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.