The Mets offered a one-year, $9.5 million deal to free-agent Stephen Drew, but he’s still looking for more money and years (Heyman, Feb. 21).
“At the numbers he’s looking for, we don’t think he’s worth it compared with what we have,” a Mets executive said last week (DiComo, Feb. 19).
Drew may still be seeking as much as $14 million a year, which the Mets have no interest in paying, according to a source (Puma, Feb. 18).
According to reports, Drew wants at least a three-year contract, maybe including an opt-out after one year, while the Mets, Red Sox and others are rumored to only have interest in giving him a very short-term deal.
Since he has not signed with a big-league team, he started his spring training at the new Scott Boras training facility in North Miami last week (Cafardo, Feb. 16).
The Mets and Red Sox are among the four teams reportedly still showing interest in Drew (Bowden, Feb. 18).