Monday, February 24, 2014
Drew Still Adrift And Training At 'Camp Boras'
The free-agent shortstop—still unsigned for 2014—toils in the lonely confines of 'Camp Boras' on the campus of Florida's St. Thomas University. Keeping in shape for the call that hasn't come, Drew would be a much more valuable commodity were he not attached to a compensatory draft pick. He's philosophical about his fate, "It's baseball, and it's also business when you get to free agency. I enjoy playing the game. It's never really been a job to me. It's a kid's game, and it's done a lot of great things for me." Too bad he turned down near-David Ortiz money ($14.1 million) in the form of Boston's qualifying offer. Not only is he unlikely to get his desired multi-year deal, he probably won't even get a one-year pact at those dollars. But, as his Uber-Agent has said many times, "Talent has no wristwatch. When you're the steak, you don't worry about what time dinner is." Problem is, Drew is now chopped liver.