Oct 30, 2013; Boston, MA, USA; Boston Red Sox shortstop Stephen Drew (right) turns a double play over St. Louis Cardinals second baseman Matt Carpenter (13) in the third inning during game six of the MLB baseball World Series at Fenway Park. Mandatory Credit: Robert Deutsch-USA TODAY Sports

MLB rumors: New York Mets remain engaged with Stephen Drew

The New York Mets have played it relatively coy in regards to their desires to sign shortstop Stephen Drew.

Currently faced with the prospect of opening the season with Ruben Tejada at short, it’s clear the Mets would like an improvement. But at what cost? That’s been the problem with free agent shortstop Stephen Drew, who not only has been looking for a lucrative multi-year contract, but the defensive wizard also comes with draft pick compensation attached.

Because the Boston Red Sox offered Drew a one-year, $14.1 million dollar qualifying offer (which he turned down), any team that signs Drew will have to forfeit a draft pick. New York’s is protected thankfully, but that’s still a hefty price. Regardless, the two sides continue to talk:

The Mets remain engaged with agent Scott Boras about free-agent shortstop Stephen Drew, but a source familiar with the process continues to portray Drew as more of a “possibility” than a “probability.”

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