Free agent SS Stephen Drew has not received a contract offer from the Red Sox for more than one season (Tomase, Feb. 12).
Drew is looking for, at least, a one-year deal with a second-year option.
The Mets are more than capable of signing Drew, Sandy Alderson told WFAN’s Mike Francesa on Monday. However, he added, “It would need to be under the right circumstances.”
It was previously reported that Drew and the Mets have had continuous discussion about a contract, according to a source (Carig, Feb. 9). However, a second source with knowledge of the team’s thinking says that is not accurate (Carig, Feb. 10), which was later echoed by a team official (Davidoff, Feb. 10).
Francesa has repeatedly said on air that the Mets have made Drew an offer and the two sides are stuck haggling over the length of the deal.