Sunday, December 29, 2013

Mets Still Talking To Drew, But Deal Is Unlikely

(Chris Humphreys-USA TODAY Sports)
The New York Metropolitans need an upgrade at shortstop. Of course, they also need an upgrade in the city they play in. But that's a whole different issue. Anyway, multiple reports suggest that the Mets will stick with under-performing young SS Ruben Tejada (.202 last year) rather than seriously pursue free-agent Stephen Drew. Although New York is still talking to Uber-Agent Scott Boras, they really don't want to sacrifice the supplemental draft pick attached to any signing of the World Series-winning Drew. Expectations are that—like Michael Bourn last year—Drew will wait to the bitter end and (unlike Bourn) re-sign with his old team for the $14.1 million qualifying offer.