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Stephen Drew Rumors: Sandy says Mets are logical fit

The Mets would be a logical landing spot for free-agent SS Stephen Drew, Sandy Alderson told MLB Network on Wednesday.

However, he added, Drew and his agent, Scott Boras, are using a strategy that may keep him on the open market until June.

In an effort to eliminate draft pick compensation, Drew could wait until June to sign with a team, his agent Scott Boras said (Rosenthal, Feb. 24).

“In light of what Nelson Cruz got, they might want to reconsider,” Alderson concluded.


It was recently reported that the Mets still have a ‘strong interest’ in signing Drew, and team officials would not be surprised if they signed him, but they don’t expect it to happen (NY Post, Feb. 25).

The Mets reportedly offered him a one-year, $9.5 million deal, but he’s still looking for more money and years (Heyman, Feb. 21).

The Mets, Red Sox, Blue Jays, Pirates, Yankees and A’s have all been said to have interest to Drew in the last few weeks.




64 comments
Sean Collins
Sean Collins

I usually don't agree with the cheap approach the mets take but however in this case I do. He's going to fold sooner rather then later. It's about time to humble Mr. Boras and his minions

straka82
straka82

This maybe the crazy optimist in me but I think getting Drew would give us a shot to get over 80 wins and contend a bit. Ss is by far the biggest weakness . Tejada is a bottom 5 player at the position . He's a dog. Can't watch anymore soft fly outs to lf. Drew is a proven solid major leaguer at the position

That eliminates a huge question mark . If duda or Ike can put up average numbers and Darnauld hits we have a decent lineup and with the depth of pitching we won't be starting the Jose limas and Chris schweindens of the world .

I hope it happens . It's only money and we have a laughable 86 mil payroll

Jeff Robins
Jeff Robins

He is ABSOLUTELY not worth more than $10M AND a third round draft pick. I don't think he's worth more than $8M with no draft pick.

Josh Gabriel
Josh Gabriel

I'm really hoping Drew ends up with the Mets sooner rather than later. If anything, he's a much better defensive SS than Tejada. It will also give us a solid left side of the field in Wright, Drew, and EY/Young

Michael Hennessy
Michael Hennessy

Tired of hearing about Drew. Starting tomorrow when they announce the winner of Bautista vs Sogard in the Face of MLB contest everyone needs to get on twitter and vote for David Wright. The Finals start tomorrow and it would be awesome if our guy was voted as the Face of MLB. Just go to twitter tomorrow and vote #DAVIDWRIGHT #FACEOFMLB

Dtp3590
Dtp3590

@SNYtv ovb drew isnt good lol thats why they want the $ n yrs so hes go security because hes garbage @MetsGM

straka82
straka82

I would not trade the pitching depth at this point for an average ss in franklin . Sack up wilpon and give Drew 2 yrs 23 mil. That seems like fair offer . I would save the bullets to make an in season trade is we are contending or for offseason deal for like a Stanton type

Pauly Pins
Pauly Pins

haaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa dude...noooooooo! he sucks and is shady!...whats wrong with the SS from SEATTLe is he 23!!!...might be good..

Christopher Williams
Christopher Williams

So tired of the same report , over and over again , if we sign him , we should boo him at citifield

Paul Kersey
Paul Kersey

Franklin has much higher upside than Drew. Franklin is under team control for many years (thru 2019 i believe), but he will cosy the Mets at least 1 good prospect. Drew will cost more money and a draft pick.

I prefer Franklin if the price is right. His 12 homers and 20 doubles in just over 100 games bode well for future power (and strikeouts. He had over 100 last year)

Alec Rhodes
Alec Rhodes

Black + DeGrom for Franklin. Much rather have him than Drew.

BringBackDaveTelghe
BringBackDaveTelghe

It makes no sense for them to wait....no one is going to pay $8M for 3 months of play.  At this point it's an ego thing on both sides to not given in.

John Cross
John Cross

He's a logical fit... if he signs to a minor league deal lol

Ricky Tan
Ricky Tan

I'm getting the sense that the more Sandy sees of Tejada in ST, the more sleepless nights he's having.

metstones
metstones

I would rather S.A. make a trade and get Franklin at this point instead of Drew.

chasesimms
chasesimms

Matt, Andrew.......VINNY?????   When are we humble SNY account users going to be able to add an avatar photo?

brandonp
brandonp

"It was recently reported that the Mets still have a ‘strong interest’ in signing Drew, and team officials would not be surprised if they signed him, but they don’t expect it to happen"...makes sense

ReneNYK1
ReneNYK1

I friggen love Sandy and would not want to play poker with him.The way he has stock our youth pitching prospect it won't be to long before we have a parade.

metstones
metstones

On a side note, anyone know what the hell is going on with the nyfansonly site? It's been down for days.

Mike Dell Italia
Mike Dell Italia

Jus offer the guys a 2 yr deal

Already this team needs offensively desperately or go get this kid Franklin,

Get me something I can be excited ab

Kevin VanTassell
Kevin VanTassell

The wait until June sounds crazy for Drew to do. I can see the Mets being okay with him waiting. They would not lose of draft pick, only pay him for about 2/3 of the season, they could always hang with Tejada for a couple of months, and then sign Drew.  But it makes very little sense for Drew, unless not losing a draft pick is enough for some team to give him a good contract. If he waits until June and still only get a one or two year deal, he's just losing two months of pay for one extra year.


