It seems that the Stephen Drew drama is more prevalent than that of any other remaining free agent.
After it was reported that both the Mets and Yankees were likely to pass on Drew, his former team had been rumored to be the popular landing spot. That isn’t necessarily the case, according to Jason Mastrodonato of MassLive.
The Red Sox remain interested on their terms, which is a one-year deal with a possible option for a second year, WEEI.com reports. But chasing Drew rumors is something manager John Farrell doesn’t want his players doing.
Drew and agent Scott Boras are looking for a multi-year deal for the almost-31-year old, but with an opt-out at the end of the first year. Those demands may have to change if Drew wants to find a home before the start of the season.
Boston most certainly would be ready to defend its World Series championship with rookie Xander Bogaerts starting at shortstop.