The whole Stephen Drew free-agent fiasco is kind of like New England weather—if you don't like the latest rumor, wait a minute. After poo-poo-ing any talks between Drew and the New York Metropolitans, Newsday's Marc Craig now says discussions between the team and the shortstop have been "continuous". Basically, you can pick whichever rumor you like best and go with it. Meanwhile, Red Sox brass continue to play 'katy-bar-the-door' with Drew, knowing that they may be his last refuge in a few days. Of course, John Farrell needs to know pretty quickly whether to give Xander Bogaerts ground balls at third or short.