Sooner or later a deal will be struck. Drew’s apparent only chance of playing everyday would be with the Mets. Signing him for 2yrs/20 million is not a stretch, especially when Colon may be traded off during this summer or next off season.
Still no word on the Drew front. The Mets have said publicly that they are prepared to go into the season with Ruben Tejada as their shortstop, but as time progresses the idea of bringing in Stephen Drew becomes more of a possibility. The market is small and therefore his demands must shrink as well. The Mets may just be able to get him for 1 year at 10 million with an option, as they can gaurantee him playing time as the starting shortstop, which he wouldn’t be if he resigned in Boston.
Granted Drew struck out a personal worst 124 times last year, but his OBP was the highest in three seasons at.333. Instead of Ruben Tejada, getting the job everyday with a career OBP of.323 that is higher than his slugging percentage of .319. Drew’s SLG is a career .435. and he is solid defensively as well.
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