Stephen Drew rumors: Drew waiting on the Yankees

SS Stephen Drew is currently waiting on clarity on the Yankees’ situation before deciding where to sign (Gammons, Dec. 21).

Michael Baron, Contributor

This has to do with Alex Rodriguez’s future, and what his availability next season will mean for the left side of their infield. However, the Yankees also serve as potential leverage in a negotiation with other teams for Boras, and their interest can go a long way towards maximizing Drew’s next deal.

Meanwhile, the Mets are still active in the shortstop market and they continue to have interest in Drew (Cafardo, Dec. 10), but aren’t interested in giving him a three-year deal (Lennon, Dec. 10).

The Mets, Twins and Red Sox continue to be talked about as the the most likely destination for Drew, according to people with knowledge of his market (Cerrone, Dec. 10).

However, Sandy Alderson recently told reporters if he were to upgrade at shortstop, it would most likely be via a trade.

In late October, industry sources predicted Drew could end up signing a three-year contract worth around $12 million per year (Sherman). However, the Red Sox appear to be the only team to offer him a deal, which is said to be for only two years (Cafardo, Nov. 10).




137 comments
Tom Gallagher
Tom Gallagher

The Yankees desperately need him. They currently only have 1 short stop. How can a team that has 7 out fielders only have 1 short stop? They need to swoop in and sign him and at least a couple of more short stops right away. In other news, I hear Brian Cashman's episode of Hoarders will be airing soon. 

MetsFan1962
MetsFan1962

Just a simple statement....Don't overpay for Drew, I rather get an upgrade SS via trade. Save the money for the other upgrades we need to contend.

mattg
mattg

chris owings or bust

Andrew Herbst
Andrew Herbst

I think we'll get a ss via trade as opposed to signing Drew.

ronzo
ronzo

Get Reyes back and be done with it!

maxster
maxster

In 2014 Mets will be in the bottom 6 in MLB payroll !!!

maxster
maxster

Don't worry, the Mets ain't signing Drew. They are currently at 78mil and they are NOT spending any more other than some minor league contract spring invites.

ponzies86
ponzies86

Get a player tthat wants to be here and Drew doesn't look like he really would wanna play for the Mets and I feel if Sandy does cough up the money and sign him he'll just stink up the joint. I just have a funny feeling about this  

BigAl831
BigAl831

I want every mets fan to baseball reference the 2005 NY Mets.  There is no reason that the 2014 Mets can't match or even be better then that squad.  Certain things have to go right and certain players have to stay healthy and perform but it is entirely possible. 

maxster
maxster

Sandy, Give him the dam 3rd year already  would you please.

superjoe
superjoe

Bring back Super Joe McEwing!


Jacob Coners
Jacob Coners

I can't see Drew moving to second base and I'm sure the Yankees could get a better 3rd basmen I don't see why the Yankees are interested

David Fernandez
David Fernandez

They should offer 3 years 36 million and leave it at that. If he doesnt accept then move on.

Macacawitz
Macacawitz

I wouldn't be happy to hear that Tejada was selling beer on the 400 level, let alone playing shortstop.  To somehow rationalize that he'd be a better shortstop than Drew is beyond ridiculous.

Joanie Yan
Joanie Yan

Why are the Yankees interested? Because they want to screw the Red Sox? Are all the Yankee signings based upon screwing the Mets or the Red Sox?

RickPetersonsJacket
RickPetersonsJacket

At the dollars being quoted, I'd rather have Tejada play SS than sign Drew.

Peter Buell
Peter Buell

what is such a big deal about giving him the third year. He's not that old and are we suddenly not going to need a shortstop after two years

the freakin Yankees picking up pieces here there and everywhere and the Mets I sitting on their hands. Tell me who needs the most improvement? Yankees are shopping for a three piece suitwith a $400 shirt $200 a tie, stick pIn. etcetera. The Mets buy a suit, and go with an open collar look no socks and sneakers.cheap cheap cheap cheap cheap cheap cheap

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Herb Gettelson
Herb Gettelson

I know it's not part of this thread, but I  haven't seen interest in Nelson Cruz.  Wouldn't the Mets benefit from having him in the outfield ? Would it not be a good outfield with Granderson, Legares, and Cruz ?


mike23
mike23

My question is does Stephen Drew have any interest in signing with the mets, I haven't seen any reports of him being interested in this team. If he is do the mets have any contract offer out to him or are they hoping more of a trade coming about. Drew is a solid SS but for 12 million plus a year I think that is too much, if his price drops to say 2 years 10 million per than mets should get it done as they need the upgrade. 

