Despite being one of the most in-demand free agents when the offseason began, shortstop Stephen Drew is still without a team.
Some of that likely stems from his desire to cash in with a lucrative contract, the other likely due to the fact he was extended a qualifying offer by the Boston Red Sox. Due to that, any signing team would be forced to forfeit an upcoming draft pick and for a career .264 hitter, that’s not exactly smart business.
That said – Drew is a defensive wizard and would help any teams defense up the middle, which is why multiple teams (his agent says five or six) are reportedly interested in Drew.
Per the Boston Globe, via agent Scott Boras:
“There are five or six teams who I have actively talked to concerning Stephen,” Boras said. “Ben [Cherington, the Red Sox GM] and I have continued our dialogue and will continue to talk.” Then, why no agreement?