, who gambled on turning down $14.1 million qualifying offer to test the free agent market.
It left him home when Spring Training started.
According to Nick Cafardo, he is in "...free agent purgatory." He sounded pretty down in the dumps having to report to St. Thomas University every day for five hour workouts to stay fit should a call come.
When asked if he regretted turning down the qualifying offer he never answered the question directly stating, “I wish I had a crystal ball so I could read these things into the future."
Scott Boras and his client gambled that they would score big this offseason and it looked like they were going to be on the losing end of that bet.
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