Ubaldo Jimenez had to lower his asking price, and many are expecting Ervin Santana to do the same. Scott Boras, however, doesn’t seem to be willing to budge on his stance for his client, Stephen Drew.
As Mike Puma of the New York Mets indicates, Scott Boras is going to have to swallow his pride and lower the asking price if he wants to find a home and job for Stephen Drew (and Kendrys Morales, for that matter).
Clear that Boras still wants Stephen Drew to get at least 14M this season, and Mets have no interest in approaching that figure.
— Mike Puma (@NYPost_Mets) February 18, 2014
Boras, who has been highly critical of the draft pick compensation rule for free agents, seems determined to get at least the amount of the qualifying offer for his clients. Boras continues to market Drew and Morales as front line starting players, and it just appears that that is not the consensus within the market. The Boston Red Sox were also a rumored landing spot for Drew, but Boras appears to be steering his shortstop away from the World Series champs. MLB Network Radio noted that Boras also represents two players in the Red Sox farm system that would be blocked by Drew – most notably, Xander Bogaerts.
Currently, Morales and Drew are doing their Spring Training at the Scott Boras Training Facility in Florida.