Oct 30, 2013; Boston, MA, USA; Boston Red Sox shortstop Stephen Drew hits a solo home run against the St. Louis Cardinals in the fourth 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 unlikely to sign Stephen Drew


The baseball free agent market seems to be cooling, despite there being some very solid names still on the market. One of those names is shortstop Stephen Drew, who has yet to either return to the Boston Red Sox or sign with another team.The New York Mets looked to be a potential home for Drew, but general manager Sandy Alderson has denied interest in Drew, saying the time just isn’t right.

Per the Mets official site:

“We haven’t ruled it out, but I think doing anything is unlikely,” Alderson said. “I think that Stephen will always have other opportunities. We continue to monitor his situation. We’re looking at other free agents that are still available, and [we're] trying to judge their status and how they might fit with us. I know there’s been a lot of speculation about Drew and the Mets, but at this point, that’s what it remains — speculation.”

It seemed like Drew could be a fit to help fill in at shortstop while the Mets continued to develop Ruben Tejada, but that doesn’t seem to be the case. New York isn’t pulling out of the race to get Drew, they’re just taking a breather to see where the chips fall.

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