Friday, November 8, 2013

Drew Very Likely To Turn Down Sox Qualifer

Likely Headed Out Of Town
According to numerous reports—including one by Peter GammonsStephen Drew is very likely to turn down Boston's qualifying offer and explore the free agent marketplace. This has ramifications for 'The Great Off-Season Tweak' the Red Sox will undergo—particurly any plans to deal away Will Middlebrooks. If Drew is gone, Xander Bogaerts is your 2014 shortstop and Middlebrooks (or an acquired veteran) will play third. There has been talk that Middlebrooks—along with several prospects—would the the centerpiece of a trade for Miami's Giancarlo Stanton.