Stephen Drew‘s friend says there is a very slim chance the free-agent shortstop signs with the Mets (NY Post, Mar. 6).
Sandy Alderson recently told the MLB Network that Drew and his agent, Scott Boras, are using a strategy that may keep him on the open market until June, which would help eliminate any draft pick compensation.
As of late February, the Mets still had strong interest in signing Drew (NY Post, Feb. 25). They reportedly offered him a one-year, $9.5 million deal, but he’s still looking for more money and years (Heyman, Feb. 21).