Oct 28, 2013; St. Louis, MO, USA; Boston Red Sox left fielder Jonny Gomes (center, right) celebrates with shortstop Stephen Drew (7) and third baseman Xander Bogaerts (72) after defeating the St. Louis Cardinals in game five of the MLB baseball World Series at Busch Stadium. Red Sox won 3-1. Mandatory Credit: Rob Grabowski-USA TODAY Sports

Red Sox not waiting around for Stephen Drew

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.

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  • Willy

    Here’s the thing (and please forget about these “supposed” other teams that have interest, they were made up by Boras and bandied around by bored media but NEVER substaniated by the GM’s of the supposed teams), Drew’s agent; Scott Boras SCREWED UP by assuming there would be a much larger market for his client. This was completely irrational thinking and after he had a couple (2-3) of clients last year have to wait all Winter and or sign for much less than anticipated. He should have known better, asked his client if he’d be happy to take the 1 year qualifyer to return to Boston (where Drew said he’d love to stay, on live TV, after the World Series) as that would be his best offer for 1 year AND that because of draft pick compensation it would be much harder to receive that multi-year deal. Taking that qualifyer, then trying to negoiate a longer deal after signing the qualifyer, something that would make both sides fairly happy, Would have been the best, smartest, soundest way to handle this but Boras knows ALL and because of his pig headedness will occasionally screw over a client. Just ask Jason Varitek.

    • http://www.fansided.com Matt Fisher

      I completely agree. Boras has certainly overestimated the market for both Drew and Morales. At this point, they need teams more than the teams need them.

    • voltfan72

      well put