The Mets are among teams that have expressed interest in free agent SS Stephen Drew, although only the Red Sox have reportedly made him an offer so far this winter…
2:28 pm: The Red Sox feel they have a good chance to retain Drew, as his market isn’t very big right now (Cafardo).
Michael Baron, ContributorAssuming this is true, I wonder how much the qualifying offer is playing a role in Drew’s market. Something similar took place with Michael Bourn last winter, and it ultimately limited his suitors. Like Bourn, Drew is a difficult case with respects to draft compensation – it seems many teams are questioning Drew’s value against retaining the pick…
9:40 am: The Red Sox intend to wait out Drew’s market this winter (Britton).
Nov. 10: The Mets expected to meet with Scott Boras to discuss Drew during the GM Meetings in early November (Lennon).
Nov. 10: The Red Sox aren’t likely to offer Drew more than a two-year contract (Cafardo).
Oct. 28: Drew could end up signing a three-year contract worth around $12 million per year (Sherman).