Oct 30, 2013; Boston, MA, USA; Boston Red Sox shortstop Stephen Drew (7) turns a double play over St. Louis Cardinals second baseman Matt Carpenter (13) during the third inning of game six of the MLB baseball World Series at Fenway Park. Mandatory Credit: Greg M. Cooper-USA TODAY Sports

MLB Rumors: Mets open to signing Stephen Drew in right situation


The New York Mets continue to toy with the idea of signing shortstop Stephen Drew.

When free agency began, the Mets reportedly expressed interest in the defensive wizard but balked given his price tag and the attatched draft pick compensation.

Of course, they weren’t alone as no team has been willing to pay Drew his commanded price and the infielder still sits in free agency, days after some spring training camps have already began (at least catchers and pitchers).

But now with spring training around the corner, the Mets have cracked the door to a potential Drew signing just a bit, suggesting they’d be interested in him – under the right circumstances.

Sandy Alderson on WFAN: “Could we sign Stephen Drew? I think the answer is yes, in the right circumstances.”

The Mets could certainly use Drew given Ruben Tejada is expected to start the season at shortstop, though Drew isn’t exactly a franchise saving talent either.

Signing him would cost the Mets their third-round pick considering they already gave away their second-round selection to sign Curtis Granderson.

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  • Victor Chu

    I thought the Mets gave up their 1st round selection for Granderson?

    • Donald Arner

      The first round pick is protected

      • Victor Chu

        Donald … you are correct … I should have said 2nd round pick … the article originally referenced that the Mets gave up their 1st round selection for Bartolo Colon … which was wrong on both counts! The article has since been corrected since my and your postings, w/o any acknowledgement from the author/editor.