1:40 pm: MLB Network’s Peter Gammons said today that he would not bet against an free-agent SS Stephen Drew may end up eventually signing with the Tigers (Twitter, Mar. 15).
6:50 am: Drew will not end up on the Mets, a person close to him told reporter Anthony Reiber (Newsday, Mar. 14).
Drew’s agent, Scott Boras, said recently that he and the Mets have talked, but Drew is still seeking a multi-year deal.
The reportedly offered Drew a one-year, $9.5 million deal (Heyman, Feb. 21).
Meanwhile Terry Collins reportedly had a private conversation with Tejada this past week to tell him he’s the team’s shortstop.
Drew has been training in Florida at a private facility and is reportedly in shape and ready for the regular reason.