Rob O'Rourke
Rob O'Rourke

@maxster gotta look at the Cubs.. they are a great fit for a trade consisting of Castro-Lake and Samadjza.. make that happen .. Castro blocks Baez and Murphy is a huge offense upgrade to the brutal Barney at 2B.. They also want to move Samardjza..  so why not he is a nice 200k guy who goes 200ip..soles SS -leadoff-2B and SP for us.. Eyr goes to 2B and leadoff and castro bats 2nd.. Lake competes for CF with LAgares and if not takes Cyoung spot when he shits the bed.. 

Mike Boylan
Mike Boylan

@ponzies86 I agree. I don't like him. His post season play really showed the hitter he is. 6-54 with 17k's? Some knock Murphy here(I do on his fielding), but can you imagine him ever having post season stats like that? Drew can field, for sure, but so can Tovar. I would not get Drew.

dexx
dexx

@BigAl831 Honestly, If we sign Stephen Drew I think we are a wild card team.

Olerud42
Olerud42

@BigAl831 Not entirely unreasonable, if Colon comes close to replicating 2013 and Granderson doesn't crash and burn in Queens.

dexx
dexx

@Jacob Coners Drew isnt moving off SS. Hes one of the best defensive SS in baseball

Olerud42
Olerud42

@David Fernandez How much WAR should we estimate Drew would put up in the next 3 years - a reasonable expectation?

Olerud42
Olerud42

@Macacawitz Some years he's been about the same, some years he's been significantly worse. Certainly he's not been better.

Mike Boylan
Mike Boylan

@Victor Triguero Have you looked at their pitching staff? Kuroda collapsed, Sabathia not the same, Mo is gone, as are Pettitte and Hughes. They basically have Nova and Sabathia. Losing Mo will alone cost them 5+ games in the standings. They may want to win, and they'll score runs, but unlikely they make the playoffs. Their OF will be fine, but who's playing 1st, and their ages? They have more players over 36 than any team in memory. Come August, they'll fade badly.

Gland1
Gland1

@Joanie Yan No they aren't based on that.

jasonbay
jasonbay

@Joanie Yan In this case, if MLB suspends A-Rod, they need another player for the left side of their infield, and Drew is the best one available.

dexx
dexx

@Peter Buell Actually the Yankees need a late inning arm CL/SU, a 2B, 3B, SS & SP1/2. I wouldnt trade our roster for theirs. Who knows if they will get anything at all from Tex, Jeter, ARod, Wells?

Olerud42
Olerud42

@Herb Gettelson WAR has him as a below average player over the last 3 seasons. Bad defense and low OBP. So doesn't necessarily make us any better. 

bruceleroy
bruceleroy

@Herb Gettelson You sacrifice what right now lines up to be a really good defensive outfield when you have fly ball pitchers on the team for an extra bat and extremely poor range and defensive ability. Defense may not be sexy but it wins a lot of games when you take a lot of those cheap Texas leaguers that extend innings out of play. We are better off upgrading at 1B with Morales if we can get him on a good deal or trade for a SS.

Mlb GM
Mlb GM

@mike23 no he has no interest and we don't want him either

Joanie Yan
Joanie Yan

@David Fernandez So why did they bother with Jeter? They're already paying him and now they want to pay Drew 12 mil on top of that. Then they wonder why they can't get below the 189 mil luxury tax threshold.

Joanie Yan
Joanie Yan

@jasonbay Why would he want to move off of SS? His offensive stats are valuable at SS, not 3B.His best bet for another big contract after this is to stay at SS. The Red Sox must be really playing hardball with him for him to consider the Yankees and their unstable 3B/SS situation.

dexx
dexx

@bruceleroy You just talked about defense & then suggested Morales? WTF? Morales is one of if not the worst 1B in baseball. Everyone considers him DH only

Gland1
Gland1

Who cares? Why would the signing of a decent bench guy be a sign they are screwing with us? I find Mets fans who are that preoccupied with the Yankees to be sad.

pundit18
pundit18

@Joanie Yan @jasonbay The only reason Drew signs is that the Yanks tell him he gets at least 1/3 of the starts as short this year, all of them next year.

bruceleroy
bruceleroy

@dexx @bruceleroy A poor defensive 1B doesn't hurt you as much as a poor outfielder. This is how players like Big Papi and Prince Fielder can be serviceable at the position because 1B is a position that needs to produce offense more than it needs to produce defense. A switch hitting 1B that hits 20-25 HRs is quite effective for that spot.