I think Drew does what Cruz did, sign a one year deal, with a good park to hit in, puts up better numbers and tries this all over again next year.

metstones
metstones

At least this post had comments about Drew directly from our G.M.and not just the copy and post crap that has been going on here every day. S.A. comments made alot of sense.

cpamerica5
cpamerica5

Stop crying about the Drew posts!

- Drew is still a free agent.

-Drew is a SS

-your on Metsblog

-the Mets need a SS

-Mets GM commented on said SS

-Hence the post.

Its a free site. The "let's rip metsblog" thing has gotten out of hand. Not saying I agree with everything they write but I do appreciate it.

mingo
mingo

Kind of becoming clear that Sandy is playing these guys.

He's right as well.

If Drew wishes to sign in June for $3-5 million, that's a lot less than what the Mets are offering for a full year, and that's what he is looking at getting. It isn't going to help his value next year as well.

The best offer he has is with the Mets, Sandy knows this, he and his agent know it, they are just trying as hard as they can to get more.

At some point they will have to take what they are given.

ac0814
ac0814

A lot has to break right for the Mets to contend.

1. Sign Drew

2. d'Arnaud turns out to be an all-star caliber catcher

3. Lagares hits .270 with 10 home runs

4. Chris Young has a season similar to his old self

5. Granderson and Wright stay healthy all season and produce to their career norms

6. Ike hits 25-30 home runs

7. The young pitching staff can withstand a full season of work

8. Syndergaard comes up and dominates

Olerud42
Olerud42

Where are you getting that number from?

Eddie_Dean
Eddie_Dean

@Paul Kersey Drew's a better fielder than Franklin by a country mile, at least as a SS. Also, although Drew would cost them a draft pick, it would only be a 3rd rounder. Franklin on the other hand is going to cost at least Jenrry Mejia, and possibly more. I'd rather give up the 3rd rounder.

Franklin does have the potential to be better from the dish than Drew, I won't argue that. And he won't cost them anything salary-wise. But they're not getting anyone else this year anyway regardless, so his (Drew's) salary this season wouldn't matter. And if they give him the option he's seeking, he could be gone next year anyway. And who knows? One of their kids on the farm may have shown they can play the position everyday by then.

With all that in mind, I think I'd rather they just signed Drew to a 2-year deal if they could get him on those terms.

Donald Obrien
Donald Obrien

@Victor Triguero Based on SA's track record, NO ONE.  Who says they will even be available?  Sign Drew.  The increased ticket sales will pay his salary.  If they had signed Cruse and Drew we would be contenders and the 20m a year would have been returned in spades. 

metstones
metstones

@Victor Triguero  Drew needs to be signed at what cost? I sure as hell don't want another day with Tejada as our starting S.S. But you don't expect S.A. to bid against himself for Drew do you? If not for Boras Drew would probably already be a Met. I think S.A. needs to go after Franklin hard and that may push Boras enough but Franklin imo is the much better option for this team. I do agree with you though that I don't trust the front office to sign a big time S.S. next year at all.

metstones
metstones

@brandonp  It actually does make sense since Boras is his agent as much as they want him with Boras they don't expect to get him unless they get robbed.

Robert Beheshti
Robert Beheshti

@Mike Dell Italia  


Man I hate this comment system.


Anyway, getting Franklin would excite me. But I'm not too big on Drew. Especially if the Mets can trade for a younger shortstop mid season. Drew will just be in the way.

stemog
stemog

@cpamerica5 Don't you just love the piling on? One or two guys post something negative and an Army of followers jump aboard.

straka82
straka82

You don't think he's a 10 mil + player? You've seen some of the absurd contracts handed out and I'm not talking a long term thing either

Christopher Williams
Christopher Williams

@metstones @Christopher Williams   hes a greedy jerk off and doesnt deserve 14 mil a season, he knows he will eventually take whatever we offer, and seeing the constant report of us not likely signing him is so frustrating. i rather franklin


Zac Tindall
Zac Tindall

No reason to give up Vic for a non proven ss he could come over and screw us over with the dimensions at citified I like Drew he costs us no one and he's a good player

metsopsis
metsopsis

@Ian Carvalho @Alec RhodesIf we want a top prospect we have to give up a top prospect. Franklin has been ranked in top 100 minor league prospects for last 3 consecutive years. He also won't be eligible for arbitration until 2017.

Mike Dell Italia
Mike Dell Italia

@Robert Beheshti  i just want a decent shortstop, I'm leaning toward drew bc hes proven but it would be cool to get young guy in here like franklin.  I jus don't want tejeda as my shortstop, he's a back up infielder and I'm sick of this team have backups as there starters

Ian Carvalho
Ian Carvalho

@Mike Dell Italia @Robert Beheshti  I'm all for upgrading at SS, but man, everyone forgets Tejada is only 24 years old, and has had only had 1 bad season. Kid played half a season when he was 20, so people forget how young he is.